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Haunted Houses - The Opera House

The Opera House


Why did we rate this "Confirmed"? Because multiple sources off the internet sites have experienced paranormal activity at this location & therefore warrants a rating of "Confirmed".

What's the tale? A landmark of Woodstock for years it has hosted the talents of Paul Newman, Betsy Palmer and Tom Bosley... it is also the home of a ghost, a very tragic young actress. The woman is known as Elvira, a passionate actress lived to be known as a great actress on the Opera House's stage. As she was rejected for a role in an upcoming production to be featured at the Opera House she threw herself from the belfry descending six stories to the ground below. She taunts young actresses who go to the Opera House in search of a role on the stage. The actresses report having a terrible urge to climb the belfry tower steps! Elvira has made appearances and her sightings have been told by members of the board of directors for the Opera House. She has proved to be a prankster. She moves props and sets about, she pushes scenery over even though they were securely tied down. Her seat in the Opera House is seat 113. It is often found in the "down" position though its spring-loaded mechanism holds the seat in an upright position if a human is occupying it. The seat has often been examined and has been declared in working order.

What do we know as fact? Thanks to this site we know the theatre is an active part of the community regarding theatre and has been since 1890. Whether or not there is any factual basis for Elvira is unknown but many claim it all to be true.

Thoughts: This is a theatre that has seen a lot of life over the years and it is positive this theatre has a great deal of energy; whatever origin of paranormal it may be.