Fort Battleford gets spooky in July

By Jared Gottselig
July 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Residents who believe in supernatural beings will get the chance to see the spooky side of Fort Battleford this month.

The first Ghost Walk of the season kicks off Friday night at Fort Battleford, which features a lantern-lit guided tour of the site, while the tour guide shares stories of supernatural activity that has happened on the grounds.

Activity such as doors being slammed, items being moved overnight when no one was around, and sightings of apparitions have been reported over the years.

According to Tami Conley-Blais, Special Events Coordinator at the Fort, these reports cannot be explained in any way other than the presence of ghosts and spirits.

The Ghost Walk was established approximately 10 years ago, and according to Conley-Blais, it's one of the highest attended events the Fort puts on, averaging around 300 people per summer.

“We started this program as a way to give the community another reason to come to Fort Battleford, another reason to pique their interest about the site,” Conley-Blais said. “This is just an opportunity for folks to come out and see a different side of the site and sort of connect with it in a different way.”

The event takes place on July 14 and July 28, and starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $14.70, and the event is recommended for ages 13 and older.

 

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