The ghost of Louisa May Stiff still haunts the roadway where she died, according to popular stories in Sooke. (File)

Sooke Region Museum hosts Halloween ghost tour

Tales of hauntings and disasters in the offing

While Halloween is a fun time of year, one should never forget the eerie components of the holiday, says Wendy Johnson, the program assistant at Sooke Region Museum.

“Trick or treating and dressing up are great fun, but it’s the spooky parts of Halloween that makes it special,” Johnson said.

Johnson coordinates the Legends of Sooke tour, highlighting ghost stories and tales of massacres, myths, and disasters.

“There are a few famous ghost stories in Sooke and the surrounding area and our tour takes you on a mysterious bus ride to some of those locations,” she said.

“It’s just a lot of fun.”

The tour starts out at the museum with a warm beverage to insulate the intrepid ghost hunters as they embark on a bus tour of ghostly haunts and mysterious tales.

One of the highlights of the tour includes a stop at the 17 Mile Pub, where the ghost of Ma Wilson is said to still occupy her favorite chair by the bar. That story and others will be presented at the pub in word and song as Katrina Kadowski (Cougar Annie Tales) makes a special appearance.

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Other tales include the story of the hapless man who was run down as he tried to summon help on Highway 14. He’s apparently still out there and motorists report feeling his presence as they pass the spot.

“My personal favourite is the story about Louisa May Stiff. She was a school teacher whose buggy went off the road and she fell to her death,” Johnson said.

“She’s seen along the road in a soaked, white dress ever since.”

Other parts of the tour include stops at the Muirside Cemetery, discussions of burial practices, and a lot more.

The tour takes place on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and tickets ($35) are available at the museum.



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