As I looked over toward my husband/bandmate while playing guitar in the middle of a song, I saw a figure out of my peripheral vision that appeared to be sitting in the nook of the room, basically trapped there by the soundboard. I thought to myself, “wow that guy either really likes our music, or is stuck there for the entire show”.
Later in the set, I looked over again to communicate a change in the song with Carlos. The figure was still there in my peripheral vision. I felt a calm energy from this male figure, as if he was happy to be there and was enjoying the show.
As soon as we finished our set, I looked over at the actual chair and it was empty. There was no way the person sitting there could have escaped that corner until we moved the soundboard and some of our gear. It was my second ghost sighting within a week.
Olomouc is in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic. It is one of the larger towns outside of Prague and is host to the oldest university in Moravia and the second oldest in the Czech Republic. We performed in an underground art gallery with beautiful stonework and arches. Our promoter and host were both college students studying social work. They were good friends and we enjoyed exploring the city center the following morning with them after breakfast.
My first encounter with a ghost was also in Moravia. It was on my birthday in Sumperk while we were setting up our equipment for the show. I was sitting on the floor of the stage plugging in my guitar pedals and I felt a large presence sort of hovering over me. As I looked at my pedals, I could see this figure with his arms crossed standing at the front of the stage, out of the corner of my eye. When I looked up directly where I thought him to be, there was nothing.
At first I thought it was the sound man because he was tall and it would make sense for him to come up to the stage, but he was at the back of the room with the soundboard. I got back to work and the figure appeared again. I got up and walked over to Carlos, who was also setting up his gear on stage. I told him I kept seeing something at the front of the stage and asked him if he saw it. He said he hadn’t and we both went back to work. After the third time of seeing this stern figure in my peripheral vision, I was freaked out. I looked up in that direction and after seeing no one there, I looked over at Carlos and he had seen it too.
We had a wonderful performance and everything went smoothly. He did not appear while we were performing and we didn’t see him again for the rest of the night. Out of the two ghosts, I prefer the one in Olomouc. Neither was frightening, but the one in Sumperk certainly made it clear that he was ready for us to get the show on the road.
May your journey be your muse,