Team of paranormal experts to investigate Harrogate Theatre

A real-life ghost hunt is to take place this weekend at Harrogate Theatre when the venue is inspected by supernatural experts in an attempt to make contact with its most famous ghost.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 4:59 pm
Fiction inspired by reality? A scene from a recent play at Harrogate Theatre inspired by tales of Alice the ghost.

Harrogate Paranormal Society, Paranormal Huntz uk and North Yorkshire Paranormal Investigations are joining together this Saturday to carry out an investigation of the theatre to try and contact the famous "Alice" and any other spirit who may reside within its walls.

The specialist team will bring recording equipment, EMF Meters, Full Spectrum cameras and more to try and capture anything that is willing to show itself at this atmospheric Victorian theatre which first opened in 1900.

Susan Harker of Harrogate Paranormal Society said: "We are all very excited and grateful to have been given this opportunity to investigate this beautiful and historic building."

"Alice" has been sighted many time by staff at Harrogate Theatere over the years.

A mysterious apparition, according to legend she was the victim of a terrible love affair and is said to haunt the stalls area of Harrogate Theatre to this day.

She has been linked to ghostly spirits, orbs of hovering light, sudden chills and the lingering scent of peppermint.

Yet there is no official record of anyone called Alice in the theatre’s archives.

Previous ghost hunts by Harrogate Paranormal Society include an overnight stay to conduct a paranormal investigation of the Hales Bar, Harrogate's oldest bar, in 2010.