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Dawson City Theatre Ghost

29 Oct

Palace_Grand_Theatre_at_Sunset_-_Dawson_City_-_Yukon_Territory_-_Canada

31 Days of Ghosts presents another story of mystery and terror.  Is it real, myth, or a complete fabrication?  You decide.

Dawson City, Yukon was one of the far flung locations during the days of the gold rush.  At it’s height, Dawson City began to grow and become very cosmopolitan.

To answer the many needs and wants of a city that was growing, in her early years Dawson City built a grand theatre in the same design as many theatres in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Chicago and other very cosmopolitan cities.  It would be a classy place for the citizens of Dawson City.

As the years went by, the gold rush ended, and Dawson City became a small town in the Canadian North.  At the time of Canada’s Centennial, the council of Dawson City decided to renovate the theatre and prepare it for a new generation.  Construction began right away.

Many of the workers however, began noticing a different worker moving about the halls.  He wasn’t dressed in any of the more modern equipment that would suggest someone who would be part of a work crew from 1966 or 1967.  This drew a great deal of attention, and several began researching the history of the theatre.  Turns out, this construction worker had been seen many times before over the decades.

The truth of this ghostly worker came to light when some of the blue prints to the theatre didn’t match up to the actual measurements.  One room appeared shorter than what the blue prints suggested.  Work crews decided to tear down a wall to find out why this was.

To their surprise, and horror, them found out why the room was so small and just who the ghostly worker was.  The area had been walled over to hide a crime that happened during Dawson City’s younger years when the theatre was being built.  This small room had a few chairs surrounding a table, complete with poker chips, cards, and a skeleton in one chair.  The body had a bullet hole through the skull, which lead police to determine that this poor fellow had been caught cheating at cards, been shot by his mates, and to cover up the crime, they walled off the room, leaving all the evidence behind.

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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in 31 Days Of Ghosts, Ghost Stories, Weird facts

 

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