Could an abandoned apartment building in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba be the nexus of paranormal activities? For several years rumours of frightening supernatural experiences have circulated around the vacant apartment building on Hargrave Street. Can it really be a gathering place of unearthly forces, a Demon Hotel?
Sunday, 30 September 2012
The “Demon Hotel” of Hargrave
Could an abandoned
apartment building in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba be the site of paranormal activities?
paranormal expert who refused to be named says there have been rumours of
stories involving supposed supernatural occurrences.
There have been tales
of sightings of demonic faces peering through the broken, boarded-up windows.
There have been
witnesses claiming to have seen people crouching in front of the boarded-up
doors, and when they looked back they had disappeared. Recently stories have
circulated, purportedly originating among the Downtown homeless population,
that a couple of transients who had sought sanctuary from the elements within
the condemned structure have not been seen since.
considered by local Para-psychological theorists is that events at the Demon
Hotel are linked to its vicinity adjacent to the Dalnavert house on Carlton Street.
The Dalnavert house,
like many old Victorian and Edwardian homes, may have been haunted. There is
speculation the house may even be built over an old Indian burial ground,
perhaps even used to bury those thought to be possessed by “evil spirits”. When
a museum was constructed around the property, any paranormal entities dwelling
in the house would be displaced, causing them to relocate to the more
accommodating abandonment apartment building across the dark back lane.
Since that incident
unearthly graffiti appeared on the boarded-up exterior, with the unsettling
warning: “Demon Hotel”. Concerned neighbours contacted city services who had
the disturbing message painted over. A few days later the words inexplicably
appeared again. Ever after other attempts to cover it up, the supernatural
warning reappeared several more times.
Even more recently, sightings
of the Demon Hotel warning have been reported by Downtown residents.