Burlington Ontario is known to have its share of ghosts. Here is a report we received in August 2008 in regards to phenomena on Martha Street.
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"In October of 2007, my fiancé rented one of the units on the top floor of a four-storey apartment building on Martha Street in Burlington. The building may have been built in the late 60s or early 70s and it showed its age.
He had signed a month-to-month lease as we were planning to move in together somewhere in south Etobicoke in the spring of 2008. The landlady told him that the prior resident was a man who occupied the unit for over 20 years. My fiancé thought that was odd as it was really the type of place that people would only stay about two years at the maximum. Plus, most of the residents were younger people in their mid to late 20s.
My fiancé and I both believe that ghosts exist. However, he feels that they are harmless but I think they promote a lot of negative energy and should move on.
I lived in Toronto and would spend every weekend at the apartment with him. It was only about a month into living at the apartment when my fiancé began seeing shadows through the corner of his eye. He said he would be sitting in the living room and would see something (within seconds) go from the master bedroom into the bathroom. One night he told me that when I was asleep on the couch he saw it from the balcony. Another night when I was sleeping in the master he saw it again go into the bathroom. He never mentioned any of this to me until close to when he was moving out as he didn’t want to scare me.
I always had an uneasy feeling in the bathroom, kind of like when someone is watching you. I love long, hot showers but I found I would rush just to get out of there and I would quickly put on my make-up as well. His five-year-old son (who would spend every other weekend there) even mentioned not liking the bathroom and would sometimes see a shadow near his bedroom.
In January, I accompanied my fiancé to his company party. When we left, we turned off all the lights in the apartment but left the light above the stove on for the cats. When we got home, the light in his son’s bedroom was turned on and we know for a fact we never turned it on as we never even really went into that room.
Another time shortly after that my fiancé was packing up my car and I was upstairs alone and suddenly the TV and radio turned on and one of the cats began to act strange.
As time progressed, the shadow would appear more and more to my fiancé. One morning at about 5:00 a.m., he felt something touch him as to wake him. When he woke up, he saw the shadow in the blink of an eye leaving the bedroom.
Around March, I began feeling more and more uncomfortable in the apartment. Every time I was in the kitchen cooking, I felt as if someone was standing there watching me. One night we were watching TV and my fiancé fell asleep on the couch. After the show, I felt his hand go under my sweater and tickle my waist. When I looked he was still asleep. I told him not to joke around with me and he should go to bed but then he woke up and swore up and down that he never touched me. The next day when he was taking a shower, one of the Valentine’s cards I gave him flew across the living room as if someone picked it up and threw it like a Frisbee. Then about two minutes later, the other card flew across the room. After that I stopped staying over at the apartment and we actively began looking for a place together. I had a feeling that if I continued to stay there, the ghost would show itself.
Our friend was there with my fiancé the night before the move and, without us ever mentioning any of this to him, he said that he couldn’t wait to get out of that place because he felt as if someone was staring at him all night."