Is the ghost of Bessie Starkman haunting Hamilton Mountain’s Courtyard Marriott Hotel? A former employee thinks so, talking about her personal experiences. Then Strange News returns with a stolen skull from England. All leading to Daniel humbling himself… announcing his new novel, and finally reading the good (and very bad) reviews from his Ouija booklet (How to use a Ouija)
It’s so lovely getting validation on a ghost. Scott, a Paramedic, talks about Toronto’s St. Mike’s resident ghost Nuns, based on resident Sister Vincenza. His own amazing story from a historic police station. And the untold ghost story of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Angel Inn.
This week features a main ghost story, along with TV trying to ruin the rep of a historic Nun – –
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Daniel talks about serious people in the paranormal. Like a 1960’s Judge in Toronto’s Old City Hall. Embarrassed by his story, only giving it more validity. Then a confession… he’s also a serious person; a believer-skeptic, and why this is important. Then time to dish! The time TV tried to make a kindly ghost nun super scary.
This week is a combo based on haunted prisons (dark history and ghost story) from West Virginia Pen and Toronto’s Don Jail – –
“A Haunted Prisons Episode” because it won’t be the only one. My goodness. So much dark history… so many ghost stories inside historic prisons. Starting with a dark story from West Virginia Pen, an American haunt with horror movie like history. Daniel talks about his visit to this place, along with using hopelessness to create ghosts. All ending with a ghost story out of Toronto’s Don Jail.
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.
Lillian was the only daughter of Hart. Educated at the ahead-of-its-time Wesleyan Woman’s College in Hamilton (where the Royal Connaught is today). She died in 1915. While living in today’s Keg Mansion. Only 6 years after her husband.
According to this tragic legend, it happened just after Lillian’s death.
Jarvis Street, the pinnacle of Victorian Toronto’s high society. Where families of the city’s rich escaped their busy lives. Escape work but remain in the city they helped build.
Jarvis lined with such strong monuments. Unique mansions never copied… and none so impressive as the Keg Mansion.
I made the case that this house isn’t haunted. Now, I’m going to contradict it with a Casa Loma Ghost Story!
With the idea of one conscious spirit returning to the house after death. From an outsider, a former investigator and life-long paranormal enthusiast, this makes complete sense.
The Pellatt family barely got a chance. His home, Casa Loma, taken away so quickly after being built.
$3.5 million ($100 million today). 299 workers and 3 years to build. All for only 9 years inside his castle before the City of Toronto kicked out Sir Henry Pellatt and his family.
Casa Loma is Spanish for “Hill House”. There are none more impressive than this one in Toronto.
They called Sir Henry Pellatt “crazy”. His dream, build a medieval castle in Canada.