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The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:01:53 AM »
Its sad to see how many historic building have been knocked down in the name of progress.

One such building was Her Majesties Theatre on Queen Street Brisbane. As you can see below it was fine old theatre with no doubt much history?

A a dark link to the paranormal?

It was alleged to be haunted by a late night spectre always seem at the exact same time 2.30 am.

To be continued.....

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Re: The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 10:06:42 AM »
As you can see it was a different era. there was no such thing as home entertainment. People went out and things and went to formal occasions. As you can see the theatre was well patronized in 1914.

You could imagine the stories the walls could tell if it had survived the destruction of development boom of the 1970's.

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Re: The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 10:37:42 AM »
In 1913 there was the strange story printed in the newspapers of day in regards to a strange haunting in relation to the theatre.

A Nightwatchman by the name of Talbot had been seeing a fleeting strange apparition around 230 am on regular basis. So puzzled by this he and two police officers tried to apprehend this mysterious apparition.

The police officers names was Mclean and Mulally both constables in the Brisbane police force in 1913. They set up a trap to catch this strange visitor in the night.

The apparition of a Grey Man with no distinct features came from a shop across the road to theatre the police and nightwatchman followed the apparition in the blind alley next to theatre and the apparition vanished in the shadows. The constables with their torches searched the alley carefully and discovered to their bafflement that where was no place to hide or escape.

To this day it became a local mystery now almost forgotten.

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Re: The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 12:49:03 PM »
The Story was from the Armidale Express and New England general advertiser dated 12th of august 1913.

You can see the newspaper report below.

For those guests who cannot see the newspaper story pasted below. I suggest joining the forum.

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Re: The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:54:30 PM »
As stated before the old buildings was demolished to make way for the new buildings of glass and steel.

Does the grey made still haunt the scene in a modern building now?

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Re: The Grey Man of Her Majesties Theatre: Brisbane QLD
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 11:10:41 AM »
This story poses an interesting question can a ghost of former location actually haunt a new building in its place?

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