In our travels to Victoria, British Columbia, the Bent Mast becomes our go-to place for there is always a warm welcome. Did you know that The Bent Mast, this House has ghostly encounters?
In my experience, I have found that unusual paranormal activities are best experienced before breakfast, in the morning light, rather than in the evening darkness.
Come with me as I ascend the stairs.
I am feeling a sense of well being.
The House was built in 1884 and was one year old when the “last spike” of the Trans Canada Railroad was hammered into place. This building holds many stories and many iterations.
Some believe that there are three spirits who live in this House. A happy child who stays in the upper floor and likes to play on the stairway. A grouchy, but harmless older man, who moved from the basement to the upstairs area and to the kitchen where he enjoys scaring the unsuspecting by hiding things or knocking things over. The last spirit is a motherly woman who has made the entire house her home. She is known for her nurturing, compassion and care.
There have been many ghostly encounters over the years. The spirits seem make contact in their own way. A young daughter told her mother that she spoke with a little girl on the staircase. A customer saw an old man dressed in an old-fashioned suit sitting upstairs but was told no one was upstairs. A phone with static and strange voices on the other side. A security camera that captured the image of a bright, bowling ball sized orb appearing at the top of the stairs.
While there were no actual ghostly encounters on this day, there was a strong sensation that the House wanted us to be there. When we return to Victoria, we know that the House and the benevolent ghostly tenants will be waiting to receive us with open arms.