Tue 02-02-99 07:22 am


LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Will Geer sure must have liked his role as “Grandpa Walton” on The Waltons TV series – because his spirit is still hanging around the set where the TV show was filmed.

That’s according to Waltons creator Earl Hamner, who says he believes the TV set is haunted by the spirit of Geer – who died in 1978.

Hamner says he occasionally drives by the Warner Brothers Ranch lot where the old house that was used in the series still stands, and he always feels Geer’s presence.

He also says he sometimes hears the voices of the actors saying their lines – such as the famous “Goodnight, John-boy” which ended every show.

Hamner has just finished writing his memoirs, titled The Avocado Drive Zoo (Cumberland House). The book will be published in April.

CONTACT: Earl Hamner, Arrange thru Mary Beth Trask; (615) 832-****

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