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5 Most Haunted Places in Calgary

For the seventh year in a row, Calgary has been rated the world’s fifth most livable city, with high rankings in stability, health care, and education. Calgary Homes for Sale remained significantly ahead of last year’s pace. Calgary is home to several oil and gas businesses, which has resulted in a flourishing economy and plenty of work opportunities. Calgary celebrates its cowboy heritage every summer with The Calgary Stampede, which is a 10-day celebration. 

While it is high up on the list of most livable cities, it also has quite a few spooky locations. Your spine will quiver, your hair will spring up, and even the most innocuous sound will cause you to jump. Check out the 5 most haunted places in Calgary. 

1. The Deane House

Deane House, maybe the most haunted building in town, is the subject of at least three ghost stories. It used to be on the corner of 9th Avenue and 6th Street S.E. The Deane house was transferred to its current location in 1929 and used as a boarding home for the next several decades, until 1973. 

2. Hose and Hound

The Hose and Hound has experienced a variety of uses throughout the years, from fire station to community center to fine dining restaurant. The ghosts, on the other hand, have been there since the beginning, when the legendary Cappy Smart was the Fire Chief. There have been reports of pails of baking soda flying into the air in the kitchen, the dishwasher kicking on and showering the kitchen staff, and oven doors opening and closing with no one nearby. The pot bellied stove on the second floor has been known to close at night and reopen in the morning. In the first two hours of his shift, the opening cook grumbled about finding his shoelaces untied at least a dozen times.

3. Devil’s Playground

The origin of Devil’s Playground begins when an old schoolhouse burned down, making it one of Canada’s most haunted locations. Other accounts claim that when wrecking crews arrived to develop the land, they encountered problems. The narrative is so compelling that a film crew sought crowdfunding in the spring to make a short film about it.

4. Zoo Bridge

Today, the St. George’s Bridge connects Inglewood and St. Patrick’s Island, as well as the Calgary Zoo. Near where the Calgary Zoo’s security facility presently stands, there used to be a playground. Donnie Goss was playing in the park in 1946 when he was enticed away by a stranger who offered him toys. 

5. Suitor House

Suitor House, now a doctor’s office, was previously the residence of a railroad worker who was killed. His wife died soon after, heartbroken. Peter Anthony Prince developed and ran the Eau Claire sawmill in Calgary, but despite his commercial success, he suffered a lot of heartbreak when it came to love. Margaret, his first wife, died of diabetes; Emma, his second wife, died of tuberculosis; and Rosa, his third wife, died of cancer. Emily, his fourth wife, outlived him, although the ghosts of several of his former wives may have lingered in the house to this day.

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