A photographer who is clairvoyant encounters a spirit “mid-torture” at one of the most haunted theaters in Los Angeles underneath the stage at LA’s haunted Globe Theater.
Daniel was a photographer at one of the most haunted theaters in Los Angeles. He also happens to be clairvoyant. Tonight’s story is about the entity he encountered underneath the stage at LA’s haunted Globe Theater.
DANIEL: My name is Daniel and I’m a multimedia designer and photographer. What that equates to is I’ll go around and shoot a lot of nightlife photography videography for different groups across Los Angeles. At the time, this was pre pandemic, I think it was the fall of 2017. I was one of the Globe’s lead photographers in the sense, I would go into their spaces and shoot different nightlife like dance, burlesque shows, golf shows, dance parties, LGBT plus anything of that nature. So this whole experience happened on one of the nights in which I was there and photographing a friend’s burlesque group Cherry Poppins, at their Game of Thrones parody show.
Growing up, my mom probably came out to me at about the age of 13, or 14, that in her own words, she was a clairvoyant, the way she described at the time when she saw or sensed certain things. She had it very young, she always had it at the age of I think she said, seven or eight, she was actually getting a lot of just flack from her mother because at the age of seven, and eight, she was basically having dreams of like people dying, but she would recognize something about them, and then it would actually come true. And it got I think, as freaky as my mom predicted the death of one of her mom’s closest friends, because she saw in a dream and she predicted exactly how it happened.
So the interesting thing going into it was my mom always said that she has three kids. The universe speaks in threes, three different energy levels and stuff. My brother, who’s the oldest, he doesn’t like any of it. My sister who’s the middle child who’s three years older than me, she would always try very hard to have the certain ability or whatever, but she just doesn’t for whatever reason, not that mean, okay against it.
But then me. I would not even try but I was a natural sensor for things. So the Globe Theater, the idea of different I guess you’d say spaces or locations housing certain energies, theaters, in particular in Los Angeles are very fascinating, because theater, in that sense involves a lot of drama, there’s a lot of performance going on a lot of flair, things of that nature. So when you combine certain energies with it, and just over time, things can get a bit murkier. On the Globe’s history’s like, a bit dark, I would say dark in terms of I don’t, I haven’t dived in the history, like in full myself. But what I least perceived is a sense of like a certain I would say like a typical like mob or like a different organized crime like nature, fall 2017 to spring of 2018.
In this period of time, my friends will put on different shows. They had a Game of Thrones burlesque parody show. Dduring the show, there’s a certain jump that you have to do. By jump I mean, during the show, there’s a certain ground that you have to pretty much hop across to get from one photography vantage point to the other photography vantage point in the Globe. What’s hard about it is it’s built in a way that whatever renovations they did, it’s almost like it was built on a different foundation or there’s an under space in it, where in particular, there’s almost like a crawl space. And if you don’t go there’s a crawlspace that connects these two vantage points, and you can almost run through it and it starts in the back of one area, the dressing room area and then it goes all the way to the bathrooms on the other area, the second floor basement bathrooms. If you don’t go that way, you have to go around a one of either wings, that adds a couple of seconds. So during the rehearsal process, they wanted to to particular shots. And this was like each shot was the hard part because it was at the beginning and the end of this jump I almost had to shoot it from behind the stage to then run down the stairs, the like two flights into the dressing room, then through their back up and around the back stairs to then shoot across from the back of the theater.
So at this point, during the rehearsal, I just determined I couldn’t in time, get the shots they wanted by going in either wing. So instead I’ll go through the crawlspace and this is where it got. Yeah, just very very weird.
When I was doing this run, I decided to avoid the wings and use the crawl space. And when I started to enter it, it was that feeling of you’re in a space that it’s not really, I wouldn’t say malice or anything dark against you but it was very just a lot of like sulking or just like very dark, like festering energy, I guess you would say like, there’s something that just wasn’t happy there are a lot of certain acts happen there.
There was just something that wasn’t nice about this room. And as you continue to as I continue to move through, it will go weird about it as the way I perceive certain spaces as a darker energy. They’re either like sticky. Like, if you think of like a movie theater, when you’re exiting, you have like that feeling or that texture of like popcorn and soda on the floor, and there’s that little like crunchy nature, or it’s almost like, the whole weight of the room itself will lean towards that.
So in particular, I felt there was something like dark that was like, kind of on the edges of this crawl space. But off to the side. So like particularly, I think it started on the left, because it almost felt like as I was walking, the room was very large. But I was also leaning kind of to the left. And as I looked up to the opening, I had to exit from the back, it looked like it was miles away, then I did a quick double take back. And I was only a few yards in in the space. But when you look back it like the room just had like that old like Hitchcock effect where you do like the rack, focus pool and everything, it’s much longer. So I felt like I was on like just this really dark Black Desert in a way I guess you would say.
So I would say like certain energies, like the start to get focused or centered in the way of light, the room itself felt off. But as the room itself was feeling off, and you’re moving through, and I’m trying to get to the other side of it, it gets focused in the sense that you almost have something else that’s in there that you can start to feel or it’s almost like you start to get drawn or attracted to something. So as this was going on, it felt like something was starting on the left and the room was leaning that way. And then eventually it almost did like I didn’t visibly see it, but it felt like it turned to the right and the room got heavy on the right. And then it got like behind me. And that’s when I just heard like this little like breathing thing on me and it was the very lightest, like you get like the hairs on the back of your neck and the Goosebumps pose almost like something was doing just the smallest touch like least amount of pressure you can put on someone and I could feel it just kind of on the little the back hairs but then also down around my shoulder a little bit and it felt like it was just like, just very lightly like running it.
So I just at this point knew that it wasn’t the good news is it wasn’t something that was I would say like possessive or dark I didn’t think it would, that’s where things get really freaky when something like it wants to possess you again inside of you or like that’s that stuff like creeps me out a lot. But it was something that was very desperate, which is also not as good too because things like that can follow you, you just have to be very careful about it. And what’s interesting is going back to the idea of collapsing time and space what I like to think of it as is a sense of you also almost have to be in a way consider it because it could almost be this certain spirit that’s like living out the act in their own time that that time is then coinciding currently with what you’re experiencing in your time.
So anything that you could be experiencing or that’s freaking you out, they could equally be as freaked out and in a situation such high tension it is likelygoing to affect the communication between you two.
So going back to it though this thing felt like it was kind of not trying to, I mean not try and get at me but it was like crawling at me and I didn’t appreciate that either. So I just started ahead for the open space too. And as you’re going to the opening things were like getting very tense and like very heavy until find limb member just like as I’m at the open door thing just like that’s when like it started to say like it was very inaudible but like a long lens of like No not like that generic though but was almost like a reverse breathing like like it’s taking in air and trying to talk but something like that nature just a little bit and when things can get to the point of communicating or talking with you on a certain level it shows that you’re either high enough or it’s getting stronger it’s something something enough we’re just in general you want to clear that space so as soon as I got to the opening, I just like move through. Did a little push off brush of it and I ended up being late anyway and missing the time of the shot anyways, I sort of just use the wing but that was I think that was perhaps one of the, I would say most powerful experiences in terms of like contact overall. Yeah, because just like the feeling of it and then like the voice of it too was very strong in that regard.
What it really wanted was to leave the space but I think that the deeper interpretation of that too was the sense of and that’s where I get really freaked out too is you have to keep in mind that again, it felt like it was you can feel the energy in a sense rub off. I knew it felt like the damn thing was like being tortured, or like cut to shit. Like, that’s like what you sense in the moment is whenever it was like crawling up on your you would just feel like, blades, like across your arms. And like I couldn’t really see anything in that regard. I have other experiences where there’s more visual to it. And this one was more like feeling and hearing. But that’s the creepiest part, like looking back on was potentially if I experienced or ran into someone that was like mid torture like being left to die or something like that.
So definitely it was desperate to leave that space. Yeah. As I’m coming up to the door itself, leaving the crawlspace imagine it as if outside of the door is like your typical regular, just hallways like air essence in particular. But picture as you’re then leaving through or trudging to the door and trying to leave the crawlspace it’s that feeling of if you’re at the bottom of a pool, walking forward, like things are just very like weighted and kind of drawn down on you. I knew that thing was desperate because it wasn’t trying to attack me. But it felt like I was both getting pulled back and like kind of like pushed down by like the pressure of water. And right as you’re getting into the space, there was that feeling of almost of a feared resurfacing and you’re pushing your body up through water into air.
The interesting part would be you can argue that in this room right now there are not only us three, but then there’s hundreds of us all around in the room at the same time, moving back and forth and through each other. It’s a matter of a different space and how certain energies it’s just we can’t perceive certain frequencies, we can pretty much collapse time and space to sense them all at the same time. But what if we’re all on the same levels, or where like seances go wrong, is people are too inviting with certain energies that once they have like an invitation they have a certain means to then like go into your surroundings or worse inside of your body use you as a vessel, things of that nature.
So it’s always important to just make sure to just keep yourself at peace and keep your surroundings clear and in the end just never get too frightened by new things. No matter whatever situation you’re in. Always picture yourself as the best and happiest version of yourself and radiating a white positive energy. Because in a sense, whatever you’re experiencing too is probably feeding off of whatever you’re feeling. So the more that you go and feel scared or that something is being hostile with you, the more it’s going to reflect back at you.
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