Reported ghosts

There have been countless stories of hauntings in the Masquerade Nightclub in Atlanta. One popular story is that of a large and tall black man who is always seen walking around the nightclub. The staff believes that it is this man who turns the musical amplifiers every night.

The staff has also reported hearing footsteps from unidentified sources, as well as cold spots all throughout the building. Horrifying screams can also be heard coming from the back of the stairs even when there is no one there. They believe that the screams come from the young woman who died in a freakish accident in the nightclub.

Nowadays, there are rumors that real vampires come to the nightclub and even live there.  Some people believe that this rumor has been spread to promote business as vampires have become suddenly very popular thanks to Anne Rice and Twilight. There is a higher chance of visitors encountering wannabe vampires than real vampires when they go to nightclub.


The Masquerade Nightclub in Atlanta has interior and exterior grounds which once belonged to a former excelsior.  Today it has indoor and outdoor concert spaces and live music can be heard playing from the venue every night. Metal rock, punk rock, electronic and indie rock can be heard playing every night.

The building where the Masquerade Nightclub stands today was once that of the Dupre Excelsior Mill. It is believed that the building was built as early as 1980 by the Dupre Manufacturing Company. The mill was expanded after the Depression but after the Second World War the demand for excelsior was reduced and by the 1960s there was no demand for excelsior anymore. The mill was then transformed into a storage facility and by 1977 was shut down completely.

It became a pizzeria in 1978 and closed for a time in 1989. It was subsequently reopened as the nightclub that we see today.