Friday, November 5, 2010
A Ghost Story for my Son
The Gray Man is a ghost that haunts the Theatre Royal in London. The Theatre Royal is one of the oldest theatres in London and is filled with plenty of history. The Gray Man haunts this old theater dressed in clothes that appear to be around 250 years old. He is not like other ghosts. He doesn't haunt the theater in the dark terrifying people from the shadows. Instead he is usually seen in the afternoon during the times when the actors are rehearsing. The actors know the gray man well. In fact, he is a welcomed figure in the theater. Apparently, he always appears to the actors if the show they are in is going to be a hit. He is so infamous, that if he doesn't appear, the actors become anxious. They know that their show is going to flop if they don't see him. The Gray Man has also been known to help actors. One actress was paralyzed by stage fright, but when The Gray Man put his hand on her back, the stage fright vanished.
There are many theories as to who The Gray Man is, but my favorite is the most mysterious story. In 1860 when they were doing renovations to the theater they found a skeleton bricked up in one of the walls of the theater. The skeleton had a knife in its ribs. No one knows who the bones belonged to but many believe that whoever he was, he still wanders the theater.