Top 15 most haunted places in Canada : Nova Scotia Edition

Nova Scotia was once the barrier to invasion, with it’s forts and it’s ports. Hence, a lot of restless spirits wander it’s shores.

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Acadia University in Wolfville

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An apparitional Baptist girl who found out about her pregnancy in the 19th century hanged herself in “The Well”, a large open area on the second floor surrounded by banisters and under a skylight. Her ghost is most often seen by faculty staff members on the back stairwell at Seminary House’s campus.

Other paranormal activities are people having strange visions in this location, lights that turn on and off by themselves as well as doors opening and closing on their own, light anomalies, disembodied voices, objects moving by themselves and strange unexplained noises.

Alexander Keith’s Brewery in Halifax

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Alexander Keith’s apparition wanders around his old brewery checking to make sure everything is neat. The other paranormal activity in this brewery market is anonymous spooky running footsteps walk through the halls at night.

There is also a report from witnesses about a spectral man covered in blood. And a tourist claiming that he saw a boy running towards him with a horribly distorted face.

All Saints Cathedral in Halifax

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This church is allegedly haunted by one of the former deans. He is mostly standing at the altar.

Bedford Basin in Halifax

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The apparitional sound of a rowboat is heard by witnesses on foggy nights, but no boat ever appears. The legend is that a dory filled with fisherman overturned in the bay and that they now forever try to find their way back to shore.

Citadel Hill in Halifax

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This historic site is haunted by spectres of Native Canadians, French, British and Canadian soldiers and family members. There are touches, pushes and pulls by invisible presences, light anomalies, apparitional footsteps, disembodied voices and other unexplained noises, shadow figures.

There are also feelings of being watched, not wanted, unease, fear and physical illness, objects moving on their own, objects disappearing inexplicably, doors opening and closing on their own, lights blinking on and off on their own, electrical disturbances, mysterious mists, time slips and pretty much any other paranormal activity.

Churchill Mansion in Yarmouth County

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This was built around 1890. It was an old captains home and according to local lure is haunted by the wife of Captain Churchill who would patiently wait in one of the rooms in a rocking chair at the window. She was waiting for her husbands arrival. She is said to have been seen walking through the hallways in a night gown and there have been reports of a rocking chair by a window rocking on its own.

Five Fisherman Restaurant in Halifax

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This building was built in the 1800s. It has housed two schools and a mortuary in its time. The mortuary’s claim to fame is that it has laid to rest some of the Titanic victims and victims of the Halifax Explosion.

Paranormal activities include sinks turning on and off all by themselves, swinging doors opening and closing by themselves, table glasses and knives flying to the floor and sightings of anonymous apparitions coming down the staircase. Other paranormal activities are ghostly sightings about strange events such as water taps, lights and stoves being turned on and off by themselves, taps on the shoulder, and glasses flying off shelves are a regular occurrences. The spectres seem to focus on employees working after business hours, but recently the numbers of sightings have grown to include patrons. There are also unexpected cold sections of this restaurant.

Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island

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This massive fortress was constructed in the 1700s. The apparitions of settlers who died of smallpox or lost their lives in battle have been seen on the grounds and in the tunnels of this fort.

Mary Ellen Spook Farm in Caledonia Mills

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During the early 1900s, Mary Ellen MacDonald, an orphaned girl was adopted by a childless couple, but this compassionate act would lead to terror, as the child was tormented by dangerous poltergeists that set mysterious fires around her. The family was eventually driven from their home and the property where it stood is now a campground, and is also the scene of many mysterious fires, and apparitional encounters.

Memorial Composite High School in Sydney Mines

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Paranormal activities include apparitional voices throughout the school, toilets in the washroom flushing by themselves. There have also been complaints from administrators as well as faculty staff members about constantly feeling watched by anonymous spectres while on the school grounds and inside the building itself. Apparitions have been seen by faculty staff in both the gymnasium and cafeteria.

Peggys Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove

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A European woman named Margaret resided here in 1800. She was a survivor of a shipwreck. Margaret would walk the shore staring at the Atlantic Ocean because she missed her children. Her new husband was dancing on the rocks in an attempt to cheer her up, but slipped and fell suffering a fatal head injury. She later walked out to where her husband lost his life and was never seen again. She took her own life. The lighthouse was built in 1868.

Margaret’s spectre has been seen by tourists standing at the edge of these rocky shores near this lighthouse as if she is about to jump wearing a blue dress and has occasionally been heard by visitors to speak to any living person.

St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish

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Various parts of the campus are haunted. The paranormal activities are objects moving around the room on their own, an anonymous ghostly man watching college students as well as lecturers climbing a spiral staircase, an elevator that moves from floor to floor on its own, sounds of footsteps walking the halls at night when they are empty, disembodied voices in the bathrooms and hallways, toilets flushing on their own, and shadows without bodies. Frightening screams have been heard by witnesses in the games room and apparitional nuns wander this campus.

Gilmora Hall is said to be haunted by a nun who fell to her death from a balcony and a priest hanged himself. Both of whom died while attending Mount Saint Bernard College.

Stem at Stern Bed and Breakfast in Bridgetown

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This Victorian bed and breakfast hails from around 1868 and it has a lot to show for it. It is said by the owners that an apparitional man has been seen in the window when the house is empty.

Witnesses report extreme cold spots and tapping at the windows in the middle of the night. There have been reports of a man’s ghost hanging from the tree outside at certain times. Guests mostly report about being greeted by an anonymous spectral man with a slightly distorted face and a twisted neck.

Young Teazer at Mahone Bay

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Paranormal incidents have been reported by witnesses since it sunk on June 27, 1813. This ghostly burning schooner is seen by mariners on this bay. There have even been reports about crewmen on fire running and screaming on the decks. It is most often seen by visitors near the anniversary of this ship’s fatal explosion in its historical location. Most witness reports state once seen it then just vanishes into thin air.

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