Thursday, July 20, 2017

Quebec Blog #35: Morrin the Prison, Famous Prisoners, Isolation Cells & a Ghost!

An isolation cell
In this last blog on the Morrin Center Prison in Quebec City, we'll tell you about  Famous Prisoners, Isolation Cells and another Ghost we encountered (since we have the ability to sense them).

FAMOUS CANADIAN PRISONERS -  1) Phillippe Aubert de Gaspe - (30 October 1786 – 29 January 1871).  He served in the local militia, becoming captain. After practicing law until 1816, he was appointed sheriff for Quebec district. He became involved in debt, for which he was imprisoned four years, and when released he retired to his ancestral home at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River.

Etienne Parent 
Stove for heat in main room outside cells
2) Etienne Parent - (May 2, 1802 in Beauport, Lower Canada – December 22, 1874 in Ottawa) was a Canadian journaliFor his eventual attacks on the government, he was briefly imprisonedst and government official. He was also editor of the news  paper Le Canadien.For his eventual attacks on the government, he was briefly imprisoned.

ISOLATION CELLS - The isolation cells were on the first floor, and they were of course, dark and window-less. There seemed to be less than 10 and they joined one larger room with a small window (which I assume was the light source). They had dark stone walls, and each cell had a chamber pot, and the prisoners were given bread and water. Of course, there were rats, too. 
   Some of the prisoners who were mentally unstable, or just violent, were chained to the floor of the cells. 

The worn out wooden floor in an isolation cell
GHOSTS WE PICKED UP ON  - Tom went into one cell and heard the name "Jean-Pierre," and kept repeating it, so we had a good sense that that was an intelligent haunting (meaning a ghost that is actually there and can answer you). In another area, I (Rob) heard the name "Jaime" and literally heard screaming from the cells. It was like several prisoners were still there, experiencing deplorable conditions with rats in their cells, screaming to get out. When I was in the isolation area, my eyes hurt and my lungs felt as if they would burst. It was really painful, and a ghost was sharing his physical pain with me to help prove his identity. Of course, with 300 prisoners, and the name Jaime, I'm sure he was one of a dozen men with the same name. 


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next