The following report was sent into our website by Marc on Aug 23, 2013:
“This is about the mounting evidence that Strathcona Park is haunted.
One day at dusk a friend of mine and a family sitting at a picnic table witnessed the set of swings move for a while as if someone was swinging then stopped suddenly.
Everyone freaked out as there was no wind. And swings never stop suddenly, they gradually slow their momentum.
I just got an EVP from that area tonight and there are clear voices of children. I propose that it is the ghost of a 9-year-old boy who drowned in the Rideau River, not far from the playground in 2010.
The other apparition is on the path in Strathcona Park. It is of a lady dressed in 1800’s dress with a parasol seen at night. Check the park out!”
The following report was sent into our website by Terry on Aug 1, 2016:
“A few nights ago, I and a friend were having a late picnic dinner in Strathcona Park in Ottawa under a big tree, the biggest in the area that we could find with a big canopy.
Around 9:00 pm, once dinner finished, we were relaxing in the park and were chatting while looking into the distance. Suddenly we both stopped talking, and without needing to tell the other, we both knew we were fascinated by the same thing.
About 100ft. in front of us, underneath a tree in the distance, we saw what appeared to be a woman in a large/billowy white outfit jumping slowly, almost as though she was floating up and down.
My friend asked me if I saw that woman moving in the distance, which I confirmed for her that I did.
Other than being somewhat spooked, we didn’t think much of it. Most certainly neither of us were afraid, however, we were curious and somewhat concerned. It was undoubtedly strange to see a woman in such attire dancing, alone, in the park, at such a late hour.
Neither of us thought much of it, until tonight, when I was doing some light searching and found stories wherein one individual had described seeing the ghost of a woman in a 1800s style dress late in the evening in the park.
Though one could argue that it could have been a woman perhaps practicing some sort of dance late in the park, no one can deny that it was an event which was eerie.”
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