London: Adele has refused to sleep in her new mansion alone because she thinks that it is haunted.
The British singer has hired her female driver as a bodyguard and moved her into the ten-bedroom pile to be by her side 24/7.
“I’m not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps,” the Sun quoted Adele as telling her friend.
Adele, 23, was spooked after “hearing things that made her jump” at the 7-million-pound home, set in 25 acres in Sussex.
She has vowed never to spend another night there on her own.
She is paying the bodyguard, said to be a down-to-earth former chauffeur in her 30s, 100,000 pounds a year to stay with her at home and to accompany her around the world.
The mansion, which has two swimming pools, used to be a convent and has a private chapel.
“Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have.
“She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history — and it’s a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night,” the friend said.
The singer, who picked up six Grammys and two Brits last month, has also hired two other full-time security staff.
They will guard the gates of the 15,000 pound-a-month mansion after she discovered a public footpath runs past her front door.
“She can see the funny side but she is a sensible girl and knows there is no point taking chances with her safety,” the friend added.