The u of t campus’ most famous ghost, a russian stone mason named ivan reznikoff, may still wander the halls here he was supposedly murdered by a fellow mason who was cuckolding him, paul diabolos, during construction of the college in the 1850s diabolos buried the corpse under a stairwell, where it was found after a fire in 1890. The story of reznikoff and diabolos has been told for decades and is passed on today through campus ghost tours or upper years looking to scare incoming students the tradition of telling ghost stories, of course, extends beyond u of t ghosts have demanded our attention since the beginnings of human civilization. University college at university of toronto is apparently home to the ghost of reznikoff in the 1850s, there were two masons who worked at university college while it was being built: ivan reznikoff and paul diablos. During the construction of university college starting in 1853, an international team of stonemasons were hired that included a russian named ivan reznikoff and an american called paul diablos rumour has it that the two men were constantly at odds with one another, and their expressed hatred was mutual.
The toronto star delves into the story of u of t's legendary ghost, which is said to occupy university college as legend has it, 160 years ago stonemason paul diabolos killed another stonemason ivan reznikoff with his axe reznikoff' ghost is said to have wandered the campus until his body was. The 7 most haunted college campuses in the world a stonemason named ivan reznikoff tried to kill his rival, paul diabolos, with an axe -- supposedly over a shared lover who personally. Ivan reznikoff, a stonemason, still haunts the staircase where his body was discovered over 150 years after his murder there's also a story that a student told about meeting the ghost of ivan before his body was found.
A “ghost” is the personality of someone departed that persists or seems to persist following mortal death it implies “the survival hypothesis,” that while the human body dies, the human personality survives, at least for some time, before it itself dissolves or is translated to another plane of existence. Don't go down the gibraltar point lighthouse steps if you want to stay ghost free toronto haunts college in the late 1850s when two carvers named ivan reznikoff and paul diabolos fell in. University college is the alleged home of one of toronto's most famous spirits reznikoff ivan reznikoff and paul diabolos were masons who worked on university college at uoft during its construction in the 1850s. It was 1856 when two stonemasons, the russian, ivan reznikoff, and the greek, paul diabolos, were hired to carve the delicate reliefs of university college, the norman romanesque building at the heart of the university of toronto.
Onto the worksite arrived herculean russian ivan reznikoff and paul diabolos, a man described in douglas richardson's a not unsightly building: university college and its history, as pale, young. Cafe reznikoff located on the main floor of the university college residence, reznikoff offers a variety of coffee as well as other beverages, in addition to various meal options and baked goods you can grab your drink and snacks to go or stay and relax. Are you an avid ghost hunter if so, it is time to make a ghostly plan to explore the most haunted colleges and campuses across the nation while the creepiest story of all is that of a russian stonemason ivan reznikoff while working on the building in 1856, the project’s foreman, paul diablos, decided to play a joke by carving on the. I've also never seen any hint of the ghosts that haunt university college, despite numerous reports of students seeing both paul diabolos and the slain ivan reznikoff roaming the quad visit this page and this page for a more detailed history of u of t ghosts.
Reznikoff’s ghost is said to be lurking about, and caretakers report there’s something just not quite right about the place after dark photo by alan bell the haunting of regis college, which is ironically home to the jesuit school of theology, began when it was still called christie mansion. The u of t campus’ houses its most famous ghost — a russian stonemason by the name of ivan reznikoff who to this day, wanders the halls of the university he was said to have been murdered by a fellow mason named paul diabolos, during construction of the college in the 1850s. Legend has it that stonemason paul diablos murdered his colleague ivan reznikoff over a lady whereas setting up this landmark in the 1850s reznikoff’s bones had been found on campus a long time later after a fireplace – aside from his cranium, which was by no means discovered.
Of all its ghosts, however, the most well-known spooky tale is one of russian stonemason ivan reznikoff, who attacked his colleague paul diablos with an axe after he allegedly discovered his fiancée’s affair with diablos. Ontario ghost story- canada ghost stories collection by steve ramsey university college was built between 1857 and 1858 two stonemasons, ivan reznikoff and paul diabolos, were in love with the same woman both professors and students have encountered the ghost of ivan reznikoff in and around university college it seems that the. Are you afraid of ghosts do you roll your eyes every time you hear a ghost story then stop reading now toronto, like any other city, has many stories to tell, and some will make you keep the. My favourite toronto ghost story, without a doubt, is the story of a ghost named reznikoff who haunts university college at the university of toronto, my alma mater here's the haunting tale of ivan reznikoff according to accounts, the ghost, a heavy, thickset figure, with black curly hair and a.
Creepy college ghost stories by stephen knoll on june 21, 2013 apparently, the specter was ivan reznikoff a stonemason who had helped build the school a few decades earlier the student, like any sane minded person, invited reznikoff back to his dorm for drinks and story time he told the student that he had gotten into an argument with. Apparitions, poltergeists, ghosts naturally opinions on ghosts and hauntings are wholly subjective to one’s life experiences, scientific, and religious beliefs or lack of, along with a multitude of other possible factors ivan reznikoff homeless shelter hamilton ontario black ghost dog of hamilton ontario lakeshore psychiatric. The university is full of ghosts in fact, there is a ghost tour dedicated to the ghosts of u of t in celebration of halloween, i have decided to share bits of a couple of my favourite u of t ghost stories with you. 10 seriously creepy college hauntings michael thomas november 25, 2012 share 808 stumble 104 which made researching this one very easy the first involves a stonemason called ivan reznikoff, who disappeared during the college’s construction the man claimed to be the ghost of ivan, and told the student that he had died in an.