For Immediate Release: September 10th, 2009 - 9:00am EDT Around 3am on Thursday, September 10th, 2009, a young woman fell to her death from the roof at One Spadina Crescent in Toronto. This tragic death has been reported as being somehow tied in with either a "ghost tour" or a "ghost hunt".
Needless to say, we at The Torontoghosts website have been contacted several times by various media outlets as to everything from our knowledge on the site to our own "connection" to this sad event.
Torontoghosts, Ontarioghosts, ParaResearchers, and PSICAN were not directly (or indirectly to the best of our knowledge) involved in any fashion with the tragic situation so we can't offer anyone any insight into what happened or how it played out. Also, "tours" and/or "public investigations" is not something we currently offer so again, we cannot shed any light on what happened or why things happened the way they did.
Also, there's no published reports on our site(s) about One Spadina Crescent as we honestly have never received a ghost report from the site ourselves.
In fact, the only thing that could be possibly "paranormal"(?) in nature is a rumoured curse with the building... that university departments and other elements housed there have seemingly "bad luck" in the building... but again, this is rumour only. has nothing to do with ghosts, the building's roof, and is more often than not relayed to us by staff and faculty with tongue firmly in cheek.
Our groups do not and never have condoned "late night" investigations without absolute permission from the current owners, caretakers, and/or tenants of the site being looked into. This said, statistically there's no "better time" to investigate things as records and reports have shown us that there are as many people experiencing "ghostly" things in daylight hours as at night.
Since our inception in 1997, we have been strong advocates against trespassing in the "name" of ghost investigation. We staunchly believe that safety, security, and consideration of legalities are primary considerations when looking into reports of the "paranormal" and the legends therein.
Sadly. since time and memoriam, there's been people who, for a thrill or a "good scare" take it upon themselves to do foolish things... and although we do try to use facts and try to let people know there are safe ways to do things and look into ghostly legends, we (and many of our colleagues) are a small voice... and as long as the "Scooby Doo" (or even the original "Ichabod Crane") image of going to the "scary place at night to find spooky things" exists, we feel fairly helpless to prevent events like the early hours of September 10th at One Spadina Crescent... save our own efforts here.
We cannot stress enough, if you really are interested in ghosts and hauntings, there are safe and secure ways of doing things... while still getting yourself immersed in "the unknown"... which yes, can be both thrilling and exciting without breaking any laws or putting yourself into serious harms way.
The entire PSICAN family send our thoughts and prayers to the woman's friends and family...