Just in time for Halloween, hear Canada's creepiest obscure ghost stories

The Secret Life of Canada goes ghost hunting in their first ever Halloween episode. Co-hosts Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen are on a mission to discover some of the country's lesser-known hauntings.

The Secret (Death?) of Canada presents a very scary Halloween special

The University of Toronto, seen here after a fire in 1890, has more than its fair share of ghost stories. (CP Photo/National Archives of Canada/Frank W. Micklethwaite)
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Forget the former bellhop of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Walk away from the woman in blue at Peggy's Cove. Tune out the self playing piano at Craigdarroch Castle — those are all among Canada's most notable hauntings. 

What are this country's lesser-known supernatural stories? 

In their first ever Halloween episode, The Secret Life of Canada goes ghost hunting off the beaten path.

Co-hosts Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen travel from a former monastery-turned-asylum​ to one of Canada's oldest universities to a number of theatres across the country. Be sure to switch on your ghost light ... 

What you'll hear this episode:

  • Did Leah live in a haunted apartment? And where does Halloween even come from?
  • What a former Quebec monastery-turned-asylum did to keep a ghost child from wandering the nearby woods. 
  • Some history and bizarre legends at the University of Toronto, including duelling stonemasons and something strange that was found in the walls. 
  • How a free hug coupon went unclaimed for 30 years. 
  • Which former parliamentarian and member of the Senate claims to have shared a bottle of scotch with a ghost. 
  • Whether the ghost of John A. MacDonald haunts a Kingston liquor store. 
  • The purpose of a ghost light and a small sample of the ghosts that haunt theatres from coast to coast. (Also: seriously, are all theatres haunted?)
  • A first person account of the ghosts that haunt Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
  • Plus, is "Hauntly" a good name for one's first born?

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