1. John Robinson
    August 1, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    I stayed at the family homestead near Peterborough a few years ago, a very large and old house that is now in the middle of forest and about 1km off the main road, quite impossible to find unless you know where it is already. The once beautiful lake is now overgrown. With the foundation sinking to one side, the house now leans about ten degrees and very noticeable when you go inside and walk up the stairs to the second floor. All the original furniture from England is still there, the beds are REAL feather beds! This place is a perfect location for a movie scene requiring an old creaky haunted house!

    I slept in the same bed that my mother slept when she was just a kid and visiting her aunt. At about midnight, I woke up (really hard to do on a feather bed) to feel air movement on my face. It was pitch black and I know the window was closed. I then heard the distinct sound of wings…BATS! And not one, probably six or seven flying around the room.

    I found out from my cousin, who gave me access to the old place, later that he knew the bats had taken over the place and then said, “that’s why nobody stays there”. Gee, thanks for telling me that NOW, cous!

    Interesting night but I don’t plan on staying at the family “B&B” again any time soon 🙂


    • Embrace Niagara
      August 2, 2012 @ 1:12 am

      That is absolutely, crazy, John! If I woke up to that I might just have a heart attack! Most animals and reptiles don’t bother me, I grew up in rural NB and was constantly running across one critter or another — just something about that weird erratic flight pattern of a bat — it always seems like even they don’t know exactly what trajectory they are on.


  2. John Robinson
    August 1, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    This one is for Dan:

    Husband: Honey, can you pass me the newspaper?
    Wife: Oh, honey, that’s so old school, here you can use my iPad.
    Husband: Thanks.

    Later that evening…

    Wife: Honey, did you like the iPad?
    Husband: Absolutely, it’s the best! That spider never knew what hit him!


    • Katie
      August 2, 2012 @ 11:20 am

      Ha ha ha, love it!


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