Halloween is nearly here and that means candy, parties and of course, g-g-g-ghosts.
The only problem is that festivities tend to become pretty predictable this time of year.
There are the fake haunted houses where people try to scare you unsuccessfully.
There are entire towns who transform themselves into Halloween Villages.
And of course there are the ghost tours.
But ghosts tours usually involve a lot of walking and learning. But let's face it, you don't want a history lesson, you want to see a ghost.
That's why we've located the 9 places in Quebec that have the most amount of ghost sightings and mapped them out for you.
Now you can be the host of your very own ghost tour road trip.
1. Auberge Willow
The story begins when a young servant girl named Maude was murdered by a group of people who were planning a military uprising in the 1800s. She was buried in the basement, and apparently, her ghost still roams the inn. She can be found singing, knocking things over, and stacking things outside of room 8.
2. 242 William Street
This building is attached the one of the most famous legends in Montreal: the story of Mary Gallagher. Mary Gallagher was a prostitute who was decapitated in this very spot in the 1800s. Legend has it she comes back to the area to search for her missing head.
3. Le Cinq Nightclub
This club used to be known as 1234 but way before that it was a funeral home. It is probably one of the most well known haunted places in Montreal. People report feeling inexplicable feelings of dread, and some people even report seeing a naked woman wandering the building with a scar on her body. though that could also be explained by alcohol.
4. The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
This hotel has got some serious history, including housing John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous “bed-in” peace protest in the 60s. But it has a very dark secret. Legend has it that a mysterious woman dressed in white has apparently been haunting the hotel’s hallways. She has been spotted late at night by guests and employees on several occasions.
5. L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel
This place has been around since the 1700s, making it the oldest inn in North America.
According to legend, the spirit of a little girl who died in a fire in the 19th century haunts the auberge to this day.
6. Horton Asylum
This place started off as an asylum, but it housed many different institutions throughout the years. It was marred by sketchy clinical trials, weird experiments, and even torture. It’s been abandoned for many years, but people regularly report paranormal activity in the area.
7. Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity
This church is located in Quebec City, and it was built in the early 1800s making it the oldest Anglican cathedral in the city. Legend has it that it was built over the body of a woman who now haunts the cathedral – some people have even reported hearing the organ playing by itself.
8. Plains Of Abraham
Anytime you have an ancient battlefield, you're gonna have some haunting. That's just an unwritten rule. This place was the stage for the 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham between the British and the French. the many soldiers who lost their lives still haunt the area. People even claim to have smelled sulfur and gun powder and some have even heard cannons firing.
9. Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-De Lévy
This town is the stage one of the most chilling stories in Quebec’s history: the story of La Corriveau.
Legend has it that a young woman named Marie Joseph La Corriveau was tried for murder after 2 of her husbands died suddenly. She was hung from a tree in an iron cage and left to die, which apparently took weeks. According to the legend, she murdered every member of the jury that convicted her. After each murder, the people would check up on her, and she was still in the cage. She still haunts the area to this day.