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Liberty Theater

Astoria, Oregon

This theater is supposedly haunted by a woman, who spends most of her time lurking in the woman’s bathroom. The theater was closed in 1998.

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heather booker says:

January 26, 2006, 5:42 am

she is there I did belive it nor do I belive in ghost
i was in the up stairs bathroom I could hear breathing and a door shut no one else was there i ran down the hall no one was in the hall.

lexigirl007 says:

February 2, 2006, 7:48 pm

its closed so how culd u have?

Nika says:

February 24, 2006, 1:11 am

Do you think it is possible (lol) for her to have broke in?? Oh an if you did break in, do you think anyone would notice?

Cherish says:

March 24, 2006, 9:32 am

well you know she could have gone before it closed, it has only been 8 years since it closed

amanda says:

April 8, 2006, 1:33 pm

i was raised in astoria, and had gone to that theater many times. i never had an excperience but i was told about the haunting a couple of years before it close and it creeped me out. after i heard the story i hated going to the bathroom by myself.

Brittany says:

April 24, 2006, 6:53 pm

okay guys it closed in 1998 FOR RENOVATIONS.. it’s open again now…

Kaelynne says:

June 26, 2006, 6:26 pm


sexygurl says:

August 7, 2006, 6:18 pm

i played a Quija board before,it’s really fun,and scary at the same time,your susposed to ask it questions and stuff oh yeah and me and my freind talked to her grandmother,turns out her grandma’s stuck in this porclin doll that she gave to her when she was little,pretty scray,but what trips me out the most is that the little thingy on the board moves by itself,it really does!!!!!!

Brandy says:

September 14, 2006, 12:53 pm

The Liberty Theater is a cool place. My aunt does the janitorial work there…..and being in there, I have not noticed any incounters so far. She has told me that in the evenings, a male ghost figure sits in the chairs and watches the “plays”. The liberty theater is open again now, and has things that do go on in there too.

Dan Powell says:

October 30, 2006, 8:20 pm

Sweet! I would Love to go and check out the Liberty Theater seems how my B-Day Falls on Halloween It would Be a trip to see a real ghost there.

mary lynn says:

November 5, 2006, 10:16 pm

that is cool but who is the lady i should go there tommorow i have to anyway for my friend;s play it is really nice inside if you can vist you should just wacth yourself on the stairs a boy or a man named bob or something like that he follows you

Arika Farner says:

December 8, 2006, 2:28 pm

Whoa!!! I would so go into that theater!!! I LOVE to be in the thrill of the unnatural.

Redd says:

February 22, 2007, 12:57 pm

The Liberty has since reopened and has undergone a multi-million dollar remodel and restoration. There are many different shows performed there throughout the year; it is once again a hub for entertainment in Astoria.

Ice Queen says:

March 3, 2007, 4:17 pm

why does the woman hant the bathrooms,anyways?it sounds interesting, but it’s deffinately NOT scary.

april says:

July 12, 2007, 7:39 pm

can we see pictures of haunted theatre in astoria

sidi ray says:

July 13, 2007, 6:45 pm

You people think everything is haunted!I bet no one even thought it was haunted.Why would someone huant the bathroom?This story is so scary!LOL!Three words people get a life!

Joe Altieri says:

July 15, 2007, 10:19 pm

I remember a chat with the former metaphysical
bookstore owner downstairs, where the cafe is now
before the big multi-million renovation … She was
genuinely afraid to go upstairs, because of noises,
boxes moving/falling by themselves, etc .. the local
network of psychics here always knew about the “man”
upstairs, some say they even saw him, but oddly, the
stories were always suppressed … now the new
director of the Liberty Theatre says she welcomes
all paranormal investigators, but most have moved
on to some of the many other buildings in Astoria,
and I was only upstairs briefly, a year ago, on
a photo assignment for The Daily Astorian at that
time …
If anyone who was involved with the bookstore is
still around, feel free to contact me, as I have
heard there still is quite a Wiccan underground
here … thanks

cristeen says:

August 1, 2007, 2:37 pm

i need to know if there any other places in astoria that are badley haunted

cristeen says:

August 1, 2007, 2:39 pm

if anyone knows anything on haunted anything in astoria email me at its really inportant that i know

Jessi -gurl says:

August 25, 2007, 9:04 pm

Thats kinda creepy but it would be gross if she was watching you go to the bathroom!!!!!LOL

coral says:

October 11, 2007, 8:23 pm

I’ve heard that battery russel is haunted, and theres rumors about the flavel house, and even the job corps building.

amanda says:

November 14, 2007, 8:40 pm

i actually heard that the flavel house is haunted also. i was told that a lamp or light in the top tower of the flavel house will just turn on sometimes at night and no body is there. never actually saw it but would love to just sit near by and see if it really does.

Jessy says:

November 17, 2007, 3:41 pm

This is almost like the elsinore theatre,A girl fell off the balcony and now she haunts the place were she fell.And a boy went to the mens restrooom and got killed they say u can still see the blood in the mirror.

Tara says:

November 19, 2007, 1:11 pm

I was raised in and around Astoria–Olney & Warrenton.
I’m positive there are hauntings in Astoria and the area. My aunt lives in the oldest house standing in Warrenton and the feeling of our deceased relatives of 4 or 5 generations just oozes through me when I visit her house, particularly my great grandma who died the year I was born.
BUT-There is a huge old house in the extra steep area of Astoria, I don’t know the street because I was about 8 years old–my mom was a private duty nurse for an elderly couple named the Macy’s. Would have been 1978. Does anyone know who the Macy’s were and which house they owned?
That house – I was only 8 but I swear there were old musty feeling ghosts, particularly on the second floor.
I think there is a third floor also.
There are other places that made me get goosebumps.

crysta says:

January 9, 2008, 12:39 am

Hello all, I live in Astoria. I went to the Liberty once , after the renovation. Its rumored that you can see the woman in the mirror.. I didnt see her. The bunkers rock. What fun and creepy at dusk. I would like to know who has the oldest house in warrenton, we owned the second oldest house, and Granny had the OLDEST house here. Till we had to tear it down, it was leaning so far…e-mail me if you know… (tara??)

Raya says:

January 18, 2008, 10:20 pm

The extra steep area you’re talkign about, Tara is A Street, and the name of the house is the Flavel House. A lot of people have talked about it previously in this thread. It’s very cool. I’d like to go in there sometime. It was closed for cleaning or something the last time I was in Astoria.

Jeanne Hansen says:

January 21, 2008, 12:01 am

OMG! I used to work at the Liberty Theatre when it was still in operation as a movie theatre.You definetly get a weird feeling in the women’s bathroom…always have…But that’s nothin’ compared to the feeling you get when you go downstairs…to I guess it was a basement of sorts…They kept the ice machine down there…So we HAD to go down there…You got so scared by whatever you felt down there that you just wanted to run….I think I only went down there once alone and never again after that.There was also a locked door down there we never got into…I heard that whenthey remodeled it they found a bunch of really old movie posters in there…It’s haunted for sure…and whatever was in the basement wasn’t good…I never saw a ghost but you could feel them there.

Skitzo503 says:

February 12, 2008, 5:42 pm

If you can’t spell “Ouija Board” then you deffinatley shouldn’t be playing with them.
They are not toys and shouldnt be used by those who do not know how to correctly open & close the board.

cassie says:

March 17, 2008, 4:41 pm

this sounds really scary

samantha says:

March 18, 2008, 6:36 pm

thats cool i go thare all the time

letnahc says:

May 9, 2008, 1:26 am

hey brittany is right my dad lives in astoria an I see people go in there all the time

amanda says:

May 20, 2008, 11:56 pm

HI, don’t mean to criticizes but the street RAYA, but the street that the flavel house is on, is 8th street not A street. i use to live three blocks from the flavel house.

i really wish i could find other places that were haunted in astoria. i’ve tried to google but i don’t get much. if any one knows a website or some such send me a message to my email. make sure you put what the subject is cause if i don’t know who sent it i won’t open it. thanks much appricated.

Raven says:

May 21, 2008, 12:22 pm

i live in astoria. i was wondering if anyone knows any hauntings went on at the job corps campus? also, any other good places in astoria? i know about the elliot hotel and the liberty theatre but what about the other places?!

krislyn says:

June 17, 2008, 2:22 pm

I have seen that ghost before she is all dressed in white an she had black hair and when she looks at you it looks like she is screaming at you but you can’t hear eney thing{I screamed though and ran out told my mom and she did’ent belive me so I took her up there and she screamed at me and you could actuly hear her!!!!!!!}It was creepy

Ron says:

August 9, 2008, 3:05 pm

I have yet to go to the Astoria Theater, but I have heard there are some hauntings over at Ft. Stevens near the Battery.

Niki says:

August 21, 2008, 8:53 pm

Downtown Astoria is built on a maze of tunnels. I wouldn’t be suprised if there were some unexplained things that happen there. They supposedly were used to “shanghei” people…although I have lived in astoria and have never seen anything unexplained. I used to go to the liberty all the time as a kid before it as renovated and never saw anything

Steve says:

September 3, 2008, 12:33 am

How can a website or blog talk about haunted Astoria without mentioning the Officer’s Inn Bed and Breakfast? Sure, I own it (me and the bank). I’m a little skeptical, but some of our guests are not!

B-Rad says:

September 28, 2008, 6:28 pm

I don’t know if this would qualify as an experience or not, but I used to live in Astoria before the Liberty theater was closed. I watched several movies in there and never really had any problems. Except one time when I watched a movie there with my best friend and we both were joking around about wanting to experience some type of supernatural activity. Well the movie started and about 5 minutes into it, the radio started to play through the theater speaker system over top the movie’s sounds. It was pretty loud and we complained to the staff and they said they didn’t know why it was doing that and they couldn’t make it stop. So they gave us some free movie tickets for our troubles.

tyler moore says:

November 2, 2008, 9:21 pm

i cleaned that place once with a friend and her mom, it was pretty creepy, especially when they told me the story behind it all and then made me clean the ladies bathroom but that was the first time ive been in a ladies restroom, maybe there all that creepy.

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November 25, 2008, 4:34 am

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Egypt Allens says:

May 12, 2009, 8:51 pm

My family and I were visiting the liberty theater because a concert was going on there.I was standing by the stairs and my mom took a picture of me.She later developed the photos and it was put on our computer.There was something in the picture behind me,like a double image or something.

Brian Partridge says:

May 26, 2009, 3:58 pm

I Have Been to The Liberty Theater while I was living in astoria and I
remeber walking around The theater I got this feeling like something or
someone was wacthing me it creeps me out

Kurt and Hailey says:

August 10, 2009, 1:56 pm

My Friend and I were watching a movie once and he reached for his popcorn in the seat next to him and it was freezing cold, and he saw a gohst’s haze next to him and he ran out. But the theater has been reopened for plays.

Imafull Uvit says:

August 23, 2009, 11:52 pm

Oh my friend said she passed out in the bathroom and when she woke up the ghost was unzipping her pants and humming the theme song to Rocky, after a few minutes of being fondled by the spirit she ran out of the bathroom and rarely goes back.

tyler moore says:

August 26, 2009, 8:35 pm

ok i need to know who past out in the bathroom lets get names

mckenna louise aldrich says:

October 10, 2009, 12:43 am

guess what ? i just found out that i have a dirty warty bushy smelly vag that i need to scratch 24 seven. im also a fat ****

Tammi says:

October 14, 2009, 8:01 pm

The Liberty theater re-opned in 2006

DK Ward says:

March 13, 2010, 8:17 pm

The theatre was closed in 1998 for renovation. It re-opened in 2002. There is another ghost reputed to also haunt the theatre. He’s known to the locals as Handsome Paul, who purportedly wears a suit & was a pimp who murdered one of his ladies–who is the restroom restless spirit aforementioned–by throwing her off the theatre balcony when she apparently decided to leave his employ. Nice guy. Makes some decide to remain single…

ironmatter says:

June 1, 2010, 6:43 pm

i have lived in the seaside-astoria area all my life. ihave heard of several haunted places around, but i think if you want to have your best bet, go to battery russel at night and wander around the old hillside bunkers and many cavernous spots. i dont recall any reports of sightings, but many noises and temp variances. i know several people who have witnessed the ghost at liberty theatre and a few who have also witnessed events at the flavel house.

chris Newton says:

June 7, 2010, 11:51 pm

I went to a meet and greet ( with the actors from The Goonies) yesterday at the Liberty theater. Every picture I took didn’t turn out. One had Sean Astin engulfed in flames. Another had Richard Donner with a flowing red thing on the left of him and a skeletal claw hand on the right side of him.
None of which were there when I took the picture. I showed the owner and
she told me that she thought it was the ghosts. Another theater worker said the theater was haunted and that the ghosts were in the picture! The
pictures will not upload to the computer. All my other photos uploaded.
But these wouldn’t!

hailey says:

July 1, 2010, 9:46 pm

ive been there a few i have been to the bathroom there and its not scary
but my dad and a friend was there before it closed and his friend saw a male figure and ran out the theatre

mrs.williams says:

August 30, 2010, 2:40 am

4 years ago I attended a concert and was in the bathroom downstairs and went to wash my hands a relatively tall lady in a long dress I caught out of the corner of my eye walked out of the bathroom I thought it was funny cause I was the only in there and I hadn’t seen or heard anyone until it she got to nearing of the door.. at the time i’d not heard this story i just found out a year or so ago. Those bathrooms are hella creepy though.S

Rachel says:

October 5, 2010, 4:10 pm

Its open now. It has been for the last 5 or 6 years. They closed it when they renovated it.

Paul Sherman says:

October 12, 2010, 3:03 pm

RE: The Ft. Stevens Ghosts

I own a house in Hammond, very near Ft. Stevens that is supposed to be haunted. I’ve felt the presence and had a latched door open. One of my tenants was told by a woman to get off the couch and got to bed (he was alone), and a visitor asked me if I knew the house was haunted. My new wife is unaware of all this; I don’t want to tell her and scare her.

apey says:

October 22, 2010, 6:59 pm

this is a comment for cristeen. There is another place that is totally haunted, but you have to be a student there. It’s at tongue point jobcore… Residence one is very haunted, it’s cool though and scary at times but there nice spirits…

Barbara says:

October 23, 2010, 2:48 pm

I am the current janitor of the Liberty Theater and I can honestly say that yes it is haunted but it’s not that creepy. I hear noises all the time and have actually had the lights go out while in the lower lobby which you could say is part of the basement and heard a womans voice behind me

susan says:

December 14, 2010, 5:01 am

the flavel house, is haunted i got gift and can see speak to Ghosts and spirits there a lot place in Astoria that are haunted

Clare says:

January 30, 2011, 1:07 pm

The Flavel house is haunted, it was like at 11 at night, my family and i were driving by cause they just picked me up from the airport in Portland and we were driving home. I looked out the window, i don’t know why but it felt like something was drawing me to look at it. I look at the bay windows were Mrs. Flaval like to watch the ocean to see if she could she her husbands ship (or at least that was what i was told). A older looking lady was staring at me, she was in a victorian styled dress.It was the weirdest thing that i have ever seen, i asked if anyone else in the car saw her,(cause i was tired, it was like 11 at night we were all tired) they said “no”. But later that night my sister comes up to me and says “Clare i think i saw her, Mrs. Flavel”. i told some of my friend i go to school with most of them saw Mrs. Flavel one time or another.I always look at that spot when we are driving through, I didn’t see her again or least not yet.

DANIEl says:

October 24, 2011, 2:56 pm

i lived in astooria my whole life i never expernced somthing upstaris at the liberty but down in the basement i alweays got a weird feeling would always feel like somthing was wathcing me in there and yes there is tunnels underground the my family owns a building in downtown and i have go about 25ft into the tunnels through the doors in the basement of there building got such a creepy feeling i ran out and never went back

Chris Hays says:

October 24, 2011, 6:46 pm

the liberty is back open for concerts and plays.

Chris Hays says:

October 24, 2011, 6:49 pm

the old flavel manison thats falling down is haunted. me and my buddys went in side to check things out and we had that feeling of being watched and creaky stairs and no body was upstairs

Maggie says:

November 10, 2011, 5:34 am

To those who keep trying to get into the old Flavel House, please just stop it. To Chris Hayes – was it you and your buddy who threw the balustrade through the window of the old Flavel house in order to get in? Neighbors are trying to keep people OUT of the house so that they don’t do anymore damage to it, so anyone reading this, knock it off and stay OUT of the old Flavel house, we are now watching the old Flavel house full time, 24 hours a day and we WILL call the police if we see you lurking around the house.

Nicole says:

December 2, 2011, 1:43 pm

Hi, I lived in the historical area of Ft Stevens for a few years. We were in the old officerss homes. In discussions with our neighbor, we found that both sides were haunted (they are duplexes). I often saw a shadow of a tall man. Sometimes in a top hat. We would smell maple syrop in the kitchen at the most unlikely times, right where the old stove was piped in. Our neighbor had many encounters and sightings.
About the old delapitated Flavel House. That is my favorite house in the area. We have been here for 3 years now, and I would give my right arm to see the inside of that place. Wish there were tours. I wouldn’t go in illegally.

Jesse says:

December 11, 2011, 3:33 pm

Many of you commenting here really should consider re-taking an English class or, at the very least, getting a dictionary! Please…take some personal pride in how you represent yourselves!!

Heather Booker says:

December 23, 2011, 5:24 am

Okay it has been a long time since i wrote about being there, NO i didn’t brake in and yes it was close, but my husband was in the Army NG at camp rilea and we used it for are men and women.I don’t care if you believe me or not but you must not live here because it has been open for many types of events.

Sharon-Shay Walsh says:

July 31, 2013, 11:27 am

I live in Long Beach, right across the Astoria Bridge in Washington and there is a lot of history with the Liberty Theater. Actually all around here. I’ve lived here for over 30 years.
The female and the male ghosts are both there. The man that sits in the upper lvl was murdered in that seat and pushed over the side. The woman that walks back and forth in the hallway, (not just the bathroom) was the mans lover. The woman’s former lover found out they were meeting in the theater in secret and behind his back. He sat behind them and watched until she went out into the hallway to either go to the bathroom or go to the lower level. Her former lover slit the mans throat from behind and pushed him over the side balcony. Then he walked out towards the hallway and found her walking back and tried to hold and slice her throat. He stabbed her a couple times and she got away and ran down the hall to the bathroom where she ended up dying. She did not know that she was bleeding to death when she locked herself in the bathroom. They say she does not believe that she is dead. That is why she walks back and forth. To watch for the killer to leave so she can run away. Sometimes people (workers) could hear her sobbing, And the guy she was there with is always spotted walking to the seat he was sitting in before being murdered, and sitting down to watch the show. It was even documented on AM Northwest.I’ll try to find where the episode is and post it here, if I find it.

lee says:

October 31, 2013, 3:14 pm

Liberty theater is defiantly not “closed”. I live in Astoria and there is way more haunted **** around here then the liberty. Officers Inn bed and breakfast, Fort Stevens, Flavel house. Know your **** before you start a big *** argument that results in you looking like a fool.

mary says:

November 21, 2013, 8:08 pm

hey cristeen there is the hess house but it was torn down but the land is probally still haunted :)

lori wangen says:

November 4, 2014, 6:36 am

The Rio Cafe is suppose to be haunted in Astoria as well. Was there having lunch and the owner was telling us about some of the experiences there. It use to be a brothel upstairs that is haunted also.

Katelynn Millan says:

November 9, 2014, 5:04 pm

It would be amazing to visit this place one day. I have traveled through Astoria before, just never stopped. Adding this to my bucket list…

Rich says:

April 5, 2015, 8:10 pm

I ran the movies and cleaned after in the 80,s, I have been all through every inch of the place, the upstairs was never open to public cept the bathroom and the few who snuck on to the balcony, The basement was creepy, the mens was down there and ohh yes the locked door, actually 2 of them, 1 was snack bar suplies and the other well we didnt like it in there, all the Marque letters was in there and lots of junk, very creepy **** indeed, I was 19 or 20 and still had the feeling that evil was own there, but the real spooky **** was not down there, it was behind the stage and below the stage in all the old dressing rooms and a maze of tunels under the town block, saw many a strange shadow figures and weird **** down there, I never went down there much, id just rock the stereo over the PA and clean and get the hell out…

dor says:

July 9, 2015, 1:48 pm

I live in a house that people say is haunted because a niceghost died in my parents bedroom.I wanna meet him. We are members of the historic thing so we can go into the flavel house. It is really cool. But the theater reopened again and the reason of astoria being haunted is because it is the oldest city.

Jason says:

August 9, 2015, 2:20 pm

Worked there for two years… There is a man that watch’s the stage occasionally. But the ice room. That’s where it is. Anyone who’s spent time there knows what I’m talking about. Take a right before the men’s bathroom down below. Had to prop the door open for fear of not being able to open it after it shut. A very real fear, that’s all I felt there.

Jes says:

September 16, 2015, 9:00 pm

Where are the entrances to the tunnels in Astoria? No one will talk about them nor can I find any maps or permits showing anything underground. someone email me

Whatevs says:

April 4, 2016, 12:06 pm

The Liberty theater is haunted by a young girl who’s boyfriend murdered her there, they say that she locked herself in the women’s bathroom before he killed her which is why she haunts the bathroom (at least that is the story my grandma would tell me and she lived in Astoria all of her life)

An actor for the theatre says:

June 28, 2016, 11:58 pm

The theatre is haunted by her, but there are others. There are twins who hide backstage and giggle at night. There’s a ghost on the balcony who helps put chairs up when people leave. And there are many many many more.

Izac says:

March 2, 2017, 2:11 pm

It’s not closed. I live in Astoria. But it is haunted

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