Susan Boyle claims she has been visited by her late mother
The Scottish singing sensation was extremely close to her mother, Bridget, and although she was devastated when she passed away, Susan is comforted by the fact she still watches over her.
Susan - who still lives in the house she grew up in despite owning another bigger property nearby - told the Daily Mail newspaper: "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. I don`t know how you feel about people coming back?`
"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. I used to think she`d abandoned me when she died. Maybe she was telling me she hadn`t."
However, Susan - who shot to worldwide fame after auditioning for UK TV show `Britain`s Got Talent` in 2009 - says she still feels lonely, especially as most of the people close to her have died.
She said: "My biggest problem is I feel lonely. Especially at night. I always had a fear of being alone and now I am. Everybody died and left me by myself. There was one period within a few years, where my dad, my uncle, my sister, then my mum died. It`s as if I was working with a few building blocks and those blocks were scattered and I had to find them one by one. Nobody would give me a chance with employment. I`d worked in the kitchens of the college and helping the elderly in the hospital, but only bits and pieces. When I first went for Britain`s Got Talent I had such a feeling of failure and that`s still part of me. It`s hard when that`s been the pattern of your life. It`s hard to believe those patterns have been broken."