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Interestingly enough, reports say that during any performence here, a certain seat in the balcony (DD113) is always left empty for a resident ghost named Elvira. Her spring-loaded chair has been seen folded down when she is attending a performance. She is said to be very beautiful with long blonde hair and a gauzy gown. She has been seen in the hallways and looking out the upper windows. She also is said to sometimes inhabit the bodies of young actresses and move props and scenery, and if anyone botches a line, she can be heard sighing.

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    121 E Van Buren St
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    United States

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    42.314078683390065, -88.44761681558339
    McHenry County, Illinois
    Nearest Towns:
    Woodstock, IL (0.1 mi.)
    Bull Valley, IL (4.7 mi.)
    Greenwood, IL (6.2 mi.)
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    Crystal Lake, IL (8.4 mi.)
    McCullom Lake, IL (8.8 mi.)
    McHenry, IL (9.3 mi.)
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    1. My name is Jose Mateo i did get a scratched by the ghost tell clay academy on clay street what happened to me tell them I can see her and other ghosts

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