The Diefenbunker - Canada's Cold War Museum - Carp, Ontario
This National Historic Site of Canada, located outside the capital city of Ottawa, is an underground nuclear bunker built in secrecy during the height of the Cold War between 1959 and 1961, and was meant to house the top officials of the government and military during the risk of nuclear attack.
Tours of this incredibly unique facility take visitors through a time warp to 1960s era government rooms, living quarters, cryptographic areas. Visitors enjoy a guided tour of the entire facility, over 100,000 square feet in size, four stories underground. Some of the focal points will include the Prime Minister’s suite, the War Cabinet Room, the CBC radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault, and the Emergency Government Situation Centre.
Below is a report from one of the recent visitors to this fascinating site:
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has ever reported a ghost in the Diefenbunker. I was there last week (July 2006) and could have sworn a man whispered in my ear while I was in the room displaying pictures of the construction of the Diefenbunker. I know it is a creepy place anyway, but I felt like that place may have been haunted. I know it was never actually used as a bunker, but I'm sure there could have been deaths there. I would love to know if anyone else had a ghostly experience there.
One thing I found weird while I was there was the tour guide showing us a closed door that had it's window boarded up or painted over (can't remember which). He told us it was the one room they had never unlocked or opened. He said that it was locked by a skeleton key, and that they had a skeleton key but still had never opened it. I find that strange considering there could be useful things in that room they may want to display. That got me wondering if there was something wrong with that room or if something had happened in that room. Well, my experience didn't occur near this room, but like I said it occurred in a room with pictures from the construction.
Please note that The Diefenbunker is a privately funded museum which relies upon tour admissions, philanthropy and grants to survive.
http://www.diefenbunker.ca/ and if planning a trip to the Ottawa area please do visit this unique Canadian museum!
Our thanks to the witness for the above report.