LOS ANGELES – Butch Patrick, who played the lovable Eddie Munster on “The Munsters,” thinks his house is haunted.
The 62-year-old told FOX411 he recently bought a house in Missouri that his grandparents used to own, and he believes there are ghosts in the home. He’s signed up to appear on an upcoming series titled “Property Horrors.”
“The premise of the show is very simple. I am sure this has happened to a lot of people where you purchase a house and then you find out its haunted and you really don’t know what to do about co-existing with apparition.”
Patrick took us on a walk down memory lane, detailing his days on the hit show.
“I put a book together recently called ‘Munster Memories.’ That’s really what ‘The Munsters’ is all about. It’s about good memories and a fun time in my life when I was 11 and 12 in the middle of a pretty good career from ‘61 to ’71,” he recalled.
The series catapulted Patrick into the spotlight.
“I did this crazy show at Universal Studios with a bunch of wonderful people that, to this day, is still one of the most popular TV shows on the planet, and I have an extended family all around the world of people who are fans of the show I did,” he said.
Patrick said one of the biggest perks of working on the show was that it was filmed on the Universal lot.
“What I really enjoyed was being at Universal Studios for two years, and whenever I had some free time I could explore the greatest backlot in the world and visit with some of the biggest stars of Hollywood as an equal,” he said.
Patrick said the set of the show, however, was not so glamorous.
“Our sound stage was the darkest, dingiest, dirtiest place you could imagine; so any time you had a chance to be outside in sunlight it was a double treat for me,” he recalled.
He said his favorite episodes of the series were the ones that involved cars.
“When I was physically working on the show, not in the camera, I always enjoyed the episode where the car was used because No. 1: it was a hot rod. It was a very cool first hot rod on television, and No. 2: it meant we would be outside,” he said. “I enjoyed cars as a kid, so you could imagine that was a very cool thing for me to do.”
The actor said the original Munster car is in a museum in Miami, but he owns several tribute cars.
“…I actually have two of the cars myself; they are tribute cars that are the Munster Koach and the Dragula,” he said. “I’ve found a way to do what I love to do, which is go to car events and display my cars and recreate the episode of ‘Hot Rod Herman’ which took place at a drag strip; so we do drag strips and racetracks, and I go around and meet-and-greet people with the vehicle.”
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