Haunted Simcoe: Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

Part 2 of 3

If you’re visiting the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum to get up close and personal with history, you might get even closer than you think.

Built in 1875 by Charles Beck as the town’s lumber office and general store, it was later converted to become the town’s museum in 1967 to celebrate the town’s 100th birthday. With rumours of the Beck house being haunted, it wasn’t long until people began to wonder if their store was haunted too.

Haunted Simcoe Part 2: Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

The living might not be the only guests at this museum…

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Staff and volunteers at the museum have had countless supernatural encounters like hearing footsteps when they’re the only one in the building, doors opening and closing, and some have even heard the “ding” of the entrance bell that is no longer there.

They have also had many ghost hunters and mediums visit over the years who are convinced that the living aren’t the only patrons of the museum. However, whether it’s staff or visitors, everyone agrees on the fact that the spirits who may reside there are friendly.

Why not take a trip to Penetanguishene and see for yourself?


Featured image courtesy Penetanguishene via penetanguishene.ca