6 of the spookiest Vancouver-based ghost stories
Halloween is approaching faster than you can say BOO, so what better way to celebrate the spookiest season of all with a few reminders of Vancouver’s creepiest ghost stories.
There are actually quite a few haunted places in and around Vancouver that have a history of ghostly apparitions and odd, unexplainable sounds. Whether these stories are truthful or mere figments of imagination, we’ll never know…
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1. 16TH Avenue West – UBC Point Grey
Ever had the chills while driving down 16th avenue towards UBC? Rumour has it, a woman was left on the road by her boyfriend. She was walking down 16th Ave trying to hitch a ride when she was struck and killed by a car. Thereafter, it was repeatedly reported that a woman was seen on the avenue hitchhiking. But, if anybody tried to pick her up she would ignore them and continue walking.
2. Orpheum Theatre
Many employees and guests have reported strange events and unexplained sounds coming from the theatre. Since it was built in 1927, the Orpheum has played host to a variety of performers, including an acrobat who fell to his death during a vaudeville act. Since then, he’s been a regular fixture at the theatre, with many sightings of him — mostly as an orb of light — reported by staff and performers.
3. Hycroft Manor
There is thought to be seven ghosts hanging around at the Hycroft Manor located on 16th Avenue near Shaughnessy. Many have reported ghostly roaming shapes that include a General, several veterans, and a nurse. These ghosts HATE filmers, and often appear if a film crew is in the area.
4. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Believe it or not, many people have experienced the elevator stopping randomly on the 14th floor in the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. The door will open on its own and a lady in red has been seen gliding through the hallway…
5. Central Park – Burnaby
Many people have reported seeing ghosts near the lake, stadium and forest area of the park. A ghost was even caught on camera by the forest (unfortunately, not available on Youtube). In addition, many people report that they can hear a woman screaming in gibberish. Many believe that a woman lost her kids one night in the park sometime in the early 30s.
6. The haunted house at Cambie & King Edward
The story goes that it was either an ancient burial ground or there was a man who murdered his elderly mother there. Then, everyone who inhabited the home since then has experienced strange occurrences. Including luggage being left out on the lawn, baby cribs pushed precariously to the edge of windows, shadowy footsteps walking up the exterior walls, families sleeping only to wake up on the lawn, and more. Having lived across from this house many years ago, it definitely gave off some creepy vibes…
Have your own Vancouver-based ghost story? Let us know in the comment section below… Happy Halloween!
Source: Inside Vancouver