2 3 Superstitious Saturday Haunted Theater | Ballet Webb

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Superstitious Saturday Haunted Theater

Superstitious Saturday Haunted Theater

Halloween is almost upon us, so it seemed like a good time to visit one of the world’s most haunted theaters. Lots of theaters have ghosts, but this one is reputed to have many. It’s the St. James Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand.

The St. James Theatre was built in 1913 and was initially a silent movie house. But as time went on it showcased live theater, film, musicals and other entertainments. One ghost is purported to be “Yuri”, a Russian acrobat. It is said that he fell to his death during a performance, although some accounts say he was only injured. Regardless he is believed to be the ghost who turns lights on and off in the theater.

Another ghost is an actress who was booed offstage during a performance. She went back to her dressing room and committed suicide. Today is blamed for any bad luck(everything from sprained ankles to falls) that happen to actresses at the St. James. She is also believed to be the “wailing lady” whose cries  are often heard in the theater.

Other spirits are believed those of a boys choir that sang its final performance right before WWII. They sailed away on a ship that was never seen or heard from again. Their voices are still heard singing in the theater today.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Haunted Secret #143:
“The St. James Theater in New Zealand is one of the world’s most haunted theaters.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Ghosts could walk freely tonight, without fear of the disbelief of men; for this night was haunted, and it would be an insensitive man who did not know it.”
― John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat

                Help expand the knowledge base!
 Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!

My latest books are coloring books! They are available on Amazon.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

Or visit my Pinterest page:

For interesting articles involving mental health:

No comments:

Post a Comment