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Cataloguing Canada Post’s Most Haunted Stamps

14 Sep

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Canada is home to many haunted locations. Some are world-famous, like the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, and others are more well known locally. On Vancouver Island, the site where the Cherry Bank Hotel once stood in Victoria, BC is one and Beban House located in Nanaimo, BC is another. For Canada Post, they have chosen to acknowledge many locations nationwide.

Their upcoming stamp set acknowledges mostly Eastern Canada and hopefully the year after, they can honour the West.

With Halloween around the corner, ’tis the season to get the spooks on all letter mail. In honour of this occasion, Otakunoculture presents a catalogue of previous spotlighted locations (complete with links to each scary story):

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Evil Acres offers Delightful Frights!

29 Oct

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

EvilAcresfrom 7 to 11pm daily
continues to Nov 1st
10375 Wilson Rd.
North Saanich, B.C.

Travelling down a dark and lonely road can be a terrible experience. Imagine getting lost, or finding yourself at a decrepit barn and your vehicle is low on gas. Let’s suppose everything is silent but that house you need to approach is the only place to find a phone so you can call a tow truck. You’re damning your cell phone because there’s no reception out in the countryside. Evil Acres has the potential to be just that if only …

The sad truth with some haunted attractions is that the producers are usually wanting to deliver a carnival style experience. I’d love to visit a haunted asylum aka Grave Encounters but that may not be coming for some time. To enter a haunted house when no one else is there is typically more terrifying. I can only imagine entering it with a few friends in search for something — like a treasured baseball with Miguel Cabrera‘s autograph that got tossed in there by an annoying nephew — but its labyrinthine corridors and odd reeking smells is suggesting otherwise.

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