Tell Your Ghost Story

Do you have a ghost story to share? Craig Spence of Mid Island Focus is looking for people in the mid-island region willing to share personal experiences. If you’re interested, your account may become part of a feature story that includes me talking about The Haunting of Vancouver Island. For more information, watch the attached video with me in it. Don’t mind how excited I sound, you’d think I was really into ghosts or something. Sheesh.

About Shanon Sinn

The Spirit of Vancouver Island. Nature Beings, Shapeshifters, Ghosts & Ancestor Spirits. The Earth is Sacred.

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2 Responses to Tell Your Ghost Story

  1. David Wilson says:

    Hi Shannon:

    I was a first year cadet at Royal Roads Military College during 1970-1972.

    In the fall of 1970, I was studying late one night in the college library on the top floor of Hatley Castle. The room was extremely cold, I heard a noise behind me. I turned around and near the entrance to the library, I saw a young lady in a gray and white maid’s outfit (white hat, white apron and gray dress). The lady’s hair was in brown and tied up in a neat bun. I asked if I could help her and she turned to walk away. I did not recognize the lady – she was not part of the college staff. I followed after her, but when I went out into the hallway, the lady had disappeared. I thought to myself, have you seen a ghost? It gave me goose bumps and shivers.

    I left the library shortly afterwards. Back in Nixon Block, I had a physical reaction and I nearly collapsed. My cadet officer called a doctor , who could not explain my reaction to the event. While I told the doctor, I did not tell my fellow cadets. The doctor gave a sedative. I wrote about my experience in a 2005 master’s assignment, which I called “Ghost in the Castle.” I put the experience down to stress and imagination, but you never know – perhaps I saw a ghost.

    I bought your book at Bolen’s Books in Victoria. I have not read the complete book, but I have skimmed some of the pages. It’s well written and is easy to read. I think you will have a good book and I hope the sales will be high. My oldest daughter is getting the book as a Christmas present.

    Thanks for writing about “The Haunting of Vancouver Island.”

    David Wilson

    • Shanon Sinn says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience David. As you’ve probably know by now, there’s a chapter about Craigdarroch and Hatley Castles in The Haunting of Vancouver Island. I have heard people have seen a maid in the castle before, so I believe what you’ve shared. There is a story that a maid jumped from an upper floor window. Really interesting about the physical reaction you had after. Your master’s assignment sounds fascinating. There are so many possibilities as to what these experiences are. It could be stress and imagination as you say, or maybe they are just factors in something more complicated going on.

      Thanks for buying the book and for passing the stories to your daughter as a Christmas present! That makes me really happy to hear. I also appreciate that you’ve enjoyed the writing and content so far 🙂

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