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  • Sealing disaster had its own supernatural tales

    At one point last week, I heard a woman talking about the disaster, and about how one of her relatives knew, instinctively, that her husband had ...

  • How Bitter Ann’s Cove got its name

    Everything went smoothly as the couple settled into their new winter home. As the year drew to a close, the isolation began to wear on the ...

  • Mermaid-bashing a common theme

    Erin is one of the participants in the Heritage Fair program, a great project which encourages students to explore their heritage in a hands-on ...

  • Sleepless night at the cabin

    Signal Hill even has two: one of a local farmer, and the other of a murdered pirate.But perhaps only Swan Island can boast of having a phantom ...

  • Fairy funerals command respect

    Apparently, Ebbs, a labourer of some sort, had sued Hickey for holding back wages due to him. Hickey had held back the money because Ebbs had ...

  • The girl at the trestle

    It is a definition I would agree with, and Newfoundland is full of examples. Almost every town has a story which is partly true and partly not. ...

  • A mummer walks alone

    But this rosy image of mummering is perhaps only one way of looking at the tradition. The history of mummering has a darker and, at times, even ...

  • Dead man’s spirit finds ways to say goodbye

    Mary’s story started in the year 1940, when she was but five years old. Mary’s father was overseas in the Navy, so she and her mother and lived ...

  • The haunting voice of Rod Stewart

    The place in question was a house in Glovertown, the house in which “Molly” grew up. It was a small, one-level home with three bedrooms. The ...

  • A thousand points of light

    Recently, Wilson visited with Mr. Gerald French, who was born and raised on a property just behind Cable Avenue, now a registered heritage ...