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Brock Monument in Queenston Heights, Niagara

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Brock Monument is the grave of former British General Sir Isaac Brock.

He was our famous General. Successfully defended British Canada against the Americans during the War of 1812.

With his men charging up the hill with his men. Happened during the Battle of Queenston Heights. An American sniper rose from the bushes and shot him down.

Brock Monument Ghostly Experience and history
Sir Isaac Brock

Was first buried at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Up on a hill. The stone still exists inside the the fort.

Brock’s body was then moved to Queenston Heights. The site of his death.

The Bombing of Brock Monument

Believed to be a statement. When a man named Benjamin Lett set off a bomb in 1840.

He was an American, compassionate to the efforts of William Lyon Mackenzie. This all part of the Upper Canada Rebellion starting in 1837.

Done at the stairs of the monument. Lett brought down much of the original monument.

Moved to the Hamilton Family Cemetery

They moved the body to the Hamilton Family Cemetery located beside Willowbank Mansion. Hidden off the Scenic Drive to Niagara Falls. A rusted out fence leading into the plot.

Willowbank Mansion - Location of Hamilton Family Cemetery
Willowbank Mansion – Location of Hamilton Family Cemetery

The burial ground of the Hamilton family. Long before the city began, a Niagara merchant named Robert Hamilton assisted moving Loyalist families.

  • His son Alexander owned Willowbank
  • Robert’s other son, George, founded the City of Hamilton
  • And his second wife, Catharine, was considered a saint. City of St. Catharines named after her.

Ghost Guide Daniel visited the cemetery for the Ghost Walks YouTube

New Monument

A second, better monument was built by architect William Thomas. Known for his Gothic works, such as Toronto’s Don Jail and Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Courthouse (featured on the Ghost Walk)

Brock’s body was returned in 1859.

Towering 185 feet into the air. The monument serves as an amazing reminder to the honor of a great leader during the only war ever fought on “Canadian” soil.

Ghostly Experience

A local man was walking his dog at the base of the hill. Then hearing an explosion from above. Looked up to see lights flashing from the edge of the hill.

From a distance muffled cannon fire and exploding muskets all around him.

He felt sick. The sounds slowly faded. The lights vanished.

Driving the Haunted Road

Also drivers traveling along the scenic route to Niagara Falls. Heading up the hill.  The same one soldiers charged during the Battle of Queenston Heights when Brock was killed.

It’s no surprise night-time drivers see soldiers crossing the road.

Caught in the head lights. Accurate historic red-coats. Just like what the British officers wore.

Men walking across the road and disappearing into the woods.

Pointing or Giving the Finger?

Many are confused by the outstretched hand of Brock’s statue towards the United States. To clear it up… Sir Isaac Brock is pointing. Not flipping America the middle finger.

Not Flipping the Bird

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