Flu victim haunts Heritage Hall

You all may be wondering to yourself (maybe even at this very minute), “Is Canada haunted?” Well I am here to put your mind at ease. Yes, it is. Especially SAIT Polytechnic in Alberta.

All good haunted house stories start off with a dark and sinister past and the tale of three SAIT buildings is no exception.

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The most popular story is the haunting of Heritage Hall. Most people are aware that the historic building is haunted but few know the whole story.

During an early 20th century influenza outbreak, Heritage Hall was converted into a make shift hospital for the infected. A young nurse who worked and lived in the hospital was one of the last victims of the outbreak. She ended up passing away in the very hospital where she had saved so many lives.

Today there have been reports that she still wanders the halls late at night, students have heard locked doors opening and closing during late night study sessions. Construction workers claimed tool boxes had been moved during recent renovations, and it is even rumored that SAIT’s executives have encountered paranormal activity.

“I have spent a lot of late nights walking through Heritage Hall,” said SAITSA Safe Walk volunteer and VP Student Life Alyssa Athanasopolous. “Often when I’m walking through Heritage Hall alone at night I feel a gust of air as if someone has just walked past me.”

Alyssa Athanasopolous? Try saying that 10 times fast! Every self-respecting college/university needs to have at least one haunted building. And it’s bonus points if it’s a dorm.

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