St. Paul's Hospital

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St. Paul’s Hospital was founded in 1894 and was named after French bishop Paul Durieu of New Westminster. Both former patients and staff are said to haunt the place, seen as apparitions or strange lights or heard as disembodied voices. Witnesses have seen objects move by themselves and lights turn on and off for no apparent reason.

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1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada

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49.2804867, -123.1281727
Greater Vancouver
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Vancouver, BC (2.1 mi.)
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Hollyburn, BC (4.0 mi.)
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Eagle Harbour, BC (7.9 mi.)
Burnaby, BC (8.3 mi.)
North Burnaby, BC (8.3 mi.)
Fishermans Cove, BC (8.5 mi.)
Whytecliff, BC (8.6 mi.)
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  1. 3 years of working in house security in the late 1990s. Too many experiences to mention in detail but the 5th floor of the Comox building (North West side) is where the hair on my neck stood up more times than I care to remember. That corner is right below the 6th floor where the nuns used to live which at the time had been abandoned (empty) for over 18 years. Everything from doors rattling like they are coming off the hinges to unexplained voices and many other experiences, we all had them there.

  2. Yes, I have had some strange experiences in the Comox Building of St. Paul’s too, but on the main floor, in the early evening, when it was dark outside, and I was working late in one of the offices there. It also made the hairs on the back of my neck stand straight up. I worked there from 2009 to 2010, before our clinic was moved to the Robert Lee YMCA down the street for a year, and then returned to the Hospital, this time in the Burrard Building.

  3. In 2018 I was in an empty washroom near the end of a hallway on the ground floor near the gift shop. Somewhat isolated, it was near where the old and new buildings join, and the open window overlooked an inner courtyard. When I exited the stall an older woman wearing a small brimmed hat with flowers was standing at the sink gazing at herself in the mirror. She seemed to have no awareness of me as she tilted her head, and adjusted her hat with a dreamy expression on her face. I found the experience somewhat unnerving, and left quickly.

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