While locking up one night, he saw a chair on the stage slide effortlessly all by itself across the stage.
One evening, while Sam Kinison was on the stage of the original showroom, Clark was next door, closing up the main showroom. As he heard Sam Kinison go through his comic routine, getting louder and louder as was his custom, Clark heard a low buzz of voices, which got louder and louder. When Sam reached his trademark scream, Clark heard the voices angrily chanting, "It's him. It's him. It's him."
The ghosts did their best to dissuade Sam from performing. They messed with the lights, and interfered with the sound system, annoying Sam. One night, Sam boldly challenged the ghosts to show themselves. The lights all went out.
One quiet afternoon, Blake was playing a video game in a room near the kitchen. He suddenly felt a presence watching him, about 3 feet behind him. Looking out of the corner of his eye, he saw a man dressed in a WW 2 brown leather bomber jacket. Turning to say something to him, Blake could see right through the man, who faded away right before his eyes.
That same afternoon, this same man in the brown leather bomber jacket, appeared in a third floor office in front of an assistant, Debbie. He was crouching in a corner, terrified. He faded away before her eyes. It seems that he may have been killed in this office, by an associate of Mickey Cohen.
Because of the experiences that people have gone through in the basement, it is thought that the basement is the heart of the building, because that is where the Mob tortured and /or killed those who had displeased them.
In 1982, Dr. Taft and his UCLA parapsychology team came to investigate the The Comedy Club because of all the activity of the ghosts. When they got to the backstage area by the dressing rooms, two coins fell from the ceiling. When they got to the basement, the psychic Dr. Taft suddenly was overcome by agonizing pain in his legs. He had picked up the horrible pain some unfortunate soul had suffered, inflicted by someone else. One torture tactic of the Mob was to break legs and knees.
- Blake himself had a terrifying experience there one
early morning at 3 AM. He had heard a low "guttural growl" coming
from the basement. Blake bravely went down to investigate. The
padlocked gate in front of the basement was bending out, like
something was pushing, trying to get out. The gate suddenly snapped
back into place. But before his eyes, he saw a huge black form now
standing in front of the gate, an entity that radiated evil and
malevolence. Blake didn't stick around to see what it would do, and
flew up the stairs and out of the building.
In fact Blake doesn't go into the basement at all any more, ever since a piece of black cardboard fell from nowhere, hitting his hand, while he and a friend were in the basement. He turned the cardboard over, and his name was scrawled on it. It knew his name! Yikes!!
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