Ghost of Mary Gallagher

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Mary Gallagher is a headless ghost who appears in the same spot every seven years, according to her legend. She shows up at the corner of William and Murray streets in Griffintown, where a murder took place on June 27, 1879. Mary Gallagher was a prostitute, age 38, who had been binge-drinking with her friend Susan Kennedy when they picked up Michael Flanagan and went to Susan’s home. A witness heard the sound of an axe chopping and the thunk of body parts falling, and Mary was found decapitated with her right hand also chopped off. Mary’s head was in a slop bucket. Susan was found with blood on her clothes and was arrested, served sixteen years and was released. Mary’s headless ghost began to appear in the now-vacant lot where the building once stood, but the last sighting was in 1928. The next chance for her to appear will be 2019.

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William and Murray
Montreal, Quebec

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45.4936752, -73.56209419999999
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