Jayne Mansfield lived a short life that ended tragically when she was only 34. She and two companions were on their way to New Orleans for Mansfield to do a show in Biloxi Mississippi, according to the website Find a Death.
On the road in front of them appeared a thick fog, but the driver apparently didn’t realize that it was a fog from a truck spraying to kill insects. By the time he may have realized this truck was in front of him, it was too late and the accident happened.
On her last day on earth the car Mansfield was riding in slammed into the back of a truck, causing most of the front of the car to go underneath the truck. The collision occurred at such a high rate of speed that it took the roof right off the car and killed the three adults in the front seat instantly.
A little discussed fact is that there were three very young children sound asleep in the back seat of the car. The children were banged up, but were not hurt seriously hurt. One of those beautiful sleeping babies of Jayne Mansfield’s grew up to be a famous actress herself, Mariska Hargitay.
Hollywood spun all types of rumors in those days as, they do today. The gruesome details of Mansfield’s death included the rumor that she was instantly decapitated. She was not, but the collision did take her scalp off the top of her head and crushed her skull. This is enough details to understand the severity of the visuals surrounding this crash.
Many theories of why some people come back as ghosts or spirits and why others do not are offered by people who study such phenomenon. One such theory claims that a person comes back as a ghost because they suffered a quick and violent death. This theory suggests that they are confused because they do not realize they are dead after it all happened so quickly, according to Tri-Mar Paranormal Research.
When a person dies so quickly, there is no preparation. It is not like a person dying of a disease or sickness that has some time to get ready in both mind and by tying up loose ends in personal business with loved ones.
Mansfield’s death fits into all these categories, she was young and full of life, a mother taking care of her children, and she was killed instantly. She also had unfinished business, her young children were asleep in the back of the car and they too were in the car wreck.
This may be the reason that Englebert Humperdinck, who owned the Mansfield home since 1976 swears he sees the ghost of Jayne Mansfield roaming the rooms of her home. The house that Mansfield loved and detailed to be everything a home should be for her and her children.
Mansfield’s ghost may be looking for her children. At the instant she died the kids were asleep in the backseat of the car, but of course they did not stay there. The driver of the truck that their car hit, jumped out of the truck and gathered up the children. He then flagged over a motorist and had the driver take the children to the nearest hospital.
A stranger drove off with her children and she may not of understood that if she truly was around in spirit at the time. There seems to be a general consensus among the believers of ghosts that if a person does come back in spirit, they tend to gravitate towards the places they were the happiest, safest, and overall felt like it was there home.
The truck driver waited for the county officials to come with body bags for the adults, who were all dead when the truck driver got to them just minutes after the crash.
Mansfield’s home was her sanctuary for her and her children. Her beautiful mansion in Beverly Hills held every luxurious amenity that was offered in that day and age. She loved her home by all accounts and from the day it was purchased she had it detailed to reflect her love of the color pink and the shape of a heart.
The home was painted pink, the swimming pool was in the shape of a heart, and even the iron gates that opened up to let a car onto the property held Mansfield’s initials in twisted iron. This was Mansfield’s one truly loved home.
When Mansfield was alive she believed in the after life and she would attend séances. She believed she was in touch with a dear aunt who had died 15 years prior to her first contact with her, according to the Psychics and Mediums Network website.
Mansfield’s spirit roaming her home was seen by Humperdinck. He said that Mansfield appeared in a long black gown in one of the rooms he walked into in the mansion. He said he knew immediately it was Mansfield. Humperdinck said that Mansfield lived with him for quite a well in his home, which was hers before she died. He would often encounter a strong scent of rose pedals, which was what her favorite perfume smelled like.
Humperdinck bought the house after Mansfield’s death. When he sold the house, it was demolished so the property could be used to put up a development of smaller mansions on this prime piece of Beverly Hills property.
Mansfield’s children were all invited to tour the house one more time just as Humperdinck’s sale was being completed. He thought they might want to see their childhood home one more time before it was demolished. The children did not take him up on this and sadly in 2002 the house was brought down to the ground.
Was Jayne Mansfield looking for her children because the last thing she knew before her instant death was that the kids were fast asleep in the backseat of the car? The car that Jayne Mansfield, her companions, and her children were riding in that tragic night, belongs to fan in North Carolina. He purchased it years ago, according to Find a death website.
Reference: Find a Death,, Physics and Mediums Network, Tri Mar Paranormal Research