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Looking to do some paranormal investigating in North America and the world, well you’ve come to right place. This web page is a service of  Haunted North America Investigations.

We will be listing haunted and paranormal sites all over North America with locations/directions, photos, history, documented stories, websites and events etc. so you can do your own investigations. We will working periodically on all sections of North America so come back often and check on your area. If  you know of any haunted location that we have missed or details we’ve gotten incorrect or missed or if you have done your own investigations at any of the locations we cover then  please email us at  hauntednorthamerica@gmail.com and give us the details.

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Location of the Week

 

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, CANADA


Chance of Paranormal Activity – 65%

Status – Functional Hotel

Investigation Ease –  2.5

History

The hotel began as a wooden structure built in 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railroad as part of their westward expansion. This structure was burned to the ground in 1926 and massive rebuild was done constructing a building modeled after a Scottish Castle. By the 1930′s the hotel had become a popular stay for celebrities and royalty.

Legends and Paranormal Activity

The Secret Room

When the new building was constructed an error was made by the builders and a room was created with no doors or windows. The builders kept the error as a secret however, the room was discovered when a fire mysteriously broke out in it later in 1926. There have been reports of apparitions in the area of the room.

Room 873

The rumour is that an entire family was murdered in this room. The fingerprints of the little girl that was killed could not be removed from the mirrors in the room and it was decided to seal it off. The room no is longer accessible; the door was covered with bricks and board to match the rest of the hallway. Guests still report seeing the apparitions of the family in the hallway near the room.

The Bride

There are 2 stories of how the bride met her doom on a staircase in the hotel. One says she fell down the stairs and broke her neck;  the other states that her wedding gown caught on fire from candles at the top of the stairs and she fell down the stairs in her panic. Either way there have been the following reports related to her – noise inside the Bridal Suite when no one is in the room, an apparition of a woman in a flowing white gown descending the staircase or dancing in the ballroom and an apparition of a young woman with her dress on fire who abruptly disappears and chilly breezes blowing down the staircase.

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Sam McCuley

Sam was a bellman in the hotel who died in 1976. Apparitions of him were seen almost immediately after his death. He has been known to help people carry their bags then open locked rooms and turn on lights in the room. Any attempts at conversation cause Sam to disappear. Sam seems to prefer the 9th floor.

Other Activity

A headless man who plays the bagpipes, a ghostly bartender who tells people to go to bed when they had too much to drink, disembodied voices, people’s names being whispered. As well a group of cross country skiers froze to death within sight of the hotel – which they could not see due to blizzard conditions – apparitions of these people have been seen near the site where they died.

Team Experiences

Tremendous amount of energy bleeding from the building
Room 873 truly no longer exists except for black windows. No apparitions seen but very cold in the vicinity of the room plus again a lot of energy.
Chilly breeze blowing down staircase for no apparent reason.
Whispers in empty hallways.

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Location/Directions

Directions: from Calgary  

Continue on Highway#1 (Trans-Canada Highway) for approximately 1-hour until you reach the Banff National Park entrance gates.  The gates are open 24-hours as all visitors to the park are required to pay an access fee ($9/person/day).

Once you have passed through the park gates, continue driving West for approximately 10 minutes until you reach the first exit to Banff (noted as Banff/Lake Minnewanka).

Once you have taken the Banff exit, turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Avenue and continue straight. You will drive through the town of Banff until you reach the Bow River Bridge.  Cross the bridge and at its end turn left onto Spray Avenue and stay to the left on this road until you reach its end at which the Fairmont Banff Springs is located.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (403) 762-2211

Address: 405 Spray Avenue

Hotel Website

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Article of the Week

 

Crytozoology – The Jersey Devil

 

The Legend

There have been sightings of the Jersey Devil for over 260 years by over 2,000 witnesses. Descriptions of the creature(s) vary but the most common is that a bipedal creature with wings and hooves. Although some consider just a legend the Devil has terrorized people to such a degree that schools and businesses have closed down after a sighting nearby. It has penetrated popular culture culture to such a degree that New Jersey’s National Hockey League (NHL) team was named the Devils after the creature.

There are many legends relating to creature’s birth. All of them contain the name Leeds but it is unclear whether it was name of the creature’s Mother or the place of birth. Either way a woman wished for her next child to be born a devil and she got her wish. Eventually the creature would escape into the woods of the Pine Barrens and has avoided capture since.

The longest the creature was ever seen was on January 19, 1909 when Mr and Mrs Nelson Evans were awakened by a strange noise and observed the creature outside of their home for a full 10 minutes. There description of the creature is below:

It was about three feet and half high, with a head like a collie dog and

 

a face like a horse. It had a long neck, wings about two feet long, and

 

its back legs were like those of a crane, and it had horse’s hooves.

 

It walked on its back legs and held up two short front legs with paws

 

on them. It didn’t use the front legs at all while we were watching.

 

My wife and I were scared, I tell you, but I managed to open the window and say, ‘Shoo’, and it turned around barked at me, and flew away.

A picture based on their description is located in the photos section.

In one case the Devil was seen flying into high tension electrical wires causing an explosion of such ferocity that train tracks were melted yet it was seen shortly afterward in perfect health. That combined with the creature’s tremendous age supports either it is immortal or there are more than one of these creatures in Pine Barrens.

In 1957 a corpse of a creature closely matching the descriptions of the creature was found but sightings still occur to modern day.

Sightings

From MR 

I have just recently been told of an experience with my Step-Aunt childhood experience. She tells she was washing dishes at her Nana’s house and she had the feeling as if someone was watching her. But every time she looked up there was nothing there, so continues to wash dishes. Next she see’s condensation to build on the window over the sink, she attempts to wipe it off to fail to realize its coming from outside. When she focuses her eyes she see’s a huge nose with skin similar to “Freddy Kruger” size of the head being 18-20 inches tall. Curled twice horns sticking up to 12 inches. With red glowing eyes staring right into her own, as she screams the creature flees to her seeing it hooves as hands as she runs up stairs to tell her Nana of what she experience to tell her Nana “its not someone but something.” she was then taken to the hospital with Her mother and other Nana also arriving at the hospital to see if anything was wrong with her. To come to realize she was perfectly healthy and learn that the family doesn’t believe the Devil to be a hoax or myth as I myself would also agree. To be that the Family has had experience with the creature more than once, but for her childhood experience the closest and detailed.

Location

The Jersey Devil has been seen all over the state as well as in  neighboring states but it’s most common territory is the the Pine Barrens. The Pine Barrens are located in the Southeastern part of the State; Green Bank Chatsworth Road cuts through them.