The trouble-fête comes to haunt montréal
The Trouble-Fête: an evil creature that has been sleeping in the murky depths of the St. Lawrence River since the beginning of time. Stirred from its slumber by the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge on May 17, it has come to haunt the city and terrorize Montréal during the last weekend of October. Discover an impressive program featuring a frightfully festive décor and ambiance on a Halloween you won’t soon forget!
Several eyewitnesses have spoken of strange sightings near the outskirts of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, in Old Montréal and even in the Quartier des spectacles. Some say they’ve seen glowing embers like eyes burning in the night sky. Yet others, still shaken to the core, have witnessed a shadow resembling a huge storm cloud suddenly plunging the city streets into darkness. It’s hard to ignore these troubling accounts when you know the historical basis for these spooky phenomena.
A group of history researchers has, in fact, revealed where these strange sightings have come from, at the risk of spreading panic in the city. For the sake of transparency and to give Montrealers and their friends the opportunity to prepare themselves for this menace, the historians have publicly acknowledged the existence of a terrible nighttime creature for the first time ever.
It was while they were researching the history of the Craig Pumping Station, more commonly known as “The little house under the Jacques Cartier Bridge” that they discovered drawings and written accounts of this evil entity that dwells in the riverbed of the St. Lawrence River. They think that it’s through this “little house” that it used to emerge from its underwater den to wreak terror and chaos upon the city, before the station was abandoned for good. Has it been responsible for all the calamities that have befallen Montréal over the course of its history? A team of researchers is currently working on putting the pieces of this puzzle together.
One thing they know for sure is that this creature was stirred from a deep slumber on May 17, 2017, during the inauguration of the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Remember that on Montréal’s 375th anniversary day, more than 400,000 Montrealers and visitors celebrated the illumination of the bridge from the riverbanks. For the researchers who have been studying the behaviour of this ominous beast, it was probably roused from its sleep by the positive energy that was emanating from the crowd.
Ever since, the bridge’s pulsing lights have been slowly restoring its strength. This powerful force that is gaining great momentum is feared to reach its peak just in time for Halloween.
From what’s written in the documents, this is exactly when the creature will possess those who have dared to wake it from its torpor and leave its lair to reveal itself in all its fearsome glory (unlike the meek sightings to date). It is feared that the TROUBLE-FÊTE, the name given to the Creature, will summon its evil power to silence the noise, smash out the lights and snuff out Montrealers’ positive energy forever. Our worst fear is that an apocalypse where the living and dead meet on the streets is soon to become a reality. Some people believe that only the sweet souls of children can banish the Trouble- Fête to where it came from. But, for how long?
From October 27 to 29, the Trouble-Fête bring chills and thrills to the Place des Festivals