Throughout history, The theater has been a place of tragedy and joy, heartbreak and love, sadness and happiness etc, so is it any wonder, with all these powerful emotions going on in one place, that theaters are one of the most allegedly haunted establishments around?
There are theaters in nearly every town, county and city in the UK. Differing in shape and size, but all have a 'story' to tell.
Be it the lust-lorn actress who took her life for she failed to take the lead role or the man who killed his fellow thespian because he thought it was his fault the play didn't go well, the stories may change but the hauntings remain.
So RiPA thought its about time a serious investigation into these alleged haunts took place.
What really makes the theater such a place for spirits to dwell?
Is it their love of the arts? The fact that they are just looking on to make sure future shows bode well or could it be something a lot simpler such as slightly askew stage platforms, structural imperfections or even just simple infra-sound?
Whatever it is RiPA will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK visiting theaters that have reported unseen guests in the hope to collate a selection of case studies to try and finally get to the bottom of why theaters are one of the most haunted type of buildings.
In order to help us with this study, RiPA are interested in
hearing your tales of theater hauntings.
Maybe you work in one, perform in one or just visit a certain one occasionally.
So whether it be a theater for RiPA to visit, a report of an experience you went through or maybe even a photo or some footage that you have captured, drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, If the theater you suggest warrants a study, then you will be invited to attend the night with RiPA as your input maybe quite valuable.
Our first theater visit takes place on 12th Feb 2010.
Naturally, it would be foolish of me to reveal the place name and location but rest assured, it is steeped in history and allegedly has its fair share of spirits. This particular theater is a good start to this project and RiPA looks forward to visiting many more in order to bring to you an up-to-date listing of haunted theaters and a conclusion, positive or not, in why they are so attractive to paranormal phenomenon.
Hopefully, this project will provide a fasinating and intricate study on these establishments and may also delve deeper into discovering more on 'the stone tape theory'
As most of you probably know, theaters and actors are quite a superstitious bunch.
Even modern day Hollywood A-Lists have certain rituals and mantras before they go on camera.
For more information on superstition and the theater, check out a RiPA article on that subject just by clicking the link below.
Superstition and Theaters
In : UK
Tags: theater haunted project ripa uk superstition
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