Sunday December 11,2011
By Martin McKeown
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SUSAN BOYLE has revealed she believes her home is haunted by her late mother and insisted she has seen her at least once since she died four years ago.
The Scottish star, who became an overnight sensation after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, was devoted to mum Bridget and was devastated at her death, at the age of 91, in 2007.
It was Mrs Boyle who had inspired her daughter to enter the television show and the singer has often spoken of how she wanted to dedicate her success to her mother.
Now she has insisted she sees her ghost in the former council house they shared in Blackburn, West Lothian.
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In an interview yesterday, she said: “The council house is my mother’s house. Her energy is still there. It’s my comfort zone. My mother said, ‘look after my house and look after my cat Pebbles’, and that’s what I did.
“I’ve actually seen my mother in the house. She wasn’t troubled. I think she was letting me know she was all right. There was a lovely smell. Perhaps it was her perfume, I’m not sure.”
She added: “I used to think she’d abandoned me when she died. Maybe she was telling me she hadn’t.”
Ms Boyle, 50, has moved back into the former family home she shared with her brothers and sister from a larger new house she had bought nearby after feeling uncomfortable and lonely.
Bridget’s death in 2007 would deeply affect Susan who stopped singing as she was so grief-stricken. Remembering her mother’s faith in her, however, was to push her to have one last go as a singer.