Huron Historic Gaol

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Huron Historic Gaol is said to be haunted with cold gusts, footsteps, and the sounds of running and laughing children.

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Geographic Information

13 Gloucester Terrace
Goderich, Ontario

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43.7495369, -81.70944729999997
Huron County
Nearest Towns:
Goderich, ON (1.2 mi.)
Bayfield, ON (12.6 mi.)
Clinton, ON (13.6 mi.)
Lucknow, ON (16.9 mi.)
Seaforth, ON (21.4 mi.)
Wingham, ON (22.4 mi.)
Ripley, ON (22.8 mi.)
Hensall, ON (24.2 mi.)
Glenannan, ON (26.2 mi.)
Teeswater, ON (26.7 mi.)


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  1. My family and I moved to Goderich in 2004. In 2008 a friend and I were walking off the square on Hamilton St, this was before the tornado, so we turned right onHamilton street and walked on the left side of the sidewalk, the bank on the corner had a small alley way before it was remodeled, and it was late at night about 1 or 2am. As i was walking with my friend something caught my eye about 5 feet above me a long thick white smoke that slithered passed my head towards the alley. It was very odd. It was about 4 feet in length and a thick heavy white smoke that was in the shape of a long snake. It all happened so fast and it was gone. We stopped in our tracks and looked at each other and knew right there , that it was something paranormal.

  2. I went here a couple days ago for a behind the bars night (they have actors who are prisoners and other people and you can ask them questions and stuff). There was this one guy who was talking about the history of the gaol, and at the end he asked if anyone had any questions. Me and my friend being the people we are decided to ask if there had been any paranormal experiences. He, unfortunately, said no. There’s been nothing, which is very surprising considering the number of deaths there, but no one has ever seen anything.

  3. Hey I just went on a Ghost Walk in Goderich last night and was fascinated by Jordan Henry’s walk of the many homes that have very active ghost activity.

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