Are you brave enough to go on a ghost tour of one of Illinois' most notoriously haunted the dark?!?

Old Buildings in Illinois

Honestly, I have a love/hate relationship with old buildings. On one hand, I am fascinated by the architecture and history of old buildings. On the other hand, I know that old buildings have some pretty wacky stories to tell, not all of them pleasant, and the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, Illinois is no exception.

Egyptian Theatre via Facebook
Egyptian Theatre via Facebook

Only In Your State says;

The Egyptian Theatre is a local historical landmark that was built between 1928-29. Originally, more than 100 Egyptian-themed theaters could be found across the United States, but today only a handful remain. DeKalb's theater is the only of its kind remaining east of the Rocky Mountains.

The Egyptian Theater is not only a historic, one-of-a-kind theater in Illinois, but it is also one of the state's most haunted, and they've got the evidence to prove it.

Hauntings of the Egyptian Theatre

I'm assuming many people (like me) believe old buildings are haunted by some kind of spirit, but Egyptian Theatre's website says; " staff, volunteers and patrons have experienced numerous occurrences and reports of alleged ghostly phenomena over the years".


People have reported experiences like;

  • Objects moving on their own.
  • Doors opening on their own.
  • Being tapped on the shoulder when no one is around.
  • Hearing footsteps echoing on an empty stage.

Double yikes!

Haunted Tours of The Egyptian Theatre

If getting chills and chasing spirits is your jam, you have to go on one of the BOO'ze & Spirits Flashlight Tours that the Egyptian Theatre hosts several times a year:

Join the Theatre staff as they share all the secrets and stories with a ‘balcony to backstage’ tour that focuses not only on the history of the building that opened in 1929 but also all of the Theatre’s ghostly guests.

Before you buy tickets for this tour, be forewarned that the entire thing takes place in the dark with only flashlights (and spirits) to guide you.

Tickets to the BOO'ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour usually sell out pretty quickly, so you better click here now to buy them...if you dare.

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