The Everett Sq. Theater (now under renovations) in Hyde Park, Massachusetts is one of the oldest theaters in Boston. In it’s hay day it was host to a wide variety of entertainment featuring some legendary performers and stars such as The Three Stooges (my favorite), Charley Chaplin, Mary Pickford and many others. Throughout the years, like many theaters, there have been claims of moving shadows and voices heard in what should be an empty building. Prior to our team, there has never been a paranormal investigation conducted in this location.
Because unexplored locations present possible opportunities, our team was anxious to discover this awesome and unfortunately decaying behemoth. Hints of the the once grand nature of the auditorium could still be seen through the peeling paint and rotting walls. The only impression anyone in our line could have is that this place is simply awesome.
During our investigation we employed some methods of triggering in the hopes to stir up some old energy. We stood in what was once the seating area and played period music (such as piano rags) with an abrupt applause following each “performance”. The music was broadcast in both audio and electromagnetic fields. This was done to cover all ranges of what might be a receptive listening spectrum.
Sadly we didn’t get any visual bows to our rousing applause and approval, but we did leave with a piece of evidence that still has us scratching our heads. We placed recorders in the projection room and monitored the entrance to that room with cameras.
Later on when our evidence was reviewed we heard movement and breathing in a room that contained no living individuals. Did we capture the remnants of the days gone by? Or did we capture the sounds of a dedicated projectionist still waiting for the 8:00 showing? Perhaps it was a dimensional crossover? Sadly we currently have no way of knowing. But one thing is for sure, the evidence was certainly unexplained.
Movement in projector room
Exhale in projector room
Bang in projector room
We certainly hope this old theater is successfully restored one day. Gems like this are hard to find.