Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallows Eve Link Up Party!




It's Halloween! ooooooo! So excited for this link up!! I hadn't realized how much of a Halloween downer I have been the last few years, until miss Gentri Lee asked me to help host this link up. Womp Womp Womp. What is wrong with me?! I swear I tried this year but alas..no costume...and nothing to prove my efforts. I have had some real good ones in the past I promise {peacock, PAPER in the trio rock paper scissors, a loofa, ballerina...}I was going to be a deer this year and was so excited about it but the Hunter who was to accompany my costume stopped hunting...and well...now I'm going to a haunted opera instead. Which I can't complain about. Next year you guys. Next year my Halloween season will be EPIC

For this year I decided to share a ghost story from my home town in Alberta, Canada!
Many a performance I have done in this theatre so umm creeeeepy! But here it is....



Theatres are often accompanied by tales of hauntings. They are an enchanted place where things aren't always what they seem and there have been many accounts of hauntings at the Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre. Some people have sensed a presence in rooms with them, others have heard sounds of rehearsals when none were actually taking place, and many have seen a shadowy figure appear and disappear.

"The Yates has some awesome stories," says Belinda. "Pebble beach often shows up in a lot of the ghost stories." Pebble Beach is the name given to a gravel-floored storage area in the theatre. Belinda tells the story of how two young girls have been seen coming out of Pebble Beach. "Two girls went from there and crossed to the ladies bathroom," Belinda explains. "It was after hours, and no children should've been there. The person [witnessing this] followed them into the ladies washroom and it was completely empty; the kids had just disappeared."



According to Belinda, the bathroom seems to be a hot spot for ghostly occurrences, often hearing variations of similar stories. The dressing rooms and green room also tend to show up in Yates Theatre ghost stories; from people smelling mysterious colognes to witnessing apparitions. Some people have even witnessed activity from outside the building. "People driving past the theatre looking through the glass would actually see people in the theatre long after the theatre had been closed for the night," Belinda explains. "Some have even been so certain they've seen people, they've called the police and reported someone has broken in. When the police have checked the building, of course, it's always been empty."


Happy Halloween everyone. Go eat some candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh! And don't forget to grab a button and link on up!

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4 comments:

  1. I love a good ghost story. :) Pretty sure my high school was built on an ancient burial ground or something, we always had spooky stuff happening. haha!

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  2. I love this Lauren! Sounds like a super creepy place. I've secretly always wanted to see a ghost or experience something like this.. haha
    And Gentri...what?! I never heard these stories!!
    Jessi

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  3. What a great idea for a link-up... and a great story! Thanks for hosting!

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