10 – 20 King’s Bridge Road, St John's NL

Status: Heritage Residential Property; Multi-Unit Residential Building


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There is very little history on this structure other than it being a historically valued heritage property.

The house was built in 1883 for a father and son; William and James Pitts. William started a successful mercantile business which was taken over and expanded by his son. Heritage records from the city indicate both father and son made contributions of cultural and religious importance.

At some point the 3 story structure was converted into apartments.


Paranormal Activity

This building is said to be haunted by it’s former residents.

The apparition of an elderly woman dressed in black – nicknamed “the old hag” - has been reported as appearing at the foot of people’s beds watching them. While there are no reports of her ever acting in a threatening way toward the living people say she gives off a very frightening and disturbing presence.

Most of the reports are from people who wake to find her staring at them which probably adds to her reputation of being overly scary.

“The Old Hag” has been seen throughout the building; meaning in all of the separate apartments now that the building has been divided up.

Other Reported Activity: shadow figures; disembodied voices; objects moving on their own; lights turning on and off on their own; doors opening on their own; phantom footsteps; light anomalies; empathic sensations of uneasiness and fear and feelings of being watched and not being alone.