Fort George in Niagara – Haunted Niagara Database

Location: Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada
Type: Fort from the War of 1812
Built: 1796-1802

The following report was sent into our website by Vicky on March 18, 2008:

“My story is one that most don’t believe, but I’ve replayed this encounter out. During the day there was no way a real person could have done what my apparition did. I was 12 at the time, I’m 18 now.

I do 1812 re-enacting as a hobby with my family, and we were at historic Fort George near the Niagara region. We were camped inside the fort behind a little grey building that was the jail. The bathrooms were a fair trek near the middle of this fort, a few feet away from a horseshoe shaped yellow officers’ house with the rectangular “block” kitchen nestled in the “U” of this house.

About 3 am I woke and really had to use the bathroom, but I’m scared of the dark so I hate going. Finally I roused myself up and headed for the washrooms. On the way there I noticed absolutely no one was out, and the only noises were the snoring and the occasional crackling of fires dieing. After I had used the facilities, I noticed that the air was very cold for the summer night, of the days being at least in the +40’s, the night shouldn’t have been that cold. I was walking back when I had this urge to look at that little block kitchen, and there, standing at one corner, facing me was a man. The man was wearing the old style officers 1812 uniform, with high riding boots, but I couldn’t see his face clearly at all. I thought that it was odd he was standing there, so I was friendly and waved. He all of a sudden turned, walked down the wall a bit and was gone. I assumed he went around the corner, so I waited because there’s no way he could go anywhere unless he turned around and came back, or made the full circle around the building. After 20 minutes, I walked completely around the building, but he wasn’t there.

A lot of people don’t believe me, but I know one things for sure, Fort George was where Brock was stationed right before he died.”

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