It’s nearly Halloween. If you’re looking for some great local ghost stories to creep out your friends, or some scary Halloween haunted houses to visit, check these out.
Boo at the Zoo & Boo Light
Boo at the Zoo & Boo Light is located at Moncton’s Magnetic Hill Zoo. There are several spooky Halloween activities going on throughout the month suitable for all ages (they have family nights and adult nights) and according to the official website: “ … all funds gained through Boo at the Zoo will be put towards the construction of a new Amur tiger and Amur leopard exhibits.” For more information on the events, to purchase tickets, get directions, and everything else you need, visit their website.
New Brunswick Ghost Stories & Haunted Houses
Ghost stories are always creepier when they’re about places you’ve been to or know of. This website offers up some New Brunswick ghost stories told by the locals.
EverythingCreepy.com has a few true New Brunswick ghost stories about the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, the Genii in St. Andrews, and the Charlotte County Court House located in Charlotte. You can also search by province for other Canadian ghost stories and find information on various Canadian ghost walks.
Taking you back to Moncton, Rebecca’s Grave is a popular ghost story about Rebecca Lutes, a 16 year old girl accused of being a witch. There are several websites that are about Rebecca’s Grave, including Facebook pages, Flickr pages that show images of the real grave as it can be seen today, YouTube videos and there’s even a short film about this local legend. Here are a few websites to check out:
Rebecca’s Grave on Flickr – This Flickr page tells the story and has some images.
Rebecca’s Grave short film – This website is dedicated to the short film created about the story. Here you can read the legend of Rebecca’s Grave, learn about the known facts and truths behind the legend (supposedly), and find out about the actual film made about the legend.
Rebecca’s Grave on Facebook – Created by the producers of the short film mentioned above, the Facebook group has a ton of information.
Creepy Halloween Haunted Houses & Local Ghost Stories
Have you heard any local ghost stories that are sure to spook? Do you know of any great Halloween activities and events happening in and around Moncton (or New Brunswick)? Leave a comment and let us know!