DFW Ghost Stories: Spirits Take Their Final Bow At The Arlington Music Hall

ARLINGTON, TX — The Arlington Music Hall is a beautiful throwback theater, with a rich history.

“The hall was built in 1949 and opened in 1950 as a movie theater,” said Claud Smith III, the music hall's creative curator. “It has been a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, and has also been the home to Johnny Hye’s Country Music review… and about a year and a half ago Carrie Moon and a group of investors bought the hall and decided to basically bring it back to life.”

But it might not just be the theater itself that has come back to life…

“We do have at least one ghost, I think we’ve got three,” Smith explained. “Our major ghost, his name is Fred… I’ve been here at night working by myself and what you hear are the seats going up and down or you’ll hear doors opening and closing, things like that, and you know nobody else is here, and so I’ll just come out onto the stage and I’ll say ‘Fred, I’m here to help the hall, we’re trying to make it better, trying to get more people here so they know what a great place it is’ and immediately everything just stops.”

Well that paranormal activity may not have stopped when we arrived. Our camera picked up a piece of audio while it was all alone in an empty room, that almost sounds like a deep breath.

And a photo was taken during the evening, in which the flash is mysteriously blotted out and two strange white dots can be seen at the end of the hall.

A shadow seems to blot out the flash in this photo, and two white dots can be seen at the end of the hall (Photo: Tim Roberts)

A shadow seems to blot out the flash in this photo, and two white dots can be seen at the end of the hall (Photo: Tim Roberts)

Our first thought was a finger in front of the lens, but when testing that we got a bright flare, not a shadowy darkness.

Of course there are undoubtedly dozens of explanations that don’t involve ghosts, but whenever weird things happen in weird places, you can’t help but connect the dots.

So whatever the answers, there does seem to be enough going on at the Music Hall to make you think that the spirits of the past have come back for one final curtain call.