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St Francis Xavier University, Mount St Bernard College

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Chance of Paranormal Activity – 75%

Status – Functional School (Residence for First and Second Year Students, School of Nursing)

Investigation Ease –  Moderate



St Francis Xavier College was founded in 1853 by the Roman Catholic Church at Arichat, Nova Scotia. In 1866 it was granted University status and moved to its present location at Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Mount St Bernard College, as a ladies institution, was founded in 1883. In 1897 the institution became the first in North America to offer university degrees to women. As of 1990 Mount St Bernard College became a residence.

Legends and Paranormal Activity

Objects moving around the room on their own, a man watches people climb a spiral staircase, an elevator that moves from floor to floor on its own, sounds of people walking the halls at night when they are deserted, disembodied voices in the bathrooms and hallways, toilets flushing on their own, shadows without bodies, in the games room screams have been heard and apparitions of nuns have been seen and finally Gilmora hall is said to be haunted by a girl who feel to her death from balcony.


From BFG

I saw your post on the hauntings at Saint Francis Xavier University and would like to update you on some recent things.
There is a different story to the girl and the balcony. I was told of a different story.

A long time ago the place was a convent and there was a nun who had an affair going on with one of the priest. She apparently found out she was pregnant and committed suicide on the balcony of the building. Now the balcony is closed due to fear of people reenacting the same thing. Not only that but the priest hung himself in the same building in the stairwell.

I was told of a story where a girl had pictures on her cork board in her room, the next day when she woke up, all the tacks were placed in a neat pile on her desk and

Just recently as a student of the campus I was able to tour the place with some of the other girls of my residence. When we were were walking down the hall a payphone rings just as we reach it, one of the girls answers and the line went dead.

It’s definitely a place to check out if your into that stuff. 

From Desiree

I lived there for a year.
I caught the attached photo (photo no longer available), you can clearly see a priest with the white neck thing on, on the staircase that is supposed to be haunted, and twice my chair was moved in the middle of the night to face my bed (when i first arrived as a frosh people there warned me to keep my chair tucked tightly into my desk in my room because that could happen.. and it did! it’s supposed to be the blue nun watching over you), I’ve heard the voices and the elevator (that NEVER worked while I was there, except for the janitors and moving in and out) and even saw… something scary downstairs where out mail boxes are… a room is just off the side that seems to hold a pool table and various storage things, there’s a window there but when I looked in the light for no reason at all was not reaching into a corner it should have been reaching and I could plainly see the dark light in that corner shift, before I ran up the 5 flights of stairs up to my room!

Contact Information

Address: 19 West Street

Phone Number:  (902) 867-2219 Main Number for St Francis Xavier University (Owner)