Ghost Stories of Alberta
Dundurn, 1993 - Fiction - 173 pages
Contrary to popular belief, ghosts do not necessarily reside in draughty old castles and ancient graveyards. In this book, the author has collected ghost stories specifically from Alberta where she has discovered strange tales of hauntings in schools, restaurants, theatres, hotels, government buildings and modern houses from Calgary and Edmonton to rural areas and the Rocky Mountains. Several spine-tingling tales are legendary accounts of native spirits who still inhabit the land.
In Edmonton, two former firehalls are widely reputed to be haunted; the McKay Avenue School is said to have at least half a dozen spirits; and employees of radio station CKUA have experienced a ghostly presence. "Alberta's Most Haunted Place" is probably the Deane House and Tea Room at Fort Calgary, where a number of different ghosts are taken for granted by the staff.
This eerie collection of supernatural tales includes, among others, the story of the Medicine Hat ghost train; the strange phenomena in a rural "castle" that cannot drive its owner away; the hauntings of the Banff Springs Hotel; the ghostly arsonist in a photograph at Chateau Lake Louise; evil ghosts of the Alberta Badlands; the beautiful lady in white who haunts Prince House in Heritage Park; the Canmore Opera House spirits; and the ghostly bookworm.
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Love this book! It's a great collection of spine tingling ghost encounters. One of them even takes place in my home town. My whole family has enjoyed reading "Ghost Stories of Alberta". Thanks Barbara. Love your entire collection of books.
When I was a small girl, about 5 years old Living in Blairmore, Alberta, I was awoken from my sleep by a group of voices. They were very, very loud and all saying the same thing over and over again. The voice tone was hushed but the sheer numbers of them made it sound like a huge mob. I was scared but got out of bed to find out where they were coming from. I wasn't sure if it was inside or outside the house, or down the hall. I crept down the hall to find nothing, but I still heard the voices. I woke up my mother but she heard nothing. Thinking maybe I had a night mare she rocked me to sleep. The voices continued for a while, off and on and mother would keep the light on for me so I could see there was no body there.
I forgot about the incidents over time and gave it a nothing never no mind after I moved away. When I moved back as an adult, It began again. The same scenario, but this time i heard very clearly..rhubarb,rhubarb,rhubarb,rhubarb,rhubarb. very very many voices. Anybody else experience this phenomenon? I know I am not the only one. The local Natives know of this.
Felicia Graham Where Are You?
Strange Events in Clareview Condominium
Former Fire Halls Spirits
Lobotomized Labourer Lives On In Radio
Someones in the Kitchen with Dinah
The Wings Voices
Sweat Lodge Endures
Tales Ensure Protection?
Tracks Lead Nowhere
Chief Lives On In College Plaza
Leader Rides Again
Chief Makes Good His Threat
Other Alberta Ghost Stories
Ellen Hopkins Tells a Story
Cafe Painter Has Company
The Chinese Ghost of 115 Street
The House on the Hill
Dream House Turns to Nightmare
Little Girl in White
Poltergeist Prompts People to Pay
Sons Suicide Haunts House46
The Meredith Tale
Departed Husband Visits
Bedroom in Bedroom Community is Haunted57
Calgary Ghost Stories
Price Paid for Checkered Past60
The House with an Evil Spirit
Is Stately Residence Home to a Ghost?
Calgary Firehalls Theyre All Haunted71
The Lady Required Lots of Attention
A Dog Breathing Down Your Neck
Opera House Alive With Spirits
Rugged Sam Stays With His House
Beautiful Woman in White
Replica Is Also Haunted87
Native Ghost Stories
Hotel Hosts the Famous and the Dead
Resort Builder Stays On
Arsonist Brazenly Stares From Photograph
Some People More Haunted Than Others
Strange Stories from Camrose
Historic Bed and Breakfast Has Unusual Guest
Knocking Around in a Trappers Cabin
Settler Loves His Land
Grandma Watches Writers
Two Tales from Small Towns
Priest Watches Over His Mission
Stories from a Folklore Collection
An Area of Concentrated Suffering
Heavy with Spirits
Prehistoric Beasts Return to Drumheller
East Coulees Resident Who Never Ages
Medicine Hats Phantom Train
Museum Inherits More Than a Building
Was it Star?
Building Demolished Ghost Remains
Rented House With Unwanted Options