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Afterthoughts on the Life of Sobbing Sophia Shaw

Finding the Connection between General Isaac Brock & “Sobbing Sophia” Shaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

by Richard Ong – – It has been said that a life that’s well lived defines a person in remembrance. But one brief, precious episode in a person’s lifetime could change the course of the river of fate.

This is how legends begin, and one such story started with the final meeting between Sophia Shaw and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, as he rode his horse hard towards the direction of Queenston Heights. Many books and blogs had been written about their enduring romance.

At least one play was composed based on their love affair and the war that ended their relationship in tragedy.

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Hull House in Chicago | Home of the “Devil Baby”

Hull House was a settlement home for immigrants and children. To the horror of its respected founder Jane Addams, it became infamously known for a legend.

A story said to spawn the infamous horror movie, Rosemary’s Baby.

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Spirit Saves the Wine | A Keg Mansion Ghost Story

Ghost Guide Daniel – – The following experience happened to a customer. While using the second floor woman’s washroom inside Toronto’s Keg Mansion.

It’s very confusing. Why any ghost chooses to haunt a washroom.

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Keg Mansion in Toronto | The Legend and Ghost of Lillian’s Maid

Ghost Guide Daniel – – Lillian was the only daughter of Hart Massey. Educated at the advanced Wesleyan Woman’s College in Hamilton (where the Royal Connaught is today). 

She died in 1915. While living in today’s Keg Mansion house. Only 6 years after her husband. According to the Legend, the tragic death of Lillian’s Maid happened just after her death.

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Real History of the Screaming Tunnel | Niagara Haunt’s Legit Legend

Ghost Guide Daniel – – This was provided to us years ago by a local Niagara historian.  He talked with the only living descendant of the village once behind the Screaming Tunnel.

She has disdain for the brutal legend. Then telling a story. Her take on the real reason it’s called, “Screaming Tunnel”.

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Personal Experience in the Screaming Tunnel

For over 100 years the legendary Screaming Tunnel in Niagara-on-the-Lake has stood hidden at the tip of the Niagara Escarpment. Legend and ghost stories giving the location it’s infamy.

I knew the legends going into this professional visit. Part of a bus trip I helped coordinator over a decade ago. Yet I remember like it was yesterday. Not cause of the spooky excitement. Instead, due to sheer disappointment.

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Screaming Tunnel | Niagara’s Haunted Place to Visit

For over 100 years the legendary Screaming Tunnel in Niagara has been a right-of-passage for St. Catharine’s youth. 

Are they brave enough to go inside this terrifying place at night?  Hold up a wooden match. Face the ghost of a murdered girl.  Those who take part are accepted.  Those who fail… meet social ruin.