Don’t blink, or you might miss it!
Hello – My name is Andrew Warner. I happened to be on the Savoy’s website where I read the ghost story section. I’d like to submit my own ghostly experience to the website.
It’s been a few years since this has happened.
I was involved in the Glace Bay School Band all the years I was able to be in it. I don’t remember what year this was, or how old I was at the time. I was down at the Savoy with members of the band setting up for a concert. There were quite a few of us there that day, but when I ran into the ghost I was alone.
I was downstairs where the dressing rooms are located. Someone yelled that we were done and that everyone was leaving. By the time I made my way up the stairs to backstage, and around the stage curtain, I found that the seating and stage area were deserted. I could hear murmurs of my band mates from the lobby area, so I walked down the steps in front of the stage. (Facing the seats, the stairs would be on the right-hand side).
When I reached the bottom of the stairs, I suddenly had the feeling I was being watched. I looked to my left, and to my surprise, there was a strange figure standing by the wall in the seating area. It looked like a man to me, but I could not really tell. I just continued walking and watching the figure.
When I got to the middle of the seating area the figure just seemed to vanish. It was like there was nothing there.
At that time I did not tell anyone about what I saw. It was a years later when I heard my father mention something about a ghost at the Savoy. At that point, I told him what happened.
Early one morning, while setting up for a private function, a Savoy Theatre employee (who wishes to remain nameless) was startled to find there was someone else using the facilities, even though the worker was supposed to be the only one in the building at the time. “It was about 5:30am, it was still grey and dark outside. I was making my way out of the washroom when one of the stall doors slammed itself shut behind me and then the toilet flushed. I went back to check it out, but I didn’t see anything.”
The employee continued to set up for the function and didn’t want to mention anything to anyone for fear of being laughed at, until a few days later. “We were showing movies for March break and one of the kids came out of the women’s bathroom and told us that while she was standing next to the sink, the water was turning itself off and on. It was then that I told the manager about the flushing toilet.”
The Savoy worker still comes to work alone. “Whatever it was seemed friendly enough, so it’s not something I worry about.”