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PETERBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD - Local Business
Peterborough, ON
Date: November 23rd,2012
Weather: Clear, Temperature 0°
Time: 11:00PM - 2:00AM
Investigators: Brad, Katie, Paul and Ben (Videographer)
Guest Investigators: Stephanie and Melanie (Charity Auction Winners)


History

Before the Peterborough Theatre Guild was turning out plays, it was St. Luke's Anglican Church. In 1959 a fire rampaged through the building. It remained empty until it was renovated and reopened its doors in 1966 as a theatre.

The Peterborough Theatre Guild is said to be haunted by the caretaker Cliff Chapman or better known as Chappie. Chappie had been the caretaker for the church but when it reopened as a theatre he took it upon himself to continue his duties for the theatre. When Chappie passed away, people began seeing him throughout the theatre and one stage manager even had a conversation with him.

It is also rumored that the Peterborough Theatre Guild is haunted by a menacing spirit. Many people have reported a feeling of dread while in the theatre. Some even refuse to enter certain areas of the theatre when it is dark.

It is not known if anyone has died on the premises, or if the spirits are attached to anything in particular within the theatre, but many believe that the Peterborough Theatre Guild is indeed haunted.



Reported Activity

Speaking with three members of the Peterborough Theatre Guild, it became apparent that reports found through research did not match the accounts from those of the members.

Reports from members included cold spots as well as the feeling of being watched. It was also mentioned that the feelings throughout the theatre were not of dread, but of a happy feelings. There were also reports of a chair that moved in the theatre that was dedicated to Chappie.

Also mentioned was the conversation between Chappie and the stage manager which was also discovered through research.

Members of the theatre speculate that along with Chappie residing in the building, another man by the name of Bud is also thought to be there. Bud was a member of the theatre and recently passed away.



Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include the main stage and seating, the wood shop, electronics room above the main theater and secondary practice stage room.



Investigation Report

1) Introduction

Walkthroughs were conducted of for the team and guests to re-evaluate the surroundings and introduce the guests to the theater and the stories surrounding the haunting.

Separate EVP sessions were conducted throughout the night. Katie did a session in the workshop, Paul conducted a session on the stairs leading to the theatre, all while Brad did a sweep taking full spectrum pictures. Throughout the night Katie and Paul switched areas, and they finished the night with an EVP sessions conducted by Paul, Katie and Brad in the theatre and at the top of the stairs.

The DVR system was set up with cameras facing the stage, Chappy's Chair and the electronics room. This set up was intended to aid in debunking a picture taken of the stage at proo(f)'s previous investigation.

EVP sessions were conducted by Katie, Steph and Mel in all areas of interest and solo sessions were conducted by Paul and Brad.

2) Personal Experiences

Paul encountered audible knocks and bangs during various EVP sessions.

3) Evidence Collected

Consecutive photos were taken that contained orb`s*.
PHOTO-01 - Orb-01
PHOTO-02 - Orb-02
PHOTO-03 - Orb-03

One EVP was collected.
EVP01 - clear (In what sounds to be an english accent)



* There is a controversy concerning orbs in regards to their authenticity. Although many are believed to be authentic, there are still many showing up as a result of airborne particles (dust) at the time of the flash. This happens in both indoor & outdoor shots. Because of this, it makes it hard to disassociate the false positive orbs from the real ones. We at proo(f) leave the interpretation of the anomalies to you.


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