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Since its closing in the late 1960s and again in the mid-1980s, the St. Augustine Monastery on Staten Island, NY as it was originally named, has become a hot topic of interest for both paranormal investigators and urban exploration. The monastery was once used as a school house before being converted into a spiritual retreat in its later decades. Activity reported from those who have entered the abandoned building range from hearing moaning echoes and loud noises.
Eddie and Josie Dimick, children of Otis Dimick, a prominent Rock Island businessman, both died on Oct. 22, 1878, of diphtheria. At first the family dog would visit their graves when the family visited. But soon he visited their graves every day, staying from sunrise to sunset. When the dog died, the family erected a monument memorializing his dedication.
Constructed in the 1830s, the Lafontaine House is one of the rare mansions that remains from this era. It was home to one of Canada's most important 19th century politicians, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine, who was the first Prime Minister of the united Canadas and a key player in the creation of the country’s democratic institutions. It has been abandoned for the last 15 years. Montreal, Quebec.