On this episode of Ghost Hunters, TAPS travels to Joliet, IL to check on the historic Rialto Square Theater, where the ghost of a little boy has all employees and crew on edge.
Back in the 1920s, this theater hosted famous entertainers and vaudeville stars. But today's unseen visitors are stealing the show! People have been touched, seen objects moved and heard a child's laughter when no child was present.
In the 1930s, a little boy named Kevin was hit by a car in front of the theater, and many believe his is the ghost that haunts the historic site. His shadow has been spotted several times and visitors even tried to have him removed from an all-girl's party! One child even reported playing with a little boy named Kevin, when there were no other children there. Whoa.
And Kevin is not alone! There's a woman in white who haunts the balcony and plays the organ. TAPS is on call to help sort out these spirits and make employees feel safe at work.
Side note! Amy is on maternity leave, which means she can't help out in this huge building. Jason's daughter Haylee is on site, with KJ and newbie Ashley to help pick up the slack.
The investigation turns up some interesting results. Steve is freaked out by a moving shadow, but it can't be seen on the big screen. KJ and Britt chase shadows in the coatroom, and they both see what COULD BE the lady in white on the balcony. WOW.
In the star's dressing room, Steve and Jason find that the EMF levels are at dangerously high levels. The room is so unsafe that it's messing up their monitors! The high levels could give power to the spirits, but it could also make people hallucinate and feel extremely uncomfortable.
In the auditorium Ashley and Adam see a shadow running around the aisles, it's small. Is it Kevin?! Meanwile Tango and Steve see the shadow shaped like a woman in the rotunda. This entire place is freaky!
Analysis of the footage produces audio of a child's laugh, video of the shadows and a strange light in the shape of a person moving across the balcony. As a paranormal researcher, such evidence is the Holy Grail!
The Rialto Theater—altogether a great case!
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