Fort Chambly (formerly known as Fort St. Louis) is located on the Richelieu River and was built by the French in 1665. This historic landmark has seen many battles, including The Iroquois Wars, The Seven Years’ War, and The American Revolution. All of these battles and wars have left this site with many casualties which has surely left some restless souls behind. There are thousands of unnamed casualties that have marked this place, and as a result have left it with a heavy, uneasy feeling, especially at night. This post is going to be slightly more personal because I actually have a connection with this location!
I lived in Chambly throughout my teenage years, from 2010 to 2015. As a teen it was a fun place to go hang out with my friends and cause a bit of mischief (nothing too serious), however, there was always an uneasy feeling there at night. Right next to the fort, pictured below, there is a clearing with some trees, and I remember always feeling like someone was watching me through the trees. When I mentioned this to my friends at the time, they told me they felt the same way. At the time, I brushed this off as my friends and I feeling paranoid because we were out late when we weren’t necessarily supposed to be.
This was until I visited about a month ago. I took my pictures during the day to get nice, clear shots but I returned when the sun went down to see how it felt. The air was heavy and hit me like a ton of bricks, and that familiar feeling crept over me. It filled me with a sense of dread that only a few locations have been able to do, and I got out of there as fast as I could.
All this to say, I don’t think there’s one spirit in particular that haunts this location. I think it is a result of all the young men who died on these grounds, surely before their time, and their energy remains. It’s not angry energy, but very sorrowful energy that hits you right in the chest. I suggest checking out the location for yourself once it’s dark and quiet to see what I mean.
Do you have any historical hauntings in your town? Let me know in the comments down below.