The following was sent in by one of our readers who is hoping for further information or other people's experiences with a possible haunting at this location.
I was just wondering if you have any information about the Sony Centre...formerly the Hummingbird. I work there in the condo sales centre for The L Tower and we have a storage room that I had to move items into one day in the summer. Every time I would go in there I got a horrible feeling out of no where. I don't know how else to describe it, but it was like a pressure in my chest and almost dizziness. It happens every time I open the door to go down the small hall way to get to the room and also while I'm inside it. I avoid it as much as possible and was just wondering if you've had anyone else ever comment about something creepy in the building in general.
Update June 2012 - I received the following strange account:
"I came across your posting while searching "Sony Centre Ghost" on the web today. While attending Einstein on the Beach last night, I uncrossed my legs and tried to put my foot on the floor. It felt as though my husband had his foot under mine and was lifting it up every time I made the attempt. I thought he was just trying to be funny so twice I told him to stop. He was perplexed, he was doing nothing.
After 5 attempts, whatever it was disappeared and I was able to put my foot down. I checked around me and there was no way anyone else could have reached that far without stretching. And why would they want to? It was disconcerting. I am recovering from the flu, perhaps the performance had transported me (we were about 2 1/2 hours into it), but I realized that on my fifth attempt to lower my foot it was definitely not my imagination. For what it's worth. Hope this helps in your effort to discover something more to your concern about the Sony Centre.
Update April 2013 - We received the following sceptical account
"I worked overnight security for this theatre for probably 3 or 4 years during the 90s and have covered every inch of it multiple times (often in the dark or near dark) and never felt in the least uncomfortable or anything like what you describe. In addition I had long conversations with stage-hands,engineers and cleaners that had worked there for decades in some cases and none of them ever mentioned any ghostly or supernatural occurrences(and believe me,it would have come up).
So unless something horrible happened in that storage room in the last 15 years I feel quite qualified to say that that the former O'Keefe is not haunted."
Our thanks to our reader for sharing his thoughts and his own experience as a former employee.
Webmaster's note: Not all reports of hauntings follow a tragedy or trauma at a given location. The idea that something horrible had to occur to create a ghost is more a notion of fiction, and Hollywood.