POSTED: 10:38 am EST March 8, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. --
The Lexington Opera House is haunted not by a phantom, but by a bat nicknamed Bruce.
The bat's most recent public appearance came during a Beatles tribute show last weekend.
Opera House program director Luanne Franklin says the staff calls the bat Bruce after Bruce Wayne , whose alter ego was Batman.
Franklin says some other buildings in downtown Lexington have bats, so it wasn't surprising when Bruce settled in at the Opera House. The bat showed up at a Randy Newman concert, did a round above the audience and fans whopped and hollered. Newman later said he thought the applause was for him.
If Bruce is still in the house during the next couple of weeks, he'll be treated to performances of "Cats."