Ottawa Jail Hostel

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Ottawa Jail Hostel in Ottawa is believed to be haunted by some former prisoners, who after death were burned and buried behind the building. The Death Row area also is said to be visited by ghosts who were executed here; one of them that has been seen in apparition form was Patrick James Whelan. The site has been featured on Creepy Canada and The Girly Ghosthunters.

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Geographic Information

74 Nicholas St
Ottawa, Ontario

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45.424722, -75.68875000000003
Ottawa Division
Nearest Towns:
Ottawa, ON (0.8 mi.)
Rockcliffe Park, ON (1.8 mi.)
Rockliffe, ON (1.8 mi.)
Eastview Centre, ON (2.0 mi.)
Eastview, ON (2.0 mi.)
Hull, QC (2.2 mi.)
Pointe-a-gatineau, QC (2.9 mi.)
Pointe-gatineau, QC (2.9 mi.)
Gatineau Point, QC (2.9 mi.)
Gloucester, ON (4.3 mi.)


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