Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Can you see ghosts in this picture, captured inside a haunted theatre?


Can you see ghosts in this picture?

Taken in the historic Darlington Civic Theatre , which is said to be a hotbed of paranormal activity, the photograph appears to have captured two ghostly figures sitting in the stalls.

So what do you think?

Well the theatre’s marketing officer, Julian Cound, said it came as no surprise to him.

“There are many stories of ghosts being seen and heard on several occasions,” he is reported to have said.

“I was once on my own in dressing room 12 when I heard a child crying, I knew the stories so didn’t feel scared.

“Maybe there are other explanations but it’s nice to think that these ghosts want to stay around and love the theatre so much they don’t want to leave it.”

Talking about the photograph, taken by a contractor working on the refurbishment of the Edwardian building , he added: “I don’t think the people that took the photos felt fear, but there was a bit of surprise there.”

Darlington Civic Theatre is a popular spot with ghost hunters , who have been known to spend the night at the theatre in the hope of spotting one of its ghosts .


They include the ghost of Senor Rino Pepi, the theatre’s first managing director, who died hours before ballerina Anna Pavlova took to the stage in November 1927, and stagehand Jimbo who is said to revisit the spot backstage where he died, tangled in ropes following an accident.

Meanwhile Victorian child Arabelle is said to haunt dressing room 12. It is believed that she is from a building that existed on the site before the theatre and has been heard sobbing.

Others include Jimmy the Flyman, who is said to haunt the areas above the stage, Gordon the old Stage Door keeper, and perhaps the most unusual spirit, a little Pekinese dog believed to be the dog that Rino Pepi brought here in 1907 who has been seen running around the theatre.

Story and source: Gazette Live

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