Small towns in Canada are full of creepy places where people are haunted. You can not believe in them until you see these lights moving in the void with your own eyes and hear the blood-curdling screams in the night.
A ghost train in the village of St. Louis, Saskatchewan
In fact, all the rails of the former railway were dismantled long ago. But locals claim that if you go out at night into a thicket of bushes, not far from the place where it used to pass, you will see the lights of a passing train. They are usually white in color, but sometimes turn red. Local lore says it is the spirit of a CNR employee who died on the tracks in the 1920s.
In an interview with Global Television, St. Louis resident Edward Lucier described the phenomenon as follows: “The light coming through the branches was very visible. It was absolutely clear what it was. In fact, it looked a lot like a train. The light approached, then reached the bushes and disappeared. It was very strange and creepy."
Screaming Ghost, Blackville, New Brunswick
In the vicinity of Blackville, on the wooded banks of the Dungarvon River, locals say that eerie screams can often be heard in the night. People tend to think that this is the last cry of a victim of a longtime murder.
The man, known only as Ryan, was a recent immigrant from Ireland. He worked as a cook at a lumberjack camp by the river. While all the workers were at the logging site, the camp manager tried to rob Ryan and take away all of his savings. Ryan would be killed in the fight. When hungry lumberjacks asked the boss what had happened to their cook, he replied that Ryan suddenly fell ill and died. That night, the entire camp was awakened in the middle of the night by Ryan's screams. The next day, terrified lumberjacks left the cursed place.
Mrs. Gideon, Caribou Hotel, Carcross, Yukon
Together with her husband Edward, Bessie Gideon ran the Caribou family hotel at the turn of the last century. Like many small business owners, Mrs. Gideon was hesitant to leave her job. Even death could not keep her out of the hotel. The guests woke up to find her at the foot of the bed. Apparently, her ghost looks so natural that the new staff mistaken it for a lost guest.
This famous ghost has even been featured on a postage stamp in the Ghosts of Canada series. Interestingly, the ghosts do not scare the current owners Anne Morgan and Jamie Toole, who acquired the hotel after the previous owner was killed (!) The couple says they dream of turning this historic site into a tourist attraction.
The Blue Nun and the Red Priest, Gilmore Hall, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia
In the late nineteenth century, a young nun working at Mount St. Bernard, a Catholic women's college that later merged with the university, fell in love with a priest. They had a whirlwind romance, and at some point she became pregnant. The woman was overcome with guilt for broken oaths, and one day she committed suicide. The priest, distraught with grief over the death of his beloved and their unborn child, followed her. The pair, now commonly known as the Blue Nun and the Red Priest, have stalked the school for over a century, moving objects, slamming doors, appearing in the form of translucent visions near the school staircase, in a word, frightening students caught unawares to death.
West Point Lighthouse, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island
This lighthouse on the southwestern tip of Prince Edward Island was converted into a hotel back in 1987. However, it seems that someone forgot to inform Willie, the first keeper of the West Point Lighthouse. According to guests, Willie's ghost often appears in living rooms, turns on and off the lights. Apparently, he's just still trying to do his job honestly. Incidentally, Carroll Livingston, who helps run the hotel, prefers to tell guests that the hotel is "visited" rather than "stalked."