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Haunted orphanage knocked down in Canada

By T.K. Randall
December 11, 2017 · Comment icon 13 comments

Did spirits roam the halls of the Belvedere Orphanage ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
The destruction of the centuries-old building has left questions concerning the fate of its ghostly inhabitants.
The Belvedere Orphanage in Newfoundland certainly had a long and interesting history.

Dating back to the 1800s, the building later became a school before finally being abandoned in 1976. After laying empty for decades, it was ravaged by fire in April and left damaged beyond repair.

Even now however, as its walls crumble to rubble, the stories of its ghostly past continue to endure.

Lorraine Michael, former principal of the school, was no stranger to some of the strange phenomena that occurred within the building - in particular the peculiar noises heard echoing throughout its halls.
"It consisted of walking noises, somebody walking, and always on the top floor," she said.

"It wasn't scary. I think I laid there knowing that I was hearing a ghost. I wasn't going to go up and look, but neither was I scared of it."

Visitors and staff members alike would often hear doors closing and experience the chilling feeling of an unknown presence. Some were even too scared to enter the building at all on their own.

"If the poltergeist was connected to the experience in the building - and I'm not an expert - but I assume now the spirit will be at rest," said Michael.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by rashore 7 years ago
I think the after demolition aspect of ghost lore an interesting one. Some stories end up with the haunt stopping entirely. Once the haunted building is gone, the stories stop. Others have haunts that linger after demolition, and sometimes in the new construction that takes over the spot. Much rarer are the ones that translocate- after the building or bridge or whatever is torn down, the haunt moves to another location.
Comment icon #5 Posted by acute 7 years ago
That would be an 'active haunting' where the ghost has a consciousness and may attempt to communicate. I suppose, what happens next depends on whether the Belvedere haunting is residual or active.
Comment icon #6 Posted by LordRayden 7 years ago
I can just hope that this was a residual haunting, then it will stop. If this was a
Comment icon #7 Posted by _KB_ 7 years ago
so... who do the ghosts hunt when they get p***ed? the demolition crew or the ones that ordered the job...
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
Why would demolishing the building stop the alledged ghosts from roaming the site? We hear a lot of stories of "built on an old graveyard hence haunted or there was once an old house where someone died, hence haunted....demolition did not stop the alledged ghosts from allegedly showing up in the new premises or land. These inconsistences by the ghost believers pretty much shows the whole thing is based purely on what they think and want to believe in as opposed to what is real.....which is....there are no ghosts,  just stories and myths created over time.  
Comment icon #9 Posted by Gecks 7 years ago
So hearing foot steps on the floor above couldnt possibly be someone else in the building? Doors closing?? Not an open window allowing a breeze to ush it closed or again another person?? No definetely proof of ghosts
Comment icon #10 Posted by Matt221 7 years ago
There's a place not far from here where once an old shed/barn stood the shed was allegedly haunted,now the said ghost is apparently still there we done a stake out there ages ago and picked up .... Nothing at all just as a side note the horses which now graze the field will not go anywhere near the place where the shed stood but I'm guessing this is nothing to do with the haunting 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Piney 7 years ago
They can smell something dead as small as a field mouse.
Comment icon #12 Posted by TripGun 7 years ago
Build a Ouija board factory there and they'll be flying off the shelves.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Kota 6 years ago
The type of haunting will influence the outcome. Residual haunting are kind of like a “loop”, and would more than likely stop, but if it is an active haunting then demolition will do very little.


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