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One of our readers sent in the following report...

"At the Backus Mill Conservation Area near Port Rowan there is a large brick house that once belonged to the Backus Family. We had heard that it was supposed to be haunted but show me a century or older house that isn't supposed to be haunted.

While attending a War of 1812 re-enactment at the site my wife and my then 3 year old son along with a friend of my wife went in to the house to look at the artifacts and such. When they entered the kitchen my son pointed to a corner of the room and said "There's the boogey man." There was no one else in the kitchen area and my wife said it was quite eerie.

My son had not heard any of the talk regarding the house being haunted. So, was he just a little joker, did he say it because he was in an old house and he figured it fit the situation or are innocents more perceptive of paranormal activity?

Anyway, I am not here to judge just to relate an incident. Thank you."

We are planning on doing some more work within the site and, thanks to a previous visit, have had a chance to talk with some of the people involved with the site as well as other witnesses at the house.

We would appreciate any information or data anyone can share as well about the house or on any part of the Backus site in general. If you can help us out, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know. Your security and confidentiality are our primary concern and we will maintain your anonymity if requested.