places of interest
- Algoma University
- The Windsor Park
- Camp Korah
- Hiawatha Falls
- Old Stone House
- Steelton Library
- Plummer Hospital
Calendar of events
June 21, 2009
1st. Annual Ghost Walk
July 1, 2009
Canada Day - more to come
October 31, 2009
Halloween - but of course
Here is the story as it goes....
The lake at Camp Korah, I believe it is called Nettleton lake, is haunted. There is a huge wooden cross erected in the woods near the old cottage that faces the lake, in memory of some people that had drowned in it. It is said that on foggy nights, you can faintly see the image of the boat that tipped over, causing the drowning to occur.
"I'd heard all the crap about how it was haunted and
rumours of devil worship and things like that. After hearing about that particular place so often though, I
decided to go up there. I took one friend with me and we drove there in
his car. We took a Sony video camera and a handheld tape recorder. We
went at night.
When we drove in, we had no problems. We were armed with flashlights and baseball bats (go ahead and laugh), as well as our recording equipment. The first thing that went wrong was that something flew directly out of the trees in front of us, straight at us and both of us dropped our flashlights when we dropped to the ground. All we saw was that it was white and about the size of an owl, and could've been just that. It didn't make a sound though, so we were never sure about that.
Our recording equipment wouldn't work at all. Wouldn't turn on or anything. I can't tell you why, cause I really have no idea. We did put freshly charged batteries in the tape recorder, and the camera had a pretty fresh battery pack. We tried both things at home before we went up there, and they worked fine.
We did not walk very far into the bushes because about 10 feet in, my flashlight's batteries were dimming and we didn't want to be left with only one light. At that point, I especially didn't want to be left without a light since I was starting to turn into a bit of a chicken.
So, for all the planning and preparations we did for our adventure, we didn't stay long and when we got back into the car and started to drive away, the car had some issues for us. The headlights turned on and off, as did the dash lights, interior light and the radio. The car shut off completely at one point and had to be stopped and restarted. It did go back to normal after just a few minutes, but until then I know I was petrified. And, haunted or not, that place is VERY creepy at night, especially if you go into it already having heard the kinds of stories I'd heard.
I'd hate to be the person that lives up there in that log place up on the water up there then. When I had gone there with school about 3 years ago nothing had happened to us, but it was also during the day time. There were pictures of a while back inside the building that were of a bunch of kids in that lake, but it is not part of the program anymore there. You go there you learn how to x-country ski, use a compass, archery etc.
The weird part was that every time that we would go someone seemed to get lost. I remember one time that they said they found a cave, which I was there to witness myself, it was big and dark so we ran off and then another time we found a really large cliff that we heard a kid had somehow fell off of and killed himself. Everyone had also continued down that road that ran along the side of the building, at the end there is an old trailer with all kinds of things hanging in it. We were told to never go around there again".