You will find many out of the ordinary happenings on the way out to the tree. Off Hwy 30 on Hwy 577 in Annville in Jackson county at night during a full moon you can see a glowing grave late at night. In the early 1940s, four construction workers from Boyd Theater Company in Cincinnati, Ohio were working on a project inside the auditorium.- September 2004 update /correction: It has recently been cut down and moved to the church parking lot at the top of the road. There are three evenly spaced humps righ before the bend the tree was on. It is reported that all of them had gone to lunch except one man, a guy named Joe."Thanks for turning on the light for us," one of them said, "but we can't get it to turn off." Puzzled, he explained that he had not turned on the light for them – and in fact, could not turn on the light.The expression on their faces revealed that they were not kidding with him.As he was relating the Paramount Joe story, he realized that he was always talking about Joe, and not to him.
In 2004, marketing director Tyson Compton was giving a tour to some high school students.Nobody wanted to take their personally autographed picture of Billy Ray down so they took down the one he had signed to Paramount Joe.The next day, when the ladies came to work, every single 8x10 and poster that had been hanging neatly on the walls the night before were now lined strewn on the floor, many of their glass frames shattered!Between breaks, Billy Ray would talk to Joe, laughing and joking with him, sometimes even asking for his help.It is customary to get 8 x 10 photographs signed by each performer that appears at the Paramount and then hang the photo on the 'Wall of Fame' in the box office.
However, he is by all means a “good ghost” - one who seems to look out for the benefit of the theatre and its occupants.