Kalamazoo State Theatre

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The State Theatre was built in 1927 and has brought many attractions throughout the years, such as silent films, operas, circus acts, plays, ballets, and music shows. Because the theatre had such a variety of shows, there seem to be multiple ghosts that like to haunt the building.

The theatre’s staff report things being moved mysteriously, hearing footsteps, the toilets and sinks bubbling at times, and being tapped on the shoulder by someone who wasn’t there. There is a statue above the stage that some claim changes positions periodically. Members of the Kalamazoo Michigan Paranormal Investigators have visited the theatre and recorded circus sounds, a girl singing, a woman speaking, among other things. They even had the video camera violently knocked out their hands, but were able to record a voice saying, “Tom”. Tom is the name of the venue manager who has worked at the theatre for nearly 2 decades.

Source: Emma M.

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404 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States

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42.28846760033525, -85.5832737969589
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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  1. I am an usher at the theatre. I’ve been working here for a little over a year and I’m not here often. I was taking photos of the theatre before a show tonight and what appears to be a ghost is in one of my photos. Every picture I took came out clear as day, except for the one ok sending you.

  2. Cassee Caverly  |  

    I used to work their on a cleanup crew, we’d clean up the entire place after shows. Lots of creepy experiences. Many times I’d feel like I wasn’t alone or would have the feeling of being watched as I’d clean up between the seats. Many times I’d see a shadow person on the stage or near the stage. The one time I went up to the VIP room above the stage area I kept hearing footsteps behind me as I was going up and down the stairs to the VIP room. Also felt followed in the are below the stage. All in all I say this place is ABSOLUTELY HAUNTED.

  3. I’ve been to a few concerts here and I’m sure I’ve seen that statue above the stage move! I love this theatre, such great atmosphere.

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