James McCabe Theatre

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Reports say that paranormal groups have offered ghost tours as fund-raisers here. The 1915 building, once the Valrico Civic Center and then a woman’s club, is rumored to have more than a few haunts. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard strange sounds, and experienced other odd occurrences.

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506 5th Street
Brandon, FL
United States

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27.945892, -82.25925699999999
Hillsborough County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Valrico, FL (1.5 mi.)
Brandon, FL (1.7 mi.)
Seffner, FL (2.8 mi.)
Mango, FL (3.7 mi.)
Bloomingdale, FL (3.8 mi.)
Dover, FL (4.1 mi.)
Riverview, FL (6.9 mi.)
Progress Village, FL (7.2 mi.)
Fish Hawk, FL (7.2 mi.)
Palm River-Clair Mel, FL (7.5 mi.)


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  1. I do shows there all the time and my friends and I were sitting outside waiting for our cue to go onstage. We were laughing and talking and I saw a man without a face run from behind the theater and behind a house near the theater. I told my friends and they said I was crazy, then we heard chains rattling and we all ran inside. We looked out where we were sitting and nobody was there.

  2. Britany Morrison  |  

    I went there for a birthday party for someone who used to frequently perform there. A couple friends and i were standing onstage in the dark just hanging out, and one light slowly came on . We asked who turned the light on and somebody went to check the tech booth. No one was up there. The person who checked shut the light off. So we were hanging out still, and the light slowly came back on and started to slowly brighten and then dim repeatedly. So I look into the light booth from the stage and i see nobody. I run up to see if anyone was hiding up there messing with us, and there wasn’t. So we just got off the stage. And the light went out and didn’t come back on .

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