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PETERBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD - Local Business
Peterborough, ON
Date: March 14th,2015
Time: 10:00PM - 2:00AM
Investigators: Brad, Paul, Ben, Rob, Shane and Bell Media


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 but it is rumored that someone took their own life in the bell tower which is now the current location of the sound booth.

People speculate that Chappie, June, Bud (members of the theatre), and now Nancy (Buds wife) could be some of the spirits within the theatre.



Reported Activity

Cold spots have been reported throughout the building. One interaction with an apparition was also reported. The stage manager had a conversation with someone on the stage, which he later recognized from a portrait as Chappie. Also, the seat dedicated to Chappie in the theatre has been known to move up and down.

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.



Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include the main stage, sound booth, and makeup room, main lobby and wood shop.



Investigation Report

1) Introduction

A walk-through was completed to acquaint everyone with the building and the areas of interest. After the walkthrough, Shane went through the building and took initial readings and photos.

Shane and Paul conducted an EVP session in the sound booth, while Rob, Ben, and a member from the Bell team began their investigation on main stage. Shane was then left to perform a solo EVP session in the sound booth. Paul and a member from the Bell team proceeded downstairs and continued their investigation in the main lobby area and the wood shop.

2) Personal Experiences

Near the beginning of the evening, Brad and Rob were in the makeup room before the start of the investigation, when Rob looked up the set of stairs leading to the costumes and thought he saw a figure walking. They tried to recreate it, but were unsuccessful.

During the walk through, Shane and Rob felt a heaviness in the green room which houses the portrait of Chappie. Both experienced difficulty breathing.

When Shane was doing the initial readings and taking photos, he saw a figure move across the windows in the sound booth.

While Rob, Ben and a member from Bell were investigating the stage area, Rob sat in the chair next to Chappie's. While asking questions, he thought he saw a black figure move towards the exit. Shortly after, he saw the figure in the same spot again. It was then confirmed that the member from Bell also saw this figure.

When Paul and Shane entered the sound booth, Paul immediately got a headache and only after a short time he had to leave.

When Paul and a member from the Bell team were in the main lobby, both saw a mass move across the lobby hallway. When they continued into the wood shop, Paul heard knocking in response to questions, as well he heard steps coming down the stairs to the wood shop.

3) Evidence Collected

While Shane conducted his solo EVP session in the sound booth, the words "hang" and "height" came up on the ghost radar.

During the EVP session conducted in the main theater involving Rob, Ben and a member of the Bell team, "Robb", "Brad" and "Paul" came up on the ghost radar.

Two EVP's was collected.
EVP01 - Answer-voice
EVP02 - Answer-taps


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