Adele reportedly fears her home is haunted.

The 23-year-old 'Someone Like You' singer is said to have hired a female bodyguard to keep her company in the ten-bedroom house because of spooky goings-on.

According to The Sun newspaper, Adele told a friend: ''I'm not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps.''

The source added that she got scared by, ''hearing things that made her jump'' at the £7million home, which comes complete with two swimming pools and a private chapel.

The Grammy Award-winning star is believed to be paying the woman £100,000 a year to stay at the house in Sussex, England - which used to be a convent - and to accompany her on her travels.

The source said: ''Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have.

''She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history -- and it's a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night.''

She has also taken on two more staff to guard the gates of her £15,000-a-month home after learning that a public footpath runs right past her front door.

The insider added: ''She can see the funny side but she is a sensible girl and knows there is no point taking chances with her safety.''