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Tour Vancouver's oldest morgue just in time for Halloween (PHOTOS)

Vancouver Police Museum will lead groups through the place where thousands of autopsies were performed, since the 1950s
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Vancouver's oldest morgue will open to the public this month. (Vancouver Police Museum)

People searching for a fright this Halloween, look no further.

Vancouver Police Museum, located at 240 East Cordova Street, is giving a limited number of nighttime tours inside the city's oldest morgue.

Within the morgue, lies autopsy tables used by coroners to perform 48 years of autopsies.

Morgue2The 88-year-old morgue, the very first in the city of Vancouver. Photo: Vancouver Police Museum

“I don’t know the exact number of bodies,” said former museum director Rosslyn Shipp, "but we do know there were approximately 20,000 autopsies performed here while in service.”

Museum staff alleges the 88-year-old building has seen its fair share of paranormal activity.

This includes, "the slamming doors" and "the pitter-patter of feet at night."

MorgueAn exhibit containing evidence of unsolved murders and cold cases. Photo: Vancouver Police Museum

Its True Crimes exhibit will showcase artifacts and evidence from notorious Vancouver crimes and unsolved murder cases.

This includes the story of victims of Vancouver’s first triple-homicide, the Pauls family, who had their autopsies performed in 1958 at the morgue.

Now, pre-booked groups, ages 16 and older, will be taken through its halls from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 14 and 24.

Groups are limited to eight people in order to maintain safe physical distancing.

Tours will run every 45 minutes.

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Posted by Vancouver Police Museum & Archives on Thursday, September 10, 2020



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