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Chad Michael Murray: My house is haunted

Chad Michael Murray once heard “stomping” and” howling” from an empty room in his house.

The 32-year-old actor recently played prison guard Andy Wyrick in The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, a horror film based on real events.

But scary moments haven’t just happened on film for Chad. In real life he’s also experienced some seriously spooky goings on.

“My buddy was staying over, I went to bed, he went to bed, then I heard this stomping around coming from upstairs. I went up and my friend was in his room, sleeping. I woke him up, we started looking around, there was no one there,” Chad revealed to British newspaper Metro.

“Then it started again – feet running across the floor and drawers slamming. He thought there was someone there, so we went through every closet, couldn’t find anything, went back downstairs and the noise started again – followed by a weird howling.

“My friend’s face went white and his hair went up on end. Another friend came round the next night and tried to recreate the sounds in the empty room – and it was what we’d heard.”

Chad, who made his name in teen drama One Tree Hill, is gearing up for his next big project Left Behind, a move away from the horror genre, as the actor tries out a Sci-Fi thriller.

The movie tells the story of a group of survivors left behind following the sudden disappearance of millions of people.

Due out later this year, the feature co-stars Nicolas Cage, who Chad credits with teaching him some valuable acting lessons.

“You take things from people as to what you like and don’t like. I worked with Nicolas Cage recently. He was a consummate professional. He put everything he had into each scene and was always the first on set,” Chad explained.

Another A-List actor to influence Chad’s career was Fight Club star Edward Norton.

The 44-year-old Oscar nominee was actually the reason Chad got into acting.

“I love film. I used to put on little shows for my family when I was a kid. I love telling stories. I remember the day the light really turned on – I saw Primal Fear with Ed Norton and Richard Gere. Ed Norton’s performance was so incredible, I thought: ‘That’s what I want to do.’ From then on, I never looked back,” he gushed.

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