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455 Rue Saint Pierre in Old Montreal. This building was built in 1865. Eventually it would come into possession of Pierre du Calvert who sympathized with the Americans during the Revolution and entertained some famous visitors including Benjamin Franklin. It is rumoured by patrons that Pierre’s wife, Mary-Louise, haunts this former building. This building was very nearly demolished to make room for condominiums but was converted into loft style apartments in the early 2000s. It was featured on Creepy Canada.

Auberge Willow Place Inn in Hudson. First built in the 1820s, the story says that a young servant girl named “Maude” was murdered by a group of men plotting a military uprising at the inn in the 1830s. They buried her in the basement, but Maude’s ghost remained at the inn. She can be heard by guests and staff members singing in the hallways, knocking over objects, and stacking rocks outside of the door of room #8 mostly during the month of November.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City. A Narcoleptic haunts this church where she was buried alive. From time to time, though no one is sitting at the organ, it plays. This woman’s ghost is often seen standing beside it, looking down from the balcony to the cathedral below. It was featured on Creepy Canada.

Château Frontenac in Quebec City. The apparition of 17th Century governor, Louis de Buade, is frequently seen by staff members and patrons to be on an eternal search for his fiancee who was in Europe at the time of his death. He is seen in period clothing sitting on windowsills, wandering the hallways and the ballroom and staring at sleeping guests in their rooms. A woman’s ghost with long hair dressed in a sleeping gown in seen in many guest rooms; she has even been known to lie down in bed with guests.

Le Corriveau Forest, Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-De Lévy, Lévis in Lévis. The ghostly suspected sorceress named Marie-Josephte Corriveau haunts this forest where she was left for dead. At a crossroads, there once hung a cage which held the remains of a local woman suspected to be a sorceress. She was a beautiful young woman living in Quebec City in 1763; she led a secret life, conjuring up mysterious remedies and potions. It was a secret that only a few were privy to, but Marie Corriveau was believed to be a sorceress by many. She habitually administered these potions to her many unsuspecting husbands, and husband after husband, Marie murdered them in their sleep. She was later placed in a metal contraption, hung in a cage, by the community, and left to die. Some people pass the crossroads and still encounter Marie, who now, is nothing more than clothes and skeleton. It was featured on Creepy Canada.

Fort de l’Île Sainte-Hélène on Saint Helen’s Island. Witnesses report that it is to be home of eight hundred soldiers who lost their lives when their General purposely put them in the line of fire of enemy sharpshooters. They are buried in a mass grave on the island. Apparitions of the soldiers walk on this island. Other paranormal activities are spooky footsteps of soldiers and objects disappear only to be found in other places at a later time, ghostly mists, light anomalies and disembodied voices.

Montmorency Falls in Beauport. The Lady in White’s apparition is seen by tourists through mist falling down the falls in a white dress similar to a wedding dress. Her legend involves a love story between herself, and a young soldier. She and the soldier were engaged, and during the midst of their wedding preparations he was called away to battle. The lady was quite worried and feared that her fiancée would be killed during the summer military campaign. The young soldier lost his life during a battle in 1759. The lady was suffering tremendous grief at her loss, and as the story goes went out each night calling the young soldier’s name in a vain hope that he may somehow return to her. The following year the lady got dressed in her wedding gown and committed suicide by throwing herself into these falls. Her body was never recovered.

Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Numerous ghosts have been seen on the site due to the number of soldiers losing their lives during the battle in 1759. The spectral soldier most often seen by visitors is at the entrance to Tunnel 1 on warm evenings. His sightings are often combined with the smell and sound of cannon fire. Other sights and sounds of the battle are felt by tourists throughout this historic site. The smell of sulfur has also been reported by witnesses. It is most active on cold nights in September.

Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. This hotel is allegedly haunted by a “woman in white“. Her apparition wanders the halls and staircases of the hotel. She also occasionally roams in guest’s rooms. People have been touched and pushed by invisible presences, unexplained noises include disembodied voices, unexplained bangs, mysterious knocks and footsteps. Other paranormal activity includes a feeling of being watched by specters has been reported by staff and guests as well as cold spots.

 

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