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Hawley-Breckenridge House - Haunted

The front entrance to the historic Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is purported to be haunted by a lady in grey.  [Kristie Bothwell].


The Breckenridge-Hawley Estate, built in 1796, is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there have been several sightings and instances of paranormal activity. The first reported sighting dates back to the late 1800s when a previous owner, Major Charles Stanley, saw a lady in a long, grey dress disappear “like smoke”. Mr. and Mrs. Hawley, who later took over ownership of the house in 1953, were unaware of the ghost at the time they purchased it, but they claim the lady in grey began to appear frequently. Visits from the lady in grey became so common that the couple got used to her presence and noises, and they named the apparition Elizabeth. The disturbances were not negative; in fact, it is said that the lady in grey actually seems to not go out of her way to bother people and it seems ‘as though she was just checking to make sure everything’s okay’. However, she has been known to be unwelcoming to unwanted visitors.
Elizabeth has been described as a women in her thirties wearing a long dress and a bonnet tied under her chin. The Hawley’s let a psychic into their home to communicate with Elizabeth and the psychic uncovered that Elizabeth died in the 1800s after devoting her life taking care of her parents and refuses to leave the estate. 
Another psychic, claims that there are other spirits in the house including a Civil War soldier who refuses to leave because it’s his home.

The Hawley-Breckenridge Estate has a long past, but is still in great condition. It has recently changed owners and remains a private property. Please respect the owners and their privacy and remain off of their property. 


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From QEW North (Toronto/Hamilton):

1. Head east on Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)
2. Exit 57 onto ON-406 S (towards Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne)
3. Exit Regional Road 91 E towards Westchester Ave
4. Slight left onto Regional Road 91
5. Turn right onto Queenston St/Regional Road 81
6. Turn left onto Niagara Stone Rd (signs for County Hwy 55)
7. Continue onto Mississauga Street
(Destination will be on the right)

From QEW South (Fort Erie):
1. Head north on Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)
2. Exit 34 for Regional Road 101/Mountain Road
3. Turn right onto Mountain Road/Regional Road 101 (signs for Mountain Rd E)
4. Turn left onto St Paul Ave/Regional Road 100
5. Continue onto Four Mile Creek Rd/Regional Road 100
6. Turn right onto Niagara Stone Rd
7. Continue onto Mississauga Street

(Destination will be on the right) 


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392 Mississauga Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.2542011752224
Longitude -79.0820102209605
UTM easting 655688
UTM northing 4790830

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