Zara McDermott says Sam Thompson's home is haunted by ghost as they're woken by TV and lights going on at 4am each night

ZARA McDermott got the fright of her life after she discovered that Sam Thompson's home is haunted by a ghost.

The 23-year-old star said that the pair have been woken up at 4am each morning by a series of creepy events, including the TV and lights turning on mysteriously.

The eerie incidents started over a year ago after Sam purchased an expensive piece of art for their bedroom.

Zara took to social media to explain the spooky goings-on, writing: "Okay so loads of you want to hear this ghost story….it's very interesting.

"So it all started just over a year ago. I came home one day and Sam had gone and bought THIS picture.

"I looked at it and was like wtf is that. Sam told me it was an expensive collector's piece of art and was almost offended that I didn't like it. But I was like I don't care how much it is, that is NOT going above the bed.

"First of all, we had it resting against the wall as we were waiting for someone to come put it up for us."

The Love Island star then shared a lengthy Instagram story explaining the a "spirit" has been living in the house with the couple.

She wrote: "It started at just after midnight that same night. We heard loads of weird noises coming from what seemed like downstairs.

"Sam went to investigate and found nothing downstairs. Then I thought maybe Louise was in trouble, I had visions of her accidentally falling over or something or hurting herself and thought maybe she's trying to call for help.

"Ryan [Louise's boyfriend] was away that night and she was on her own. I was so worried and Sam went to check on her. She was absolutely fine and hadn't heard anything."

The ex-Made in Chelsea beauty then explained that the weird noises continued for a few hours resulting in her putting a pillow over her head to block out the sound, only to discover that the sound was getting louder.

She continued: "It was like knocking, creaking, things moving around downstairs. It would go on for a few mins, then stop for 5, then start again and so on. I managed to fall asleep probably around 2.

"Then by 4am, we were awoken abruptly by the fan turning itself on and all the lights coming on. I was SO freaked out. The remote for the fan was on the other side of the room. So Sam had to go and get it and turn it off.

"And this began happening probably about once or twice a week for about a month. But different things would come on in the room like the lights, fan and TV playing SO LOUD."

Zara said that they moved the picture out of the room on the first night but "sceptic" Sam still decided to hang it above the bed.

The TV babe recalled the most horrifying night of her life, she said: "I think the creepiest night was when we woke up at 4.45am because the trailer for Evil Genius on Netflix was playing over and over on loop. No sound. But we were woken up by the brightness.

"By the way, that's not something that can be done by accident. You physically have to click onto Netflix on the TV, scroll and find Evil Genius (which we had never watched before on that account so wasn't at the top) and then click play trailer. It was playing full screen too."

The TV beauty explained that she's very "in tune with energies" as she had two great grandparents who were mediums and had psychic abilities.

She continued: "I knew the presence wasn't evil or anything. I felt as though something was showing off or trying to prove a point.

"Sam's a bit more a sceptic but still kind of freaked out by all of this."

The pair were freaked out by the spine-chilling event that they called a specialist to help them get to the bottom of it.

Zara added: "They ended up looking into the house and finding there was a spirit of an old man, who didn't like women…which explained why these things would only happen when I was there."

The couple then discovered something "fascinating" saying that the painting was not haunted, but the "spirit" that was already in the house was "apparently offended" by the brutal scene in the art.

Zara decided to take matters into her own hands, adding: "I was literally in the house one day and I just stood there and asked the spirit to leave. I asked nicely. Nothing ever happened since. And that was a year ago!"

However, the creepy disturbances reoccurred at the weekend leaving the TV beauty begging her fans for help.

The star explained that she woke up to the sound of a toilet flush, sounds of plates coming out of the dishwasher an moving chairs.

The star was left panicked as there was no one else in the house, except for Sam who was was sleeping next to her.

She added: "Anyway that's why I didn't sleep last night! I'm not sure what to do as it's starting to really freak me out. Lol. Anyone got any advice/tips?"

The reality stars have since taken the picture down from above the bed leaving the couple petrified.

Zara has since called on her followers for help and joked that she'll be replacing the art with a piece from furniture store IKEA.

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