Monday, July 27, 2015
Alberta Canada's Haunted Banff Springs Hotel
Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, The Banff, is one of Canada's great railway hotels and reportedly one of the most haunted buildings in the country. One ghost is of a bride who fell down the staircase breaking her neck after panicking when her dress caught fire. She is often seen in the ballroom dancing, with the flames coming from the back of her dress. A family was murdered in room 873. The door to this room has since been bricked up, but the family can still be seen in the hallway outside of the room. Former bellman, Sam Macauley, can often be spotted, even though he's dead. He served the hotel during the 60's and 70's and he likes to help guests up to their rooms, dressed in his uniform. If you try to tip him or make conversation, he disappears. Now part of the Fairmont chain of luxury hotels, it stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta and remains a popular year-round resort.