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Haunted Montreal Blog #95 – Hôtel Place d’Armes

The glorious Hôtel Place d’Armes occupies the south-eastern corner of Old Montreal’s most famous plaza. Opened in 2000, the boutique hotel with neo-Renaissance architecture caters to well-off tourists, corporate clients and the international jet-set crowd. However, despite its prestige, some say that the hotel is haunted. During an interview in 2009, a top-notch concierge explained that a mysterious woman with a black dress and American accent haunts some of the suites.

Haunted Montreal Blog #94 – Old Montreal’s Forgotten Cemeteries

The City of Montreal welcomes millions of tourists every year. Around 85% of them visit the historic district of Old Montreal. What these visitors likely do not realize is that they are literally walking over the Dead. Numerous forgotten cemeteries, which still lie beneath the streets and buildings, haunt Old Montreal. Indeed, there are at least a dozen graveyards in the district. A handful of them are commemorated but most are totally forgotten. Almost all of these colonial burial grounds are reputed to be haunted.

Haunted Montreal Blog #93 – St. Bridget’s Refuge Site

The Université de Montréal is constructing a brand new campus for its business department, Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), next to St. Patrick’s Basilica. An Irish Famine asylum called St. Bridget's Home and Night Refuge once existed on the site, which catered to the destitute, the homeless and for many isolated women. The asylum witnessed countless tragedies over the years, allegedly resulting in many ghosts. As such, there is already talk that the shiny new campus will be haunted by Irish Famine spirits.

Haunted Montreal Blog #90 – City of Montreal Archives

A massive vault sits below Montreal's City Hall and some historians say it is haunted. The sealed chamber is located under the front of City Hall, between its foundations, the sidewalks of Gosford and Notre-Dame streets and the eastern side of Place Vauquelin. The eastern portion of the vault was constructed from 1919-1921 and the western part in 1952. Its purpose is to house and protect the valuable Archives of the metropolis.

Haunted Montreal Blog #89 – Place Viger

Despite the new plans to revitalize Place Viger and its environs, there are constant rumors that the building is haunted. There is speculation that the ghostly activity is likely related to a string of tragedies in the hotel’s history. One report of a paranormal encounter at Place Viger dates back to July 31st, 2011. A tourist from Washington DC named Amy "Citizen of the World" C visited

Haunted Montreal Blog #88 – The Poltergeist of Côte-Saint-Luc Part II

Then one night, something weird happened. His freezer contained a package of matzo balls and another of potato kugel. Jeff explained that each package was very different. The previous night, he took out the potato kugel from the freezer, and put it in the fridge to defrost for the meal of the day. However, the following morning, when he looked in the fridge he saw that the potato kugel package had been replaced by the matzo ball package. Jeff described this as a “double teleportation.”

Haunted Montreal Blog #87 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Montreal

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, has a special relationship with Montreal - and its paranormal phenomena! Born in 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle led a remarkable life. Both a physician and prolific writer, he is best known for the 60 stories he wrote about detective Sherlock Holmes. However, his body of work also includes nearly 200 novels, short stories, poems, historical books and pamphlets. He also wrote ghost stories

Haunted Montreal Blog #86 – Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

They claimed that he ran about the hospital at night with a big candle in his hand. The demon was seen dashing from window to window, frightening passers-by on Saint-Paul Street. The demon also raised a horrible racket by throwing piles of building materials down the stairs into the cellar. Sometimes he could be heard working all night long with an axe and saw, as though he was a carpenter.
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