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Seeking the supernatural at landmark Denison theater

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Is Denison's landmark Rialto Theater haunted? (KTEN) Is Denison's landmark Rialto Theater haunted? (KTEN)
The Rialto Theater on Main Street in Denison opened in 1920. (KTEN) The Rialto Theater on Main Street in Denison opened in 1920. (KTEN)
Ghost hunters use technology to seek out the supernatural at Denison's Rialto Theater. (KTEN) Ghost hunters use technology to seek out the supernatural at Denison's Rialto Theater. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- For almost 100 years, the Rialto Theater on Main Street has been home to musicals, movies, and plays.

But it's also been home to something... or someone... else.

"We're usually on the move, and we don't stop and listen," said Hannah Horsley, the theater's general manager. "But when you do, most people hear something... most people feel something. It's interesting."

After multiple unexplained experiences inside the theater, Horsley decided to bring in some experts.

Vicki Robertson and Rhonda Williams with Ghost Hunters of Sherman Texas said they found more evidence of paranormal activity here than they've seen anywhere else.

"We've been wanting to get into this place for a long, long time!" Robertson said. "This place is active, very active.  Every time we come here, we find something."

The Rialto later brought in a clairvoyant with the ghost hunters to see if they could explain the response.

"We just asked a question: 'What's your name?' And he said, 'Jeff.' We asked his age, and he said he was 24," Robertson said.

After finding so much evidence the first time around, we used ghost-hunting technology to view what appeared to be paranormal activity while walking around the the Rialto.

But the strangest thing during our tour wasn't a ghost-sighting; it was an unexplained scratch on our photographer's arm, something no one could explain.

Robertson and Williams said they will continue to investigate the mystery at the theater.

As for the Rialto, they're investigating the ghost they call "Jeff."

"Every time something happens, we think we'll have an explanation and it always surprises me," Horsley said. "So who knows where we'll go?" 

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