In July 2004 we received an email from a witness to an unusual event at Mackenzie House. The name and personal information of the witness has been removed for their privacy. Permission to reprint their experience on the Pararesearchers website has been granted.
"I have seen the "lady" up close and she scared me so much that I couldn't walk up darkened stairs for most of my life. I am now 29, and my sighting took place when I was 9 years old in December of 1983. She appeared old, had long hair and seemed to be hanging suspended on the landing of the stairs as I looked up from the front hallway. She looked right into my eyes and I screamed so loud the staff and my mother and sister came running. I went back one more time with a school trip the following year, and all of my friends worried that it might happen again. Of course, it didn't. I'm not too sure why ghosts appear or why they appear to whom they do, but I would take a lie detector to prove this occurrence actually happened to me. I have had two other occurrences since in other locations, but nothing as scary as seeing a full figure, see-through white woman looking right through me. I hope this has convinced someone, I know my friends and family members are too scared to even visit the house.
I cannot be certain of what era the "apparition" I saw came from, but I do remember the clothing appearing to be of another century, perhaps 18th century. She wore a long dress, with a lot of ruffles from what I can recall. I have no idea if she was related to MacKenzie, but I would guess her costume was from over 100 years ago at the very least. I can still somewhat see her in my mind, even though I've tried to forget.
I guess I just really want people out there to know what I saw, and I wonder if others have witnessed the same sight as myself."
We would like to thank the witness for sharing this experience with our readers. While we do stand by the original article (this is the first email in response to this particular article that takes a different viewpoint. Current and former staff members have contacted us including the present curator approving of the article) perhaps there is more going on at this location then at first surmised.