PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada


One of the oldest surviving log residences in Manitoba, built between 1851 and 1853 by John Inkster we received the following report from a former staff member about a possible haunting that occurred at the museum.

"I worked at Seven Oaks Museum for 3 summers as a tour guide. During that time myself and co-workers would experience many types of phenomena. We would hear someone walking up and down the stairs to the second floor even though we were all in the hall. We would also hear taps being turned on and dinner ware being moved around. Occasionally we would hear someone walking or running along the porch even if no one was around. I have also seen the grandmother clock wind itself and the door open by itself from a locked position. I have also witnessed a sewing machine being "used" and multiple blinds being pulled back open after they were closed. Often toys in the child's room would be strewn about after we had arranged them a certain way or blocks knocked over. The Inkster family owned the house in the late 1800's- early 1900's so I think someone from the family could be responsible for the events. Also the battle of seven oaks took place on the grounds and could be a cause of the phenomena as well."

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