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A ghost named Chester haunts the theater building, who is rumored to have been an architect of the building, but passed away before its completion. Legend has it that the building was erected backward and he killed himself in disgrace. His ghost has manifested as a face on a stage curtain and onstage as an extra ghost in a 1960s production of Hamlet. Cold spots and strange noises have been reported in the building.

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2222 Alumni Drive
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
United States

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31.62174495608786, -94.65200847389497
Nacogdoches County, Texas
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  1. I know Chester first hand I went SFA and they told me about Chester dark dark dark dark in the night boom boom boom that’s all I heard he likes to move your stuff too

  2. I worked as House Manager there for a couple of years. One of the techs working there was alone one evening adjusting lights for an upcoming orchestra performance. He was working in the catwalks and had his wrench tied to a string on his belt loop. He went to look at his adjustments and reach for his wrench which was no longer tied to his belt. Instead, the wrench was sitting on stage with a spotlight that had mysteriously focused in on it. He said he would have definitely heard the wrench fall from that distance onto the stage…if it had actually fallen. Also Chester has made appearances in plays. One such play was a scene in Macbeth. During a dress rehearsal where the three witches appear behind a sheet and their silhouettes are projected upwards, only two of the actors were there for the rehearsal, but there were three images that appeared. It just so happens that there was a photographer that captured the three silhouettes. The two actors swear that they were the only two that were there.

  3. The best known appearance of Chester was during a performance of Albee’s “Tiny Alice” in the Little Theater in 1967 or 68. Photographs taken during the performance reveal a ghostly image on stage in the background.

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