Haunted House on the Prairie
Did you know that Saskatchewan has a spooky side? Have you ever driven by an old abandoned home and wondered what’s inside?
Curious mysteries, legendary hauntings and unexplained phenomena lurk everywhere, below the province’s dark, starry night sky.
Saskatchewan is peppered with thousands of hauntingly beautiful weathered buildings – city mansions, charming farmhouses, curious barns, hollow grain elevators and even a ghost train. Ghost Town Trail, along highway 13, connects 32 abandoned villages between Wauchope and Govenlock.
Discover Weyburn says; “…the scenery that you can take in along the way makes it worthwhile. Skirting the edge of the badlands, and having the province's living skies dance above you while you drive, can make it a breathtaking trip, even if you are a local tourist.”
Haunted history is a unique perspective for exploring in any destination. Let local superstitions and ghost stories ignite your imagination and sense of adventure.
Haunted Nicolle Homestead, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Hear faint whispers among the trees on a hike to the hidden Nicolle Homestead. Something unexpected might find you. This towering stone house in the woods is rumoured to be haunted. The isolated dwelling, built in the 1880s, is only accessible by trails.
Once you reach the secluded homestead, no one can see or hear you. Wait, lookout and listen if you dare. When you leave, watch your step. The rustling sounds and footsteps behind you might not be coyotes or mule deer.
The Marr National Historic Site, Saskatoon
The Marr Residence, built in 1884, is the oldest house in Saskatoon still standing on its original site. The home, a field hospital for wounded soldiers during the Northwest Resistance, is rumoured to have two resident ghosts.
The first is believed to be the spirit of an angry man known for tormenting women. Staff and visitors report hearing his disembodied voice making rude remarks.
The second is believed to be the ghost of a child standing in the front window. Some describe a strange light or orb containing the face of a child.
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