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Monday, January 30, 2023
‘Haunted Niagara’ documentary to highlight historical spooky tales

Niagara is about to get a little bit spookier.

Filmmaker Val Coles is working on a documentary called “Haunted Niagara,” which he says will highlight ghost stories from around the region, including some well-known spots in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The 25-year-old amateur filmmaker said it’s his first documentary and he's hoping to release the film Oct. 21.

The project, he said, isn’t one of those “ghost shows” that tries to find ghosts, but more of a historical series to focus on some of the urban legends around the region, which is filled with history and some dark tales dating back to the War of 1812.

Coles said he's looking for members of the community who have tales to be told to be involved in the project.

He said he'd like to tell stories that people's “grandparents told them, that their relatives told them … the dark mysteries that you might not know as a regular tourist or even as a person that lives here as a local.”

“It's just a personal little project of mine,” Coles said during an interview in Old Town.

Anyone wishing to take part can contact Coles by phone at 289-941-2363, or through the Haunted Niagara Facebook page.



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