Haunted Hamilton


2013 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award — Shortlisted, Nonfiction

Hamilton, Ontario, may seem just like any other city, but a haunted past is hidden beneath it.

From the Hermitage ruins to Dundurn Castle, from the Customs House to Stoney Creek Battlefield Park, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is steeped in a rich history and culture. But beneath the surface of the Steel City there dwells a darker heart — from the shadows of yesteryear arise the unexplainable, the bizarre, and the chilling.

Lock the doors and turn on all the lights before you settle down with this book, because once you begin to read about the supernatural elements that lurk within this seemingly normal city in Southern Ontario, strange bumps in the night will take on new, more sinister meanings. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled with this collection of tales compiled from historical documents, first-person accounts, and the files of the paranormal group Haunted Hamilton, which has been investigating and celebrating Hamilton’s historic haunted past since 1999.


Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award - Nonfiction


“This book is your ultimate guide to uncover the unique and historically haunted treasures in our city; read through it, learn, explore, and get up close and personal with the ghosts of Haunted Hamilton.”

The Hamiltonian.com (August, 2012)

About the Author

Mark Leslie

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie is afraid of the monster under his bed and claims that collecting and sharing ghost stories, like in Haunted Hospitals and Creepy Capital, hasn’t gotten him over his fear of the dark or his attraction to alliteration. Mark also writes thrillers and horror fiction. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.