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The History on Why We Want to Believe’s Latest “The Village” is Haunted!

22 Jun

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Just when I thought there aren’t enough ghost towns in British Columbia, I learn the tiny community of Ashcroft is also spooked in We Want to Believe’s latest episode, “The Village.” 

This episode doesn’t offer a complete history, so I’m here to fill in the gap: Third Lieutenant Governor of BC, Clement Francis Cornwall and his brother founded this mining community. It’s also the site where freight from the Canadian Pacific Railway gets unloaded and hauled to Cariboo Wagon Road to other communities during the 1861-1867 Cariboo Gold Rush. Many people flocked to the region to make their fortune and many also perished in their attempts.

Typically, where there’s a railroad, there’s also labourers to lay the line. The big reason why this place is very recognizable is because of the many television and film productions that’s been through here. Viewers may remember instances from the movie The A-Team (2010) or television show The X-Files.

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