Albemarle Opera House

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The early-1900s opera house is rumored to be haunted by ghosts whose footsteps are heard around the theater. Shadow figures also have been seen, and a band has been playing ragtime and other music every fall for more than 80 years.

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127 West Main Street
Albemarle, NC
United States

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35.35008, -80.19879600000002
Stanly County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Albemarle, NC (0.1 mi.)
Badin, NC (6.0 mi.)
Millingport, NC (6.3 mi.)
New London, NC (6.5 mi.)
Aquadale, NC (8.6 mi.)
Richfield, NC (8.9 mi.)
Norwood, NC (10.1 mi.)
Red Cross, NC (10.5 mi.)
Misenheimer, NC (10.6 mi.)
Oakboro, NC (11.3 mi.)


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  1. A friend and I went to the Opera House during one of the rare times it was open to the public. The auditorium and stage were on the second floor and there was a run-down balcony and an old dentist’s office, as I recall. I snapped three or four pictures inside the balcony area. This may not really constitute a ghostly sighting, but when I got the photos developed (this was before digital photography), there were many orbs in the pictures. The photos I took before the Opera House ones, and after, had no orbs. Yes, it was dusty, but…….

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