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A ghostly presence at St. Ann’s

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Sunday’s Monitor featured a review of a book about Victoria’s ghosts, an article on St. Ann’s Academy and also an article by Jim Hume. This brings me to my ghost story, which is more than a coincidenc­e.

Some years ago as I walked toward St. Ann’s Academy I was intrigued by the sun shining upon the cross on the peak of St. Ann’s. I walked onto the grounds to take pictures.

I had taken a shot of the cross and was approachin­g the dual staircase that fronts the academy when at the top of the stairs was a ghostly apparition of what appeared to be two nuns.

They were dressed alike but one was glowing in a most eerie manner while the other was quite a dull grey. Both heads were covered. I assumed that the glowing one was the Virgin Mary.

I took my picture of this apparition and ran up the stairs. There was no-one there. Nor were there any footprints across the lawns below, which had a light dusting of snow.

I left the scene and called Hume. I told him of my experience and we met later downtown at a one-hour film developmen­t store. There was nothing on the film, only a shot of the steps. We concluded we should let it be, and this I did.

If ever there was a place for this happening here it has to be at St. Ann’s Academy, as so much good had emanated from there. Arthur Knight Victoria

 ??  ?? A letter-writer recounts his encounter with a ghost-like apparition that he tried to photograph on the steps of St. Ann’s Academy.
A letter-writer recounts his encounter with a ghost-like apparition that he tried to photograph on the steps of St. Ann’s Academy.

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