5 Allegedly Haunted Places in Brampton

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Bramptonites in the mood for some thrills and chills will be happy to know that Brampton has it’s fair share of haunted houses, ghost stories and legends of grim reaper sightings! Skip Halloween Haunt this year or trick-or-treating (You’re about 15 years too old for that anyway) and take yourself on a ghost hunt around the city! Here’s a few places you may be able to experience a ghost sighting, or two this Halloween.

The Heritage Theatre

The Heritage Theatre was built in 1922 and opened the next year to the public. The theatre was used for vaudeville acts and silent films. Legend has it a young aspiring actor was murdered in one of the dressing rooms and his spirit still lingers. Visitors have reported a coldness that runs up and down their backs and a gaggle of strange voices. More than one patron of the theatre has also reported seeing a figure, similar to the Grim Reaper luring by the theatre curtains.

Notre Dame Catholic School

Supernatural activity seems to be in abundance at Notre Dame C.S. Toilets have been reported as flushing on their own, footsteps can be heard when no one is there to claim them, doors open and close without anyone around and things go missing. Students have reported finding items moved around from their bags and in their lockers and some even claim to feel eerie chills in certain rooms or like they are being watched. Spooky!

Historic Bovaird House

Bovaird House has a history stretching back to the early 1800s, and as with any old house, it’s complete with its own legends of paranormal activity.  On the upper level of the house, attached to the master bedroom, is nursery which holds a rare antique crib. The crib was initially purchased by a soon-to-grandmother for he daughter’s first child. After the baby’s birth the mother sometimes heard noises coming from the child’s room and on occasion saw a misty light in the shape of a woman standing by the crib. It was eventually donated to Bovaird House. Since then, parapsychologists, ghost hunters, and others have visited the house and been drawn to this piece of furniture. The spirit woman has been deemed a friendly ghost with no menacing presence.

Shoppers World Staples

Where Staples is currently located used to house a movie theater. It is alleged that the manager hung himself in the office. The movie theater was later replaced by a 24 hour video store and employees of the store who worked the night shift would feel a strange presence in the office. They also noticed furniture moving on its own and doors opening with no one there.

Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (Old Courthouse)

Peel Art Gallery, once a courthouse, jail, land registry office and council chambers, was constructed between 1966 and 1867. It is well-known that many executions were held here. Prisoners were held in the jail and oft lived in cramped outdated facilities. Executions at the old courthouse are well documented and often took place in the gaol yard or prisoners were hanged from the upstairs gallows. Workers and visitors have reported hearing knocks on doors, only to find no one there and footsteps in empty hallways. Maybe the ghost of an executed prisoner?

Have you experienced ghostly activity at any of these sites? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Have been involved with what is now PAMA for over 25 years. Been there working on things at all times of day and night. Never seen a ghost. Also only three people were executed in the jailhouse in the over 100 years it was used that way. In fact plans were to tear it down in the 1980’s and when the work started a body was found and that halted the work and allowed it to become an arts and culture institution.

  2. The Movie Theatre was not where the Staples currently is.

    The theatre was approximately between the Canadian Tire store and where the empty Target store is on the east side of the mall. The parking lot in between those stores is probably the right spot where the theatre was.

  3. There was definitely a Drive In Theatre where Shopper’s World is now. Back in the summer of 1976 My Dad took my brother and I to see the movie Midway.

    Also I have a ghostly image from last year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks at Garden Square. The ghostly image looks like a spooky face created from the smoke, staring down at the crowd in the Square. It look’s eerie.

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