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July 5, 2014

Ghost hunt coming to the Rapids Theatre

Niagara Gazette — Buffalo paranormal researchers Paranormal Crossroads Live will be conducting a public ghost hunt at the Rapids Theatre on July 19.

Since being on SYFY’s “Ghost Hunters,” The Rapids Theatre has had thousands of inquiries from people as well as other paranormal investigation teams that would like to investigate the theatre.

The event is open to the public but a limited number of 50 tickets will be sold for the event. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., or its website. Admission includes bottled water and soda, refreshments, use of paranormal tech gear such as EMF readers and voice recorders and a small goody bag of helpful things for paranormal investigation. Attendees must be 16 or older.

On July 19, attendees will break into groups and investigate the most haunted locations in the theater. Guided by professionals from Paranormal Crossroads Live (www.paranormalcrossroadslive.com), the attendees will learn and perform ghost hunting techniques such as EVP sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flash drive, as all of the research is recorded and can be brought home to investigate further.

The Rapids Theatre is one of Western New York’s most haunted locations. Some of the paranormal activity known to be happening includes voices being heard, doors opening and closing, footsteps being heard, a mysterious whistling with keys jingling, and sightings of full blown apparitions. Originally opening in 1921, The Rapids Theatre is one of the most historical buildings remaining in the Falls.

Groups will investigate several areas of the theater, including:

• The front tunnels

• Rear tunnels

• Main floor/stage

• VIP balcony

• Green room

Groups typically investigate each section for 45 minutes with a 15-minute break in between the next session. The event is limited to 50 in order to yield the best results. Groups are kept far enough apart in their sections that sound contamination is not possible.

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