It was a late-1900's former Methodist and United Church...
Darn it all. I meant early-1900's. Geez! I was quoting from this source and, if you think about it, the reporter got it wrong.
I was wondering about the energy that over the years, may have collected around the place as well.
Perhaps that may have contributed to a temporary "window" or merging of another plane of reality.
Rumor has it that Churches are known for that.
Well, there was something else happening at the temple other than monotheism. This church was defunct of the Christian persuasion for many years when it was bought by Su (as we called him) in about 1997 who converted it to a Korean Pure Land Buddhist Temple. The Buddhist congregation was small to begin with and also dwindled to nothing. He kept bringing in Buddhist preists who kept leaving because nobody would show up. Anyway, there was (is) a man in Edmonton named Dr. Steven K. H. Aung (website). On his website there is a drop-down menu for Health/Qi Gong/Aung Medical QI Gong Workshops/Qi Gong Practice Sessions. These Qi Gong practice sessions were held at O O SA for many years. There was a beginner group practice held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm with an advanced group practice from 8-9 pm, a Wednesday morning practice, and a Thursday evening practice. I attended both practices on Tuesday for several years (1999 - 2002?) before moving to Jasper, AB and losing touch. Years later I reconnected with a buddy who attended the same sessions and told me that Su had "gone a little crazy" and refused to allow the Qi Gong group to practice at the temple anymore. The group now practices in a different building and my buddy told me that the new space "just doesn't feel the same". Now, I don't know if this practice played a contributing factor but it is interesting. The building went from a monotheism mindset to a medical Qi Gong mindset (although some of the people were Buddhist, the actual practice was not).