Tales from Haunted Houses?

Tales from Haunted Houses?




The old residents of Manotick village and those living in the district to the south of the village will recall the stir there was in 1895 when the schoolmaster broadcast a report that his house was haunted. The schoolmaster, it appears. hadn’t seen any ghosts or evil spirits but he had heard strange sounds coming from the upper portion of his home.

The noises worked so on his mind and nerves that he decided to stage a “ghost laying” bee. He invited a number of the inhabitants to spend the night and help him solve the mystery. It so happened that the “guests” included two noted village drunkards. When they arrived they were  so “well on their way” so much so that they just didn’t care what happened. The strange noises were still coming from the direction of the roof. So without further ado the brave ones mounted a ladder and clambered up on the roof. And what they found was the branches of a tree scraping against the roof. One ghost story down and more to come I am sure.


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 09 Mar 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 28

    What feelings would I have in a ‘haunted’ property?

    • Feelings of being watched or spied on.
    • Feelings of someone standing close behind you.
    • Feelings of being touched by unseen hands.
    • Feelings of the hair on back of your neck standing up.
    • Feelings of cobwebs on your face or body.
    • Feeling a cold breeze as if someone has walked past you.
    • Dark depressing feeling, especially in one particular location.

    What are the signs that a building is haunted?

  4. The Orbs in Your Photos in a Haunted Setting

  5. The Spirits Are Alive and Well

    The Shadow People of Lake Ave East

    The Jinxed House of Crown Point

    The Continuing Curse of William Street in Carleton Place

  6. More About the Eccentric Stafford Family in Almonte

    The Secret of the Widow’s House

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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