Watch Jimmy Kimmel Trick A Poor Guy Into Believing His Apartment Is Haunted

It’s no hidden mystery that Jimmy Kimmel is a guy who likes to play pranks on people, particularly during Halloween. But rather than simply lying to children for his most recent gag, he took over an apartment to try and convince a good-humored ghost-fearing guy that he’s living in a haunted abode. The results are nothing less than stellar. Check it out!

This goes far beyond the simple prank territories of “tying someone’s shoelaces together,” although someone could have probably done that to this guy and had him assume that a ghoul did it. Everybody knows that ghosts hate it when real people can walk around.

The prank was played on the burly Mitch, who looks like he’d be the kind of guy who ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but that clearly isn’t the case. Jack, Mitch’s roommate, is a writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and there are few better instances of fate working out than this entire scenario coming together. I’m not a guy who thinks that pranks are amazing in all of their designs, but I do enjoy watching other people get the shit scared out of them. Kimmel and Scare Tactics should have crossed paths years ago.

It’s easy for Mitch to think that the sounds being made are just Jack riling him up or something, but some of those sounds, like all of the ones inside the walls and under the floor, clearly couldn’t have been created by a dude who is lying in bed. But in the absence of solutions like “my roommate has a TV crew that spent way too much money and time trying to freak me out,” the most obvious solution sometimes feels like it could be the best one. Because no one wants to just immediately say, “It’s ghosts!”

Mitch does perform the absolute best move for reacting to all the smoke and noise, though. He gets all of his appendages up and into one localized spot on the couch, which is a known and proven defense mechanism against things off of the couch. I think it’s like, military-grade or something.


Make sure nothing is in your walls and under your floorboards and check out more embarrassment-causing pranks and practical jokes when Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs every night on ABC.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.