Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Dundurn, Sep 27, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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Shrouded in the mists of history and legend, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a land of mysteries. Its waters are a graveyard for countless wrecked ships. Its lore is full of tales about treachery and murder. And it was once the haunt of pirates. Haunt, indeed!

Newfoundland and Labrador has tales of the supernatural that date back centuries, to a time before Canada even existed as a nation. Here the ghosts not only lurk in old houses and forlorn cemeteries, they come up out of the sea to walk the decks of ships before the eyes of terrified crewmen. They lament out on the ice where seventy-seven men perished in the Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914. And in St. Johns the courthouse is said to be haunted by the ghost of Catherine Snow, who was hanged in 1834 for the murder of her husband.

Here we find tales, both personal and historical, of ghostly haunting and unexplained happenings; from the Old Hag to headless ghosts. So read on if you dare!

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
11
St Johns
24
St Johns
41
Literature and Folklore
57
The Old Hag
67
Mysteries of the Sea
83
Marks the Spot
119
Around the Island
136
Around the Island
152
Labrador
189
Odd Tales
205
Bibliography
217
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Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running with Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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