PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada

British Columbia

We received the following report in 2011, but the events described occurred between 2004-2005:


I've noticed that there are no reports on the website of hauntings at Waterfront SkyTrain Station in Vancouver and found that strange. All of these incidents happened between summer 2004-2005, and I have since moved out of the city. I have been in the stairwell three times at night and heard phantom footsteps running past, mens older style flat-soled shoes heading down the stairs, running, almost frantic sounding as I've been on my way up the stairs. No presence, cold draft or anything else that I noticed, just the sound of the shoes.The first time, it passed me about two feet away, but it didn't occur to me until after I was in the lobby that there was no physical source for the sound. The second incident, I noticed it right away and turned to watch, only hearing the shoes, no one there.The third time, I was with a friend who heard it too.
I've been periodically attempting searches for reports on this location but can't find anything new. I have found an online article that reports activity in the building itself, including the phantom footsteps, but nothing specific about the stairwell. The last paragraph also mentions a rail worker who died in 1928 while doing repairs; may be the source? Anyone in Vancouver ever experience anything strange at this location?

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