Our Supernatural History
As one of the area’s oldest buildings, the 17 Mile House Pub is known for its supernatural history. One of the first reported hauntings involves a bartender, who after stacking tables and chairs during a late shift, found one particular chair continuously pushed away from the table without anyone touching it. What made the event eerier was that he later discovered the chair had been “Ma” Wilson’s favourite.
Then there are the rumors of a ghost who haunts the Pub – the boyfriend of former owner Mrs. Mary Jackson, who hung himself either in the building or close by. Other manifestations include lights turning on and off, strange sights reported by visitors, and a variety of other unexplainable events. Several of these ghostly tales have been documented in a three-part series published in the Sooke News Mirror in 1999.