It’s October. This means it’s time for endless fall/Halloween activities (yay!) that you’re probably just dying to try out.
But if you’re over pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and haunted houses and you’re looking for a real scare… Check out some of the *truly* haunted places around you to really get into the Halloween spirit.
Salem Cemetery in Pickering
Open to the public, like most cemeteries, this special little place is haunted by a short man and phantom dogs. Check it out!
Dundurn Castle in Hamilton
Once the home to Sir Allan Macnab, the Premier of Canada in the 1800s, this historic site is rumoured to be haunted by men who were hung across the street for treason as well as cholera victims kept in sheds nearby. That is just awful.
Merritton Tunnel in Thorold
The tunnel built in 1876 is said to be haunted by the 107 men that died during its construction. Like a 14-year-old that was killed by a rock and trains collided at some point. Pretty sad. And haunted by these men.
Cherry Hill House in Mississauga
This is one of the biggest haunted locations in Canada. The story is that a young George Silverthorn returned home from the States to get married. After the ceremony a visitor arrive at the front door, after stepping outside to see who it was apparently George was never seen or heard from again. The door is said to continuously open and close on its own.
Ringwood Manor in Whitby
Built in the 1800s, this home has since been renovated, but remains haunted. Apparently it is the ghost of a maid that was beaten to death in a small room on the second floor.
(Map from http://www.blogto.com/city/2016/10/8_haunted_places_you_can_visit_near_toronto/)