Location: Yarmouth (Darling Lake), Nova Scotia, Canada
Type: inn
Built: circa 1890

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During the spring of 2004, Cold Spot Paranormal Research™ was called out to Nova Scotia to investigate Churchill Mansion. We were the very first investigation team to ever conduct an official paranormal investigation at this mansion. We were also fortunate enough to have the mansion to ourselves for three days. We experienced several oddities during our stay:

In the first sitting room on the main floor, by the guest book area, the temperature rose from 17 degrees to 20.4 degrees in just three and a half minutes. This in itself might not be so impressive, considering that the furnace could have simply come on without us realizing it. Until everybody on the team started reporting feeling ‘cold spots’ around them! When temperature rises, one should be feeling warmer – not colder! And one investigator on the team reported being ‘grabbed’ on the leg by an unseen force during this time. Than, the temperature suddenly shot back down to 17 degrees in even less time!

Later, while in the main floor sitting room, we heard a ‘bang’ that sounded exactly like it came from the room directly above us; which was Room 1. We immediately went upstairs and conducted a thorough inspection of Room 1. We could not find anything that had fallen. Room 1 used to be Lottie’s bedroom (see her photo above).

On a separate occasion, Michelle McKay, founder of Cold Spot Paranormal Research™, walked out of Room 1 and locked the door to Room 1 with the key. She then proceeded to head down the hallway and stopped in front of the door of Room 2 because she felt a ‘cold spot’ enter into the hallway. She then heard what sounded like ‘loud heavy footsteps’ coming from Room 1. She went back to Room 1, unlocked the door, and found the room to be empty just like she left it.

Later, one of the investigators on the team was sitting in the leather chair in the sitting room nearest the main entrance. He reported feeling an unknown presence “reach in through his chest and squeeze his lung”. The rest of the team heard him moaning in pain, and saw him wriggling in his chair. It took a few days until the pain completely subsided.

Another time, Michelle was sitting on the bed in Room 1 when suddenly she experienced what she says felt like “unseen fingers grab the top of her leg”.

We also made a curious note that flies seemed to be attracted to, and limited to, only Room 1 and the attic. There is likely nothing to this, nonetheless, we are noting it for the record.

Room 1 used to be Lottie’s bedroom. And Room 3 used to be Aaron Churchill’s bedroom.

(cont’d) See page 2 for reports from previous guests at the mansion

WARNING: Do not trespass! Permission from the location owner must be granted to investigate this location!

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