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
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- Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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