Is Casa Loma Haunted?
Is Casa Loma haunted? It’s Haunted Castles month on Ghostly! Next up is Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada. From a Lady in White to ghostly horses, this modern day castle is haunted. Or is it? Listen and vote!
Questions Explored in this Episode
Where is the castle? When and how was it built? Who built it and how long did it take? Who was Sir Henry Pellatt and how long did he live there? Did the military have a secret lab on the property? What is it like today? Who are the ghosts that visitors claim to see? What other paranormal activity do visitors claim to experience? Is it haunted?
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Pat explores the history of the castle and who has owned it over the years. The grand estate was the biggest home in Canada when it was built by Sir Henry Pellatt in 1911. The house cost about $3.5 million and took 299 workers three years to build. Today it is open the public and leased by Liberty Entertainment Group.
Pat and Rebecca debate the paranormal evidence. Visitors claim to see apparitions, including the White Lady, Lady Mary, and Sir Henry. Paranormal investigators claim to have lost equipment and many who have explored the underground tunnel between the house and the stables have claimed to hear ghostly sounds of horses.
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Casa Loma Castle: https://casaloma.ca/
Ghost Walks: https://ghostwalks.com/articles/a-casa-loma-ghost-story and https://ghostwalks.com/articles/casa-loma-not-haunted
The Culture Trip: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/canada/articles/5-things-you-didn-t-know-about-casa-loma/
Toronto Ghosts: https://www.torontoghosts.org/index.php/the-city-of-toronto/public-buildings/119-casa-loma?showall=1
The Active Times: https://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/50-most-haunted-places-world
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g155019-d186168-r154588949-Casa_Loma-Toronto_Ontario.html and https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g155019-d186168-r154588949-Casa_Loma-Toronto_Ontario.html
Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/casa-loma
Burlington Ghost Walks: http://www.burlingtonghostwalks.ca/ghostsofcasaloma.htm
YouTube (J & C Toronto): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtlCg7GkRkw
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com