Theater Superstitions & the Supernatural

What number of of you might have heard of some well-known haunted theaters or possibly legends surrounding haunted theaters in your space?
There’s a good motive for the way frequent this phenomena happens. Theaters are locations that generate nice ardour from the actors which spills out into the viewers. The sheer quantity of power created in a constructing little doubt leaves behind a couple of impressions or might lead the spirits to linger. The paranormal has grow to be so synonymous with the theater that many superstitions and traditions revolving the supernatural stay in use in the present day. 

Do not Flip Out That Gentle!


Theaters usually go away a ghost mild left on in a single day on the stage. Though it does have sensible security makes use of the custom’s origin is extra rooted within the paranormal. Some consider it’s left on to provide the spirits their time to carry out on the stage, however the basic consensus is the illumination is to appease the ghosts. If the Ghost Gentle wasn’t lit the spirits would trigger mischief or worse curse the theater. 


Any individual’s Watching Me?


There’s a rule within the theater to by no means ever use peacock feathers on stage. The tip of the  feather’s design is alleged to be the illustration of ‘The Evil Eye’ often known as ‘The Satan’s Eye’. If worn on stage the feathers will deliver dangerous luck to the manufacturing inflicting missed strains, surroundings collapses, and lighting points. 


The Beginning of Tragedy


In keeping with Aristotle, Thespis of Icaria, (which is the place we get the phrase “thespian”, that means “actor”) was the primary actor to ever seem on stage. Males had spoken on stage in boards as themselves or as storytellers however Thespis was the primary to seem as a personality within the type of a play and this was the beginning of tragedy. He’s additionally credited with the creation of theatrical touring. Usually any mischief or mishaps within the theater first get blamed on the ghost of Thespis who is alleged to journey the world’s theaters inflicting mayhem. November 23rd marks the day of his first efficiency and being the day he wreaks probably the most havoc. To be able to preserve Thespis completely satisfied a theater should shut it is doorways for one evening per week which is usually on a Monday. This offers actors the evening off after a weekend of performances.


The Play That Shall Not Be Named


“The Scottish Play” or “The Bard’s Play” is what theater people usually name Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It’s believed that the play is suffering from a curse and uttering the work’s title in a theater can deliver misfortune. Shakespeare supposedly

 used actual spells he obtained from a neighborhood coven of witches however that the incantations are incomplete bringing on the curse. The character Hecate’s, the Goddess of Witchcraft, strains are believed to strengthen the curse when they’re spoken. Different theories embody that the play itself was an insult to a bunch of witches and so they cursed the play for eternity or that the cauldron initially used was stolen from a witch. The origin of the tales of the curse date again to opening evening when an actual dagger was used rather than a prop and an actor died. Different mishaps and tragedy have occurred over time together with accidents, deaths, fires, and a riot. 


Written By

Stephanie Sutera

Affiliate Director & Photographer

Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations


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