As a kid, I loved the show Are you Afraid of the Dark. The opening theme song and imagery alone would give me goosebumps; swings swinging at night, the sound of creepy laughter, a door opening, a creepy attic clown and finally a match being lit and then suddenly blown out. I won’t lie, in order to watch this damn show, I needed my dad to also watch it with me.
The show featured kids telling ghost stories around a camp fire. Each story would begin with the character stating: “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story…” and they would grab a handful of “midnight dust” toss it onto the fire and state the name of their tale.
With tonight being Halloween, I have decided to submit my five best ghost stories, to you – my virtual midnight society.
This year I have a new story from 1917, BUT I also have an old story, with an amazing twist and I think you’ll love it!.
Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call these stories…
- A Tragic Weekend at the Waldorf – A Fort William Misfortune
This year you can LISTEN to the story about Fort William’s own, Eugene Grimes Murphy. Yes, you can listen above *just click or tap the graphic* to hear this story and learn more about the family who constructed the beautiful Murphy Mansion on Selkirk.
- Family Plot for One
*New Post! A tale of woe from Port Arthur… 103 years ago.
- Death in the Cemetery
Death can happen anywhere, at anytime – even in a local cemetery.
- Misfortune at Maudslay Court
Misfortune at one of Thunder Bay’s oldest and most historic apartment buildings.
- Phantoms of Port Arthur
Before Sleeping Giant Brewery and Dawson Trail, there was the Port Arthur Brewing Company of Prince Arthur’s Landing and tragedy.
Happy Halloween, my Midnight Society! 🎃
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