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Lizzie the Doll
Niagara’s resident haunted doll. Lived in the Gift Shop since 2011, when moved from the old Museum of the Paranormal. The Queen of the Artifacts is known to blink and move around the shop on her own. Take a picture with her! People have said her face changes depending on her mood.
Historic dolls are the most haunted artifacts. Because, they’re loved like real people. Over the years, feeling that energy from children. Gives them a feeling of life when looking into those porcelain eyes.
The Attic Toy
Donated to the shop back in 2012. Said to be found in an attic. Stuffed behind a wall, the young son of a family was led into the attic by a little girl ghost. She stood and pointed to the secret location, where he found the toy.
However, we’re not sure of these facts. Main reason, the toy isn’t dirty and damage as you’d think something stuffed in an attic would be. Still we leave it out for you to decide.
Post Mortem Photos
Taken during the infancy of photography. Before thousands of cell phone pics were possible. One photo cost a fortune. So very few were taken… except after death. A way to remember the recently passed.
Services available to prop the body up, making it look alive. Or ways to simulate sleeping.
Custom House Boots
From the old Custom House in Hamilton. The boots were unearthed from a basement room after the building was saved from the wrecking ball (circa 1980’s). The room filled with dirt to support a tree growing through the lobby.
Got a reputation of being cursed. Nobody dared touch them, except one time. A manager egged on by her friend grabbed the boots. A chain link fence against the wall feel over on her. Happily donated to the shop in around 2013.
Another old-timey tradition. Remember the dead. The corpse laid out and a mold made of their lifeless face. Here are replicas of three famous Hollywood figures from the 60s. Do you know? I’ll tell you… Right is Director Alfred Hitchcock, Middle is Frankenstein actor Boris Karloff and on the right Horror actor Vincent Price. He’s more wrinkled because… he was alive! The creepy fellow wanted the experience just before dying.
Portraits of recently deceased children from the other-side. An “energy art” popular during Victorian times. Coming from the tragedy of infant mortality.
A psychic draws the picture of the passed child. But not how they looked in life. Instead it’s how they look now on the other-side (or in heaven). This is a real example of two Spirit Children.
Top 10 Ghost Photos
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Tombstone Ghost -- Arizona
Empty field behind tourist in Tombstone, Arizona. Cowboy only in the photo, looks to be holding a knife.
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Mabel's mom in the backseat at grave
Mabel at Mom’s grave. Takes photo in 1959 of husband waiting in the car. Woman appears in the back. Mabel swears it’s her mother.
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Chloe at Myrtles Plantation
Photo of Myrtles Plantation building for roof insurance. Shadow said to be Chloe, a family slave who killed the wife and kids out of revenge.