Spirit in Barkerville Building
We travelled to take in the sights of the Barkerville ghost town and got an unexpected occurence happen outside one of the houses. My husband and our friend were with me and felt the presence as well.
Outside this particular house we all got a severe, bone chilling, icy cold go thru us as we stood in the sunshine outside this house. There were no winds at the time, and after us all mentioning it to each other we went around the house to see where this feeling was coming from. There were no other cold spots as we went around the perimeter of the house. No way a breeze could have gone from the back of the house to the front door where we felt the cold.
We returned to the same spot at the front door of the house after going around it and the numbing cold was gone. The house inhabitants had been a gold miner and his young 15/16 year old wife who died at 17 there.
There is no question in our minds we felt a presence of that girl/woman there at the front door of the house.
The house is at the very end of the townsite on the left, past chinatown. My husband and friend are now ghost believers and were never that way before hand!
Update: Upon reading the Barkerville report, John Savoie, author and researcher, wrote to me with his own experiences in Barkerville in August 2010 and subsequent research into the Houser family which can be found here.
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