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Indicated by red arrow - location where several people independently reported difficulty in breathing. Top right corner.

Our investigation:

We arrived at the theatre at 7 pm. and met as group in the lobby area. We were greeted by Ian and a fellow co worker who in turn gave us a history of the building, discussed it's present usage, and some of the first and second hand accounts of haunting-type phenomena experienced by both staff (including security) and visitors.

We were then taken on a tour of the building and pointed out areas where these 'apparitions' had been sighted. After setting up our equipment (video - the decision was made not to attempt EVP recordings at this time) we formed into smaller teams of three and proceeded to explore and observe.

Two sensitives from H.R.G (Dee & Anita) were separated and used note pads to write down there impressions as opposed to verbalizing them. Later in the evening when we gathered as a group Anita's notes on the exact description of one apparition with detailed specifics (previously unknown to her or our group) closely matched that of a staff member. Similar impressions of a male 'entity' with a marked "sense of humour" were noted by both.

One area of the theatre particularly stood out as several members of the team experienced identical sensations of difficulty in breathing while we were separated into small groups. This was contained to one small area of a few sq. ft. on the third floor.

One member of P.R.O and staff simultaneously witnessed an "amber ball of light" pass by them at close range while in the stage area.


Backstage area where reports of an apparition seen running down the hall have been made. Note, no accompanying footsteps are ever heard.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to Ian Harper and colleagues. Any future updates will be posted to this page.

Update: December 10th 2001

On Dec. 2nd, 2001 members of P.R.O accompanied by other investigators/researchers affiliated with the now defunct O.P.R.C (Ontario Paranormal Research Coalition) returned to the Du Maurier Theatre.

We returned again in May 2005 with nothing out of the norm occurring at that time.

July 2008: Please see our page entitled
The Enwave Theatre which is the new name for this historic building, and now location of our training seminars. The new report page also contains photos, and EVP.