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CLARINGTON MUSEUMS - Local Landmarks
Oshawa, ON
Date: August 29th,2015
Time: 7:00PM - 2:00AM
Investigators: Brad, Paul, & Ben


History

Bowmanville Museum
The Bowmanville Museum was built as a one story Regency style cottage in 1847. Additions to the home in 1861 and 1880 have changed it to its present-day appearance as a two story Italianate styled house.

The Museum has been restored as a period home (1901-1930) reflecting the lifestyle of a wealthy merchant family. The nine rooms with late Victorian furnishings include a parlour, dining room, conservatory, master bedroom and a girl and boy bedroom.

Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre
The Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre is named for its benefactor. This site houses museum documents and artifacts that protect and preserve Clarington's rich history. This Center's large exhibit space presents high-quality temporary exhibitions to Clarington throughout the year including travelling exhibits by significant partners such as the Royal Ontario Museum. Check our Exhibits page for the Exhibit currently on display.

Located in the former Bowmanville Library it houses major parts of our Collection including our archival collection, as well as our business and personal household artifacts.

The Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre provides research facilities for our archival collection. Clarington Museums and Archives collects documents and artifacts that preserve the heritage of Clarington. Our research facility includes a private room in which to conduct research.



Reported Activity

In the Bowmanville Museum, a little boy has been seen on main floor as well as up in the Belvedere. Upstairs in the boys room a little girl has been seen on bed and rolls over when seen. Also upstairs in the girls room a little girl has been reported on the bed crying. In the upper hallway there is an old desk that an older woman has been seen next to. Finally in the upstairs master bedroom a bearded man has seen in bed who gets up, groans then looks out the window.

In the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre a man has been reportedly seen in the basement archives.



Areas of Interest

The main areas of interest are the upper floor bedrooms and the basement of theSarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre



Investigation Report

1) Introduction

When the team arrived on location, a detailed walkthrough was given by the museum coordinator that included paranormal accounts as well as the history of the buildings. After completion, the team set up the DVR system and while this was being done, baseline readings were taken. EVP sessions were then conducted in all rooms.

2) Personal Experiences

Both Brad and Paul felt uneasy in the dining room along with tightness in their chests. Brad also had an uneasy feeling in the girls bedroom. In the Belvedere Paul received numererous clear and repetitive knocks as answers to his questions. The team also encountered a foul odour on the stairs which has been previously reported by staff and visitors.In the girls bedroom a sound like a "tink" on a glass object was repeatedly heard.

3) Evidence Collected

Audio and video of the knocks were collected.

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