There seems to be a lot of ghosts in rural towns that were once past old settlements. I get asked all the time if I know about certain ghosts in various homes in Lanark County. True hauntings are rare occurrences, and it can be difficult to determine whether or not any strange activities in your home are due to a haunting.
For one thing, theories on what ghosts are and what a “real” haunting is—what causes it or why it starts—vary wildly. I have had quite few unexplained things happen in my home, and a lot of sightings of fleeting shapes and shadows, usually seen out of the corner of my eye. Those are called Shadow People and many times, the shadows have vaguely human forms, while other times they are less distinguishable or smaller like at the home on Lake Avenue East.
Janice Lynch emailed me asking if I knew about a William Street…
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