Bring to Light Tour Update #3: The Plains of Abraham
by Stephan Reilly (@StephanReilly)
Welcome back to the Bring to Light Tour and our third update!
We’ve left Halifax and hit the road, traveling over 1,000 kilometers to Québec City, Québec, one of the oldest cities in Canada.
For our next haunted location, we visited the Plains of Abraham, which was the site of a pivotal battle during the Seven Years War between the French and English empires. On the morning of September 13, 1759, General Wolfe of the British landed 12,000 troops on the shoreline and marched up on the encamped French forces.
The battle resulted in over 1,000 men dying in less than an hour. It was a brutal but decisive battle and a pivotal moment in the war that ended a few years later when France seceded most of their territories to the British.
Both generals of each side were killed during the battle, and General Wolfe found out about his victory as he was bleeding out on the battlefield, dying moments later. The moment was captured in a painting by Benjamin West.
The deaths all those men on these lands has led many to believe the park is haunted. People report smelling blood and the fumes of gunfire. Canons are sometimes heard going off in the distance and the neighing of horses echoes through the park at night. The restless souls of those who died here wander the park, searching for justice...
We definitely felt the scare-factor walking around the Plains as sun set. The breeze carried an air of uneasiness about it, and being on the St. Lawrence river there’s little to no noise distracting you from the park.
Stay tuned for our Bring to Light Tour video series! Our studio head and cinematographer extraordinaire Reid Price (@Reid_Price) is putting together a video for each location we visit to give you an in-depth look at our tour. So, subscribe to the Red Meat Games on YouTube and turn on notifications so you don’t miss an upload!
You can also explore the spooky sites we’re visiting — and interact with Bring to Light’s monsters — with our new Augmented Reality (AR) app. Red Meat will be releasing the app in partnership with the tour on mobile, so stay tuned for that release shortly!