Every theatre has a ghost, they say, and The Burdekin Theatre, of which Billy was Manager for 15 years, is no exception!
Billy says: In 1987 the Burdekin Shire was hit by Cyclone Aivue. Winds of up to 250 kph raged through the area, causing widespread devastation. Three or four people were killed - one of them was theatre electrician Alex Bain. A memorial stone with a plaque was erected in the theatre grounds. On stormy, rainy nights, depending on how strong the winds and rains are, a person in work clothes who looks like Alex moves very quickly towards the front glass doors of the theatre with what looks like a tool box under his arm, tries to knock on the doors but there is no sound. The figure then turns around and heads back towards the memorial stone. This happened five times from 1998 until just before I left the Burdekin (2002). I only saw “Alex” twice. No matter how old or young a theatre is, ghostly sparks seem to fly around them!!!