Tim Burton feels ghostly energy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 March 2010
Tim Burton

Tim Burton feels ghostly energy

Tim Burton doesn't believe it is rare to have experiences with ghosts and says he finds cemeteries ''positive'' places

Tim Burton believes in ghosts.

The 51-year-old film director - who has a six-year-old son Billy and two-year-old daughter Nell with partner Helena Bonham Carter - claims to have had an experience with the supernatural, which he insists is not uncommon.

He said: "I've seen things and felt things. I think most people do. I think it's just how much you suppress it. I don't go out and say, 'Oh, my god, I was abducted by a UFO,' or, 'I've seen these ghosts.'

"You feel an energy."

The 'Alice in Wonderland' filmmaker also claims to find cemeteries "positive" places.

He added to Interview magazine: "Most people say about graveyards, 'Oh, it's just a bunch of dead people; it's creepy.' But for me, there's an energy to it that is not creepy or dark. It has a positive sense to it."

However, the eccentric filmmaker doesn't believe anyone can force a spirit to reveal themselves.

He said: "I think anytime you try, it ain't gonna happen. It always seems to occur when you're sort of open but not thinking about it. I've never held a seance."

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