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  • Ghost ships that pass in the night

    Older readers with knowledge of Bell Island and surroundings may have memories of retired ferries like the Kipawa and the John Guy. Descriptions ...

  • The story of Father Duffy’s Well

    Last week, I made a pilgrimage to Father Duffy’s Well, on Salmonier Line. I had driven past the spot on numerous occasions, but had never ...

  • Haunted by headless spectres

    Headless ghosts have a firm role in the folklore of Newfoundland and Labrador. Years ago, while I was doing folklore fieldwork in Hebron, ...

  • Wreath theft caused ghostly wrath

    Originally known as Cap Rouge, the little community of Crouse on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula housed an important French fishing station in ...

  • A ghostly burden

    A little while ago, I was asked for some ghost stories from Holyrood. I dug through my files, and came up with this gem.Towards the end of the ...

  • Lighting the way, leading you astray

    Mysterious lights have a great tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. There are numerous stories from around the province of an eerie light that ...

  • The Viking corpse: dead men do talk

    At the end of this summer, I took a few days to explore the Northern Peninsula, including a trip to both the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic ...

  • Who haunts Masonic Terrace?

    For the past 14 years, I've been leading tours of downtown St. John's. One of the favourite spots is Willicott's Lane and Masonic Terrace, the ...

  • An open and shut case

    In 2005, a woman named Noelle and her family were living in a house in Grand Falls-Windsor.“It was a bungalow with two apartments underneath,” ...

  • Pet apparitions

    In my book “Haunted Waters” I wrote about the story of Pooh and Paddy, two pets who were owned by my friend Paula McDonald. When Paddy died, he ...