Friday, January 6, 2012

Ellis Hall


Spooky picture eh? This was taken in the tunnel that leads from Ellis Hall to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. But let me give you a bit of history here...

According to my sources (Google and a good friend) Ellis Hall was designed and built as part of the University's Medical Complex that included the Medical College Building and the University Hospital. As with the other two buildings, it was clad in locally quarried greystone. Opened in January of 1956, the Hall was designed by Webster and Gilbert to meet the needs of the 275 students in the School of Nursing who would study on campus, work in the hospital and live in residence. With the opening of the University Hospital in 1954, a basic 3-year diploma program was established aimed at producing bedside nurses. Board and room, laundry and uniforms were provided without charge. In addition an allowance of six, eight and ten dollars per month for first, second and third years respectively was granted. The Hall was named after Kathleen Ellis, who served from 1938 to 1950 as the School of Nursing's first director. It has the distinction of being the only building on campus named in honour of a woman. Today Ellis Hall is linked by a walkway to the 1979 Hospital Addition and is still home to the College of Nursing.

So, the photo was taken by a might worker (maintenance worker from what I have heard). As he was walking through the tunnel, he had an odd feeling. He took this picture on his cell phone in the autumn of 2011. That pink thing at the bottom left is his finger. When some look at this photo they think it must be "doctored" (pardon the pun) in some way. But energetically this photo gives off the distinct vibe of a "ghost in the house." In the far back you can also see some shapes lying on the floor. Some think they look like dead bodies. I don't know what these actually are. But I do think that the ghost is an actual apparition.

What does she want? Who knows? Why is she there? Don't know that either. I have not had opportunity to talk with her in person. But what I do know is that when I was attending the University of Saskatchewan I did have a few encounters of my own that were at best quite weird, and at worst, downright scary. So it doesn't surprise me that something was found here in Ellis Hall. Frankly, after years and years and YEARS of seeing and talking with the dead, I am just glad that this time someone ELSE got to have that wee experience instead of me. I am also glad that this one was caught in a photograph. That brings it home to those who may scoff at the experience. So congratulations, Mr. Maintenance Worker! Oh, and WELCOME TO MY WORLD!

Blessed Be
Trent
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8 comments:

Gail said...

I LOVE IT!!! Please take me along with you when you go to meet this apparition. I'd love to meet her, too.

Fay said...

I don't understand it. Somehow the phone itself is in the actual picture, so there must have been another camera either present at the time or later.
What does Google have to say about it?

Fay said...

Strange that the phone taking the picture is also in the picture. There must have been another camera there at the time or later.
What does Google have to say about it?

Stubblejumpin' Gal said...

I've never been fortunate enough to see a "ghost" but I have felt the warmly affectionate hand of one on the back of my neck once.

Trent Deerhorn said...

@Fay,
Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that part. This is my friend's photo of his cell phone photo. Sorry about the lack of written clarity there. Sheesh...English is my language toboot!

Trent Deerhorn said...

@Stubblejumpin'Gal:
Very cool! No....literally...quite cold at times....LOL.
I love when they communicate to the point of touching us. I always feel it as a cool-cold electrical current. It can be quite the rush. That is, unless they are not touching us in a nice way, then it can feel quite invasive and brutal.

Ann said...

Love the Ellis Hall blog, Trent. I knew her well when I lived in Ellis Hall 1965-1966 as part of the BSN program @ UofS. She walked with me many times in the tunnel that connected Ellis and the hospital. She was there midnight to about 3am. I never saw her as clearly as the photo, but did see what I presumed was steam in the tunnel,and which I thought came from what was then the laundry area. After the steam, I would feel her walking with me,sometimes beside me and sometimes slightly behind me. I felt safe with her as escort. Thanks for bringing back wonderful memories and if you meet her, greet her for me. I'm sure she'll remember.

Trent Deerhorn said...

Thanks for sharing that Ann! It is always good to hear from those who have had "close encounters" with such things. It also helps to make the rest of us feel like we are not so much alone in our experiences....