Montreal Ghosts of the Past

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 30th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This article discusses some of Montreal ghost stories. We have a haunted inn, a piano that plays by itself and a murdered fur trader.


This article was inspired by another writer who wrote about Ghosts in Nova Scotia.

We have a rich history of Ghosts in Montreal from the 1600's to the present day. I was told that even some taxi drivers are afraid to ride through the sector known as old Montreal for fear of some of these legendary ghost hauntings. See my previous article,
Montreal Ghost: Mary Gallagher for more on the topic.

Haunted Inn

Many of these stories do affect women such as the most famous of all Montreal Ghosts is the ghost of Mary Gallagher. Mary Gallagher was a prostitute and and an infamous ghost.

Haunted Inn

Montreal oldest Inn was constructed in 1690. Ste Gabriele Inn in old Montreal is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died in a fire sometime in the 1800's. Psychics have seen her. One time the inn was being photograph and the apparition of a little girl standing by the fireplace was caught in the picture.

There is another story about a piano at the Inn that suddenly starts playing by itself. Is this scary - just ask the workers at the Inn who ran out screaming, ghosts, ghosts, in French of course.

You can see pictures of apparitions caught up on film by Montreal

Jean St. Pere

Continuing with ghosts of Montreal, particularly old Montreal, we have the amusing story of Jean St. Pere, one of the first French fur trader settlers. He was fixing his roof one day in 1642 when the Iroquois attacked him. They killed him by cutting off his head, but when they carried it off with them the head started hurling insults at them in their own language.

Of course the French settler did not even know the native language. The head began to shriek at them and spook them so bad with its insults that they had to stop and bury it just to get away from it.

All photos taken from the public domain

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Retired
1st Oct 2015 (#)

I do really like articles like this. Thanks for sharing

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
1st Oct 2015 (#)

Awesome post Carol interesting tip not to stay in those places!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
1st Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, I had to wait until morning to read your article. I'm not the bravest soul in the world and these stories give me goose bumps! Thanks for sharing your article. I felt sorry for the little ghost girl because it's a shame she didn't move on.

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author avatar brendamarie
1st Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, very interesting article. Thanks for sharing

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