Thursday, December 18, 2014

'Haunted House' for sale in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Is it haunted?

If ever there was a house that seemed hospitable to ghosts, 240 Centre St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be it, and it’s been the subject of local ghost stories and paranormal websites for year.

An elegant, stately but simple two-storey house of soft pink brick, it’s been abandoned for almost 60 years, boarded up against curiosity seekers and vandals who have nevertheless found their way in.

It was broken into as recently as Halloween, the plywood door covering and lock replaced yet again.

Inside, most of what you see is original, including brick room partitions and wood floors, and other features, such as the original window frames and shutters, are piled up against the walls. There are four fireplaces on the main floor and another four upstairs, some with mantles intact, plus two more in the basement, which was used as a kitchen.

There is no electricity, and shining a flashlight around reveals hunks of ceiling hanging down, missing floorboards and burned interior doors and framework.

A large hole in the roof has left the inside of the house open to the elements for decades, and yet there is no sign of four-legged presence.

Read Full Story: Niagara Advance

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