The Richey Suncoast Theatre is no stranger to teams of paranormal investigators coming to the theatre to try to capture evidence of the unknown. Unfortunately, these investigations haven't been open to the public... until now!
Now, before you take your voice recorders and ghost hunting equipment and start looking for evidence of the paranormal, we thought we'd share some pre-investigation intel - just so you have an idea what you might run into.
Is This Seat Taken?
No doubt one of the most popular accounts is that of the infamous seat BB-1, located in the upper balcony, stage right.
CLAIM: Many have claimed to see an apparition sitting in this seat, some even speculate it to be the friendly spirit of Willard Clark; a patron who frequented the theatre and always favored this particular seat.
However, BB-1 may be the most notorious seat in the house, it's definitely not the most active - as anyone who works at the theatre will tell you.
Keep The Door Open
& The Lady in White
The balcony door that opens on its own... or at least that's what it seemed.
CLAIM: This use to be two separate occurrences: the balcony door opening randomly and an apparition of a woman dressed in white who appears as real as you and me. That is, until the woman in white was actually caught in the act of opening the door before fading away.
It is not clear who this apparition is or why it prefers the door to be open.
No Running in the Halls!
CLAIM: Employees of the Richey Suncoast Theatre claim to frequently see an apparition of a young boy playfully exploring the theatre.
Paranormal researcher and author, Laurie Champion, believes this apparition, as well as a few others, do not necessarily "haunt" the Richey Suncoast Theatre. Rather, they are passerby spirits, (with no real connection to the theatre), who simply stop by from time to time because the theatre is a neat place to visit. We can't argue with that!
Construction Never Ends
It's not too uncommon for old buildings to have occasional knocking or banging noises in the walls... Right?
CLAIM: Hammering noises are often heard backstage in the "prop loft" that get louder the closer you get to the source. Though once you arrive to the destination the noises are believed to have originated from... it stops altogether.
Blueprints of the theatre show there is supposed to be another level built backstage, but the construction was never completed. Perhaps some ambitious spirit is trying to finish the job?
Please join P.R.O.O.F. (Paranormal Research Organization Of Florida) and Paranormal Kicks Cancer.llc as we investigate the HAUNTED Richey Suncoast Theatre on Friday, November 6th at 8pm.
Tickets are only $50 and include: Full Ghost Hunt lead by P.R.O.O.F. Wine, Liquor, Snacks for nominal fee Ghost hunting equipment will be available for you to use. We will also teach you about the equipment. (yes, it’s the same equipment you see on TV!) Historical Tour of the Theatre Street vendors will be present across the street
DUE TO COVID - TICKETS ARE LIMITED and are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Please purchase tickets at https://www.paypal.me/AGardner13 to secure your spot. Please use Friends and Family.
Looking forward to seeing you!