Yeah..No I havent heard anything either. But its the perfect set up ..lol
Yes, I do, but out of respect for the people who bought it from me, I'm not talking. Sorry. When I lived there, the whole area was very rural and undeveloped. So the few people who lived in the area were very close to each other, as far as friendships went, and they didn't pass the stories around to people outside of the area. I just can't do it. Sorry. All the old families who've lived there for about three or four generations are pretty well still there, and I don't want any of them disturbed.
Originally Posted by tony
XSupernaturalX. Harewood school has been nothing more than that from the time it was built until it was closed. Never was a hospital or a retirement home. Malaspina Lodge at Kennedy and Franklin was built as and for many years was Nanaimo Regional General Hospital unitl 1962 or so when the NRGH as we know it now was built. The old hospital became Malaspina College in about 1969 until the new campus was built about 1975 or 6. The old hospital then became and still is Malaspina Lodge, a retirement community. I was born there, educated there, and might well wind up there. Everything you didn't need to know about a couple of structures :-)
There was a 3-story school building at the corner (or near it) of 3rd Street and Howard Avenue. I think this might be the old "harewood school" building that a previous post referred to.
It was an independent Christian school in the 1980's.
Flugelhorn: I grew at 2nd and Howard, and have wracked my brain trying to come up with a 3 story building. The Christian School thing finally clicked. The now gone Harewood Community Hall which was on the north side of 4th between Howard and Wakesiah. It was 3 story and was I believe a Christian School. The property was purchased, and I believe still owned by the School District. It was for a new school to replace the old Harewood school. My grandparents lived next door and always told me not to play in the hall field, because strange stuff went on. Could be the haunted building xSupernaturalX was refering to.
The notion that witchcraft is being practiced in Nanaimo is quite true! Here is the website for Nanaimo’s Wiccan Temple: http://www.greencauldron.org
But the reality is not what you see in pop culture or stories handed down…. Blah blah blah..
You can find tons and tons of information online by just Google “what is Wicca”. But one thing is for sure, they aren’t satin worshipers, they don’t even believe in Satan..
Satan was one of those things Christianity created along the way.
Will you find “Witches” out in the forest around Jinglepot Road today?
Last edited by kam; 06-03-2009 at 07:11 AM.
Did they make a mistake in spelling their URL? "cauldron" is what it should be.
Originally Posted by kam
I don't even regard Wicca as witchcraft. To me, it's more a set of beliefs based in the flow of nature. I certainly know that witchcraft of an unpleasant type was practised in the sixties and seventies in the Jingle Pot area. And a little later I was told that there was a coven of white witches on Gabriola, but haven't heard anything about them for years. For all I know, they may have been Wiccans, but it was said that there were thirteen of them, so that would indicate witchcraft, but of a far better sort.
I tend to be quite insensetive to the paranormal so I have no personal information to share, however I think the key word is "teens" practicing "whitch craft". With the rebellious and dramatic moods and attitudes of some youth the practice may have indeed been quite "creepy" as adverses the mature pratice of wicca (spelled as it sounds here.) I do know of a youth who is practicing today. Her speeches involve Vampires and ware wolves and she does go to the dam and the cemetaries etc. She also seems to avoid bathing, or is involved in some questionable herb gathering ,so some of the post regarding the kids in older Nanaimo who practiced whitchcraft being creepy really rings a bell for me today. It is certainly still going on.
Originally Posted by RyanCoffey
I also think that the history in this town, sudden deaths in the mines, chinese workers blowen up on payday and all kinds of wrongs suffered by early Nanaimo settlers might provide fodder for paranormal activity. I have heard stories, and my kids report things, and I have taken a wait and see attitude.
One conservative lady I know saw a bevvy of lights "auras" she said going accross and just above Wakesiah and up over NDSS. I saved her e mail, It might be interesting to see if a group of miners or Chinese workers were killed near or on that date of sighting in Nanaimo area? Deaths in the Jinglepot or Harewood mines?
I am going to see if there is an addy for another colleagues old home where one evening she heard a crash and came downstairs to see the china cabinate glass broken. In front of the cabinate she saw an oriental child standing looking directly at her. she knows of no reason the glass would have broken.
This does not make a lot of sense to me from older Nanaimo history when the Chineese men were not even allowed wives here, one would not expect a child's ghost at least from that era. Then again how old were the imported workers?
Sure would love to hear some more first hand stories.
As I understand it, Wicca and Druidism originated in England many centuries ago. Druidism goes back to well before the birth of Christ, and is still practised. It's the Druids who show up at Stonehenge (and other less well-known henges which are actually very impressive) in England at the solstices and so on. Wicca is ancient and certainly still practised worldwide. I have friends in Washington who are practising Wiccans and there's certainly nothing frightening or dangerous about them. That's why, in a previous post, I questioned the spelling of the word "cauDLron" in the URL for a local group. A cauLDron is central to the practice. Witchcraft grew out of a combination of the two, I suspect. A whole bunch of amateurs practise what they call "witchcraft" when they really don't know much about it.
Originally Posted by kickidee
It sounds like this teen is into a form of satanism, which is truly scarey. There is a very distinct difference between witchcraft and satanism. I can hear my mother saying "You may summon something which you can't control," a standard saying from her when warning me. However, I hardly think that satan would pick as unworthy a candidate as this one. The worst that will happen to her is that she will cause those around her a lot of unhappiness and may poison herself and others with some of those questionable herbs.