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Capital Theatre’s Séance and Ghost Show

Greeneville

Like the Bonnie Kate Theatre in Elizabethton, there was a very exciting vaudeville act that came to the Capital Theatre, at 104 South Main Street, where, what appeared to be a physical medium showed off his skills.

 

The Greeneville Sun article titled, “Dr. Bey Shan’s Séance And Ghost Show: The Ghost Show That Actually Satisfies An Audience. Weird Type of Show Coming to Capital at 11 P.M. Monday Night”, on March 18, 1939, explained:

 

Many mediums have claimed to make a table float unsupported by any human means, but it remained for [Dr. Bey Shan] to fulfill all requirements and startle scientists by the amazing feat. [Bey Shan] challenged all comers to duplicate the feat as performed by him. Not being satisfied to make it float on the stage, he goes even farther and makes it go out over the audience. Some shows claim to be scary and aren’t. [Bey Shan] has succeeded in producing the most horrifying ending to this séance ever presented on the stage.

 

The first part is devoted to spiritism and is weird enough but the finale will startle you. (The Greeneville Sun)

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