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 Scorpio on June 15, 2005 :
“In May of 2005 at about 5:30 p.m. I was lying on my bed (my bedroom is upstairs) trying to get rid of a headache. I had slept for about half an hour and woke up feeling a lot better. I sat up at the edge of my bed and had been wide awake for a good 5 minutes (trying to decide what to do about dinner, etc). From my vantage point on the bed I can look downstairs into the hallway that leads to my kitchen. While sitting there I saw the figure of what appeared to be a man walk into the kitchen and so I just assumed that it was my son home from work. I did not see any clear features, just the dark silhouette of a person – very shadow-like but still more ‘solid’ than just a shadow. It is always a bit dark in that hallway, so it didn’t seem unusual that the features weren’t visible, also I was upstairs looking downwards from about 15 feet away.
I waited a minute or two but didn’t hear noise or movement from downstairs so I got up and called over the stair railing to my son. My daughter, who was upstairs all this time, answered me from her room saying that he wasn’t home from work yet. (He didn’t arrive home for another half hour after this incident.)
I wasn’t alarmed, just kind of amazed at what I had seen. I was fairly sure no one had entered the house and I went downstairs just to make sure everything was okay. I didn’t feel particularly frightened or threatened -maybe because at the time that I saw it, it appeared not to notice me but rather just calmly walked into the kitchen and disappeared from my view.
Whatever it was, it fit the description of what I’ve read about some types of shadow people. A little while after that I got a bit ‘creeped out’ when it dawned on me what it could have been!”