The story behind the Embassy Theatre’s ghost

Embassy Theatre (Photo courtesy of the Embassy's website)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Historic Embassy Theatre first opened in 1928. Back then, it was known as the Emboyd Theatre. Over the years, with all the changes the theatre has experienced, one thing- or person- has stuck around.

“We have a very well-known ghost here at the Embassy by the name of Bud Berger,” the Embassy’s Barb Richards said.

Photo of Bud Berger
Photo of Bud Berger

Bud Burger was the theatre’s beloved stage manager, taking care of all the stars from the 1930s through the 50s. He even lived there, caring for each inch of the theatre. And even death wasn’t enough to take him away from the place he loved.

“When Bud passed away in the ’70s he asked that his ashes be spread across the theatre’s roof and they did that. He’s haunted the building ever since,” Richards said.

Don’t believe it? Watch the video above to hear stories of Bud haunting the building. To mysterious phone calls, to a light that won’t turn off, most everyone at the theatre has a story about Bud.

All week, NewsChannel 15 will be airing other stories of northeast Indiana spooks on Nightcast at 11p.m.

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