6 Most Haunted Venues in the World

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6 Most Haunted Venues in the World

Not for the faint of heart, we invite you to visit these 6 haunted venues to see a show… and maybe more. From stagehands to headliners, encounters with the paranormal have become part of the mise en scène at some of these spaces. Brave enough to see for yourself?

Palais Garnier - The Paris Opera
8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
Palais Garnier ExteriorThough now mainly used for ballet, the Palais Garnier is the very same opera house that served as the inspiration for the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux and the subsequent hit musical, The Phantom of the Opera. The opulent and gilded Second-Empire Beaux-Arts building, constructed between 1861 and 1875 is rumored to house more than just a world-renowned stage (and the Bibliothèque-Museé de l'Opéra de Paris – the Paris Opera Library Museum). The famous chandelier fall during the stage production of The Phantom of the Opera is rooted in fact – one of the extravagant crystal chandeliers in the auditorium did fall in 1896, killing an unlucky construction worker. More importantly, however, legend has it that in the early 20th century, during one of the many renovations of the building, a hidden apartment was unearthed, with some versions of the tale include the discovery of a male corpse. This rumor led to the hit novel and hit play; however, the specter that is most often reported in the Palais Garnier is that of an older woman who reportedly committed suicide and haunts the streets outside the Opera House, searching for her jilted lover – perhaps seeking revenge?
What's Playing: Jean-Philippe Rameau's comedic opera Platée is playing through October 8, while ballet enthusiasts have a slew of performances to choose from, including "20 Dancers for the 20th Century" from choreographer Boris Charmatz, and "Robbins/Millepied/Blanachine" brought to life by choreographer Benjamin Millepied as he pays tribute to masters of dance George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins both through October 11. Subsequently, the Palais Garnier will see a new production from renowned choreographer Anne Teresa De Keermaeker from October 21 through November 8.

The Palais Garnier exterior day. Image c/o Wikimedia Commons


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