The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown on Water Street is heralded as one of the premier paranormal hot spots in Vancouver. Legend has it that the ghost of a train conductor, who died in a train crash sometime at the turn of the century, still wanders the restaurant.
If you’ve ever been to The Old Spaghetti Factory you will know that there is a restored trolley in the restaurant. The trolley has become a landmark of sorts as many people snap photos in the trolley. In fact a photo that was taken a long ago time hints at a ghostly figure at the steps of the trolley. That apparition is believed to be of the train conductor who died in a crash many moons ago. That photo is hung up at the restaurant so if you’re interested too see it, head on over to Gastown. Many witnesses say they have photos that they believe show the ghostly figure as well.
Naturally, stories of the paranormal are always met with heavy skepticism. However, restaurant employees can attest to the eerie vibes they feel, especially after closing time. It is said that ghost conductor likes to call out the employees by name. He is perceived to be a bit shy ghost as he only calls out employees names once they have been working there for a while. The conductor’s spirit has been witnessed by many patrons and employees over the years mainly in the restored trolley car and sometimes in the ladies washroom. He seems to be a ghost of the friendly (see Casper) variety just caught in between worlds. So the next time you are in Gastown, head on over to the Old Spaghetti Factory and who knows you may witness the appearance of the ghost train conductor.
If you like theses haunted stories you might want to check out our story on the haunted house on King Edward and Cambie. Furthermore, the Stanley Park Ghost Train has a combo package with the Old Spaghetti Factory. A natural fit considering the tale we just told you.