CANADA’S CLAIMS TO FAME Our great coun­try is home to lots of in­ter­est­ing peo­ple and places, some fa­mous, oth­ers well- kept secrets.

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MAR­ITIME MU­SEUM of B. C.

With Hal­loween just around the cor­ner, we thought we’d look into some haunted lo­cales in Canada. One we came across is the Mar­itime Mu­seum lo­cated in Vic­to­ria’s well-known Bas­tion Square. The mu­seum was once the site of the city’s jail and gal­lows, and leg­end has it that many of the men who were hanged from the tree be­side it remain buried be­neath the foun­da­tion. Some say that if you look through the win­dows at the mu­seum’s en­trance, a shad­owy, slen­der, bearded fig­ure can be spotted glid­ing down the main stair­case. The mys­te­ri­ous ap­pari­tion is thought to be the ghost of Sir Matthew Bail­lie Beg­bie, Vic­to­ria’s in­fa­mous “Hang­ing Judge.” Spooky!

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