Paranormal Atmoshere at the Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill serves as a reminder to all of the lives lost during two major events that rocked history. Ghosts and spirits continue to linger in the building where the restaurant sits today, considering that it is the oldest building in Halifax and it was at one time a bustling mortuary that catered to the wealthiest victims of the Titanic disaster

History, Seafood & Mischievious Manifestations

Eating solo can be a real mood spoiler for those who enjoy the company of others while dining. Luckily, this uncomfortable situation can be rectified simply by eating at the Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia; especially when you consider the high possibility that you will more than likely be dining with one of the many spirits that hang around the popular and relaxing establishment known for their quality seafood and highly active paranormal atmosphere. Built in 1816 as the Church of England's National School, the Five Fishermen Restaurant was home to many businesses over the past 200 years before becoming home in 1975 to the restaurant that is recognized annually as the place to encounter the best dining experience in Halifax. The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill is by far considered to be one of the most haunted establishments in Canada.

An Explosive History at the Most Haunted Establishment in Canada

According to the history of the building it is no surprise that ghosts and spirits continue to linger in the building where the restaurant sits today, considering that it is the oldest building in Halifax and it was at one time a bustling mortuary that catered to the wealthiest victims of the Titanic disaster during the spring of 1912. Just five years later, another catastrophe hit Halifax hard when a cargo ship, fully loaded with explosives collided with another ship. The explosion killed two thousand people from the fire, flying debris and collapsed buildings. The John Snow & Co. Funeral home would once again be used for yet another local tragedy, catering to the grieving citizens who had lost loved ones in the devastating disaster. Rows of coffins sat lined up outside the building, serving as a gruesome reminder of the recent loss of life shook the city to it's core.

The Gray Spirit On the Steps is a Reminder of the Lives Lost

Today, the Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill serves as a reminder to all of the lives lost during two major events that rocked history. Families, locals and visitors to the city gather at the fine restaurant in remembrance of the lives lost during such significant circumstances while enjoying fresh seafood that celebrates the ocean's bounty of lobster, fish, oysters, shrimp, and scallops. It is much easier to enjoy the spooky establishment once you have completely absorbed that the menu comes with halibut, herring and hauntings. This is not a complete shock when you examine the extreme events. In fact, it only stands to reason that the spirits who regularly appear today are more than ready to share their story with the diners and staff. It is not uncommon to witness glasses flying off of shelves or for silverware to move or even fall off of the table by unseen forces. A gray spirit is known to descend the haunted Maitre’d stairs, fully engulfed in a mist that is hard to ignore.

Supernatural Remnants from the Mortuary Turned Restaurant

While taking orders and serving food, waitresses have reported the odd feeling of someone or something walking through their body while whispering their name, while leaving an ever present cold chill that is nothing less than a thorough reminder that the dead walk amongst the living at the Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill. There isn't one room in the building that isn't touched by one form of supernatural activity or another. In the kitchen, the faucets turn on and off, lights flicker and disembodied voices can be heard in hushed whispers. The feeling of being touched or watched is always present. The ghost enjoys opening and closing the swinging doors. Their spectral images are sometimes spotted, but vanish just as fast as the eye catches their form.

The manifestation of one ghost that physically materializes in the upstairs is particularly harrowing when you consider what the spirit is capable of. On one particular evening the ghost gave one employee the scare of their life by locking them in a room, confining them to a "fear cage" of sorts while another employee attempted to free them from the locked room. The ghost attempted to stop the employee from helping their co-worker by throwing an undisclosed object at their head, injuring them during the extremely violent demonic instance. Misty gray shadows of apparitions are often apparent in the windows from a distance, but disappear as you approach their image.

A "Death" Text, Shadowy Figures and a Long-Haired Ghost Man

Workers often hear crashing noises that resemble broken glass, yet can never find the cause of such a loud disturbance. After hours the restaurant blows wide open with paranormal activity from mischievous ghosts who tap on objects, move things around a bit and shake things up in an effort to show the employees who the bosses really are. A creepy mirror, located in the salad bar area is known for portraying the reflection of a ghost man with long gray hair, covered in a long black vintage coat. Workers have witnessed his ghost on many occasions when walking past the mirror, but when they turn to take a second glance, the image of the ghost disappears.

Arguments can be heard coming from a room known as the "Captains" room, even though the room is completely void of humans. One busy evening at the restaurant the noises rose to a fever pitch, but when the worker who heard the verbal scuffle opened the door to the room, the employee was met with complete silence. Another worker claims that she was physically touched on her face in what felt like a slap. After further inspection, another waitress took notice that the ghostly touch left a pink imprint on her co-worker's cheek. After hours, heavy footsteps are heard by the workers as they dash to finish their shift in an effort to exit the creepy building that tends to come alive after the last dinner guest has left. However, many of the guests that have dined at the historic establishment admit to coming in contact with a ghost or experience other paranormal shenanigans.

Shadowy figures are no stranger to the haunted restaurant, and there are plenty of eyewitness accounts of patrons claiming to see entities walking, sitting and just hanging out in the dining area. One bone chilling incident involved a customer attempting to send a text, but for whatever reason the only word that appeared on their cell phone was the word "death". The feeling that you are being accompanied at the dinner table is not an odd occurrence. Many customers have reported feeling as though there was someone sitting next to them in a vacant chair even though they couldn't actually see the person. Cold chills, mist, breezes, and ghosts are eerily welcoming when you dine at the Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill when you take the deep, rich history into consideration and realize that some things in life are simply out of our control.

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Demonic, Disaster, Ghost, Haunted, Manifestation, Mortuary, Paranormal, Supernatural, Titanic, Violent

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author avatar Sherri Granato
Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Sherri, this article is definitely what I would call scary. I'm certain this is a nice place to visit but as you know I won't be visiting. It's too scary for me. There was so much tragedy in this area. It is so sad. Great writing as always!

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author avatar WOGIAM
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

I have not experienced paranormal activity in public places and i am scared about such so would stick to reading about them.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Sherri, I came back to share this on twitter. It's a great article.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

okay... Nw I am really freaked out !

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author avatar Eve Sherrill York
4th Apr 2015 (#)

Isn't that the five 'fishermen'? Sounds like an interesting place.

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author avatar snerfu
6th Apr 2015 (#)

Hello Sherri, flying crockery and dining with ghosts...eeeuwwoooo...I am going home.

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author avatar Retired
28th Apr 2015 (#)

That was an interesting article to read, thankyou.

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