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Ghost Haunting Locations in Manitoba   1 comment

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon. Paranormal activities in this art museum are mysterious footsteps being heard by evening janitors when this building is empty and an eerie feeling of being watched by specters.

Barber House in Winnipeg. An American pioneer journalist and businessman whose name was Edmund Lorenzo Barber built this house in 1862. There is a legend about a father murdering his entire family before committing suicide. Paranormal activities include lights inside although there is no electricity going to this house, mysterious mists, light anomalies, disembodied voices and apparitional noises from within this house.

Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg. The paranormal activities are spectral applauding from empty seats, two hundred pound steel doors moving by themselves, disembodied voices and whispers, doors creak open and close including the kicked out of a wedge of wood that was used to block a door open, dogs barking at invisible material and light anomalies.

Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. The most notorious level of this hotel is the second floor which locates Room 202. Guests to the room have reported waking up to find the dark silhouette of a figure in a robe or cloak standing at the end of the bed, which vanished before their eyes. There are also stories of maids cleaning the room reporting blood seeping from the walls, as this was the location of the rumored suicide of a woman named Kate baecuse she learned that her newly wed husband lost his life in an automobile accident. Though something of a focal point for the reports of paranormal activity on the floor, the entire second floor has something of a ghostly reputation. Other reports have a woman in a ball gown appearing at the foot of a bed or wandering the hotel’s hallways. In 1989, an employee reported seeing an apparitional figure named Theodore sitting at a table in the dining room, busily consuming away at a ghostly meal and apparently unaware of the employee’s presence. This man visited many times because he was in love with the lounge singer. He was shot in the back of the head by his brother because they both loved the same woman. Employees also report strange moaning noises that seem to echo from nowhere and a phantom light is said to be sighted floating down the halls throughout the hotel. For the most part, the claims of haunted activity throughout the hotel seem to indicate a friendly presence of some bygone customer enjoying their stay in the afterlife.

The roof of the eerie old hotel.


Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Apparitional former staff and patients wander this now-defunct general hospital. Sounds include spooky footsteps both in the halls and in the rooms. These footsteps cease immediately once someone living enters any location. There have been mysterious phone calls from the phone in the old elevator, but nobody is there when the call is answered and phone has been completely undisturbed and covered in dust. Other paranormal activities are unexplained bangs, crashes and other loud noises, electronic disturbances, light anomalies and the feeling of being watched by specters.

La Barriere Park in Ritchot. Spooky voices are heard in the woods by visitors, most commonly two little girls speaking. There are also sounds of something coming through the woods towards any patron when something is not there. These sounds are common as they come from all directions at once. Other paranormal reports include feelings of being watched by specters, unwanted and of extreme unease.

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in Winnipeg. Apparitional sounds of monks chanting, children running and playing and a full choir of women singing. Taps turn on and off on their own, doors open and close by themselves as well as some reports of them resisting being opened. Other paranormal activities are light anomalies, a feeling of being watched, and lights flickering.

Mallard Lodge in Delta Marsh. It is allegedly haunted by a construction worker who fell into the foundation while it was being built. Apparitional footsteps have been heard and he has been seen in the windows of the station in winter while the facility is closed. Lights also turn off and on on their own here. This location is also haunted by a former groundskeeper whose specter has been seen in the building and wandering the grounds and is said to ring a bell when no one is close to it.

Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg. This site is reputedly haunted by many specters.

There have been many reports by security guards at the Legislature of a spectre dressed in a long white gown running through the building.



St. Norbert Monastery in St. Norbert. This former 19th Century Trappist monastery is now an arts and cultural centre. Vandals set the vacant chapel and monastery on fire reducing its historic buildings to shells in 1983. Visitors have reported to the media about a feeling if being watched by apparitional figures while on the grounds and well as hearing disembodied voices echoing in the building.

MTS Centre in Downtown Winnipeg. This building is the former location of Eaton’s department store. The paranormal activities are an apparitional woman dressed in black, spooky footsteps, disembodied voices and whispers (including hearing your name called), light anomalies and objects being moved by themselves.

Portage Place in Downtown Winnpeg. There are paranormal reports about items falling off shelves by themselves as well as objects moving around by themselves. There are also many paranormal reports about a spectral little girl in the backside of a store that was once “San Francisco”. That store’s current name is unknown.

St. Andrews on the Red in Selkirk. This church was built between 1845and 1849. St. Andrews was consecrated by a Church of England bishop named David Anderson on December 15, 1849. William Cockran, an English-born Scottish venerable, designed its vicinity. This church’s stonemason was a Scottish architect named Duncan McRae. Specters of a man in black and woman in white drift through the cemetery at night. A ghostly car coming out of nowhere has also been described by witnesses as well as the sighting of two red eyes staring out through the dark.

Vaughan Street Jail in Winnipeg. Hangings took place at this hellish old building. The ghosts of the executed murderers are reported to be seen from time to time floating around the now abandoned building.

And not to forget one of the most spectre infested buildings in Winnipeg: The Demon Hotel!


Located on Hargrave St between Broadway and Assiniboine Ave this building is scary with a capital S.  Journalists and ghost hunters have tried to confront the demonic forces in the building, but without avail.  These brave souls come out of the building with a definite discernible increase in grey hairs on their heads. Renowned Brandon demonologist Abraham Lipschitz went into the building with a bit of hair on the back of his head, he came out balder than a hairless African mole rat. Lipschitz reportedly has been a prisoner to the bottle ever since his audacious investigation of the building.

Images from the building:

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Check out more information on the horrid, possessed, cursed, unimaginably evil Demon Hotel at

Footage from years ago taken inside a suite at the Demon Hotel.

The Demon Hotel went up in flames in March of 2015.





Posted October 27, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Happy Louis Riel Day   Leave a comment

Louis Riel Day is an annual general holiday in the Canadian province of Manitoba on the third Monday of February. It commemorates the life of Louis Riel, a politician who represented the Métis people’s interests.




Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. He led two resistance movements against the Canadian government and its first post-Confederation prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Riel sought to preserve Métis rights and culture as their homelands in the Northwest came progressively under the Canadian sphere of influence. Over the decades, he has been made a folk hero by the Francophones, the Catholic nationalists, the native rights movement, and the New Left student movement. Riel has received more scholarly attention than practically any other figure in Canadian history.

Posted February 15, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Winnipeg Final Crime Statistics 2015   Leave a comment

Shootings were up a notch.


Many street fights went down.



The police did a good job scooping up the bad, crazed and evil.

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A few drunken bar fights.


Luckily Winnipeg’s criminals are pretty stupid, nothing like the villain on the right.

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 15: An aerial view of the Winnipeg skyline is seen from above with the Red River in the foreground on June 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Manitoba’s jails are bursting at the seems:




Posted January 1, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Snow Arrives in Southern Manitoba   Leave a comment

The infamous Colorado Low descends.











Posted December 16, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Skating on Crystal Clear Ice at Clear Lake, Manitoba   Leave a comment

Crystal Clear Lake

A very clear, Clear Lake makes for magical skating rink


Brandon Sun 07122015 Ice skaters take advantage of the smooth-as-glass ice covering Clear Lake as the sun sets in Riding Mountain National Park on a sunny and warm Monday afternoon. The lack of snow so far this year has created a rare opportunity for winter enthusiasts to enjoy the clear ice. In some areas you can see straight through to the bottom of the lake. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

Brandon Sun 07122015 Ice skaters take advantage of the smooth-as-glass ice covering Clear Lake as the sun sets in Riding Mountain National Park on a sunny and warm Monday afternoon. The lack of snow so far this year has created a rare opportunity for winter enthusiasts to enjoy the clear ice. In some areas you can see straight through to the bottom of the lake. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

Thanks to a combination of cool, calm nights and an absence of snow, Clear Lake has frozen over into an almost-perfect giant sheet of ice. The best part is you can see the sand, rocks and even fish below.

Winter weather, with temperatures around the freezing mark and little-to-no-wind, has resulted in the rare glass-like ice.

Wasagaming (also known as Clear Lake) is the main town-site in Riding Mountain National Park. It is located at the south gate of Riding Mountain National Park along Highway 10. The town-site lies on the south shores of Clear Lake, the largest lake in Riding Mountain National Park. It is a popular tourist destination. The park is located roughly 250 miles northwest of Winnipeg.

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The lake is over 3 miles long by 2 miles wide.

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Posted December 10, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Hinterland Who’s Who: the Manitoba Riverine Amphibious Humanoid Beastie (more commonly known as the Green Gill-man)   Leave a comment

Today’s featured creature on Hinterland Who’s Who is the Manitoba Green Gill-man.  The creature is seen by many witnesses and has been observed by paranormal nature biologists working for Hinterland Who’s Who.  The biologists estimate the creature to stand at least 8 feet tall and weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 350- 500 pounds. The beasts’ diet seems to consist of tree leaves and other riverine plants, small mammals such as squirrels and cats, the odd dog and periodically a cow.  Farmers along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers have reported lost cows, only to find the skeleton of the cow a few days later.  The cows have been eaten completely, no flesh is found. Some think it could be space aliens, but Hinterland Who’s Who is sure the culprits are the Green Gill-man.

Main-stream science doesn’t touch the subject of the Green Gill-man, they want a body, as the main-streamers profess they need actual physical evidence.  The sightings, photos, video and webbed footprints just aren’t enough for these obstinate skeptics. Maybe a body will surface one of these days, but lets not hold our breath.

The sightings and reports go back hundreds of years to pre European contact in Manitoba.  The Cree Indian tribes had a name for the Gill-man, “Shushtanuckawucktoodeepwa,” which literally translates into “big green varmint that swims like fish but walks on the land and will attack our women.”  The Shushtanuckawucktoodeepwa is deeply ingrained in Native legend and stories.  One story is about the Gill-man having a major tussle with a Sasquatch.  The battle was observed near Pukatawagan in the 1920’s.  The beasts were laying heavy punches on each other until they all of a sudden stopped, shook hands and walked off in different directions.

Recent photos of the creature in the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg



It appears obvious that this thing doesn’t hibernate. How it survives Manitoba’s winter is anybody’s guess.

Another brute enjoying a dip near the Midtown Bridge..



Damn that must be cold!

The creature’s habitat seems to go beyond the river systems. Sightings have been reported on the big lakes north of Winnipeg.  Gill-man has also been sighted deep inland, miles from any water.  They are usually sighted near cow pastures.  And immediately after the pasture sightings, a farmer reports a missing cow.  Dinner time for the green water goblin?

Here is a sighting at Patricia Beach on the south end of Lake Winnipeg.



The photo was taken very close to the section of the beach that is reserved for nude beachgoers. The Green gill-man seems to have an interest in female humans.  Not sure why.

The famous Grand Beach Photo.  Taken 2 years ago by ghost hunter Mel Ryan. Mel was quoted as saying: “No ghosts this time, but sovanabitch this big green thing was even better than a ghost.  I wonder, when the gill-man dies, does it manifest into a gill-man ghost? Now that would be 2 birds with one stone my man.”



It appears to be stalking something.  Female human?


If anybody out there has reports, photos or video of the Manitoba Riverine Amphibious Human Beastie please forward them to Hinterland Who’s Who, PO Box 2300, Ottawa, Ontario, Q4J 1X9. Email:

For the record: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just announced that he will be increasing the HWW budget ten-fold over the next few months. Yaha!

Posted November 29, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Winter Settling Among the Rolling Hills of South-Central Manitoba   Leave a comment











In the quiet little prairie town of Somerset the cats have the run of the sidewalks.




Just 16 hours later:




Posted November 23, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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It’s Here!   Leave a comment

It’s here, the winter monster that is. It took until November 19th this year, but the damn thing arrived. People in Manitoba will have to take it in stride and bear it, nothing we can do.


Today, downtown Winnipeg.


Posted November 19, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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South-Central Manitoba: Ungulates Galore and More!   Leave a comment

Ungulate: A hoofed mammal, such as a horse, pig, deer, buffalo, or antelope, belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into several orders including Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.

I just went for a trip to South-Central Manitoba and got the opportunity to see domestic ungulates, Sheep and Cattle, semi-domesticated ungulates, Bison, and to my amazing luck, wild ungulates, namely Moose!

Sheep herd near Swan Lake



Foliage is changing colours


Cattle near Roseisle

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Bison on the Swan Lake First Nation

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By chance I came across two moose south of Somerset. Moose are not at all common in the area and it is a rare chance to come across the big brutes.

They were grazing in a slough and then ran away to re-emerge onto the road. See video below.



They bolted into full gallop and wow could they move! The pair appeared to be quite young.


Swan Lake

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Bales and abandoned farmyard near Somerset

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Somerset hilltop cemetery

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Great Sky

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Giant wind turbines near Altamont




Posted October 12, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Manitoba Farm Country   1 comment


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Hartney, Manitoba




















Black soil is the best


Altamont Hotel

Severe downpour


Posted September 26, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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