The Old Spaghetti Factory in Vancouver's Gastown is one of the most haunted places in Western Canada. For years, patrons have reported four different ghosts within the walls of the historic building. The spirits include a little boy who likes to sneak up on people in the women's washroom and an old uniformed trolley conductor.
When the restaurant was being constructed in 1969, an old decommissioned trolley was brought in as a fun place for customers to sit and chow down on pasta. Little did they know that they'd be forever accompanied by a dead man who decided he never wanted to leave the tram. Not only have patrons and servers seen him, but he's also been responsible for causing unexplainable frigid spots and moving place settings all over the place.
The ghostly little boy who likes to scare women in the bathroom also likes verbally taunting the staff members. He supposedly yells out their names even though it's rare for anyone to actually spot him. There's not a lot spookier than hearing your name called out when no one else is around.
The remaining two ghosts are even more frightening. One is a little girl who tends to stand at the front window holding a balloon like Pennywise in It. The other is yet another little boy, but this one's eyes are completely missing. He's reported to have led a server around the restaurant in order to scare her. Immediately after the experience, she quit. This eery phantom also likes to bend cutlery and misplace furniture.
If you have the courage to visit this Italian-inspired restaurant, you can surely dine with the ghosts. This chain restaurant has a variety of kinds of pasta, salads, sandwiches, and soups. There's no telling what each spirit prefers, but you're bound to enjoy.
The Old Spaghetti Factory can be found in Gastown, Vancouver, at 53 Water Street. They're open Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 11 PM. Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11:30 PM, as well as Sunday 11 AM until 10.30 PM. Though you could definitely be spooked in the morning, you may have a better chance of running into a ghost once the sun goes down and nightfall creeps over.
You can find out more about The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown by visiting their website here.