Haunted Britannia Mine Museum in BC

 

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Copyright 2015 Bonnie. Photo #435. Orbs, likely just dust
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Copyright 2015 Bonnie. Photo#436. Orb of light on male’s left elbow and shoe, interesting.

Location: Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
Type: museum
Built: n/a

Ghost report by Michael on March 25, 2015:

“While working for the BC Mining Museum in 2006, I encountered a number of ghosts while working there.

The first happened in mid-May of 2006. It was closing time at the museum and one of the big draws was an underground train ride through our old mining tunnel that went under the old mill on the site. It was my turn to close up the tunnel which involved locking a large door at one end of the tunnel and walking through the tunnel to make sure no visitors were still in there and locking a second door on the other side.

I began my lock-up like normal, and locked up the first door. Upon walking about 100 meters down the tunnel to the first of three forks in the tunnel (the other two containing exhibits), I noticed a thick mist appearing all around me. I then noticed voices, many of them, some just whispers, other crying out “Help me”. It’s safe to say I ran as fast as I could to the other end. As soon as I passed by the second fork the mist and voices suddenly disappeared.

Doing some research on the subject, I learned that during that tunnel’s construction around 1917 a dozen workers were killed in an accidental cave-in at that first fork in the tunnel.

The second ghost I came across was a silhouette of a man that always appeared at the top of the huge staircase that lead up to the top of the old mill. I would only ever see him from far away, but he always appeared there and never moved. Occasionally he would startle other tour guides by standing at the bottom of the stairs looking forlornly up the staircase.”

UPDATE:

On Oct 17, 2015, we received the two photos above from Bonnie. These photos are copyrighted.

Photo 435 has orbs, which we believe are just dust. We uploaded the photo so that you can decide for yourself.

Photo 436 is interesting. It has an orb of light located by the left elbow of the male. There also appears to be lights on his shoe, however, these could just be reflectors on his shoe. What is ideal about photo 436 is that there are also two lights above him that are just normal lights (not paranormal) which is handy because we can compare the non-paranormal lights to the unknown light on his left elbow. NOTE: Bonnie has just informed us (Oct 19, 2015) that the male in the photo is her husband. She checked his shoes and there is a reflector on the side of his shoe, however, there are no reflectors on the heel or bottom of his shoe.

Keep in mind that when we use the word “orb” we are not saying that it is ghostly in origin. Orb is just simply a sphere.

Bonnie sent us the original photos, so we were able to verify ourselves that there has been no photoshopping done to either of these pics, by checking the EXIF tags. We were also able to determine that both of the pics were taken with a Canon Power Shot SD 130Q IS. The shutter speed was 1/60 seconds. ISO was 500. Aperture was F 2.80 The flash was fired in both pics.

Thank you Bonnie for sending these into us.

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

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

 

Port Rowan Ghosts: Backus Heritage Village – ‘Child Laughed in My Ear’

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Location: Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada
Type: heritage site
Built: late 1700s/early 1800s

Ghost report by Kim on April 14, 2014:

“I was in attendance at a War of 1812 re-enactment. I like to do photography and thought that it would be a great idea to get some photos of the old cemeteries on the property. In my pictures, I happened to catch orbs and mist but nothing compared to what results I recorded within the original Backus Family Homestead.

I was by myself at the time and I was sure of that because there was no one else inside the house at the time. I was walking and taking pictures when I came to the children’s playroom. An antique rocking horse started to rock back and forth on it’s own. So I immediately snapped a photo with my digital still camera. In this picture, I caught an orb and at the same time I took the photo I heard a child laugh in my right ear as clear as day.

I tried to communicate conducting an EVP session but no EVP after the laughter I heard. I decided to leave my digital recorder in the child’s playroom while I went taking more pictures and I’m glad I did because exactly 5 min and 15 sec into the EVP I captured a class A EVP of a child saying “Momma” followed by a cough.

Upon further research, I discovered that the youngest daughter of John Backus had died from pneumonia.

And to think I had captured this class A EVP. I was very proud.”

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

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

Fort York in Toronto – Haunted Toronto Database

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Type: Fort from the War of 1812, our case# M3001
Built: 1793

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Cold Spot Paranormal Research™ went out to investigate Old Fort York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our team experienced something odd during our investigation:

Two people with us that day saw “somebody” sitting at the benches next to the cannon. They also claimed to see other apparitions of individual soldiers walking the grounds on and off throughout our visit there.

REPORTS FROM OTHER SOURCES:

A female apparition is said to walk around the officers’ quarters

A heavy door has been reported to sometimes slam shut on its own

SITE HISTORY:

Founded in 1793 by Lt.Governor John Graves Simcoe to fortify British control of Lake Ontario. In 1813, being vastly outnumbered by the invading American troops, the fort’s soldiers blew up the gun powder store. Due to the explosion, the fort was almost entirely destroyed, and many were killed. They reconstructed it, and the fort was successful at holding the Americans at bay in 1814. Fort York is Canada’s largest collection of restored “War of 1812” buildings.

CONCLUSION (written by Michelle McKay):

Photo M3001A looks like a hair, spider web or string of some sort. I really don’t think this is anomalous.

Photo M3001B, well, two of my investigators pointed out to me that they saw somebody sitting there. I personally could not see anybody sitting there no matter how I squinted my eyes. So we took a picture of it, which was photo M3001B. Evidence should ideally speak for itself. This photo does not speak for itself.

All in all, it was an interesting investigation. Even though we really didn’t get any impressive evidence, the reports of hauntings here is numerous. Oh well, maybe next time.

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

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

Mackenzie House in Toronto – Haunted Toronto Database

Location:  TorontoOntarioCanada
Type:  museum
Built:  circa 1859

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During the winter of 2003, Cold Spot Paranormal Research™ conducted an investigation at the Mackenzie House. Some of the more popular reports of paranormal incidents at this location are:

  • a hangman’s noose seen dangling over the stairway
  • taps turning on by themselves
  • a toilet flushing by itself
  • the piano playing on its own
  • the ghost of a male, completely bald with ‘side-whiskers’
  • a female spectre with long hair that hangs around her shoulders
  • the printing press operating on its own
  • a rocking chair rocks on its own
  • the sound of footsteps heard on the stairs

William Lyon Mackenzie used to live in this house. He was the first mayor of Toronto, and was later declared a traitor for leading the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. He was also a newspaper editor. Even though Mackenzie died in August of 1861, the first report of activity at this location wasn’t until 1960.

“the most celebrated haunted house in Metropolitan Toronto and perhaps in all of Canada” — John Robert Colombo, renowned author

If you look at the above photo of the daughters’ bedroom, you will see what looks like an ‘orb’ in the center-right top portion of the photo. Along with what appears to be the “orb’s” shadow on the wall. We believe this is likely due to reflection from the mirror, which can be seen to the left of the fireplace in said photo. The question is, though, is Mackenzie House in Toronto haunted with ghosts? Well, we did not witness anything unusual during our investigation. Which only means that nothing occurred while we were there. However, at any rate, we will leave you with this author’s words, which we feel best sums it up:

“And while the ghost of Mackenzie may or may not inhabit the house, we believe that his spirit can still be found there.” — Chris Raible

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

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

Fort George in Niagara – Haunted Niagara Database

Location: Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada
Type: Fort from the War of 1812
Built: 1796-1802

The following report was sent into our website by Vicky on March 18, 2008:

“My story is one that most don’t believe, but I’ve replayed this encounter out. During the day there was no way a real person could have done what my apparition did. I was 12 at the time, I’m 18 now.

I do 1812 re-enacting as a hobby with my family, and we were at historic Fort George near the Niagara region. We were camped inside the fort behind a little grey building that was the jail. The bathrooms were a fair trek near the middle of this fort, a few feet away from a horseshoe shaped yellow officers’ house with the rectangular “block” kitchen nestled in the “U” of this house.

About 3 am I woke and really had to use the bathroom, but I’m scared of the dark so I hate going. Finally I roused myself up and headed for the washrooms. On the way there I noticed absolutely no one was out, and the only noises were the snoring and the occasional crackling of fires dieing. After I had used the facilities, I noticed that the air was very cold for the summer night, of the days being at least in the +40’s, the night shouldn’t have been that cold. I was walking back when I had this urge to look at that little block kitchen, and there, standing at one corner, facing me was a man. The man was wearing the old style officers 1812 uniform, with high riding boots, but I couldn’t see his face clearly at all. I thought that it was odd he was standing there, so I was friendly and waved. He all of a sudden turned, walked down the wall a bit and was gone. I assumed he went around the corner, so I waited because there’s no way he could go anywhere unless he turned around and came back, or made the full circle around the building. After 20 minutes, I walked completely around the building, but he wasn’t there.

A lot of people don’t believe me, but I know one things for sure, Fort George was where Brock was stationed right before he died.”

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

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