Profile of Dale Jarvis

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  • Smoker, the ghostly trapper of Labrador

    Some sources say an old trapper by the name of Smoker got lost in a snowstorm years ago. After his death, Smoker’s ghost was seen driving his ...

  • The treasure of Vinegar Hill

    A man from Bay Roberts once told me a story about Vinegar Hill. His grandmother had lived in Clarke’s Beach. When he would visit, as a child, she ...

  • Dead soldiers make presence known

    “This happened in 1916, on the eve of the July Drive, June 30,” Maude had told her. “My mother, Martha, her sister Violet and a cousin were ...

  • Tales of ghostly horses recorded near and far

    “One night back in july of 2013 around 9:30,” the woman had written him, “I decided to walk to the store Water Street Variety to get a lunch. On ...

  • Ghostly visitor in the night

    “I notice you have many stories about St. John’s and I would like to see some smaller towns’ stories in your book,” she wrote. “My family has ...

  • Darbies: spooks, spectres or mummers?

    The word is not lost completely, however. There are at least two place names in Newfoundland that include the word “darby.” The first is Darby's ...

  • Moving islands and monster meat

    One of the written accounts of a miraculous aquatic beastie off the shores of Newfoundland may date back to around the year 560 AD. It involves ...

  • Something fishy about Fishot Island

    Fishot Island is the largest of a group of islands in the southern entrance to Hare Bay on the northeast side of the Northern Peninsula. The ...

  • My love affair with graveyards

    This is not a new thing for me, either. For as long as I can remember, I have carried on a bit of a love affair with cemeteries. I have childhood ...

  • Placentia Bay haunted by flaming Greek galley

    They range from the ghostly remains of wrecked vessels which appear each year on the date they were lost, to phantom ships which appear to warn ...