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.

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The Spirit of Vancouver Island. Nature Beings, Shapeshifters, Ghosts & Ancestor Spirits. The Earth is Sacred.
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5 Responses to Tell Your Ghost Story

  1. Andrew Dexter says:

    ” The Ghost of Gladstone villa”.

    My family and I lived at a large property called Gladstone villa in the former mining town of Bargoed in the Caerphilly county borough of the South Wales valleys from 1969 to 1978.

    We experienced phenomena that simply defied rational explanation.

    We had minor poltergeist activity, I actually witnessed electrical cables being pulled by unseen forces from upstairs as well as lights going off and on.

    We also had the occasional sighting, but this was very rare indeed, in all the years I was there I never saw anything but my mother did on at least two separate occasions.

    One night she told us she saw the full solid figure of a monk standing behind the sofa by the door way.

    She later described it to us in detail with typical brown habit complete with hood over the head, so she didn’t see the face.

    There was regular footsteps that were heard every evening in the main bedroom when we’d all be downstairs watching television, one of us would turn the volume down to hear the footsteps more clearly walking about directly above us.

    It got so bad that we slept downstairs with the lights on and we had the spirit for so long that my grandmother called him, ”Johnny the ghost”. We left Gladstone villa in the Summer of 1978 when two local business men bought the property and Gladstone villa was converted into a hotel some time in the 1980’s, and it was renamed ”Redz Parc hotel”. I had my 40th birthday there in 2009 for old times sake and the staff told me of their own personal experiences, sightings in room five. Redz parc hotel closed in 2014 and was converted into flats.

    The property is still there in Cardiff road, Bargoed and it can be googles if you type in ”Redz parc hotel, Cardiff road, Bargoed”. What I have said here is true and I wouldn’t share this with you if I couldn’t back it up. I have challenged famous skeptics like Dr Chris French to stay there but as of yet he has not replied, he would indeed question his belief system, of that I have no doubt at all what so ever, I’m that deadly serious, and quite sincere about it.

    • Shanon Sinn says:

      Hi Andrew, that’s really fascinating! Thanks for sharing your story. I can tell you are sincere about the experiences and nothing sounds over-the-top at all so you have me convinced. I found the site you are talking about where you share more. Really interesting account. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. 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 🙂

      • Andrew Dexter says:

        Hi Shannon, I have given but a brief description of my own experiences here, please would you be kind enough to check out a much more detail version of my account by searching youtube, ” THE GHOST OF GLADSTONE VILLA” A genuine case that occurred in Wales UK throughout the 1970’s. This really did happen to us and it needs to be told. Thank you most sincerely indeed, all the very best for 2018.

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