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The following account of disturbing, and shared dreams in Thunder Bay was originally submitted as a possible ghost, and haunting situation. The shared dreams occurred in the Prince Arthur Hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario. However we felt it may be better served by considering this a psychic event shared between the family members. We will leave it to the reader to decide what they think may have happened.


Prince Arthur Hotel  Thunder Bay Ontario


"My family and I, we live in Thunder Bay, but just as a night out together from home we thought we'd go sleep at a hotel across town called The Prince Arthur Hotel. It looks old, but very nice.


After a long evening my Grandmother, my Mom, my little sister, my friend and I came back from swimming, relaxed and went to bed.


During the night the TV turned on around 2 times, of course that could probably happen quite easily in a hotel. But, it still scared us because of the loud noise and the flurry screen popping up in the middle of the night. We didn't really think nothing of it though, so easily we went back to sleep.


A little while later I woke up with the feeling of heat stroke and the room was cool as I remembered it anyways. But, still it was a long night and everyone was really tired, so we slept until morning. In the morning everyone looked really restless, except my little sister who slept through the whole night. I remember dreaming of a funeral and feeling really depressed in that dream, it felt like I was actually there watching it happen. My dream was cut short, when I woke up with the heat stroke. I fell asleep again, this time dreaming I was watching the roof of the Prince Arthur and there was a man, I don't quite remember all of it anymore but, he looked horrible, cut, bruises all over. Behind him, there were 3 white floating stars or orb-like light and remembering the feeling of confusion? Or disappointment? Depression? I'm not quite sure but I remember getting scared. I don't remember anything else, everything just blacked out and I woke up. Anyways, my grandmother and mother were talking and all I was thinking about was my dream, they were talking about how they had the exact same dream as each other about a funeral, so I told them I too had had a dream about a funeral. It scared all of us and to this day we've never went to the Prince Arthur since, at least not to sleep there.



I've been searching and searching for any piece of information that might tell me if the hotel has any history or anything that will help me understand  what happened or if what happened was anything because it could have just been a coincidence that it had happened."
Our thanks go out to the experiencer, and her family for sharing this with us.  If you can add some information or have had a similar experience at the hotel please contact us through Your privacy will be protected, and confidentiality is assured.

We received the following account from one of our readers in July 2010
"I just stumbled upon a story on your website with regards to disturbing dreams and possible haunting at the Prince Arthur Hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


I am emailing you because I am from Alberta, and here in Thunder Bay on business. I am currently staying in the Prince Arthur Hotel, and first arrived here two nights ago. The very moment I walked into my assigned room, I was met with a very forlorn, melancholy and somewhat disturbing feeling and atmosphere about the room. This feeling went to my very core and since I was exhausted, I simply went to bed. I found that I was unable to sleep in this room without a light on. Very strange for me. I had to leave the tv on, and bathroom door closed in order to feel 'safe'. Also, I sensed a clear aversion to the bed against the wall. I had to sleep in the bed closest to the door.
That first night, I had terrible, horrible nightmares. Most vividly, I dreamed of an incident that, in my dream, had occurred in my room. I have NOT yet done any research on the history of this hotel, other than that it was built in 1911. In my dream, a man had been murdered in my hotel room - stabbed to death in the bed, and there was blood soaked into the mattress. Throughout the dream, it was as if I was being shown a play-by-play of these horrible events, I moved about the hotel through the hallways on each floor and remember to be exactly as they truly are. This is odd, as upon checking in, I went straight to my room - I was too tired to look around and so had not yet seen the rest of the hotel, yet in my dream, it was an accurate representation.
I awoke very restless, disturbed, and even confused. I misplaced several personal items in my room the next morning within an hour's time. I could not recall where I had put my coffee cup, jewelry after my shower, etc. It took me nearly all day to find these items again.
It was a very upsetting experience. I am still at the hotel and will be for 3 more days. The second night, before going to bed, I took measures to try to 'cleanse' the atmosphere and energy that is obviously lingering in this room. So far so good.


Thank you for posting others' experiences in the Prince Arthur Hotel on your website - I was completely amazed to read that someone else had gone through a very similar night!!"
Our thanks go out to our reader for sharing these experiences with us.