Ottawa Ghosts: St. Paul University Library – Figures Seen Walking

 

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: library at a university
Built: n/a

The following report was sent into our website by M on September 12, 2014:

“I’ve posted a few pictures on my Facebook page (editor’s note: see photos at bottom of this page) of what I believe to be ghosts at the Saint Paul University Library. Some who have viewed it believe my pictures are incredible finds while others say it’s just my wild imagination.

When I was a student at Saint Paul University and when students were still able to stay in the library all night, I continuously saw silhouettes of figures walking back and forth in front of me.

So one night I decided to take my camera to the library to confirm my suspicions and took a few pictures when I thought I saw something moving.

When I uploaded the pictures, I saw an anomaly in one of them and highlighted that section. It was then I saw two faces looking right back at me along with a written language underneath them, but my friends dismissed it as me seeing things that aren’t really there in the picture (pareidolia).

I asked a professor at the university who is an expert with ancient Greek about the writing that I saw on the picture, and he says that he can’t read what’s written in the picture.

I thought to myself maybe I could try it again and find something more definitive. I returned to the library a few more times and stayed late and took a few pictures and videos, but nothing developed from those attempts.

But on December 5th, 2012, on a cold winter’s day right before exams, I went to the library again hoping to take a few more pictures to see if I could capture anything. That night, I thought I saw something move right in the corner. I snapped a few pictures and took a few videos and left to upload the pictures onto my computer.

In that one picture where I thought I saw something moving in the corner, I saw an anomaly. I highlighted it and saw a woman wearing glasses staring back at me. That’s when I remembered the very, very cold breath I felt directly on the centre (not side or top) of the back of my neck right after I took the picture. There was nothing behind me but a wall and the only vents that were around were from the ceiling.

I haven’t been back since, but I plan on doing another investigation at another point in time.”

NOTE FROM COLDSPOT.ORG: We did a wee bit of research and discovered this interesting tidbit — according to the St.Paul University website, this library (called “Jean-Leon-Allie Library”) just so happens to be the largest theological library in Canada and the sixth-largest in North America. For those unaware, “theology” is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. 

Photo 1 (original):

St. Paul University Library ghosts haunted paranormal

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 If you have experienced any activity at this university, or at any other location in Canada, please tell us about it here

St. Paul University Library – Haunted Ottawa Database

Ottawa ghosts haunted paranormal St.Paul University library jean-leon allie

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: library at a university
Built: n/a

The following report was sent into our website by M on September 12, 2014:

“I’ve posted a few pictures on my Facebook page (editor’s note: see photos at bottom of this page) of what I believe to be ghosts at the Saint Paul University Library. Some who have viewed it believe my pictures are incredible finds while others say it’s just my wild imagination. But the story goes that when I was a student at Saint Paul University and when students were still able to stay in the library all night, I continuously saw silhouettes of figures walking back and forth in front of me.

So one night I decided to take my camera to the library to confirm my suspicions, and took a few pictures when I thought I saw something moving. When I uploaded the pictures, I saw an anomaly in one of them and highlighted that section. It was then I saw two faces looking right back at me along with a written language underneath them, but my friends dismissed it as me seeing things that aren’t really there in the picture (pareidolia). I asked a professor at the university who is an expert with ancient Greek about the writing that I saw on the picture, and he says that he can’t read what’s written in the picture.

I thought to myself, maybe I could try it again and find something more definitive. I returned to the library a few more times and stayed late and took a few pictures and videos, but nothing developed from those attempts.

But on December 5th, 2012, on a cold winter’s day right before exams, I went to the library again hoping to take a few more pictures to see if I could capture anything. That night, I thought I saw something move right in the corner. I snapped a few pictures and took a few videos and left to upload the pictures onto my computer. In that one picture where I thought I saw something moving in the corner, I saw an anomaly. I highlighted it and saw a woman wearing glasses staring back at me. That’s when I remembered the very, very cold breath I felt directly on the centre (not side or top) of the back of my neck right after I took the picture. There was nothing behind me but a wall and the only vents that were around were from the ceiling.

I haven’t been back since, but I plan on doing another investigation at another point in time.”

NOTE FROM COLDSPOT.ORG: We did a wee bit of research and discovered this interesting tid bit — according to the St.Paul University website, this library (called “Jean-Leon-Allie Library”) just so happens to be the largest theological library in Canada, and the sixth largest in North America. For those unaware, “theology” is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. 

Photo 1 (original):

St. Paul University Library ghosts haunted paranormal
Photo 1 – original

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

 If you have experienced any activity at this university, or at any other location anywhere else in the world, please tell us about it here

Private Residential in Ottawa – Haunted Ottawa Database

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: currently a residential, used to be a b&b, our case# I2314
Built: 1895

Cold Spot Paranormal Research™ was called out to Ottawa to conduct an investigation at this location. The following is the list of activity reported to us:

Lights turning on and off on their own. Especially in the upstairs bathroom, even after replacement of old fixtures and re-wiring.

Hearing creaks that sound like footsteps, upon inspection nobody is there. The creaks were heard coming from the room above (loft, 3rd floor) while in the Master Bedroom (also called Room 3A).

The feeling of somebody “blowing on your leg” and feeling the sheet move while lieing in bed (the side closest to the door) in the Master Bedroom (2nd floor) during the middle of the night (approx. 2am/3am).

A guest reported she “felt someone touch her shoulder in the middle of the night as she woke up” in bed. She was alone in the room, and the door was locked. This took place in Room 3 (2nd floor).

EVP # 1:
Sounds like it is saying: “All this work”, or “August Fourth”. This audio was captured in the bathroom of the Master Bedroom (2nd floor) at 11:24pm during our investigation. Video footage from the Master Bedroom that was recording at the same time (11:24pm) also had the same voice on it with no visual anomalies seen in the footage (see “Video 1” below). Nobody was near the room at this time, everybody was downstairs and the door was closed:

EVP # 2:
Sounds like it is saying: “Pain..kill you too”, or “will you do”. This audio was captured in Room 3 (2nd floor) at 1:06am during our investigation. Nobody was near the room at this time:

VIDEO # 1:
This is footage from the camcorder that was running in the Master Bedroom at 11:24pm. There was an audio recorder running at the same time (11:24pm) which was placed in the en suite bathroom which caught “EVP 1 (see above). You can see where the en suite bathroom is in the footage. You will not see any “ghosts” in this video, however, 9 seconds into the video footage you will hear “EVP #1” (see above) that was also caught in the audio from the bathroom. You might have to plug headphones into your computer to hear it clearly, however, it is the same audio as “EVP # 1” (above):

VIDEO # 2:
This is more footage of the Master Bedroom. Approximately 10 seconds into this footage you will see the footage slightly “flicker”. This occurred at 11:32pm, which was 8 minutes after “EVP # 1” was caught. Camera battery was not low, new camera:

CONCLUSION (by Michelle McKay):

“EVP # 1” and “EVP # 2” was a surprise to all of us, including the clients. Sometimes you go out to an investigation expecting to capture lots of activity and find nothing. Other times you expect to find nothing and find something, this is one of those cases.

As for “VIDEO # 2”, at first glance I am almost tempted to say that it was likely the sunlight shifting, however, this was at 11:32pm so that rules sunlight out. The battery was charged at the time and the cam was not hooked up to an electrical outlet, so it wasn’t a low battery or power surge from the house. On it’s own, the “flicker” in this video really doesn’t give any compelling evidence of paranormal activity. However, it has been submitted as circumstantial evidence due to the “flicker” occurring just 8 minutes after EVP 1. It could have been a defect in the miniDV cassette, or another strong frequency interfering with the cam. It could be nothing, however, it should be noted.

We will be scheduling another investigation at this location in the next few months. It will be interesting to see what happens next time.

CURRENT STATUS:

Closed. The owners have unexpectantly moved out and sold this house. This case will have to be closed until permission from the new owners have been granted.

  

If you have experienced any activity in Ottawa, or at any other location anywhere else in the world , please tell us about it here

Strathcona Park in Ottawa – Haunted Ottawa Database

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: park
Built: n/a

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!”

 If you have experienced any activity at Strathcona Park, or at any other location anywhere else in the world, please tell us about it here

Ottawa Jail – Haunted Ottawa Database

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: now a hostel, it was previously a jail
Built: 1862

Aka. Ottawa Jail, Carleton County Gaol, Nicholas Street Gaol.

The following report was sent into our website by Jessica on Oct 30, 2010:

“We were on the haunted walk Ghosts and Gallows October 29th 2010. We had a group of about 30 people and I was quite disappointed because what are the chances of anything happening with that many people. Well that’s what I thought anyways. We were close to the end of the tour and at the death row cells I was bored and just started staring into cell #2 and stopped listening to the tour guide’s stories, just hoping something would spook me. I noticed there was a cast iron bed lined up against the left wall of the cell and there was nothing else at all in there, just empty and nothing special. I turned away and not even 30 seconds after there was a dragging and a huge loud ear popping bang. I turned back to the #2 cell I was standing in front of and noticed the bed was no longer against the wall but slanted in the middle of the cell. Every single person on the tour was screaming and freaked right out.”

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

If you have experienced any activity at the Ottawa Jail, or at any other location anywhere else in the world , please tell us about it here