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The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut–and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the “I Don’t Care” Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here have had contact with the ghost, who has made herself known with gusts of wind, giggles, phantom perfume, and unexplained noises. Sometimes props go missing, doors open by themselves, and lights turn on, and it’s always attributed to their theater ghost, Eva.

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    58 Remsen Street
    Cohoes, NY
    United States

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    42.77564599999999, -73.701707
    Albany County, New York
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    1. I belonged to a Historical Youth group called the “Yorkers”, we were all teenagers in Cohoes. We were working a show that was bein put on in the Cohoes Music Hall, but we had practice before the show. We were all in the auditorium and we heard laughing coming from, it seemed like everywhere”, we were all in one room. Within minutes of hearing the laughing, the fire alarms all went off and we had to evacuate. The Cohoes Fire Department came and checked out the building, but couldn’t find any reason for the alarms to go off. It was just a creepy feeling and it scared the daylights out of all of us. We never volunteered to work another peformance. I was 18 at the time.

    2. Know the previous owners of & they had many experiences of lights going on & off etc. I was part of a few proformances there! Have heard voices & footsteps! But the 1 I remember the most is when I was teaching a class & I sat in the chairs to watch the kids performance & out of the corner of my eye up in the ceiling I saw a shadowy figure! It stayed there & then hovered back & forth over the top of the stage! All the girls saw me watching it!! It was amazing!

    3. A few years ago I was helping a local theater group with backstage work for their show, Addams Family. I dismissed this at the time, but I remembered that before the second performance I was looking for yellow rose heads to put on the stems and I could not find them. When I went to put the roses on they were not on the prop table, then I went all through backstage to look for them and when I got back to the prop table, they were there right in the middle. I have also watched many performances there and in the summer I would feel cold spots and gusts of wind and that place does not have the best air conditioning.

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