The Brady Theatre
Report by: Teri French
Sony Handycams w/nightshot on Tripods
Sony Infrared light w/ Extender
viewing monitor w/ VRC hook up to Camera
DC3200 Digital Camera
II EMF Meter
Gauss Master EMP Meters
analog recorders w/ External Microphones
Maxima 35mm Camera
IT10 Infrared Thermometer
Type: Indoor Investigation
/ Old Historic Theatre
arrived at the Brady with just 8 people and the HUGE place all to ourselves for the night. It was full of
energy and proved to be a promising night right from the start. We met the stage hand and brought in our equipment. When
we finished unloading our gear, we stood on the stage and looked out onto the grand theatre in awe.
As we stood there we could feel both our anticipation as well of that of the beautiful building, herself. The Old
Lady on Brady had a certain "feel" to her this night and we were thrilled to be spending the night here, once again. As we
stood on the stage and discussed the evening plans, a woman's earing fell from the rafters above the stage and hit a
guest in the head. Someone was happy to see us, it seemed! This was before we set up any equipment and
it set the tone for the exciting night to come.
set up our equipment, one camera in the concession area to start, and another on the stage. We plan to move the cameras
around and cover as much of the theatre as possible. The events of the evening had another idea.
started our first sweep on the stage area and went into the dressing room at stage left. We obtained no significant EMF
readings in these areas. We moved to the second level, and again had no luck. We moved into the band
room where previous phenomena was experienced on our first investigation (9/20/03) and all was quiet for the moment...but
it was still early. We made our way around
the balcony, concession, walkways, offices and dressing rooms on our first thorough sweep of the theatre and did not
have any unexplained readings or activity occur. EMF profi meter readings were 0 or explained as natural or man
made cause. Normal temperature readings were recorded throughout. Nothing to report this sweep.
was a nice, regular quick clean sweep for baseline readings.
started the second sweep at approximately 12:30am in the basement area and moved up. We heard some unexplained
noises that were not picked up on analog recorders and heard them in the auditorium are, as well. We
obtained high profi readings in the second sweep, especially the balcony, stage, northwest walkway ramp and concession
area of the theatre.
also experience a 4 degree temperature drop and significant (2-6) EMF readings using a profi meter in the break room.
This room is located on the second level, next to some private offices and yet more dressings rooms. This
area is not usually seen by the general public. One particular room we referred to as the "break room". It was
complete with tables, appliances and all the basic kitchen amenities. There are many windows and it was
a cold night so the temperature readings can't be ruled as significant findings. Therefore, in correlation
with high EMF readings and the positive photo above taken during the phenomena renders this a true paranormal experience.
The team members felt as if the room was very crowded, we were definitely not alone. At one point the phenomena
seemed to engulfed PITT member, Tina. It seemed to be stuck to her.
We experienced cold spots in the Northwest walkway ramp outside
the concession area. We also had temperature increases
in the balcony on the Southeast corner. Positive photos were obtained and are included with this report. Temperature
dropped to 50 degrees when baseline was recorded at 59-60 degrees. The biggest temperature decrease was
that southwest walkway. An apparition began to form in the shape of a mist in front of team member, Teri but quickly
faded. Nothing showed up on video as phenomena occured next to and somewhat behind the camera. A positive photo
was obtained in this area and the profi EMF meter was reading 2-3 at this marker, as well. This phenomena lasted about 1 minute and moved up the ramp walkway as team members
followed it, it quickly deminised. (See positive photo in gallery).
one point during a break (after this sweep) the team members were sitting quietly on the stage grabbing a snack
and replenishing batteries, tapes and recorders. As we sat there, all of the sudden we heard a blood curtiling
scream coming from the balcony (southeast side) of the auditorium. The scream lasted for 3 consecutive times and occured
about 2:30am. Several members heard it and stood frozen on the stage as we listened to the hair raising
phenomena. Unfortunately, and as murphy's law would suggest - our equipment had turned off and did not pick
up the woman's screaming. Analog recorders were being replenished at that time, as were the video cameras,
so this fantastic phenomena did not get recorded and properly documented. However, the experience alone (data or
not) was too incredible not to include in the report! Maybe we'll get the data next time!
the break and resetting cameras we roamed the building a bit then decided to do a sit down in the balcony area facing
the stage. At one point during this sit down, we saw lights coming from an area in the ceiling which seemed to
be generated around the fly floor area. The light would go off in different timed sequences. They
were sparse occuring in 10, 15 and 20 second interverals. At the same time several members were getting chills
and felt very cold although no obvious temperature decreases were recorded. The lights continued to flash in the
ceiling area and we watched them for about 20 minutes before we went to investigate their origin. We could not
find a window area nearby or obvious known source for the lights. This happened at approximately 3:30am.
We asked the stage manager before we left what could cause this light show and pointed out the area to him but he could
not offer us a reason or explanation for the occurance.
is rumored there that a male employee (stage hand/manager) had hung himself in this area. When we asked
the stage manager about this rumor, he debunked it saying it was an urban legend and did not happen. He has been
the stage manager there for over a decade and also denies allegations that the suicide person's name is written
on the wall in the supposed area. PITT was not granted access to the attic due to hazards of an old building. PITT
will be doing more research on this in the future as we plan to conduct more investigations at this site.
are not 100% convinced the "unknown lights" were paranormal. We could not find a source for the lights searched
diligently for an explanation but came up empty. It is also irnoic how these lights happen to occur in the area rumored
of a suicide. We plan to follow up with this in future investigations to see if this enigma happens again.
spending a fair amount of time looking for an explanation to the lights, we headed to the stage area to see it from that
angle. It was not as visible directly under the stage but it was slighly visible in the orchestra pit area. We
continued to monitor it as we continued our sit down on the stage. Many team members felt a very cold chill go
by as we sat there quietly we heard what sounded like a coin was dropped in the seats right in front of us. A team member went to look for the source
and found a small, silver, 4 pronged clip from an ace bandage. Member threw it on the ground and team identified
that was the sound we all heard. This phenomena was recorded on video, audibly, but not visably.
continued our sit down on the stage area as time was getting close for us to pack up and head home. The building seemed
crowded but quiet. Faint voices and footsteps were heard but not picked up on analog recorders. We saw
shadows moving across the back of the theatre and we all felt an extreme temperature drop of cold air move
in. We had a 6 degree temperature drop from the baseline at that time. The temp was recorded between
52 and 54 degrees. Many members saw shadows and felt like we were being watched, or as stated earlier...it felt
prior to packing up for the night, 2 people were discussing an impression. When listening to the tape
of the conversation later, we heard a strange noise followed by a loud thud. The noise sounds like a turkey and
we did NOT hear it (or the thud) while talking as you can tell by listening to the clip, we don't acknowledge the
sound at all. If you slow the recording down, the turkey noise sounds like a woman screaming "Nooo" and then "THUD!". It
is almost as if the faster vibration of the spirit was caught on this clip. No alterations were made
to it, what-so-ever, but we encourage you to slow down the clip and listen, if you have that ability. *This
Sound anomaly is included in the EVP section at the top of the page.*
Click Here for the photo gallery from this investigation!