Canadians have been sending us their true ghost stories from across the nation. We’ve selected their most compelling submissions and some are downright terrifying. Is Canada really this haunted?
The following report was sent into our website by Grunnada on Feb 25, 2007:
“When I was about 16 years old, my parents rented a house on #3 highway, outside of Palmyra. There is so much to tell about this place but I will reveal only one at this time. We had experienced a few oddball things since moving in. We took it all in stride as my father always said it was the living that you had to worry about; not the dead.
One night I had to go down to the basement for some reason or another. I went down uneventfully, but when I went to go back up the stairs I had a shock. Laying across the stairs directly in front of me was a severed arm. It looked so real. I stopped and tried to call out but found I could not. I was dumbstruck. The next thing I know the fingers of the hand curled slightly as if beckoning me over. At that point I screamed and ran the hell up the stairs past the hand.
My father demanded to know what happened and I told him. He sat me down and told me that he had a similar experience but he had seen a woman in a colonial style dress with one arm bandaged at the elbow where the arm was cut off. She bore no expression on her face, but had beckoned to him as well but insistently pointed at an area in the basement that was dirt floor. He also lost his nerve and got the heck out of there.
We sat there and realized we had a spirit in our midst and we two were the ones it chose to communicate with. Neither one of us had told anyone else what we had seen and it appeared that no one else was seeing weird things like us. So we said nothing to no one. Like I said that is only one example of the “haunting”. There were so many more over the years, even long after we moved away it still reached out to my Dad and I (to the point of dreams). It even made itself known to some relatives who went back to videotape the old place years later.The house was torn down about three years ago and nothing grows on the spot where it stood.I do not know what it was, but I personally will NEVER set foot on that property ever!”