13 Days of Halloween, Day 12: Ghost at Government House

Posted October 31, 2011 by Vacay in Saskatchewan

Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan, travel, halloween, history

Government House in Regina — Creaky footsteps, items moved mysteriously and eerie tinkly sounds from a music box playing from what used to be a nursery.

Government House in Regina, the official residence of the lieutenant governor of the province until 1945, was built in 1891. The stories of footsteps in empty hallways and lights turning on and off have been told about the historic mansion for decades.

The resident ghost even has a name: Howie, a former cook at the mansion who opens and closes doors and causes staff at Government House to blame him when things go awry.

Photo from ©McCord Museum Website





Halloween Countdown in Canada

Day 11 Days of Halloween, Day 11: House of Horrors

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