Many people have asked us about the ghosts on our Historic Burlington Ghost Walks so here is some of the history and accounts of the more interesting places we visit. The Burlington Bay by the docks stop is part of the Ghost Walk. This is the fifth page from our Ghost Tourism Files.*Creepy Canada filmed an episode on the Jem Horner's ghost with Patrick Cross and Michelle Desrochers investigating the haunted location in 2004
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Jem Horner-Dock Worker
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
"The Ghost of Jem Horner"
This account of the Burlington Bay ghost known as Jem Horner is eerie. His dying screams can still be heard today even after 170 years since his death by the docks of Burlington Bay. Jem Horner, a boatman dock worker, while unloading a barge, slipped and fell between the heavy boat filled with rocks and the shoreline dock. He managed to get himself back up on the dock when a wave took the barge and rammed it into the dock, catching and crushing Jem's leg. He later died due to the shock and trauma.
The house where Jem died was eventually torn down and the area become a water parkland. Not far from the house is where the Tourist Burlington Center was built and used to stand. To this day, there have been many reports of hearing a man's screams and cries of pain along the old dock and Burlington Bay shoreline. It's Simply Spooky! You never know what you'll encounter on this Historic Ghost Walk Tour!Ghost Walk Tours are Saturdays 9:00pm to 11:00pm - June to November. All tours start at Emma's Back Porch 2084 Lakeshore Road, downtown Burlington.
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