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HAUNTED HERITAGE

HOME IS WHERE THE HAUNT IS

Touring Heritage Park?s eerie abodes

CODY STUART, Managing Editor CODY STUART managing editor to conjure up a little press. She wants to believe there?s something paranormal taking place at the park. ?I want to believe, but I don?t really go looking for it,? said Munro of her The accounts all sound like something out of the classic ghost susceptibility for the story: lights that turn on with supernatural. ?I?m no electricity; windows and doors that open. If something happens, I think that would seem to open and close themselves; even sightings of a long-dead figure - returned from beyond the grave long as it wasn?t some- be kind of cool ? as for reasons unknown ? in an upstairs thing mean or painful window. happening. Speaking with Barb Munro, who The Airdrie House, although smaller serves as the communications specialist and unofficial ghost hunter at known haunts at the park such as the in stature than some of the more well- Heritage Park, it quickly becomes Prince House and Canmore Opera clear these aren?t just tall tales meant House, is included in our tour of the

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park Built by Samuel John Bushfield in Airdrie in 1906 and donated to the park in 1964, the modest Airdrie House makes up in spectres what it lacks in size. ?Whereas a lot of these other houses have stories associated with them, we can?t really find out anything about Airdrie House. But staff don?t like going in there,? said Munro, who recalls the time the park had a

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visit from a local clairvoyant. Before the group could even enter the home, Munro said the clairvoyant felt an evil presence emanating from within. In recent years, several incidents have taken place in the home, including

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Christmas decorations that refuse to stay upright, items that appear to relocate themselves between visits, the sound of locked doors slamming shut and an even more chilling tale involving Munro herself. ?Last year, I brought some people to the house because I wanted them to investigate it. It was about midnight

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increases could mean the difference between Canadians buying a home and not, according to the latest BMO Buying Report. A Pollara survey conducted for BMO found a two per cent increase would ?strain? affordability for 67 per cent of potential homebuyers, while 24 per cent would be stretched to afford a home in their current price range, but would not reduce their budget. MARKET A3 Heritage Park?s Airdrie house has been touted as one of the historic villages creepiest exhibits. and we all walked up and we opened the front door. As we all walked in, every single one of us heard footsteps from upstairs, including me,? she said. ?It was very freaky.? The dimly lit rooms and dusty hallways of Prince House provide another stop on our tour, and is the basis for many eerie occurrences at the park. HAUNTED HERITAGE A3

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