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Boothbay Opera House

Boothbay Opera House paranormal

Location submitted by: sdonley on 05/14/2012
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PANICd#: 1091

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For generations the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine stage has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe.

86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor , ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-6855
Open to the public: Unknown

Lat: 43.8546331
Lon: -69.6260461

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 2
Evidence: 0
Resources: 1
Retrievals: 5467
Vistor Rating: 4.0
Votes: 1

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For generations the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine stage has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe. With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening at the House-an evening with a Grammy winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events fill our schedule. With fine acoustics, historic charm, a great old bar room upstairs and a commitment to reasonably priced tickets, the Opera House is a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike. The Opera House is a 501(c) 3 non-profit committed to the arts, the restoration of the historic building and the community.

Added by: sdonley on 05/14/2012 DB#:109


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

Many Bangor area residents are interested in knowing more about haunted places throughout Maine. The Boothbay Opera House, located in Boothbay has served many purposes over a two-hundred year span. Although the building is an opera house, the facility was once used as a mini-mall, and a school gym. It also housed a religious fraternity called the Knights of Pythias.

Sometime during the year 1949, visitors, and workers have reported feeling a strange presence in one of the upstairs rooms. Many people have claimed to hear the piano playing when no one was playing it. Others have said that they have seen the keys on the piano moving bye themselves.

Many of the opera houses visitors and employees believe that the building is haunted. Some people believe that the ghost's name is Earl Cliff. Earl played the piano at the opera house during the early 1900's. Other people believe that it is the ghost of someone else, although they do not know who.


Added by: sdonley on 05/14/2012 DB#:1069

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1434 05/14/2012 sdonley People have reported a strange presence in the second floor meeting room.
1435 05/14/2012 sdonley The piano in the second floor meeting room has been heard playing by itself.

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Ghost of the Prairie
Added: 05/14/2012 By: sdonley
Post for this location on the Ghosts of the Prairie Haunted Main website.

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