The different ways people say they “see” spirits or ghosts.
- Eyes closed, with a visualization of the spirit behind their eyelids, like a movie screen.
- Eyes are open, with a clear visual of spirit in front of them.
- Receiving impressions of or sensing spirits and what they look like.
When there is a spirit near me or around me that I can’t necessarily see right away, I get a tingling feeling in my left leg or behind my neck. A lot of people have signalling like that when something paranormal or supernatural is about to happen.
- The hair on the arms stands up
- Feeling of dread
- Cold sensations
- The tingling of the scalp, and other tells
Children are very adept at telling you just how they see ghosts and what they feel at the time. It’s very instant and pure for them. Adults appear a lot of times to have to process it, and rationalize what they think they are seeing and hearing. As adults, we need to try and take away the wall we have up in front of us and open ourselves up to the paranormal experience. It’s difficult but not impossible!
All of these myths and misconceptions are derived from trying to make ghost hunting reality shows dramatic and exciting, and Hollywood movies scary and terrifying. As long as you keep this in mind when you watch these shows and movies, and not think it’s reality, you won’t be as frightened when you hear something creak in your home.
It’s the unknown – what we can’t see, that is the most frightening to us.
“But it’s the living, not the dead
who can actually do us harm.”
Just remember that.
We are collaborating with Edmonton-based author Rhonda Parrish on a book about paranormal events and haunted places in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!!!
The Paranormal Explorers are very excited and want to be the paranormal ambassadors for Edmonton.
It’s amazing how rich the history is here and how many places really are haunted.
We are encouraging anyone who has had a paranormal experience at a place or building in Edmonton, to share their story with us for the book. You can contact either us or Rhonda Parrish on her website. Here is the link to it:
Coming this November 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2017; the first Calgary ParaCon!!. Being held at the haunted Globe Theatre.
Paranormal EVP Specialist and TV Personality Janice Oberding
Robyn Condon of Walkin’ after Midnight
Jeni Cousins, internationally known clairvoyant, an esoteric spiritual teacher, counselor, past life akashic reader, intuitive life coach & medium and from TV “Soul Work”
Guru Mama aka Mary June Tracy of thegurumama.com
Lloyd Waring and JD Dirom, hosts of the Lloyd and JD podcast
And…… The Paranormal Explorers!
Stay tuned for further presenters and special events!!!
Calgary ParaCon on Facebook
South Side Continued
The Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. 38,000 people became
ill with it; 445 Edmontonians died.
Fires were very common in Edmonton and Strathcona because of the early wooden structures that had coal stoves and fireplaces along with candles.
Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park – Fort Edmonton Park is made up of four sections, each representing an era. The first era is represented by the Fort in the year of 1846, followed by 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street. Most of the buildings are reproductions. The Firkins and the Rutherford are original houses that were moved there.
The Ottewell Homestead at the end of the 1885 Street has a spirit who looks out the windows at people. It’s on the side that faces toward the garden area and direction of the Fort.
The Rutherford House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
On 1920 Street there is an old male Scottish spirit in the Rutherford house and he has taken possession of the master bedroom. He has a love of women with red hair. He tries to touch the hair on women’s heads that have red hair. A young scullery maid is on the floor below him and a male soldier from the first world war is in and out of the house. The soldier likes the maid and comes to visit her.
The Firkins House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
The Firkins house has some spirits in it, not sure who they are but no one has ever died in the house. One of them is a mischievous spirit, could be a child. However, the house has a lot of residual energy in it as well.
Church of St. Michael, Fort Edmonton – photo from zkahlina.com
The white church (Church of St. Michael) just down from the Rutherford house has some kind of creepy lurking spirit in it and we have an EVP recording of it saying something to a CBC crew member who was with us on one investigation for the 2005 CBC “Nerve” show.
Henderson Farm House – photo from fortedmonton.ca
The Henderson farm house has some negative energy surrounding it and some negative spirit that visits it from time to time.
That concludes the Haunted Places of Edmonton. There are many, many more places we didn’t list here. If you’ve had a paranormal experience in any home or building in Edmonton, please contact us and let us know!!! Maybe it will be included in another collection of haunted places.
By popular demand, another talk on Haunted Edmonton at the Witchery Market, June 18th, 2016.
You can check out the schedule for the speakers who will be at
The Witchery Market here: