Situated on Marine Road West in Morecambe is the old and decaying Alhambra Building. Today the building houses an antique shop and disco with bars.
The theatre was gutted by a serious fire in 1970 and rebuilt as a disco. Built in 1901 the building was known as Alhambra Theatre and served as such. Some of the building was converted into a cinema in 1930. Before the fire, owner Eddie Morrell was known for the pantos the theatre hosted.
There are neither records of anyone having being killed in the 1970s fire that are easily available on the Internet nor mentions of death or murder in the building. However, Twitter speculation from paranormal investigators suggests that there may be a dark entity in the building; a murderer or worse.
The Alhambra Building is situated on the same line as the haunted Morecambe Winter Gardens. The Winter Gardens are between the pier and Marine Road Central. The old theatre is only five minutes walk down Marine Road West.
A common theory that surrounds the Morecambe Winter Gardens is that it is the sight of a spiritual clash between good and evil; there reportedly a ‘good side’ and an ‘evil side’ to that building. Could all the energy generated by the nearby Alhambra theatre have been enough to draw attention of those awoken spirits?
It is said that staff in one disco bar and perhaps in the antiques shop (which has stocked terracotta warriors) have heard whispering voices and other strange sounds. There are unconfirmed reports that EVP tests have provoked some form of high frequency responses.
The TV show Most Haunted Live scheduled an investigation of the building for the 26th of October.
In Pure Spirit
Have you been inside any of the Alhambra Building? What was it like? Could you sense anything dark?