Keg Mansion, located in Toronto, Canada, has gained notoriety for its captivating and chilling tales of ghostly encounters. Steeped in history, this iconic mansion is believed to be haunted by restless spirit of a maid who met her untimely demise by hanging herself within the mansion’s walls. It is said that her tormented soul still lingers, leaving an eerie presence that can be felt by those who dare to venture into the mansion.
The Keg Mansion is a historic Toronto landmark, has been home to several mysterious tales of ghosts and hauntings since it was built in 1867. This iconic building boasts an intriguing history, spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, making it one of the most haunted places in Canada.
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Today it is used as a restaurant known as Keg Steakhouse on Jarvis Street at Wellesley, but it used to be the home of one of the most prominent families in Toronto. But who is the one said to linger within the walls of the great mansion?
The Maid in the Attic at Keg Mansion
In the late 1800s it was owned by the Massey family, the most prominent families in Toronto. Lillian Massey was the daughter of Hart Massey. She was also the person running the mansion and named the estate Euclid Hall. Lillian Massey fell ill and she eventually died in her childhood home in 1915 and from then on the tragedies just kept on coming.
According to the stories, it was Lilliam Massey’s maid who went and hanged herself inside of the mansion. Apparently the maid walked up the main hall of Keg Mansion, up the stairs to the oval vestibule and she brought her own rope she made a noose she hung over the wood railing. She was found hanging above the foyer, right by the grand staircase.
No one close to the maid, or other staff working at Keg Mansion really knows why she did it. Some claim it was out of grief because of the death of her employer, some say that she feared a big secret about her lover would come out after Lillian Massey’s death.
Shadowy Figures Following Visitors Throughout the Home
Either way it is said that after her untimely death, people that have visited the Keg Mansion as well as the staff working there have claimed to have seen the ghost of the maid haunting the mansion she once worked and died in. According to the people that claim to have seen her, she is still hanging in the middle of the room where she died.
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Reports have even been made of shadowy figures that follow visitors throughout the home and sudden bursts of unexplained energy. While some might not believe in ghosts, many who have visited Keg Mansion can attest to the fact that something definitely feels strange in the area.
Some believe it is the ghost of Lillian Massey herself that are still watching over the home she devoted herself to.
The Unexplainable Presence of a Little Boy in the Stairwells
The tragic tale of the hanged maid is not the only ghost story coming out from Keg Mansion though. There are also stories about what sounds and looks like the ghost of children roaming the halls. Legend has it that the ghost child or children roams the mansion’s stairwells and is particularly fond of visitors who are brave enough to make their way upstairs.
It is said a little boy fell down the stairs and died from the fall, and his spirit has been seen forever since in Keg Mansion. Families that come to eat there have experienced their children wanting to play with the boy in the stairs only becoming terrified because even the little children notices something is wrong.
Those who have been here say they can feel the presence when descending the stairs; however, no one has ever been able to explain just who or what it is. No matter which room someone is in at Keg Mansion, if you listen intently you can hear soft footsteps following your every move.
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