PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada

British Columbia

The Guisachan Heritage Village is located in Kelowna British Columbia, and includes the Guisachan House, which was built in 1891 for the Countess and Earl of Aberdeen, Governor-General of Canada from 1893 to 1896. Surrounding the house are perennial gardens featuring many of the types of flowers tended by subsequent owners of the property, the Camerons. The log house on the site is estimated to be built in the late 1870’s or early 1890’s.


In May 2010 we received the following report from a visitor to the historic site:


"My daughter and I and our 3 friends went to Guisachan Heritage Village in Kelowna BC today. I was just relaying a story about the haunted tree lined lane that I had read about as we were walking towards the lane. The air felt cooler as we approached the gate and at at the gate we stopped as I finnished the story about a lady who used to have to ride her bike down the lane to piano lessons, and was always scared to do so because she could hear a horse & carriage. As we were standing there, we were all overcome by the smell of horse manure and we all felt cold and had the hair on the backs of our necks stand on end. We all looked at each other in utter amazement and we all felt the same strange static electricity feeling all over our arms & legs as well. One of my friends is very sensitive and she felt that there was some kind of accident, with horses rearing up and a topled carriage and a death of possibly a female on route to the house. I felt a sense of panic and trauma and a strong need(not my own need, like a residual emotion) to get to the house. Another friend felt profound sadness and wanted to leave. We all smelled the manure and felt the goosebumps. It was a truly awesome experience.  I don't know for certain that an accident ever occurred. These were just things we sensed."


Our thanks go out to the witness for sharing this experience with us. Have you had a similar experience at this historic site or do you have further information that could be added to this report? If so, please contact us at Your privacy will be protected, and confidentiality is assured.