In 2012, The Paranormal Explorers started doing Ghost Dinners in Edmonton, Alberta. (Which is in Northern Alberta for all of you non-Albertans and non-Canadians). We had the dinners in a wonderful little restaurant called Two Rooms in the historic Dominion Hotel building. It is situated on the trendy Whyte Avenue on the southside of Edmonton. The restaurant itself is long gone with other venues replacing it over the years.
We started in the winter time and named our events: Dead Of Winter Dinners. We were able to do 3 dinners until some unforeseeable circumstances occurred and stopped the dinners.
The dinners are still available to anyone who would desire having them. These are the parameters:
Have a home, office or building that you can host a dinner in. (We do not supply the venue, you do)
Invite friends and family.
Have it potluck or catered. (We do not supply the food)
The Paranormal Explorers will give you the experience of a Ghost Dinner, enjoyed by young and old alike. Some ideas for your dinner could be a historic dress up; whatever era you decide upon. We can even do a séance if you are brave enough!!!
We will come in and set up our infrared video equipment along with a monitor on which everyone can watch paranormal activity on. Then we will talk about the world of ghosts and some of the creepy cases we have investigated! There will be a slide show of paranormal pics we have taken and people have sent to us.
Minimum: 6 people Maximum: 30 people (depending on size of room or location dinner is held in) . Contact us for more info, dates and price through this website.
It does not have to be winter time to have a ghost dinner, summer time is great because there are so many more venues you can get and create your own themed room for it.
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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.