Disturbing The Ghosts – Part 3; Halifax Areas

Beaverbank Radar Base Complete Walkthrough

Black Mass

On a recent hike near Sandy Lake, I came across a spot that had an upside down cross and other various strange objects. I looked up some things around upside down crosses and rituals, this is what I found. A Black Mass is a ceremony typically celebrated by various satanic groups. It has allegedly existed for centuries in different forms and is directly based on a Catholic Mass. There are many Pagan faiths, as I am now discovering and one very popular and contemporay Pagan faith is Wicca.

Signs of Wicca Witchcraft in a Halifax Forest – Sandy Lake Agropur in Hammonds Plains

Sandy Lake along the power lines.

Black Mass takes the Catholic Mass and inverts it, intentionally mocking the Catholic celebration. Participants often use a consecrated Eucharistic host and desecrate it, using it in obscene ways. This is one of the reasons why tabernacles in Catholic churches have locks and why some parishes have an usher stand next to a communion line. Both policies aim at protecting the Eucharist from being used in a Black Mass.


The Halifax Water Shed on Farmer’s Dairy Lane – It’s listed on maps as a stone quarry.

The property where the Satanic stuff was, is located in ‘Block 2’ in the property assessment on Viewpoint. It is a swampy marsh area at the edge of Sandy Lake behind the Dairy factory.


What was the Satanic Panic?

The rise of the Satanic Temple in Canada

“Many members, including Marc, were raised in devout Catholic households. Once they eschewed those beliefs, they found their way to Satanism. And it makes them feel whole.”


Sandy Lake Behind Agropur

Some kind of figure attached to the utility pole 30 feet in the air. There was a dead crow on the road next to this pole, as well as many signs warning motorists not to park anywhere along this stretch of road.

Witchcraft: The Truth Behind The World’s Fastest Growing Religion (Pagan Documentary) | Timeline

Teleglobe Satellite Station

Secret societies and fraternities – chapter one

Secret societies and fraternities – chapter two

Shaw Wilderness Area

The coolest park in HRM, is located at 2379 Purcell’s Cove Road and the trail is well maintained and accessible. The forest feels as though it’s alive as you walk beside the towering Hemlocks. The stones in this area have very interesting textures on them and some look as if they were hand carved. If you need a spot to get some fresh air, or a place to re-connect with nature, this is the spot. “Keep Halifax Wild” as they say 🙂

What’s in the woods in Bedford Nova Scotia?

At the very end of Shore Drive in Bedford is a unique little area known as Admiral Cove Park. The park extends from the towering cliffs of the Eagle’s Nest down to the rocky shores of the Bedford Basin. It’s a challenging hike as there are no trails, just footpaths.

Side look.

The area is easy to find and there is parking on the street. The trees in this forest are massive and many of them have fallen leaving a notable amount of dry timber on the forest floor.

A random pylon in the middle of the woods.

This area also happens to be located next to the ammunition depot on the Magazine Hill. A major fire had tore through the ammo depot years ago causing a massive explosion. Many experts believe it will happen again. I am inclined to think that maybe some proactive forest management is needed here, but the experts know best.

A Canadian submarine sailing to Magazine Hill.

Once you make it down to the shore the scenery is amazing. It’s a sort of view of the city most will never see.

While the scenery across the Bedford Basin is photogenic, the rocks and boulders on this shore are perhaps much more significant and worth taking a look at. There is a balancing rock and also many Hieroglyphs carved into the stone.

Various faces, textures as well as an underground chamber and a sacraficed animal.

I found a dead animal carcus on the shore here that had been completely skinned but to eaten at all. If an animal had done that it would have eaten the carcus. I have a photo of it but it’s pretty gross so I won’t post it here.

I did not venture into the underground cave.

Initially, it was thought that these Hieroglyphs were made by ancient Egyptians as one of the words says ‘Cleopatra’. That was determined to not be accurate when experts dated the site to 1822. It is thought that local Mi’ kmaq people lived in this area at the time. The area is just down the hill from the Bedford Barrens Mi’ kmaq preservation area.

Bedford Basin.

Admiral Cove Park in Bedford NS

It does look like there are symbols or faces in the rocks. The more you look at these stones and the patterns on them the more your eyes will see.

The Bedford Basin has a long and little know history of being quite mysterious. For years local residents have reported seeing what they describe as some kind of sea monster. You can see more on that at the link below. If you like a little mysterious adventure this is a great spot.

Admiral Cove Park – Bedford

UFO over Bedford Basin

Bedford Barrens

Prospect Nova Scotia

Lower Prospect Nova Scotia is a beautiful spot. It also happens to be an area that has seen a lot of maritime tragedy over the years. One of these tragedies was the sinking of HMS Fantome in 1814 after it ran aground. The ship had been stolen from the French by the British just two years prior to its sinking.

HMS Fantome memorial in Lower Prospect.

Article from Wikipedia

HMS Fantome was an 18-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy. She was originally a French privateer brig named Fantôme, which the British captured in 1810 and commissioned into British service. Fantome saw extensive action in the War of 1812 until she was lost in a shipwreck at Prospect, Nova Scotia, near Halifax in 1814″.


Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic

Just ten years ago now there was a flurry of press coverage about the British warship HMS Fantome, because a Cape Breton treasure hunting company had received a permit to explore the brig’s wreck site at Prospect, Nova Scotia.


High Head Trail – HMS Fantome

NS Gov Fact Sheet on HMS Fantome


Photo credit: NS Archives

11 Ships were lost in the Prospect East Dover areas between 1868 and 1921


HMS Fantome memorial – Prospect Nova Scotia

Doctor Bill Freedman Wilderness Area

Disturbing The Ghosts – Part 4; Other areas of interest

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