I've spent the last couple of days trying to find out as much information as I can about the small town of Malakwa, B.C, Canada. As I can't drive out
there myself to investigate the town (no car & I'm currently sick) I've had to use the limited information I've found on the web. So let's get to it
Location: Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, in the Eagle River valley, along the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke
Population in 2001: 649
Malakwa is a Chinook jargon for mosquito.
The first none native settlement in Malakwa was around 1885, all though it could have been earlier.
If the town sounds familiar, it is probably because it is the site of the (Craigellachie) last spike hammered by Canadian Pacific Railway Director
Donald Smith, into the Transcontinental Rail Line that united Canada from coast to coast on 7th November 1885. The site is located at Craigellachie,
4.5 miles (7 kms) northeast of Malakwa on Highway 1
Now that we have a sense of the history of this town, I will tell you why I've looked into this town.
It all has to do with my Mom. I made a thread a while back, My Paranormal
and it talks about mine & my families paranormal experiences. For some reason, spirits are drawn to us & it is something that we are
now used to.
Last week my Mom called me & told me about her newest paranormal experience she had & this time it was at a job site. My Mom works with her boyfriend
as carpenters. Normally they work locally but this time they had to do a bit of traveling to work on home that needed some repairs. My Mom didn't
think anything was odd or off about the house that they were working on in Malakwa, B.C but she soon learned differently.
First paranormal experience:
My Mom & her boyfriend had arrived at the house & were told what needed to be done. My Mom was tasked with filling buckets of water to use while
mixing the flooring stuff (sorry, don't recall what it's called) My Mom decided to put the big buckets in the tub to fill up & then she would take the
smaller bucket & fill it in the kitchen sink. She turned on the faucet for the tub & as the bucket started to fill up, she took the smaller one into
the kitchen & started to fill it up. Her boyfriend walked in & asked where the bigger buckets where? My Mom told him they were in the tub filling up &
he said that she should use the smaller buckets to fill the larger ones so she doesn't have to worry about lifting the heavy buckets. My Mom agreed &
went to the bathroom to retrieve the buckets. When she got in there she discovered the faucet had been turned off, not just the water stopped but that
it was actually turned to the off position. She asked her boyfriend if he had turned it off & he said he hadn't. My Mom thought that maybe she had
forgotten she had turned the faucet off but was pretty sure that she had left it on. Later in the day my Mom & her boyfriend were talking to the guy
who had hired them for the job & the guy told them how an old man had died in the house. About a couple months back, an old guy who was living in the
place, had a sewage pipe burst in his basement. The old guy went down into the basement & used an ax on the pipe (not sure to what avail but they can
tell that one of the pipes had been hit a couple times with an ax) The old guy then went back upstairs & collapsed on the floor dead. No body found
the guy for 3 weeks so you can imagine the foul smell inside. A lot of work has already been done on the house, including cutting out the part of the
floor that had been around the body. When my Mom & her boyfriend went back to working, my Mom decided she was going to talk to the old guy, she
explained that he had died & what they were doing to his house.
When my Mom got home, she called me & told me all about what happened. She couldn't believe that she had an encounter but at the time, she didn't know
that it wasn't going to be the last paranormal experience at that house. The very next day my Mom texted me and told me about the second
Paranormal experience #2:
My Mom didn't go back to Malakwa on the second day because she had a doctor appointment in our town. My Mom's boyfriend brought his daughter out to
the job site to help out. (I'll call the daughter Jamie & my Mom's boyfriend Bill)
Bill was working on the second floor of the house & Jamie was on the main floor working in a large room. Jamie had her back to the doorway as she
worked on the floor. Suddenly she heard something heavy come crashing down behind her. She turned around & saw one of the heavy duty power tools on
the ground. Jamie has helped her Dad many times on job sites & knows not to leave any of the tools in a place where they could fall & be damaged. She
had placed the power tool far away from the edge of the counter so it's not like it could have fallen because of gravity, while it teetered on the
edge. Jamie & her Dad were the only ones at the job site & when she went running to tell her Dad, he was still laying tiles on the second floor.
Later Bill was talking to the guy who had hired him to do the flooring. This time the guy had more knowledge to share, as he had done some asking
around. Apparently the old guy who had lived in the house, complained often about stuff disappearing in his house & other things moving around. The
old guy swore up and down the place was haunted.
Nothing else has happened at the house, but they aren't done working there.
When my Mom & I were discussing it after the second experience, I said "well maybe the tap was the old guy, because he doesn't want any more damage to
his place. The second one with the falling object, could have been a different spirit, doing something more playful & what is usually did to the old
It'll be interesting to see if anything else happens or if my Mom/Bill could find out any more information. Some residents of the town do think that
other areas of the town are haunted, like a warehouse & given the history of the town, it doesn't surprise me if there are some hot spots.
edit on 6-5-2014 by knoledgeispower because: formating