The Old Cellar Bar and Grill in Bedford – Haunted Nova Scotia Database

Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type: restaurant
Built: n/a

Compiled by Michelle McKay (founder of Cold Spot Paranormal Research™) on Jan 16, 2005:

(Update: This restaurant has since moved to Halifax. However, the property that it used to sit on at 1516 Bedford Highway in Bedford is where the hauntings occurred.)

The property is said to be a farm that used to be owned by the honorable James Butler of Halifax in the 1800’s. Although it is believed that a woman named Elizabeth was murdered on this property in 1809 while it was still a farm, the activity began just 20 years ago when a body was found in a bag washed up on the shore behind the building before it was the Cellar Bar and Grill. It is said that the smell of the body came through the restaurant. Nobody knows whose body it was.

Staff members of the old restaurant when this property housed The Cellar Bar and Grill reported “severe” temperature drops before seeing the “misty” figure of a human. Furniture was found out of place, adding machines operating on their own even when turned off, the smell of cigar or pipe smoke, phantom footsteps, cutlery and glasses found to be moved around when the tables were set the night before, and water taps “surging” on their own.

Sometimes staff would see somebody walking into the back dining room, but upon investigation nobody is there. The chef said that he would also find his cooking utensils missing, then later on find them in the same spot it was left.

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