Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle and Other Steeltown Shivers

Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle and Other Steeltown Shivers

by Mark Leslie


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2013 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award — Shortlisted, Nonfiction

Hamilton, Ontario, may seem just like any other city, but a haunted past is hidden beneath it.

From the Hermitage ruins to Dundurn Castle, from the Customs House to Stoney Creek Battlefield Park, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is steeped in a rich history and culture. But beneath the surface of the Steel City there dwells a darker heart — from the shadows of yesteryear arise the unexplainable, the bizarre, and the chilling.

Lock the doors and turn on all the lights before you settle down with this book, because once you begin to read about the supernatural elements that lurk within this seemingly normal city in Southern Ontario, strange bumps in the night will take on new, more sinister meanings. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled with this collection of tales compiled from historical documents, first-person accounts, and the files of the paranormal group Haunted Hamilton, which has been investigating and celebrating Hamilton’s historic haunted past since 1999.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459704015
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Leslie is the author of One Hand Screaming and the editor of North of Infinity II , Campus Chills , and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Table of Contents

1    The Custom House
2    The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle
3    Bellevue Mansion
4    Battlefield House Museum
5    The Devil’s Punchbowl
6    The Hermitage
7    Auchmar House
8    Woodend
9    Burkholder Cemetery
10    Whitehern Mansion
11    Mount Albion Falls
12    Dundas District Elementary School
13    The Hamilton Armouries
14    The Waterdown Ghost
15    Haunted McMaster
16    The Tivoli Theatre
17    Gus’s Ghost Story
18    The Tombstone Ghost  
19    A Westdale Ghost
20    Haunted Pubs
21    Who You Gonna Call?

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