Stories of Spirits, Scoundrels, Legends, Lore, and Ghosts in the Rialto Theater and Downtown El Dorado, Arkansas

Stories of Spirits, Scoundrels, Legends, Lore, and Ghosts in the Rialto Theater and Downtown El Dorado, Arkansas

That’s the sub-title of the new book I’m working on. The main title is Haunted. As you can see from the sub-title, I writing about every person, spirit, and event of interest that happened in downtown El Dorado. From just rumors, to actual gunfights; nothing is off limits. I think you will be surprised at the stories that have popped up since I started the book. I’m up to 250 pages of lore now and adding more every day.

If you have a ghost story or a tale about something like the gallows, which stood where Oil Heritage Park is located, or any other weird or ghostly thing, post it for me to read. I’ve picked up tales of the tunnel from the Rialto basement to the courthouse basement and many other items that will certainly shock some folks—even to how El Dorado was named—and it wasn’t for the ‘Black Gold’ that would come years later.

So let me hear from you. I’ll give you published credit for any stories you have.

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3 thoughts on “Stories of Spirits, Scoundrels, Legends, Lore, and Ghosts in the Rialto Theater and Downtown El Dorado, Arkansas

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  2. La Stranezza says:

    I worked backstage on Woman in Black at the Rialto last fall and it certainly is eerie. Is this basement tunnel by any chance on the Washington St. side of the theatre, next to the stairwell from the wings? Because I always wondered about the strange opening there, and dreaded it. It did not help that my fears were compounded by the nature of the show.

    • rhmason says:

      No, I think the tunnel entrance is beside the stairs on the Jefferson St side of the theater. But there may be more than one entrance—both bricked up after about 50′.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Richard

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