Michelle McKay has been a paranormal investigator for over 20 years. She is also a UFO researcher, following her great-uncle’s legacy.
Michelle was also a TV host & lead investigator on a television series in Canada about ghosts and hauntings which aired on Destination America (USA), Discovery I.D. (Canada), Netflix (USA) and A&E Latin America (Bio), as well as Denmark.
Her great-uncle was renowned pioneer physical trace UFOlogist, Henry McKay. When he passed away at the age of 80, all of his hundreds of case files were passed down to Michelle. He was the very first Director of MUFON Canada and was also in the Air Force.
In 2002, Michelle founded Cold Spot Paranormal Research (ColdSpot.org), which investigates ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists and demons. Her interest in ghosts started when she was a child growing up in a haunted house with a poltergeist.
Michelle travels all over the United States and Canada to conduct investigations in search of all matters of the paranormal including ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, demons, and UFOs. She currently lives in Collingwood/Toronto, Canada.
“It was November 16, 2010. I was sleeping over at my aunt’s house. We were alone and she cooked my favs.. As we were eating, we saw someone across the kitchen. But we ignored it cause we thought we were tired as we finished eating.
We went to bed and I woke up around 2/3: 30 in the morning by the sound of the knocking on the window. I looked out the window, no body was there. There wasn’t trees or something that could’ve knocked. I heard the knocking again. It didn’t come from the window this time, it was coming from my aunties mirror. I screamed, I woke up my auntie and we ran out. Shaking and scared, we’ve been outside for 4 hours. It was about 7 am in the morning when we went inside. My aunt just moved into that house. We never slept in that room again. There was 4 different bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Then the next day I heard a woman crying in the bathroom. I thought it was my aunt, but it wasn’t her. I would tease my aunt when she cried, I’d always say “stop crying now, you’ll wet the floor” then the woman laughed and cried at the same time.. She spoke… She said “LEAVE ME ALONE” it was scary.. My aunt came upstairs and heard it.. She threw the shopping bags and ran downstairs.. We both did.”
“My husband passed away 3 years ago and he always said that whoever between him and me was passing first was gonna come and show the other that we were still there. So, he passed in April and our wedding anniversary is in May. When he passed we actually were separated, but in a good place in our relationship.
I own a computer and printer like everybody, but I don’t use it, so I never turn it on. And the printer is not plugged into the wall or the computer. The morning of our anniversary, the printer started by itself. It’s been doing it every special occasion, like his birthday, our anniversary, Christmas, my birthday, etc.. So one night I turned everything that could bring lights, the TV, the cable box.. And in my window I have a thick black drape cause I was working over night. Then I took 7 pics, and on only one of them I captured an orb which I tried to debunked and I couldn’t.
So be aware that your loved ones are with you after. It’s a reality.
“As an individual that has been seemingly sensitive to the paranormal my whole life, I have grown to have possibly less fear then the average person. I have experienced ghosts related to family members passing, and have chased historical ghosts at a number of places in Manitoba with many spine chilling occurrences I could write about. But this one recent occurrence had me VERY freaked out…
I was jogging at La Barriere park, in which I had done maybe a handful of times in the past during times when there were more people around. This particular time, however, it was just me and my dog, as far as I had seen since entering the park. I was jogging around on my second loop of the small forest path, without headphones in, when I felt the swooshing of someone running past me. I thought it odd, and was instantly afraid because of us being alone in a treed area, with no wind. But I went on my way and dismissed it.
A few minutes later the same thing happened, accompanied by the sound of children giggling in the distance. I have to say, I was again, afraid, but also relieved because I thought “ok good, there is someone else here”.
I decide to head back to my car, and upon arriving realized my car WAS the only car there…creepy…but once again, I didn’t think too much of it, as most would often say I read too much into things anyways.
Several weeks later, I turned on the TV to catch the very last minute of a show on haunted locations in Canada, and happened to see that La Barriere park was in the episode. Having missed it, I quickly googled it to see if I could find some information. And sure enough, it IS in fact a known haunted location Specifically in which people had reported feeling watched, and the inexplicable sound of children laughing in the distance….”
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“When I was 13 my parents separated, and my father moved back to Sault Ste. Marie. Fast forward three years, I was 16 and I was visiting my dad and his girlfriend in his “new” house. I don’t know exactly when it was built, but it seemed pretty old and there was a pole in the basement that was dated 1912.
So I get to my dad’s house for the first time, and I walk in and the first thing that I notice was the feeling of something there. It wasn’t oppressive, it was just obvious that there was something in the house. My dad shows me to my room, and I remember there was this closet, and the door was really small and it just freaked me out. All night I just kept worrying about it and I was trying to ignore the feeling someone was watching me. I could hear footsteps going up and down the stairs. And I also heard someone singing downstairs. But I tried to ignore all this and just assumed the neighbors had music on, and the footsteps were from someone going up and down the stairs to get a drink or something. So I fell into an uneasy sleep.
The next day I mentioned it to my dad and his girlfriend. My dad quickly dismissed it. But his girlfriend told me stories about someone upstairs walking around and whistling when she was the only one home, and seeing shadows following here and sitting at the end of her bed at night.
The next night I heard the singing again. So I asked my dad if he left a radio on and he said no, so I went back to sleep. I could hear the cupboard doors opening and closing, and I could hear a chair being dragged across the floor.
In the morning, my dad’s girlfriend got a call from her mother, who told her that she got a call from a woman in Winnipeg who said that her Uncle George came to her in a dream and said he needed to find Edith’s middle daughter because they just moved into a new house and there’s a spirit there that’s bothering the girls. She also told her to get a picture of him and put it into the house so he could find them.
The closet in my bedroom freaked me out so badly that I nailed it shut, but the nails were just leaning up against the door so we could open it if we needed to. About an hour later I went up there to get a towel from the closet and most of the nails were on the floor, but some were sticking straight out of the door frame like someone tried to open the door. We were the only three in the house, and we were all downstairs the whole time.
One of the nights I was there, my step brother came to visit. We were all playing Monopoly at the kitchen table, and I heard movement upstairs and the latch on the door above us clicking. My room was right above where we were sitting. My step brother and me looked at each other and he looked a little shocked. I tried to ignore it. Unfortunately, my dad saw and asked what was up. I asked him if he heard that and he said no.
It took two days for them to find a picture of her uncle, and when they did they put it into my bedroom. My step mom was sick with the flu, and I was too scared to sleep in my room. So I stayed with her, and my dad slept in my room alone. She was passed out and all I could hear downstairs was muffled voices. I couldn’t make out any of the words they were saying, but it was two men and it was a heated argument. Out of nowhere I felt something come into the room. I moved the blankets from my face, and there was a man’s face right in front of me. It scared me so bad I couldn’t move.
I got my dad to take me home early, I was so scared.
A few years later, my dad’s girlfriend told me how the activity had escalated to her being touched. And one time he followed her up the stairs and she covered her face because she could hear/feel him behind her. He moved in front of her and she heard him say “look at me”, and she ran back downstairs. That was a few months before I got there though, and it was the last time they had any sort of activity. But the first night I stayed there we went downstairs in the morning and the curtains were laying on the floor and the rod was still on the window.
They moved out of that house a few years ago. I never figured out the history, but it would be really interesting!”
“One day dinner was late, it was about 10pm, I went for my regular walk. The streets were empty, with no signs of any life. I thought it was strangely deserted. I thought I heard someone whispering behind me, so I quickly spun around, no one was there! As I turned back there was a little girl, about 5 or 6, standing about a block away from me. I could hear her sobbing and mumbling to herself from where I was standing.
I started to walk towards her. I heard her saying she was lost and scared. I called to her if she wanted to use my cell phone to call a family member, but she stared at her feet the whole time. I got closer to her and I could see that she was bleeding from her head and the blood was running down her neck. I started to dial 911 but when I looked up she was gone.”
“My husband, I and my children were renting a home in this small community in Eel Brook, Yarmouth county, Nova Scotia. Strange things started happening almost right away. My husband was away a lot, so I was alone with four small children.
There was a hole in the wall in the bedroom I slept in. And I would buy stuff and plug it, but always it would reappear with dust from the compound on the bed. My bed would shake pretty strongly in the middle of the night. Sometimes the middle blanket on my bed would be under the bed. Lights would come on and doors would open.
Later on I found out that a woman had committed suicide in the room I slept in.”