All chosen for their interesting character, storytelling ability and being able to bring the story to life.
We’ve found only the most oddly talented women and men worthy of the title Ghost Walks’ Ghost Guide

Ghost Guide Bios

Niagara Guides
Ghost Guide Niagara on the Lake - Sir William (Bill Hamilton)
Sir William Graves (aka Bill Hamilton)
Bill was born in Niagara Falls and now resides just outside Queenston

He is married with five children and four grandchildren. Not to mention his faithful golden retriever Briar.

Bill’s a member of the NOTL Writers’ Circle.  With poetry and a short story published.  Also a freelance writer for the local newspaper.  Honoured for the poem “Angel’s Ghost” based on Captain Swayze which is now hanging inside the Angel Inn.

He admits beginning as a skeptic.  Then personal experiences on the tours, and revelations from participants, made him a believer!

Ghost Guide Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada - Sir Bob
Ghost Guide Sir Bob (aka David Green)
An actor, comedian, writer and lover of all things spooky.

Originally from Nottingham, England.  David has been entertaining audiences across the globe ever since elementary school.  Here he played the titular character in a production of “Johnny Appleseed”.

With his quick wit and silly wordplay he has established himself as a promising young comedian in Canada.  Hosting his own weekly comedy room in downtown St. Catharines as well as producing numerous charitable events and fundraisers.

When not making people laugh, “Sir Bob” is busy scaring them.  So be sure to keep your belt buckles tightened!

Ghost Guide Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada - Lady Stella Marie
Lady Stella Marie (aka Susan Reichheld)
Grew up in PEI with ghost ships, haunted houses, and graveyard tales

Throughout life different women in her family have shown uncanny abilities of perception. One cousin was fondly referred to as “The Witch”.  Susan has experienced a few skin-prickly tales of her own.

She developed a great passion for performing arts studying theatre at Acadia University.  While working at the Halifax Citadel, she developed a strong interest in history and culture.

Susan performed as a historical animator in PEI and Nova Scotia, taught English using drama in Japan which led her to being an elementary school teacher.

When not working on education, Susan may be found practicing palmistry, tarot card reading or reading about unexplained events.

Ghost Guide Niagara on the Lake - Sir Lawrence (Richard Cole)
Sir Lawrence (aka Richard Cole)
Professional film, theatre, TV and commercial actor raised in Niagara.

He is a graduate of Niagara University earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. He also attended the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and received an Acting for Film certificate.

He began acting as a child and professionally in his late teens. Featured in several ads and commercials and also cast in the popular feature films Max Payne and Pixels. Last year, he was cast in Haunted Case Files.

Just this year he received his first lead role in in the TV series Broke and Famous, which aired this Fall on Reelz USA and will be on Netflix. He plays Nicolas Cage, who everyone says he resembles. Also featured in theatrical productions for theatre companies in Ontario and Western New York.

Ghost Guide Niagara on the Lake - Krista
Miss Christine (aka Krista Ashford)
Born and raised in Niagara with a life-long interest in the ghosts

She began acting and performing at the age of 6 and has been working in the arts on and off the stage ever since. She has worked on short films and commercials both as an actor and as a production assistant.

A graduate of the Niagara College Journalism program, she is a storyteller through and through. An aficionado of true crime and stories of the supernatural, she is always looking for the next mystery to investigate.

She grew up hearing the stories of the ghosts of Niagara and she is glad to have a place to scare a whole new audience with the stories from her childhood.

She also loves to dance and when she is not telling ghost stories, you can catch her on the dance floor teaching rumba, salsa, tango or foxtrot.

Ghost Guide Mitchell - Niagara-on-the-Lake Ghost Walks, Ontario, Canada
Ghost Guide Mitchell Glass
A natural born Niagara-on-the-Lake Storyteller

Born and raised right here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Mitchell Glass has a passion for storytelling.  Putting that to good use as a reporter for local news YourTV Niagara in his spare time.

Mitchell married in the summer of 2018, is graduating from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business in the spring of 2019.  Currently putting much time in preparing for a mystery podcast series.  He hopes to launch this very soon.

Being a Ghost Guide is a perfect fit.  From his love of storytelling to feeling at home in a top hat and cape since performing in A Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Hamilton Guides

Ghost Guide Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - George
Ghost Guide George (aka George Sanford)
An actor, composer, choreographer, poet and playwright

He has been a performer for more than forty years.  This includes stage, radio, TV and video.

George has a wealth of stage experience and theatre knowledge.  One of the creators of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Program, he has taught theatre at all levels of education.  Finding a unique and exciting way to combine his love and skill in the arts mixed with the changing landscape of business.

George retired from regular tours in 2015.  He continues hosting our yearly Halloween Gala.

Ghost Guide Hamilton - Alexander
Ghost Guide Alexander (aka Alex Holjevac)
Alex Holjevac has been a storyteller his whole life.

An avid traveler.   Alexander has enjoyed sharing secrets and whispers with kindred spirits across the globe.

As a proud Hamilton native, Alex considers it an honour to share history with others.  Through the Ghost Walks he found a medium to deliver his own style of ghostly lore.  Playing to your energy with fanciful detail and a flair for mystery.  He transforms these stories into real experiences.

Alex believes there is truth our deepest fears.  That they stir something deep within ourselves…an old soul looking for new life.

Ghost Guide Hamilton - Geoffrey
Ghost Guide Geoffrey (aka Geoff Gilmore)
A proud Haligonian born in a city that is steeped in maritime lore

As a young lad Geoff’s father would fascinate him with tales of the ill-fated RMS Titanic.  They drove past the wharf in Halifax as his father told the story of Mackey-Bennet.  The ship that sailed to recover the Titanic’s dead.

He’ll never forget his father’s accounts of those who perished and were buried in Halifax’s Fairview Cemetery.  He’d say, “I remember ever year, on the anniversary of the sinking, listening to survivors interviewed on the radio.  What they went through.  Their peril as the ship sank.”

Those tragic stories of death and survival began Geoff’s keen interest in storytelling.

An accomplished public speaker, Geoff is honoured to regale eager patrons of Ghost Walks with the scary stories of those long past.  Including some spirits who still inherit this earth.

Ghost Guide Hamilton - Kristi
Kristi
A storyteller, improviser, and lover of the macabre

Kristi has always been a storyteller with a deep love of fables shrouded in darkness.  Coming to Hamilton in 2007, she quickly fell in love with its history.  Hamilton has much history and many torrid tales.

This fascination led to her first Ghost Walk as a spectator (with Ghost Guide George!) which led her to becoming a guide.

As a theatre grad and avid improviser (find her around the Staircase Theatre teaching or performing with her troupe ‘The Understudies’) Kristi has always enjoyed a flair for the dramatics.  This comes out in her ghostly tales.

She is also an award-winning playwright and performer.  Talents she’ll bring to the tours!

Toronto Guides
Ghost Guide Johnny - Toronto Ghost Walks, Ontario, Canada
Ghost Guide Johnny (aka John Fernandes)
Storyteller. Teacher. Failed Sandwich Artist.

Johnny Toronto was born just steps away from some of the tour’s most scintillating stops.  When not walking, he can often be found climbing trees or riding a ridiculously large bicycle.

Johnny is very pleased to be part of Ghost Walks Toronto and the opportunity to regale the citizens of earth with stories that might otherwise be lost to the ravages of time.

At the conclusion of the tour, please feel free to test Johnny on his knowledge of the the city.

Ghost Guide Andrew - Toronto Ghost Walks, Ontario, Canada
Ghost Guide Andrew (aka Andy Massingham)
Actor, teacher, director… and Ghost Guide

Andy is an actor, teacher and director who has worked across Canada for over thirty years.

He is also a Toronto history enthusiast and is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new chapter.  Especially to show off his strong storytelling and ability to drag people kicking ans screaming into each ghostly tale.

Ghost Guide William - Toronto Ghost Walks, Ontario, Canada
Ghost Guide William (aka William Jordan)
Actor and playwright from Winnipeg, Manitoba

His signature baritone voice can be heard in cartoons such as  LEGO Bionicle: Journey to One, Supa StrikasTayo , and  Lanfeust Quest ; as well as various video games, advertisements, documentaries and radio series.

William is the host of the history series Historicity.  He is a founding member of the Naughty Sailboat Theatre Company and is the author of several plays. He is also a writer on the mobile game Clandestine : Anomaly.

No stranger to the horror genre you can catch him in the movie The Midnight Man or the TV show Channel Zero

Shopkeepers
Niagara on the Lake - Shopkeep Shirley
Shopkeep Shirley
Shopkeeper extraordinaire for the Ghost Walks Gift Shop

2018 will be Shirley’s 6th season in the shop where she books walks, helps with spooky displays and shares the secrets of “Canada’s most haunted town”.

Shirley came to us from a career in retail that included managing a jewellery store in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which allowed her to get to know the town while developing customer service skills.

In the past 5 years she has developed a rapport with the locals and visitors to our town, who love to tell her of their paranormal experiences and she has enjoyed the privilege of being able to view their photos of some of our otherworldly residents.

Always eager to help, Shirley will add to your ghostly experiences by welcoming you to the shop, lending an ear, making sure you find unique treasures and maybe even teach you a little bit about this fascinating town.

Hamilton's original Dead Dude Gary
Original Dead Dude (aka Gary)
Freaking people out since 2004!

Starting with the first Hermitage Ruins tours all the way back in 2004.  The original Dead Dude has been haunting random Ghost Walks ever since.

We started calling him Gary, just to have a name for the mysterious grim reaper who shows up out of the blue.  DD Gary will interact with patrons, take pictures with them and walk around the most haunted places in Hamilton.  You’ll never know when he’ll pop up.

Starting a revolution of the “Dead Team”, Gary will remain the most mysterious and ultimate Dead Dude.

Sometimes haunting the Hermitage Ruins, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Ruthven of Cayuga and our yearly Halloween Gala.

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Daniel

I'm a paranormal enthusiast since founding Haunted Hamilton back in 1999. Started with Hamilton's Bellevue Mansion (2000) and been hooked ever since. Left HH in 2012 to focus on my passion, the Ghost Walks. I love telling the stories of witnesses, and from the past, with the goal of proving ghosts are real.

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