Haunted Places in Brantford, Ontario



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    Woodland Cultural Centre

    Brantford, Ontario

    At Woodland Cultural Center, its neighbors say, translucent figures walk all over the property, sometimes accompanied by the sound of murmured voices, and simply disappear. The occurrences are so frequent and harmless that the locals accept them without fear. The main complex of the cultural center used to be a ...


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    The Hermitage

    Hamilton, Ontario

    15.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    "The Girly Ghosthunters" TV show has featured The Hermitage, where many strange things are said to occur. Along with footsteps, apparitions, bangs, whispers, screams and other sounds, some say William Black can be heard weeping near the crossroads where he was buried. Some witnesses have seen the place appear as ...


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    Preston Springs Hotel

    Cambridge, Ontario

    19.1 miles from Brantford, ON

    Preston Springs Hotel is said to be haunted by apparitions, poltergeist activity, unexplained lights, shadows, and more.


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    Doon Old Mill Ruins

    Kitchener, Ontario

    19.5 miles from Brantford, ON

    This once was owned from Adam Ferrie JR.. Build in 1834 in 1909 & 1910 there was two fires there one of the fire that took place was at that time a Saw Mill and the other fire was a Flour Mill, this grounds people can smell wood smells and ...


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    Century Manor

    Hamilton, Ontario

    20.5 miles from Brantford, ON

    Century Manor was once an 1870s institution called the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane (aka Ontario Hospital). Patients are said to have been abused and cruelly experimented on. The site became Century Manor, a museum, in the 1980s, and later the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Still ...


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    Dundurn Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    21.4 miles from Brantford, ON

    Dundurn Castle is an 18,000-square-foot, 72-room house completed in 1835. It is open to the public, its rooms restored to match its state in 1855 when owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet. Folks have reported aparitions of elderly women with candles and little girls, plus the sounds of ...


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    Rock Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    21.6 miles from Brantford, ON

    Rock Castle, aka Rannoch Lodge, was constructed in 1848 by Alexander Carpenter of the Gurney & Carpenter foundry. Witnesses say sudden cold temperatures and unexplained voices can be felt and heard here.


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    Albion Falls

    Hamilton, Ontario

    23 miles from Brantford, ON

    Battles, suicides and body dumping grounds surround the falls and give rise to the claims that the falls are haunted. A notorious murderer, Eveylyn Dick, dumped her dismembered husband's body in the woods near the falls- well it should be clarified, she dumped part of his body there, they never ...


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    Emma's Back Porch

    Burlington, Ontario

    27.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    Emma’s Back Porch Restaurant, haunted by a woman named Emma Byrens and her two children who lived here in 1902, is a hot spot for strange goings-on. Emma appears as a floating lady in a white dress, and sometimes witnesses also experience moving objects, voices, cold spots, orbs, voices, and ...


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    Harry Ten Shilling

    Brantford, Ontario

    33 miles from Brantford, ON

    Harry Ten Shilling, a restaurant, seems to be located inside a haunted building. Staff report loud noises and bangs, and employees at the attached clothing shop have come to work in the morning to find clothes all over the floor.


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    Lions Valley Park

    Oakville, Ontario

    34.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    Lion's Valley Park is a valley surrounded by three old cemeteries and an abandoned 1800s village.Reports say that because of erosion in the valley walls, caskets from the old cemeteries have been found in the park. Many strange phenomena have been reported here after dark, including strange flashing red, white ...


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    Heritage Theatre

    Brampton, Ontario

    45.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    Heritage Theatre is said to be haunted by an actor who was killed in the dressing room. An apparition of the Grim Reaper, cold chills, and voices also have been reported here.


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    Boston Mills Cemetery

    Caledon, Ontario

    47.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    At Boston Mills Cemetery, witnesses have seen ghost children playing tag among the gravestones and an apparition of a priest. Orbs, footsteps, rustling leaves and lights in the abandoned church also have been reported.


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    Belfountain Conservation Area

    Caledon, Ontario

    47.5 miles from Brantford, ON

    Belfountain Park is rumored to be haunted by ghosts who walk along the streets and sometimes can be heard yelling "Help!"


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    Regina Mundi Catholic College

    London, Ontario

    50 miles from Brantford, ON

    Regina Mundi Catholic College was built in 1963 as a junior seminary, but it also has been a boys' boarding school, a co-ed day school and a high school. The ghost of a priest who died here when it was a seminary has been seen, as well as that of ...


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    Grand Theatre

    London, Ontario

    50.7 miles from Brantford, ON

    The 1901 Grand Theatre has a story and a ghost, that of original owner and theater magnate Ambrose Small. On December 2, 1919, Small put a million dollars into a bank account and took his wife to lunch, but after that, no one ever saw him again. Several weeks afterward, ...


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    Middlesex County Courthouse

    London, Ontario

    50.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    The historic Middlesex County Jail and Courthouse (still used) is haunted by Marion "Peg-Leg" Brown, a farm-hand and cowboy from Texas. He had a wooden leg (hence his nickname), and scars over his eye and on his hand. Brown had fled to Canada after being arrested in 1898, for selling ...


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    Eldon House

    London, Ontario

    51 miles from Brantford, ON

    Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River, was built in 1834 for Captain John Harris, a retired Naval officer of the Royal Navy, and his wife, Amelia. It is said to be haunted by Wenman Wynniatt was a British army officer who had been recently met Sarah, John Harris's eldest daughter. ...


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    Capital Twin Cinema

    Listowel, Ontario

    53.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    Capital Twin Cinema, aka Capital Theatre, has a ghost named Jessie Keith, a teenage girl who was attacked and murdered by a homeless man as she walked along the railroad tracks. Jessie Keith is also said to haunt her grave in the town cemetery.


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    Merritton Tunnel - Blue Ghost Tunnel

    Thorold, Ontario

    54.7 miles from Brantford, ON

    The blue misty ghost at Merritton Tunnel, aka Blue Ghost Tunnel, has been known to touch or push people or even make them violently ill. Witnesses have reported footsteps, strange lights, the sound of children crying, whistling, and disembodied voices having conversations.


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    Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

    Toronto, Ontario

    55.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    The 1808 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on the Toronto Islands is the oldest existing Great Lakes lighthouse, and it has a mysterious legend. Its ghost is said to be first keeper John Paul Radelmüller, who was murdered on January 2, 1815 by intoxicated Fort York soldiers looking for bootlegged beer. Stories ...


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    Fort York

    Toronto, Ontario

    55.7 miles from Brantford, ON

    Fort York is a War of 1812 and World War I and II site that is still visited by some of its former soldiers. Cannon fire and gunfire have been heard, and British and American soldiers' ghosts have been spotted both inside buildings and outside on the grounds. Two ghosts ...


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    Fairmont Royal York

    Toronto, Ontario

    56.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up ...


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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Toronto, Ontario

    57 miles from Brantford, ON

    At the Hockey Hall of Fame, once a bank building, the apparition of a teller named Dorothy makes appearances in her 19th-century attire. She appears in an area where the vaults used to be, perhaps checking to make sure things are still secure. Other reports here have included lights that ...


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    Old City Hall

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.1 miles from Brantford, ON

    The 1899 Old City Hall building, designated a historic site in 1984, has a ghost in its rear staircase known to walk up and down with loud footsteps and tug on the robes of judges. Ghostly moaning has been heard in the cellar, once a prisoners' holding area, and something ...


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    Omni King Edward Hotel

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.2 miles from Brantford, ON

    Witnesses at the Omni King Edward Hotel have experienced unexplained sounds, elevators that seem to operate by themselves and playful activity with the faucets and toilets in the ladies' restroom.


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    Queen's Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.2 miles from Brantford, ON

    Queen's Park in Toronto is said to have an apparition of a female in tattered clothing who hangs from a rope. Screams have been heard as well, and the Legislature Building is said to be haunted by many ghosts. World War I hero and Victoria Cross recipient Charles Rutherford, who ...


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    Mackenzie House

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.4 miles from Brantford, ON

    Mackenzie House was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, who died in the house in 1861. It now operates as a historic house museum of 1860s Victorian life. Its three ghosts are thought to be an elderly lady in the Rose room, a bagpipes player, and ...


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    Ryerson University

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.4 miles from Brantford, ON

    At Ryerson University, rumor has it that a ghostly white female figure, cold spots, wind gusts, light anomalies and whispered names have been seen or experienced near McAllister Studio.


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    Keg Mansion

    Toronto, Ontario

    57.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    Keg Mansion is said to be haunted by Lillian, a maid who hanged herself in 1915 on the premises. She was employed by its owner, industrialist Hart Massey. According to one story, after the death of Massey’s daughter, Lillian was so aggrieved that she hanged herself. Another story said Lillian ...


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    Old Don Jail

    Toronto, Ontario

    58.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    Old Don Jail, aka the Toronto Jail, opened in 1864 and is now a rehabilitation hospital next to the jail. It's one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation buildings in Toronto, and many hangings were held here since 1908. The place's most well-known spirit is that of a ghost is that ...


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Toronto, Ontario

    58.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    Reports say the active spirits at Mount Pleasant Cemetery once pushed an employee right off of a lawn tractor. Other strange things reported here include voices, unexplained noises, shadowy figures, objects that disappear, disturbances that cause malfunctions in electrical devices, and heightened feelings of uneasiness and fear.


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    Drummond Hill Cemetery

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    59.1 miles from Brantford, ON

    Featured on "Creepy Canada," Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls is home to many spirits who materialize as orbs, mists and strange lights. Apparitions of soldiers, battle noises and footsteps also have been reported here. Visitors have said they felt as if they were being watched by something unseen.


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    Breckenridge-Ure Mansion

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    60.2 miles from Brantford, ON

    This historic house has sat abandoned for over half a century but is currently for sate. The house was originally built in 1823, and there are stories of witches and slaves living in a barn located in the back garden. The slaves are rumoured to haunt the property, and people ...


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    Brockamour Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    60.5 miles from Brantford, ON

    There are reports from both guests and employees at this historic bed and breakfast of a sobbing woman in period clothing roaming the mansion. Others have also seen her former husband, who has been seen in various rooms dressed in a red waistcoat. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Glendon College

    Toronto, Ontario

    60.6 miles from Brantford, ON

    Glendon College, a bilingual liberal arts college with about 3,000 students, lies on what was once the 1900s estate of well-known financier Edward Rogers Wood. Its spirits include a little girl who materializes near a willow tree (she may have fallen to her death from this tree), a little boy ...


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    Olde Angel Inn

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    60.7 miles from Brantford, ON

    The ghost at Olde Angel Inn is said to be Captain Swayze, a British War of 1812 soldier who was murdered by American soldiers in the basement. Witnesses describe a mysterious cold spot that appears on the way to the restrooms. The ghost is said to dislike Americans, and will ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    60.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    The historic Red Coach Inn is said to be haunted, particularly in the Victoria Suite where, in 1927, a man bludgeoned his new bride to death. Guests have reported temperature drops and creaking noises. The inn was featured in an episode of TV's Celebrity Ghost Stories, talked about by actor ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    60.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    The Red Coach Inn is known for it's two ghosts: A Bride, bludgeoned to death in the Victoria Suite in 1925, often seen in the restaurant, early mornings, as well as visiting other Suites. And a 4 year old girl who passed in a barn fire far earlier in the ...


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    Fort George

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    61.2 miles from Brantford, ON

    Featured on both "Creepy Canada" and "The Girly Ghosthunters," Fort George was an important War of 1812 stronghold. Soldiers ghosts are said to roam here; reports say a tour guide saw a small boy having a conversation with someone invisible, and the boy described his friend as a man wearing ...


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    The Rapids Theatre

    Niagara Falls, New York

    61.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    The Rapids Theater, built in 1921, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of an actress who committed suicide here long ago. Among the many paranormal occurrences here are apparitions on the stage, a woman's voice, whistling, the clicking of high heels, doors that open and close on their ...


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    Old Fort Niagara

    Brantford, New York

    61.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.


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    Devil's Hole State Park - Cave of the Evil Spirit

    Niagara Falls, New York

    61.5 miles from Brantford, ON

    Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls is said to have ghosts who are left over from its tragic past. The Devil's Hole itself is a stone staircase, a tricky climb down to the Niagara River, and it could be dangerous. Near the bottom is the Cave of the Evil ...


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    Echo Club

    Niagara Falls, New York

    61.8 miles from Brantford, ON

    This historic community club has been in existence for over a century, and is believed by many patrons to be haunted by an evil entity. The unseen presence has been known to smash plates, move furniture around and scream. Another commonly reported spirit is a young girl in a ...


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    Niagara University - Clet Hall

    Niagara Falls, New York

    61.9 miles from Brantford, ON

    Niagara University's Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    64.3 miles from Brantford, ON

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    66.1 miles from Brantford, ON

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    66.4 miles from Brantford, ON

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Thompson Memorial Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    66.6 miles from Brantford, ON

    At Thompson Park, there is a ghostly duo, witnesses say. Local legend has it that a grandfather killed his granddaughter a couple decades ago by tossing her off the cliff near Scarborough Cemetery. Then, he threw himself off as well. Their ghosts have been seen in the park. Another local ...


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    68.2 miles from Brantford, ON

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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