From the Dark Lady, who famously haunts the old Customs House on Stuart Street, to the legend of William Black, the lonely coachman whose spirit still wanders the woods at the Heritage Ruins in Ancaster, Hamilton is alive with ghosts from the past. A decade's worth of research isn't enough. There is still a world of stories, legends, and folklore waiting to be told. This book is your ultimate guide to uncover the unique and historically haunted treasures in our city; read through it, learn, explore, and get up close and personal with the ghosts of Haunted Hamilton.
That's a excerpt from Mark Leslie's book Haunted Hamilton, The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle and Other Steeltown Shivers; and as the by-line suggests, it's authentically Hamilton.
Published by Dundurn, the book, which is well written, draws upon historical references, mysteries, legends, files from the paranormal group Haunted Hamilton, and first-hand personal experiences to create a spell binding account of Hamilton's supernatural side. It is well worth a read and makes for a great camp fire book, bedtime toe curler or a good read for anytime when your imagination wishes to take flight.
Chapters include: The Customs House, The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle, Bellevue Mansion, Battlefield House Museum, The Devil's Punchbowl, The Hermitage, Auchmar House, Woodend, Burkholder Cemetary, Whitehearn Mansion, Mount Albion Falls, Dundas District Elementary School, The Hamilton Armouries, The Waterdown Ghost, Haunted McMaster, The Tivoli Theatre, Gus's Ghost Story, The Tombstone Ghost, A Westdale Ghost and Haunted Pubs.
All cloaked in Hamilton, it is a unique offering. You learn more about the book here. It can also be purchased here.