October 29th 2013
October 29th 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
more than a century, energy from entertainers, shop owners, customers, bootleggers and others has seeped into the bones of the former Opera House.
Now known as the Haunted Opera House, the building retains remnants of that energy — unseen and unheard to the average visitor.
“Activity is everywhere in the building,” said owner Dave Triska, a paranormal researcher for 10 years. “The first night, I saw more activity than anywhere else.”
Triska sells antiques on the first floor of the 1904 brick building, is renovating the second floor into living quarters and allows “ghost hunters” to use the third floor. Paranormal activity has been found on all floors, but the third floor — once home to a Masonic Star Lodge — seems to be most active.
Triska and others have encountered a hostile spirit on that floor — perhaps someone who used to be a “tyler” (or “tiler”), that is, a lodge member who kept unauthorized people away from the secret proceedings. Most of the activity, he said, seems to take place at the small room where the tyler would have stood guard.
“His job would have been very important,” Triska said.
No one can say they are bored this weekend because there is a lot of great activities for people of all ages going on in the Hoopeston Community.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hoopeston, Ill. – The community of Hoopeston didn’t let a little rain get in the way of raising money for their local emergency responders. On October 5, 2013, several Hoopeston businesses and organizations came together to put on a fundraiser for their “Hometown Heroes” that raised over $16,000 to replace damaged emergency equipment from the recent tire factory fire.
October 24, 2013
Women Making a Difference
October 50/50 Winners