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The following report was sent into us earlier this month, but it does corroborate three similar reports we have received through the years.
"I used to work for the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Innisfil, Ontario. Located right on the water, there is a building there called the Mardon Lodge. There have been many reports of ghosts appearing there over the years. These reports were all made by people staying there for business conferences, people who have never met each other. The Lodge used to be owned by Donald Hogarth, whose wife drew up the blueprint plans for the building. It's really quite beautiful, but there is something overly spooky about it.
One man who was sleeping in one of the rooms woke in the middle of the night and felt someone sitting on the end of his bed, although he could see no one. He immediately called the front desk and asked to be put in another room right away as he was scared and could not spend another moment in that room. It got so bad that at one point, the general manager of the conference centre called in a psychic to see if they couldn't clear the spirits out.
There is a distinct creepy feeling in some of the rooms and there are often strange cold spots throughout the building. It's a really interesting place with a lot of history.
Our thanks to the former staff member who shared this with us.
So who or what may be haunting the Mardon Lodge? Other guests have said it's a lady who comes down the staircase and a man who hovers above the beds while guests are sleeping in a specific room. Since we have not heard any recent reports perhaps the psychic laid to rest any restless spirits that may have been there.