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Things That Go Bump

Vancouver’s Hycroft Mansion is said to have seven ghosts: original owner General Alexander Duncan Macrae, his dance-loving wife Blanche, three WW1 Veteran ‘Pranksters’, the Head Nurse from Hycroft’s hospital and morgue days, and the ‘Crying Man’ who wails from the basement. The final ghost is said to be Janet Smith, a Scottish nursemaid who was shot nearby.

The ghosts are reportedly friendly unless you are banging about their halls, filming sci-fi – here’s booing at you, X-Files. Film crews have recorded ghostly white figures, black orbs. The building itself is said to be complicit with lights that flash on and off, doors that open and slam, and an icy breeze that runs up the spine when the wrong person enters the wrong room.