Welcome to Mother Joseph's House!
A Virtual Tour of the Providence Academy in Two Parts.
So Put On Your Headphones... and Let's Go!
The "Not So Terrifying" Basement - and MoJo's Workspace.
Just want to walk around somewhere Super Haunted? Go across the street instead.
Welcome To MoJo's House. Her Touches Are Everywhere.
The Academy Chapel With a "Haunted Bell".
The altar and other pieces inside the chapel are on "permanent loan" from the Sisters as long as the Providence Academy building remains standing in Vancouver.
Listen to the haunted bell of the Providence Academy!
SJ Got In Trouble In Church. Again.
Inside Mother Joseph's Room.
The Infamous Haunted Top Floor Attic.
Throughout the centuries this space has been used as nuns' quarters, classrooms, held rows of bunks for boarders, and was the location of the first indoor plumbing. This is also the first part of the building the Sisters were able to move into back in the earliest days, when the building was still without doors and windows.
Just like the graffiti in the bell tower says: "Mother Joseph was here before all of you!" We find it comforting, not scary, to think that she still might be here to watch over her building.
What's Going On Upstairs On the Haunted Top Floor?
There is an urban legend that the bell itself is "haunted" from the terrible and bizarre accident, and an additional grisly story linked back to the Academy's belltower has no factual basis. The real story behind the return of the bell to the Providence Academy is the one we should all remember.
Every time SJ gives a tour or talks about the bell she always says a little prayer for the two men - Captain Arnold J. Kraushaar of Molalla, Oregon and Sargeant DAC William L. Kinsey of Vancouver - who lost their lives bringing this historic treasure back to its original home.