|The barn house hauntinqs |
A poltergeist haunted the previous owners of a 100-year-old house in east Oakville that had been remodeled from a barn. In the stylish cedar-decked house on Wedgewood Drive, the ghost only communicated with the daughter of the family.
The house remained in the structure of a barn from the time of renovation, more than 30 years ago. Even the old horse ramp still exists in the basement. On one occasion, a guest heard the sound of horses trotting across the floors.
In the backyard are three gravestones, marking a family cemetery of the first property owners who died there in 1861.
The girl in St. Jude's
Even the bravest of souls would shudder at the thought of entering a haunted graveyard. But if you do venture near St. Jude's cemetery, beware the ghostly manifestation of a young girl who wanders down the gravel road at the stroke of midnight.
As she fades into the ominous shadows, the moonlight illuminates her long flowing beige hair and gown. And like the tombstones, her complexion appears stony white.
The certified spirit
A former reverend of Munn's church certified in the church archives a ghost who haunted the manse in the early 1900s. A holy spirit it was indeed. The ghost walked up and down the stairs, closed doors that were left open and repeatedly knocked over books that were placed on their shelves.
At the time of the reverend's departure, the archives disappeared. To this day, no written account of the ghost has been found.
The manse was torn down in 1977.
The famous Toronto city hall grabber
After the chimes in Toronto's Old City Hall strike 12, the archaic structure becomes the landmark for ghostly phenomena. The belief in spirits is so intense, that a security guard paid
$600 to become exorcised.
One evening when Jo Felqueiras was walking down a flight of stairs , he was unable to move his feet for several minutes. After the incident, Felqueiras said that he didn't feel like himself for several weeks.
"I couldn't breath right. I couldn't talk," he exclaimed. "I went to doctors but they couldn't help me."
Felqueiras then sought the advice of a medium. She informed him that he was possessed. He underwent a two-week ordeal in which the spirit was exorcised from his body. As for the $600 fee, Felqueiras believes that it was a small price to pay for his well-being.
Michael Micallef, another security guard, shares a history of the bizarre. At 10:45 one weekend; while working the night shift alone, Micallef felt the building start to shake below his feet.
"It felt like the floor was shaking right under me. It felt like the walls were shaking around me. I didn't know what was going on so I walked out into the courtyard and the shaking stopped."
Micallef then went back inside but after a while, the building began shaking again.