A: While there are plenty of presidential ghosts that have been talked about, one celebrity whose netherworld presence just doesn’t get enough press is Orson Welles.
The noted portly cinematic genius, and famed director of Citizen Kane, loved himself some good brandy, good cigars, and rich desserts. So it’s no wonder that he, like generations of Los Angelinos, frequented Sweet Lady Jane’s, the finest sweets joint this side of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
And while they say “you can’t take it with you,” apparently Welles loved Sweet Lady Jane’s so much he has positively refused to let go. Since his death in 1985, he has periodically been seen sitting at his favorite table (wearing a cape, naturally). The only problem? When Welles’ ghost shows up at Sweet Lady Jane’s, the place starts reeking of cigar smoke. Someone needs to break the bad news to dead Orson: California banned smoking in restaurants way back in 1994.