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Posted Apr 01.02
Balls Of Light Buzz Abandoned Canadian Military Base
[Original headline: 'There's something weird going on']
Ghost stories are pouring out of the Sackville area
There are a lot of weird things going on in the Sackville-Beaver Bank
region these days.
Darryll Walsh, a parapsychology lecturer at the Nova Scotia Community
College in Halifax, says there are more reports of ghosts and
paranormal phenomena coming out of Beaver Bank and Sackville than
anywhere else in Nova Scotia.
Cape Breton has always been the most haunted area of Nova Scotia, but
Cape Breton stories are much more traditional Irish, English, even
French stories from an oral tradition, Walsh says.
But there are so many different stories coming from the
Sackville-Beaver Bank area that it literally has the most stories and
the most ongoing, more modern stories.
Walsh, director of the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada
and author of Ghosts of Nova Scotia, says he first discovered the
abundance of ghostly tales from Sackville-Beaver Bank while
researching his book.
Published in 2000, it chronicles some of the regions ghosts.
It includes the Cobequid railway ghost, reported to be the wife of a
man killed in that spot more than a century ago.
Another longstanding story from the region is the tale of the ghostly
woman in white sometimes seen at Fultz House in Sackville.
A benevolent ghost occasionally reported since the 1970s is said to
haunt the basement of L.C. Skerry School in Waverley.
More recently, stories of strange occurences at the abandoned military
base in Beaver Bank have emerged. Walsh said observers have walked to
the radar station in the evening and seen mysterious glowing lights
with no obvious source.
Theres something weird going on at that old military base, Walsh said.
There seem to be mysterious balls of lights appearing where the old
military base was.
Walsh also has contacts at the Beaver Bank Villa who told him about
sightings of a ghostly man who walks through the area. And he has
heard several stories about the Beaver Bank Road ghost.
Along the Beaver Bank Road, just before you get to the Beaver Bank
turn off to go into the villa, there apparently is a ghost that has
been seen a few times over the years, Walsh said. A white, almost
formless but vaguely human, witchlike ghost flies from left to right
across the road.
A similar story emerged from the area where the Waverley Road meets
the Cobequid Road. A female ghost has also been spotted by passing
motorists along that stretch of road.
Walsh has visited homes in Upper Sackville and Mount Uniacke that are
reported to be haunted. Weird voices, murmurings, doors opening and
closing by themselves and reports of a ghostly presence in the
basement led one family to abandon their home.
And then theres the legend of Joe Santos ghost.
On the Waverley Road theres an old 18-wheeler truck that picks up
people and gives them a drive, Walsh said.
They say its the ghost of Joe Santoss, who was killed in a truck
accident. Starting in the mid-1960s, its said hed pick up hitchhikers,
drop them off, and theyd later find out he wasnt alive.
Walsh has never seen a ghost himself, and he believes 95 per cent of
all paranormal activities can be explained. But hes convinced theres
something unusual happening in the Sackville-Beaver Bank area. Hes
actively investigating eight to 10 stories from the region.
Some appearances of hauntings or ghosts seem to also be connected with
earth stress, tectonic stress, earthquakes and stuff like that, he
We have to do a geological survey on Beaver Bank because there are too
many weird things going on out there. Its a mystery, but I love
Comment: Sackville is the location for Radio Canada's powerful
short-wave radio transmitters to Europe. Could the high EMF output
be playing a part, perhaps? G-fs]
Story originally published by:
The Daily News, Halifax / NS | Yvette d'Entremont - Apr 01.02
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