Most Haunted in Your City
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
I've heard the fort there, Fort York, has had its share of ghostly activities also.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:53 PM
I use to live not far from there. Spadina House is also haunted. I've felt the spirits there when I walked through during Doors Open. I'vs also been to George Bown house.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:50 PM
The haunted cake shop on the Wirral, where my mum used to work and where she experienced many strange things, takes some beating.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:13 AM
It's a later Victorian style house that was unoccupied for many years. Local kids would frequently go in there, get spooked and tell stories about ghosts or strange things that were in the house. Many years ago, the local paper ran a full-page article about the house (I hope to find it someday - the archives of the local paper are online), which told of the so-called "haunted" history of the house (in reality, it was just publishing ghost stories the local kids would repeat in hushed voices as they would approach the house). Out of the picture, to the left, is a well (which is covered now) that a little girl allegedly drowned in. The building in the back is where the gardener allegedly hanged himself. There were other things mentioned in that article, but I cannot remember them, after all these years.
The house had a reputation because...people would move in, and shortly afterward and for unexplained reasons, move out.
In the late 70s, my friend and I went to this house (the neighbors would call the police if they saw anybody on the property) to look around. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but there were many beautiful features on the inside. I remember agreeing with my friend that we had to get to the top floor of the tower and look out the window (it was closed when we approached). After many years of being unoccupied, it was in a state of disrepair (and, sadly, vandalism), and we would have to step over or around rubble and debris. As we were leaving, we looked back at the tower, regretting that we didn't find our way to the tower...and the window on the top floor was open. That surprised us greatly, but it was getting late and we had to go home.
After dropping my friend off at his house, I realised I didn't have my cap with me - I must have left it, somewhere, in that house. I went back to the house. Retracing my steps, alone, in that house was certainly a bit creepy...floors were creaking, etc. As I walked past the bedrooms on the 2nd floor, I would swear I could see someone standing in a doorway of one of the rooms, but (of course) when I looked directly at the doorway, I wouldn't see anybody. I dismissed that as a trick of the light. As I walked from room to room, floor to floor (still not figuring out how to get to the tower or how that window was opened), I never felt that the place was "haunted"...just "spooky" and "creepy". But I didn't find my cap, so I went home.
When I got home, I was reminded to feed the dog, so I went out to get her bowl...and there was my cap, sitting on top of her dog house. Oddly enough - even though I saw her earlier in the day and played with her a bit, I didn't remember taking my cap off - but I'd swear I was wearing my cap when I first went to that house with my friend. Either I was just forgetful and mistaken...or "something" returned my cap to a place I would find it.
This house is still locally infamous (people are still driving by, taking pictures of it), but there is a family living there and renovating it. It is a beautiful house, and I hope the current residents have many years of happiness there.
Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:32 AM
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Kingston Pen in Kingston Canada is closed and has offered tours to people. They have sold out. I have heard something like over 100 tickets have been bought and the proceeds will go to the United Way. I think they should keep it open to the public now and continue tours.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:47 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:19 AM
Our most haunted building is probably our loacl museum. It has been the subject of many investigations including T.V.s most haunted.
it was built in 1816 as a town house and remained so until 1856 when it was brought by the 3rd earl fitzwilliam who allowed it to be the citys first hospital. It remained a hospital until 1928 and in 1931 it became the cities museum.
The best known ghost story comes from the 1931.
the caretaker A Mr Yarrow used to live on site with his wife and two children, one day in September 1931 Mr Yarrow went out for the afternoon taking his two son's with him. Mrs Yarrow was left alone to deal with the last few visitors and lock up the museum which she did. She went back upto her flat to prepare dinner for family and about half an hour later she heard footsteps in the museum. Thinking it was her family returning from their day she went to meet them. When she got to the stair doors of the flat she saw a young man wearing a green or grey coloured suit. Mrs Yarrow thought that she had locked someone in by mistake, then she realised something was wrong...
His footsteps were unnaturally loud and it was then that she realised that he was actually floating up the stairs! He reached the landing infront of her, walked through the doors right next to her... without opening them carried on walking and then vanished into thin air. Mrs Yarrow left the building as quickly as possible.
The ghost is thought to be of a first world war Australian soldier named sergeant Thomas Hunter. he was british born (Newcastle 1880) but emerigrated to Australia where he worked as a coal miner. At outbreak of war he joined the Australian army and served at Gallipoli and the western front. He was seriously wounded in june 1916 and needed special treatment and was shipped to England to recieve treatment at a specialised hospital in the north of England. However during his journey his condition worsened and his doctors took the decision to stop at the next station- peterborough. He was taken to the hospital but it was to late and he died in the hospital on 31st July 1916. To this day he is still buried in broadway cemetery in Peterborough.
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