Spooks, spectres and spirits abound: Canada is rich with ghost stories and tales of the supernatural. Vancouver Island can claim 2 locations in the Top 10 Most Haunted locations in Canada which are:
6. Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, B.C.
Built in the 1890s for coal miner Robert Dunsmuir and his family, this Victorian-era mansion has since become an eerie Canadian tourist attraction. Rumors of a piano that plays by itself, and sightings of a ghostly woman in white have frequently been reported. Many attribute the castle’s supernatural proclivity to Dunsmuir’s untimely demise just a year before the building was completed.
(Photo courtesy of It_paris/Flickr)
8. Maritime Museum of B.C., Victoria, B.C.
The dearly departed seem to have a fondness for the city cheekily known as the place for the “newly-wed and nearly-dead”. Located in Victoria’s well-known Bastion Square is the Maritime Museum, which was once the site of the city’s jail and gallows. Some say that if you look through the windows at the Museum’s entrance, a shadowy, slender, Van Dyke-bearded figure can be spotted gliding down the main staircase. The mysterious apparition is thought to be the ghost of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, Victoria’s infamous “Hanging Judge”.
Find out the No 1 spot and the 0ther 7 at http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/canadas-10-most-haunted-places/
Boo to Slice.ca for not getting any Vancouver Island Spots in its top 8!. TheLoop.ca gets one in its Top 9 with Craigdarroch Castle and The Weather Network also fails to include Vancouver Island. Suprising to us is Huffington Post who we thought had good articles who fail to include any locations on the island but do include some that we had not hear of in this older 2013 article.
Applause to BuzzFeed who feature 4 places in its top 14!
RCMP say they received numerous calls about strange lights in the sky on Feb. 10
CBC News Posted: Feb 11, 2016 4:41 PM PT Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 4:52 PM PT
Perhaps it was the full moon, or maybe the return of the X-Files to the province has upped B.C.’s sense of the paranormal, but whatever the reason, something spooked the residents of Nanaimo on Wednesday night.
Numerous concerned citizens called the RCMP with reports of strange, bright lights floating in the sky over Dover Road in the city. So many, in fact, the police decided there was reason to investigate.
Find out what it was at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nanaimo-ufo-kite-1.3444894
A group of paranormal investigators believe there could be spirits haunting abandoned mines in Glace Bay, N.S.
After hearing about some spooky encounters at the Cape Breton Miners Museum, Jason Murphy and his investigative team decided they wanted to check things out for themselves.
“For us, it was just to come see if there’s anything here. So many men were lost in mining accidents, it was a dangerous job,” says Murphy. “We got a couple of clips, different things in the mine. We heard what sounded like children playing, people banging on pipes, you can hear different things.”
The most interesting part of the investigation came when Murphy was in the area that in known as ‘the cage’, where the museum houses the mining artifacts.
“I asked the question ‘how many men died in the No. 26 Colliery explosion in 1979’ and we got ‘10, 10, 10,’” recalls Murphy. “At that time I had no idea what it meant.”
Later that night Murphy, along with help from museum manager Mary Pat Mombourquette, came across an old newspaper clipping from the mining disaster.
“In No. 26 Colliery 12 people actually died. Ten died in the mine that night, four went to the hospital, so two died later,” says Mombourquette. “It didn’t automatically come to us what the ten was about until we saw that paper and thought this was about the men who actually died in the mine explosion at that time.”
Read more and watch video at: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/paranormal-investigators-explore-abandoned-cape-breton-mines-1.2820305