PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada


We received the following report of what may be described as a combination of old hag syndrome, and poltergeist-like activity in February 2010. The exact town name has been removed for privacy sake, but it is very near to Red Deer.

"I was living in a basement suite near Red Deer.  Over a series of weeks a number of strange things happened in my apartment.  I was settling in to bed one night and thought I saw something move past my door.  I didn't think much of it and went to sleep.  Later that night I woke up and could feel something moving on top of my covers.  I lived alone and had no pets so I tried to write it off as lucid dreaming.  Then suddenly there was a large weight on my chest and I couldn't breathe or move, after a brief panic I said loudly "leave me alone" and the feeling went away.  Over the next few weeks there were unexplained power outages or lights turning on and off, the phone would ring and only static was on the other end.  I tried to ignore these events and chalked it up to living in an old house.   One morning I woke up and all of the food had been removed from my fridge and placed on the counter.  After that a series of dead birds appeared on my front step ranging in size from sparrow to grouse.  All of which the wild animals in the neighbourhood were totally disinterested in. Some of the indoor events I think could be chalked up to sleep walking or night terrors, I don't have a history of those though."

Our thanks goes out to the witness for sharing these experiences with us. Hopefully others who may be experiencing something similar will receive some comfort in knowing they are not alone. Our affiliate group in Alberta is currently looking into this report. Have you experienced something that you think might be paranormal in Alberta? If so please do contact us at Your privacy will be protected, and confidentiality is assured.