Interested in discovering more about haunted Ontario? Join Terry Boyle as he explores the shadowlands beyond the grave. Revel in the outstanding evidence of spirit habitation in museums, historic homes, inns, jails, and graveyards. Witness the full apparition of the innkeeper’s wife at Greystones Inn in Orangeville. Encounter the misty form of a civil war veteran in the graveyard of the old St. Thomas church. Experience the incredible slamming-of-doors at the Keefer Mansion in Thorold. Visit a whole village of spirits who share the buildings at Black Creek Pioneer Village. You can even spend the entire night in the Orillia Opera House with Terry and his friends.
Prepare to be scared out of your wits with the stories behind these and other hauntings. After providing you with a list of addresses, phone numbers, and websites for each location, Terry invites you and all other ghost enthusiasts along for the adventure. Feeling brave?
I may not have been back up to Canada in quite some time, but I remember some of the stories that were passed around amongst family members. Do I personally believe in ghosts? OH HELL YEAH I DO! My grandmother’s farmhouse (in Caistor Centre, Ontario) was over 100 years old when I used to go up and stay there. And the last time I was there was in 1984. I remember everyone being downstairs and you could hear foot steps upstairs. You could also hear the old bedsprings up there as well. There wasn’t anyone else in the house that could have been up there. So I definitely believe.
I know I was extremely excited when I got this book. There were quite a few places that I remembered going to when I was younger. I even verified with my cousins who still live up there. It was so interesting to swap stories with all of them again. Plus, next time I visit my family up there, we already have a few places mapped out that we are all going to go.
There are plenty of pictures as well as histories of each location. And the author even includes some personal anecdotes of what happened while doing research for this book. At the end of the book is a listing of addresses, phone numbers, and websites for each of the places to make it easier for you to plan your visits.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.