Ghosts of Louisbourg

Fortress of Louisbourg - 2013 Photo Credit: Justin Wiswell

Fortress of Louisbourg – 2013 Photo Credit: Justin Wiswell

This summer has been a back-to-back marathon for the folks here at Maritime Paranormal. We’ve recently spent the night at two of Canada’s National Historic sites: the Port Royal Habitation and Fort Anne in beautiful Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. After our recent trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, we’ve barely had time to catch our breath before preparing for what will undoubtedly be the largest site we have researched yet: The Fortress of Louisbourg.

Plan de Louisbourg

Plan de Louisbourg

For those familiar with our country’s diverse history, the Fortress of Louisbourg requires no introduction. During its original settlement, the area the Fortress sits on was known as Havre à l’Anglois. After much growth and commercial success as a port, it was developed into a fortified town and leveraged to protect Quebec City from British naval forces.

In its day, the French considered the Fortress of Louisbourg to be the second most important stronghold and commercial city in all of New France.

The Fortress itself boasts many tales of ghostly intrigue, ongoing reports, and has been showcased on a few paranormal programs. If ever there was a place where death and emotion could permeate walls, specifically here in Eastern Canada, this is it.

Fortress of Louisbourg - 2013 Photo Credit: Justin Wiswell

Fortress of Louisbourg – 2013 Photo Credit: Justin Wiswell

We’ll be spending an entire weekend at the Fortress (from August 11th-13th). We plan to explore the grounds day & night – interacting with staff, locals, and if we’re lucky perhaps some of the Fortress’ previous inhabitants… “The ghosts of Louisbourg”.

References & Further Reading -

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg/index.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_of_Louisbourg

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