13 Days of Halloween, Day 10: Industrial site gone bad

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Posted October 30, 2011 by Vacay in Old News

Haunted Atlas Coal Mine at East Coulee, Alberta – It’s more than a haunted house. This is an entire industrial heritage site gone bad right in the Badlands of Alberta near Drumheller.

The Atlas Coal Mine is a walk through the historic mine landscape in the dark and spectres from the darkest side of mining.The first load of coal was shipped out in 1911 and thousands of people came into the area to dig for coal much as it is today with the oil sands in northern Alberta.

By the end of 1912, there were 9 working coal mines, each with its own camp of workers. East Coulee’s Atlas Coal Mine is now a historic site and come Halloween, its dark coal past comes back to haunt visitors.  Not all the coal miners who used to work underground have checked out.

Sightings in the mine includes the apparitions of a former manager, an accident victim and a mysterious woman.

Halloween Countdown in Canada
Day 9: Zombie hunt in Kitchener at Scream Park
Day 8: Annapolis Royal Graveyard freaks you out
Day 7: The Magic of Lanterns in Montreal
Day 6: Haunted Cave on Vancouver Island
Day 5: Spooky corn maze near Winnipeg
Day 4: Frightening Fort York

Day 3: The bloody Plains of Abraham
Day 2: Ghostly Edmonton
Day 1: Regina’s haunted Government House


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