Firkins House

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The Firkins House is believed to be haunted by three apparitions. The first is a woman in a white dress who has been seen floating on the staircase. The second is a ventriloquist doll who moves around by itself and has been known to make strange noises. The third apparition is a young boy, who appears to be ill. He has been seen playing with a red ball in various parts of the house.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

1905 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

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53.50124424907999, -113.58070117228635
Division No. 11
Nearest Towns:
Edmonton, AB (4.7 mi.)
Beverly, AB (8.7 mi.)
Saint Albert, AB (9.4 mi.)
Sherwood Park, AB (10.9 mi.)
Hercules, AB (11.2 mi.)
Bretona, AB (11.2 mi.)
Devon, AB (11.2 mi.)
Beaumont, AB (11.5 mi.)
Nisku, AB (11.8 mi.)
Lancaster Park, AB (12.1 mi.)


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  1. On August 6, 2015 I took my granddaughters to the fort and when we had walked into the house we walked straight to the back and I noticed that chain on the left side of the hallway at the back was bouncing very hard. No one was in the house at the time so I walked to see it and I looked on the left side but that was chained and no one in site. I tried to stop the chain it took a while then I wanted to see if it would do it again once I stopped it and it did. at that moment people were starting to enter the house and it calmed down. Interesting!

  2. correction: No one was in the house at the time so I walked to see it and I looked on the right side at the end of the hall way, across from the chain on my left that was bouncing. But that area was closed off and no one in site.

  3. When I was younger my parents would take me here many times and I would always have a weird gut feeling upon approaching the house. Once I got inside it always felt as if my body just dropped. There’s a clock straight ahead from the doorway. One day when me and my mom entered the house at about 3:37pm with my older sisters, the clock began to chime as I was on the stairs and my mother was approaching. Neither of my sisters seemed to have heard it since they were upstairs. But it was pretty weird. No one else was in the house and we’ve seen some ropes moving as well.

  4. The Creepy Canada stories have since been debunked – no one ever died in the house, as Katie K. mentioned. Having said that, however, there is a very strange feeling inside the house… I’ve visited the Firkins house and its next-door ‘neighbor’, the Rutherford house, many times; the difference in the atmosphere between the two houses is really noticeable. The Rutherford house feels very welcoming to me, but the Firkins house is mildly foreboding. I’d be very interested to learn the origins of that particular piece of land the two houses reside on! (I’ve asked FEP staff, but all they were able to tell me is that the current-day park space was the original Fort Edmonton site way back when.)

  5. in 2018 , i brought my pet snake on my shoulder when suddenly he wouldn’t move , i felt a big shiver and was very cold. there was a loud crash upstairs and when i went up there nothing had crashed or messed up. suddenly i heard whispering and footsteps but no one was in the house , a chain was rattling and suddenly my ring fell off my finger. I heard a loud bouncing deep in the hallway and found a floating deep red ball. i ran out horrified and scared for my life. from me to the firkins house

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