Before the Lincoln Theater graced us with her majestic presence, the site was held by the Priest Hotel, which was built in 1860 by Franklin Priest. The hotel changed hands and names several times throughout the years and was destroyed by fire in 1904. Although fire took the structure, it was quickly rebuilt and open to the public once again. Bad luck was awaiting the building just a few years down the road. On April 21, 1915, the building was consumed by flames once again. This time the fire was so hot that the entire structure was gone in just minutes. Unfortunately, several people lost their lives in this fire.
In 1916, the Lincoln Theater was built on the site of the former hotels. It was a magnificent dame who saw host to many famous people such as Al Jolson, Bob Hope, Harry Blackstone, and possibly Harry Houdini. When Vaudeville fell out style and moving pictures became all the rage, the theater was refurbished to accommodate. However, even the movies couldn't bring the old girl enough revenue to stay open. The theater closed its doors in 1980 and except for a few performances here and there, remained vacant. Groups over the years have taken interest and attempted to restore her to her original opulent grandeur, but it seems like they always come and go after a few years of attempts.
The Lincoln Theater has been rumored to be haunted as early as the 1930s and is still considered an extremely active location to this day. Our group has always experienced great investigations at the Lincoln Theater and hope to be able to continue investigating there in the future.
The Lincoln Theater has proven to be an awesome place for EVPs and capturing photographic evidence!
In the basement, Nicole Tito and Sherry Stednitz were conducting an EVP session when Sherry states, "Something poked me," followed by her friend stating, "Oh no." Then, a weird, female voice whispers, "I did this," but was not heard in real time.
While up on the Catwalk, Joe Tito states, "Turn the lights off in here," followed by a weird male voice not heard in real time responding. We are unsure of what he is saying.
After the team starts seeing shadows up on the Catwalk, Nicole asks, "Were you just by the door?" There is an unknown gasp then a male whisper saying, "I did to pieces," not heard in real time.
Nicole is alone in the dressing room while Sherry was returning from a bathroom break. Nicole asks, "How many of you are there here?" followed by Sherry opening up the door. At this point, there is a voice that whispers, "I can't breathe."
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