More Ghosts on William Street 1910

More Ghosts on William Street 1910




In the year 1910 a lady from Renfrew came to visit a friend who lived on William Street in Carleton Place.  Some time after the two had retired, she was awakened by the bed being shaken. At first she thought the shaking might have been from an earthquake. She lay still for a time and again the bed was shaken, but as nothing else in the room appeared to have shaken, the lady began to look for local causes.

The bed shook for a third time and this time in a rather rough manner. But the worst was yet to come! A minute later the woman felt the bedclothes being slowly, but surely, drawn off the bed. She tried to stop the blankets from going, but something stronger than herself continued to pull them That was just too much for her! The Renfrew lady let the clothes go and jumped from the bed and groped her way to the light which she turned on.

The light failed to reveal another in the room who could have shaken the bed or pulled the bedclothes and she left the light for the balance of the night. The next day the Renfrew lady told her hostess about her experience and asked whether he had ever had a similar experience. The hostess said she had never had experienced anything like that, but since they had been in the house they had often heard sounds of someone walking in the house, and noises up in the attic or on the roof.

The Renfrew lady did not stay in the house the following night. She made an excuse and went to visit other friends. Later she learned later that her friend did not stay left when their year was up, as the strange noises had gotten had got on her nerves.

No detail on which house this was….



One Day on William Street

Basil Flynn of William Street

The Attic Ghost of William Street?

The Continuing Curse of William Street in Carleton Place

Where is This in Carleton Place? Chaos on William Street?

The Very Sad Tale of Cecil Cummings of Carleton Place

Construction of 198 William Street– Photos from Greg Nephin

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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