To celebrate spooky season and the most frightfully chilling day of the year, we present to you our second-ever Spooky Halloween episode of Museum Chat Live!
On this episode, we consider why we’re so interested in the paranormal and delve into a few supernatural stories connected to historic places and events in St. Catharines history.
If you have a paranormal story related to St. Catharines, we’d love to hear what you have to say! Please share with us. You can comment on our blog, or connect with us on Facebook at St. Catharines Museum or on Twitter at @stcmuseum. We’d love to research these stories further, or to include them in a future Spooky Halloween podcast episode!
1 – Stories of paranormal activity at Ridley College can be found on the Toronto & Ontario Ghosts & Hauntings Research Society website.
2 – For more on the Victorians and the Supernatural, read this article by Roger Luckhurst or delve even deeper with this anthology titled The Victorian Supernatural.
3- You read Jenny O’Hara Pincock’s The Trails of Truth (1930 and 2013) to explore detailed reportings of seances that took place in St. Catharines in 1928 and 1929.
4 -Details of paranormal investigations at the C.K.T.B. Radio Station building can be found on the Toronto & Ontario Ghosts & Hauntings Research Society website
5 – More on the alleged hauntings of the old Merritt residence can be found in a 2016 blog post.
6- You can listen to EVP recordings taken during a 2001 paranormal investigation at the C.K.T.B. Radio Station building here.