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Quick List of Ghosts in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Fort George

Many ghosts called the land of Fort George home.

An angry British soldier. Seen, heard, and even felt around the Barracks #1.

My Own Spooky Experience at Fort George

Including my own interesting experience. During a Ghost Tour at Fort George many years back. I was outside the Officer’s House with the group of about 15.

Looking back to Barracks #1, I saw someone in a window moving back and forth from inside the building. We were pretty far. The movement was clear, but was unable to make out any details.

I tapped my ex on the shoulder and pointed it out, but by then the movement had stopped. Felt a little embarrassed. But never doubted what I saw that night.

Back to the Ghosts

A young girl. Heard and seen on the second floor of the Barracks #2 building.

Named Sarah. Her spirit now connected with a little girl buried in St. Mark’s Cemetery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She’s said to have died at Fort George, buried in town before her family returned home. Sort of orphaned to the town.

From Ian Russel (Posted on GWS Fan Page) – – “Sarah-Ann was the daughter of Hannah and Thomas Tracey. A Troop Sergeant-Major in the King’s Dragoon Guards, Thomas was posted at Fort George.

“Sarah-Ann died on July 19, 1840 at 7 years of age. Leading to us encountering her several times during some of our paranormal investigations at Fort George.”

No doubt she’s be restless inside Fort George.

Grave of "the Sarah Ann"?
Grave of “the Sarah Ann”?

Likewise, people see soldiers. Experienced randomly outside the fort walls. Inside the walls a grey figure is seen. Walking the fields. Also leaning against trees.

Officer’s House

Inside the officer’s house. Guests spot a woman inside of an antique mirror. 

Located near a piano in the grand parlor. The instrument well known to play by itself. 

For example, groups in opposite rooms hear music before entering to find the parlor empty and quiet. Some have seen a woman in the near-by mirror combing her long brown hair.

Reaching Out to Visitors

This experience was shared with the Ghost Walks by Jeremy Hatch through the Fan Page

In a post about the ghost of Sarah Ann, he confirmed never seeing her.

But 4 years ago I went into the ghost tour with a fully charged, professional camera battery. I’ve shot over 10,000 photos on one charge in the past.

Until he got into the Fort. Lifted his camera to take that first shot. The battery was dead!

Went the entire tour, unable to take one picture. Staying quiet as to not interrupt the guide.

Then the tour is done. Walking with his wife into the parking lot. He takes out the camera.

I had to show her. Took it out, said “look at this”. That’s when I got the second shock of the night. The camera fired up as normal.

The battery was fully charged again.

She Believed Me

His wife Janet wanted her story shared. The night before going on the Fort George tour.

They camped in Queenston (site of Willowbank and The Brock Monument). Spent that entire day biking Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Dinner went long. The return ride was into dusk, and eventually pure darkness.

We got to the path leading by the fort. The light on my wife’s bike went dead. We stopped and looked over to see the fort directly across the field. The timing was creepy.

Getting back to the campground, the light came back on again.

Same thing the next night! With a brand new set of batteries too.

They’re still skeptical. Never seeing a ghost. But Jeremy and his wife have no explanation for this occurrence. Chalked up as a life moment… one time when the ghosts reached out.

Sarah Ann Wants to Play

This experience was shared with us by Andrea Renaud through the Fan Page

During a visit, Andrea walked the grounds with her, then 3 years old, daughter. Walking into the Barracks #2 building. Her daughter became persisstant…

She wanted to play with the little girl upstairs. So we taped the interaction. Thought nothing of it at the time.

Recently she came across the video. Watching her daughter have a conversation with no one. Maybe thinking it’s just the vivid imagination of a child.

You can hear me clearly asking, “Who are you talking to?” And that’s when I heard it for the first time. There was no sound in the room that day. Only through the video.

What she heard… the faint voice of a little girl saying, “Sarah Ann”.

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2 replies on “Quick List of Ghosts in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Fort George”

We went on the ghost tour with my sister and niece. While in the tunnel where the ammunition was kept, my husband and I were up at the front and my sister and niece were at the back and could not hear the story being told. We were hearing about Sarah. Both my sister and niece saw a young girl walk behind them in the tunnel. Gave me the chills.

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