London: In a letter handed to her friends and family, Whitney Houston’s distraught mother has said that she is being haunted by the ghost of her daughter. Grieving Cissy Houston says her doorbell has been ringing mysteriously since the day Whitney died, but 78-year-old insists that she is not scared and is taking comfort from the spirit.
Meanwhile close friends of the family said Cissy is in danger of becoming “obsessed” with feelings that the songbird is still with her. They warned it is a sign the frail grandmother-of-six is suffering from “uncontrollable grief and shock” that could spiral into a mental breakdown, a leading daily has reported.
Cissy could not bring herself to speak at her daughter’s funeral held eight days ago. Instead, she handed mourners a letter, which told how she believes the singer’s spirit called at her door the day her body was found. Cissy also revealed in the heart-rending message how God tried to warn her that her daughter was going to die.
The letter reads as “On Saturday, before I found out about your transition, my doorbell rang. I called the concierge to tell him someone was ringing my doorbell. He checked the cameras and told me that no one was there. You promised me you were coming to spend time with me after the Grammys. I believe the spirits allowed you to come after all.”
Houston, 48, was found dead in her bath at the Beverly Hilton hotel in LA on the eve of the Grammys after a suspected drugs and booze binge. Cissy added in her note that she felt spirits were trying to tell her how the singer was suffering in the months before her death.
“I never told you that when you were born the Holy Spirit told me that you would not be with me long. For two months now I have been depressed, crying, lonesome and sad not knowing why,” she added.
A pal of Cissy said, “She feels Whitney is with her since this doorbell-ringing episode. She constantly talks to her as if she is still a real presence with real power.”