Seeing thangs: Is the Palladium haunted?

Yes, the Haunted have played the Worcester Palladium. But who knew the Palladium was haunted?

Full details coming tonight at 9 pm on the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, but we had to get skinny from our girl Sylvia at MassConcerts, who was giving ghost tours to rock stars just last weekend. "On Saturday, I helped out Lacuna Coil because they needed space to do a photo shoot," she says. "I took them upstairs to the old offices and they said they felt like they were in the movie The Shining because it was so creepy. Cristina, the lead singer, brought along her digital camera and kept taking photos in hopes of catching something on camera."

So what kind of ghosts are we talking about? What dark secrets lurk in the Palladium's past? "There have been deaths at the Palladium, kids have died during shows over the years, somone once fell from [the] top of [the] roof from a skylight onto the stage," she says. (This report seems to back her up.) "I think there is also some dark history there too with immigrants killed back in early days of Worcester, coupled with the fact that they think that area was built on old Indian burial grounds. Events started escalating with the construction next door of the new courthouse. Gina [the Palladium's GM] got hit in the head with a vase that was nowhere near her. Our maintenance guy got slammed in [the] hand with [a] door, we actually had a guy do EVP (like in the movie White Noise) and even he got freaked out because when he played back the tape it said 'get out.' So he got the hell out. There have never been incidents during shows -- always after or in between show times. We always laugh and say the spirits don't like the music."

Dunno what she's talking about. Proven fact: Ghosts love metal.

While you're watching, check out the shadowy new David Banner jawn . . .

DOWNLOAD: DJ Shadow featuring David Banner and Nump, "Seeing Thangs" (mp3, via SoleSides)

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