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The 1920s Landmark Theatre is haunted by three ghosts. Witnesses have reported apparitions, a blue light, voices, and eerie things that show up in photos. The known haunted areas are the back of the auditorium, the Red Room, the Walnut Room, and the basement (called the catacombs). One of the ghosts is believed to be a former actress named Clarissa who died when she fell from the balcony. Her apparitions has been seen and she also manifests by a phantom lilac scent. A stagehand named Oscar who was accidentally electrocuted here also haunts the theater; his ghost has been seen tinkering with the lighting board backstage. The third ghost is Charlie, a former janitor and caretaker who died of natural causes in the building. His ghost has been seen taking care of the theater as he did when he was alive.

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    362 S. Salina Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202
    United States

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    43.0474268, -76.15225900000002
    Onondaga County, New York
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    1. One of my favorite places. have had many experiences here including smelling Lilac perfume, hearing my name being called, catching the dog barking on EVP, among other experiences. I’ve been here more than 18 times and there is not one time i left here without an experience.

    2. Years ago working in the theater during shows, cold breezes down in the very basement where the stage floor lowers. Paper towel suddenly pulled out of my hand in the lower mens lounge that stuck to the wall. High heel walking sounds in the upper ladies room near the dressing rooms. when no one was in any of the other stalls. Several artists that had experiences and relayed stories. Shadow up in the balcony. and on the cat walk. Lovely ….. wonderful theatre.

    3. Is the basement the place where there are extra bathrooms? I used the ladies room down there once – no one down there and I was all alone. It was probably twenty-five years ago and I still remember it. I had no concept of “hauntings” at the time, but I felt like someone was following me and had a very eerie feeling. It was pretty intense because – why else would you remember using a bathroom so many years later!?

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