The Fortress of Louisbourg
Once again this summer Paranormal Investigations Nova Scotia had the privilege of investigating the fortress as well as hosting two events on the weekend of August 12 and 13. During the evening of August 11 we investigated privately, accompanied by several Parks Canada summer staff members whom we had met in 2016.
This year the activity was quite overwhelming... we think that it might have been a combination of the meteor showers that were happening that weekend, the 40% increase in tourism and visitors due to the Canada 150 entrance fees waived, and the mass burial being unearched by archaeologists at Rocheford Point, about half a kilometer from the buildings that make up the fortress.
On Saturday night we played host to 35 guests. who enjoyed tours of the fortress and tales of when it was an active fortified community, a period style meal and rum tasting, and a ghost tour followed by investigating with us in groups. The weather was sullen and gloomy, with periodic rain showers coming down until it began to pour in earnest around 1:00 A.M.
Once it began seriously pouring, most of the guests decided to turn in for the night, and our members returned to the cabins that we were staying at for the weekend. Several members drove back to Truro and Pugwash that night, work schedules requiring them to only stay for one night in Louisbourg.
The event on Sunday night was a half evening event, in which the guests went on a tour of Louisbourg and then had the opportunity to investigate some of the hot spots of Louisbourg with our team. Afterwards, our group ended the weekend by having a drink together back at the cabins and packing up to leave the following morning.
As always we had a wonderful time in Louisbourg, it is an incredibly special place that we always look forward to visiting. This year we also trained our new investigator Tracy, who joined the P.I.N.S. team after the Louisbourg events in 2016. We also gained a new member, Laura, who has attended many of our events and is an experienced investigator.
Shortly all of our evidence will be compiled and put on the website as well as our social media sources such as the Facebook group Haunted Nova Scotia and our YouTube channel. Thank you to all of our guests, everyone that followed our Facebook Live feeds, and especially the students and staff at the fortress and with the Fortress Association. See you soon!