Winnipeg paranormal activity.   8 comments


T.G. Hamilton was one of Winnipeg’s stranger characters to say the least.  He held many seances in his Henderson Hwy home.  It is near Hespeler.  Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made a visit to the house in the early part of the century. 

Below are some pictures taken at the house of ectoplasm.  To me it looks like early photo-shop.

Thomas Glendenning Hamilton (November 27, 1873 – April 7, 1935) was a Canadian doctor, school board trustee and member of the Manitoba legislature. He is best known however for the thousands of photographs he took during séances held in his home in Winnipeg in the early 1900s. His wife, Lillian May Hamilton, and his daughter, Margaret Hamilton Bach, were co-researchers and continued this enquiry into life after death after he died.

Ectoplasm  is a term coined by Charles Richet to denote a substance or spiritual energy “exteriorized” by physical mediums.  Ectoplasm is said to be associated with the formation of ghosts, and asserted to be an enabling factor in psychokinesis.

Another building in Winnipeg purported to be haunted is the Demon Hotel on Hargrave between Assiniboine and Broadway. 

Esteemed demonology historian Nad Deene gives this description of the history of the Demon Hotel:

It is believed to be haunted by the damned souls who died within it’s walls. They say they had to close it down when tenants were driven to madness by paranormal activities.

There are stories of homeless squatters who have gone in and never been seen again. Sometimes when you walk by, you can see the faces of tortured souls at the windows pleading for salvation. But they say nothing, because their tongues have been cut out.
It all began when the Victorians built that Dalnavert house on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground.  The natives buried their insane there, who had been possessed by evil spirits. The house became haunted, and many of the family died under mysterious circumstances. Because of this the house was empty for almost a century. Then they built that museum around the house. The demonic spirits can’t stay in a place that is active and alive, so they fled to the nearest “dead” structure they could find: The Demon Hotel. Now they wait, for the unwary person who foolishly enters this abode of the damned.

Posted December 21, 2009 by markosun in Uncategorized

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  1. Winnipeg paranormal activity. .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

  2. It was I, Queen Tracer, who discovered the Demon Hotel. Nad Deene was my assistant. I do give him credit, however, for delving into the history of said Demon Hotel and informing you mortals. The spirits of those Natives buried there have been manifested in all other tenants of similar looking buildings in the vicinity. Perhaps those tenants will suffer the same fate….

    • indian infested? now why does that sound really insulting to native people’s. and by the way…i lived in that apartment and as far as i know there was no demons….and i lived in a basement suite. it was fucking dark and dirty but that was because it was old and in really bad repair. that place requires an entire renovation or it needs to be torn down. i do not like your post.

  3. my daughter was 15 when she took pictures of ” rainbows and lights that were flying around her” she had just gotten a camera for x-mas, she lives in a grouphome and that is where this took place….i uploaded the pics onto my computer and have been keeping them ever since…these pics are absolutely real. no photoshop at all i promise…. i only want to learn why this happened… i will send these pics to you and if you zoom in on some you will actually see people in these “lights” my daughter is now 17… i will not let these pics go untill someone can explain to me what had happened. please e-mail me and i willbe in contact with you a.s.a.p…

  4. I was just wondering where you got your information that this place was a hotel or is it just the name you gave it? Where did you find your history of it?
    Who are the tortured souls and why were their tongues cut out?

    Where did you find the info that Dalnavert House was built on Indian burial grounds? In references to the Dalnavert House, the house was only built in 1895 so it couldn’t have been “empty for almost a century”. If you’re talking about the house on Hargrave, it was an apartment block called Kenilworth Court Apartments built in 1910 and so far I’ve found it to be occupied at least until 1957. In the 1911 Census for Winnipeg it shows there were 11 families living there. So far I haven’t found any suspicious deaths among them. Again, impossible for it to be empty for almost a century. In which house did “many of the family die under mysterious circumstances”? Here’s a link to a short history of Dalnavert House – No mysterious deaths here and so far no mysterious deaths at your “Demon Hotel”.

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