Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Toronto lighthouse keeper's ghost still haunts


Posted on Wednesday, 3 January, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments

Does Muller's spirit still lurk within the building's walls ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Andrew Rivett
More than 200 years after his death, the mystery of J.P. Radan Muller's final resting place endures.
The Gibraltar Point lighthouse in Toronto, which is well known for its haunted reputation, is home to not only ghost stories, but also to an infamous murder mystery that has endured for over two centuries.

According to legend, in 1815 lighthouse keeper J.P. Radan Muller, who had been supplementing his income by brewing beer, was murdered by a group of soldiers who were garrisoned nearby.

The story goes that Muller had been supplying the men with beer for quite some time but had, for reasons unknown, made the rather ill-advised decision to pull out of the arrangement.

The soldiers, displeased with having their supply cut off, pursued Muller to the top of the lighthouse, struck him over the head and then threw his lifeless body over the side.

To this day his final resting place remains a complete mystery, however some say that his presence can still be felt within the walls of the lighthouse he tended for most of his life.

Subsequent lighthouse keepers have reported all manner of strange phenomena inside the building ranging from phantom lights in the windows to unexplained blood stains appearing on the staircase.

There have even been sightings of a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows.

"I've never met the ghost but I can understand how the legend persists," said former keeper DeeDee Dodds. "The cooing of the pigeons is very eerie on a dark night and the wind howling through the lighthouse gives you the shivers."

Source: CBC.ca | Comments (3)

Tags: Lighthouse, Ghost

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by LucidElement on 4 January, 2018, 3:20
Love those old creepy legends. My imagination always draws the foggy night with the waves crashing in the background against the rocks.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog on 4 January, 2018, 3:40
Yeah... beer for Canadians is quite an important things ! Don't mess with our drink !
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 4 January, 2018, 17:39
Maybe the soldiers were playing Hockey on their "free time" and needed the beer for the spectators.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Hawking's final book answers the big questions
10-16-2018
The late physicist's last book, which was published today, attempts to answer the biggest questions of them all.
Bizarre solar system is baffling astronomers
10-16-2018
Four gargantuan planets have been observed orbiting a relatively young star approximately 500 light years away.
'Bugpocalypse' sees major decline in insects
10-16-2018
A worrying new study has highlighted the catastrophic effects of global warming on insect populations.
Future of 1,000mph supersonic car in doubt
10-15-2018
An attempt to build the first car capable of exceeding 1,000mph has hit a major financial roadblock.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
How does fluid 'climb' up a rod ?
Posted 10-16-2018 | 1 comment
Physics Girl checks out a remarkable effect achievable with non-newtonian fluids.
 
Tense stand off with an elephant
Posted 10-10-2018 | 2 comments
A BBC film crew ends up face to face with a potentially hostile Indian elephant.
 
Free solo climbing in 360 degrees
Posted 10-5-2018 | 3 comments
Alex Honnold climbs up Yosemite's famous El Capitan with no equipment whatsoever.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ