Ontario Ghost Stories, Vol. 2


208 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-894877-14-4
DDC 398.2'0971305




Reviewed by Lisa M. Rohlmann

Lisa M. Rohlmann is a former business owner in Shelburne, Ontario.


The name Barbara Smith is synonymous with “ghost writer.” For this,
her second book about ghosts in Ontario, she collected over 60 tales
gleaned from visits and interviews with people who either witnessed or
heard from others accounts of haunted places, eerie circumstances, and
disturbing happenings. The stories, divided into sections titled
“Haunted Houses,” “Lake Lore,” “Spirit Snippets,” and
“Haunted Institutions” cover a vast territory from Niagara Falls all
the way north to Timmins. More than a dozen photographs depict the
haunted sites, graveyards, and the ghosts themselves.

From the ghost of a drowned man paddling along the shoreline of Canoe
Lake, to the conversations taking place in an empty jail cell, to the
ghostly voice emanating from the baby monitor, these stories will
entertain and no doubt stir readers to recall their own ghostly


Smith, Barbara., “Ontario Ghost Stories, Vol. 2,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed October 26, 2021, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9903.