A recent graveyard trip left pop star Ariana Grande freaked out because she's convinced she came face to face with a demon.

The Way singer tells Complex magazine she and some friends took a trip to the Stull Cemetery near Kansas City, Kansas, which is known as "one of the seven gates to hell", and they were chased away by scary spooks, who made it clear they weren't welcome.

She explains, "I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulphur, which is the sign of a demon.

"I was like, 'This is scary, let's leave'. I rolled down the window before we left and said, 'We apologise. We didn't mean to disrupt your peace'."

And she'll always have an eerie keepsake of her cemetery trip: "I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture - they're faces of textbook demons.

"The next day I tried to send the picture to my manager and it said, 'This file can't be sent, it's 666 megabytes'."

The horror film fan admits she's prone to spooky encounters and just weeks ago she woke to find "black matter" hovering by her bed.

She recalls, "Every time I closed my eyes I started seeing these really disturbing images with, like, red shapes... Then I scooched over to the left side of the bed... and there was this black matter. I don't know what it was. It was like a cloud or something black right next to me. I started crying... I watched it move to the front of my bed.

"The next night my friend Tyler was staying with me. She said she was trying to sleep and her body felt paralyzed almost, and she described the same exact thing I saw."