Sunday, October 10, 2010

Purgatory


So why is a big empty lot on 31st and N. Classen supposed to be scary?  Well this used to be the spot of Club Purgatory, a heavy metal club where a group of partiers supposedly fell from from the balcony and died.  Before that, the club was the site of an Episcopal Church where it's rumored a priest hanged himself.  When I lived in this area as a kid, every time I passed the church turned night club I would get a creepy feeling and I still get that feeling just passing the empty lot. 

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any pictures online of what it used to look like, but we can use our imagination Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

  1. I found this little one... with ghost stories.

    http://www.ghouli.org/PURGATORY/ClubPurgatory.htm

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  2. Oh yes, I remember this club. I think it went through several name changes. I went there a couple of times but it wasn't called purgatory at that time. They also had live music there sometimes.

    Do they still have The Wreck? And Angles?

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  3. The Wreck Room is still there. I think Angles recently closed. Hopefully not for long! It was pretty.

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  4. Cool! I used to sneak out my window and spend all night dancing at the Wreck when I was in HS. Fun times!

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  5. It was club infinity before it was purgatory and after infinity it turned into an 18 to enter club...I hung out there 3 times a week at least. The balcony collapsed when it was still club infinity, there were to many people dancing on the balcony and it collapsed onto the bar below it, I don't remember if anyone actually died in the accident

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