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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.






True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.




Bathtub Girls - The Murder of Linda Anderson

Episode 151 - On January at 10:30 p.m., a 911 operator took a call from a seemingly distraught sixteen-year-old girl. When Peel Police arrived at the Mississauga, Ontario home two teenage girls, Sandra, 16, and Beth, 15, led them upstairs to the bathroom where their mother, Linda Andersen, 43, lie face down, deceased in the tub. For almost a year the police believed Linda's death was a tragic accident, but they learned differently from a young man who could not keep a secret any longer....


The Shag Harbour UFO Incident

Episode 150: Beginning at 7:19 pm Atlantic Daylight Time, on the evening of October 4, 1967, an airline pilot reported seeing an unidentified flying object heading east over Southern Quebec. About 30 minutes later, calls began coming into local authorities reporting strange lights in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean along Nova Scotia’s South Shore. The multiple sightings continued until 11:20 pm that evening when something large crashed into the water just off Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia. The...


Remembrance Day 2020 – Canada’s Flying Ace, Billy Bishop

Episode 149:William Avery (Billy) Bishop was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, on February 8, 1894. When the First World War broke out, as with many young men of his day, Billy was off to Europe to do his part. By the end of the war, Bishop claimed he had survived more than 170 air battles and said he had shot down seventy-two German aircraft. This number left Bishop only three behind René Fonck of France and eight behind The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, who had 80 kills. These numbers made...


Three’s Complicated – The Murder of Christina Cline

Episode 148 - In November of 2011, a man out for a walk discovered 27-year-old Cristina Kathleen Cline’s body just off the trail in a Dartmouth, Nova Scotia park. The number of wounds and blood at the scene indicated a brutal and violent attack. It would take Dartmouth police more than a year of intense investigation before they could arrest and charge the two responsible for the slaying of the mother of three. Sources: Agreed statement of facts in Dustin Hales case - Chronicle Herald...


Halloween 2020 – Spiritualism in Canada: Seances, Mediums and Spirits, Oh My!

Episode 147: Canada has a long history of folks who have attempted to communicate with the dead - a practice is known as Spiritualism. Some of these have claimed that they can connect directly with those on the other side. Here we will give a bit of history, tell some of their stories and give a how-to primer for entertainment purposes only. We do not recommend, dear listeners, that you make attempts to commune with the beyond using the methods we will speak about later. If you do so and...


Introducing... Crime Beat - Season 3

Ride along with 25 year veteran Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt, from Global News, on her award winning podcast Crime Beat as she takes you through some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Real People, Real Crimes, Real Journalism. Each episode takes you deep inside cases she has worked to give you detail you didn't hear on the news. Season 3 is available NOW - LISTEN​ Crime Beat is the 2020 winner of the Edward R. Murrow Podcast Award (RTDNA). Support the show:...


The Redpath Mansion Mystery

Episode 146: On June 13th 1901, Ada Mills Redpath and her son Jocelyn Clifford Redpath were killed in their mansion in on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. Ada had been shot to the back of the head. Clifford has a gunshot wound to his the temple. The police were not called. A coroner’s inquest the next day declared the deaths a murder-suicide. Ada and Clifford were buried June 15th without any further investigation. Written By: Josina De Bree Sources:...


Lust, Greed and Anger: The Slaying of Gang Yuan

Episode 145: This episode contains disturbing and graphic details of the 2015 murder of Chinese millionaire, Gang Yuan, in West Vancouver at the hands of his soft-spoken cousin Li Zhao. The crime’s unthinkable and twisted aftermath is horrendous. Sources: Pre-Trial Voire Dire R. v Zhao, 2020 BCSC 1322 (CanLII),


Perseverance, Prosecution & Peace: The Murder of Paula Gallant

Episode 144: On the evening of December 27, 2005, in my home province of Nova Scotia, Jason McCrae, husband of a beloved educator, artist, sister and mother named Paula Anne Gallant, reported her missing. Paula failed to return to her home in Timberlea after a shopping trip to nearby Halifax. The next day, Paula’s body was found locked in the trunk of her car in the parking lot of the school where she taught the third grade. The cause of Paula’s death was not immediately evident, nor was it...


No Justice for Rebecca Middleton

Episode 143: On the island paradise Bermuda in the early morning hours of July 3, 1996, a group of friends were riding in a car headed toward Ferry Reach Park, on the northeastern edge of the island. The vehicle’s occupants were startled when the car’s headlights illuminated a form lying in the middle of the dark and isolated road. They pulled the car over and got out to investigate. The group presumed at first it was an injured dog, but as they approached, they realized that this was a...


The Murder of Grant De Patie

Episode 142: On a chilly, cloudy winter night in early 2005 at a gas station in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, a 24-year-old gas station attendant named Grant de Patie was brutally slain by a callous young man over just $12 and 30 cents worth of gas. Sources: R. v. Pratt, 2006 BCSC 1198 (CanLII),


Dangerous Offender: The Crimes of Jake Green (SK)

Episode 141 - In late June 1993, police were called to a possible stabbing at a residence in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In one of the bedrooms, Kenneth John Ladubec, 46, lay dead in a massive pool of blood. His killer was Jacob Leroy Andrew Green, 16, the son of Kenneth's live-in girlfriend. Green was tried as a young offender and found guilty of manslaughter. After Jake's release, all seemed relatively okay. Underneath his cool exterior simmered a rage that would surface again in 1999 when,...


The 2018 Danforth Shooting

Episode 140: On July 22, 2018, at around 10:00 pm, calls flooded Toronto's 911 call centre. There was a man on Danforth shooting at people in the streets and in the restaurants and cafes in Greektown. After the 16-minute rampage, 13 people were wounded, 10-year-old Julianna Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon had been killed and the gunman had completed suicide. Even after two intensive investigations, one question remains - Why? Sources:...


The Marpole Murders: Dianna Mah-Jones and Richard Jones

Episode 139: On September 27, 2017, when Dianna Mah-Jones failed to show up for her shift without calling in sick, her co-workers were concerned. Neither Dianna nor her husband, Richard Jones, was answering the phone. One of Dianna's colleagues went to the couple's home in Vancouver's Marpole neighbourhood and discovered what appeared to be a bloody crime scene. Dianna and Richard lay dead inside the house, brutally murdered. After a complex and intense investigation police had their...


The 1973 Kenora Bank Robbery Mystery (ON)

Episode 138 - On the afternoon of May 10, 1973, a stranger entered the CIBC branch on Main St in the small town of Kenora, Ontario. The man, claiming he had a bomb, demanded all the money in the bank. (Photo credit: Don Dutton, Toronto Star) Sources: CJRL Covers the Kenora Bank Robbery 10 May 1973 Devil's Gap by Joe Ralko https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Paul_Higgins https://www.services.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/missing-disparus/case-dossier.jsf?case=2016065871&id=10...


The Hillcrest Mining Disaster

Episode 137 - At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 1914, the worst coal mining disaster in Canadian history occurred at Hillcrest, Alberta, in the Crowsnest Pass region of western Canada. Episode written by Josina de Bree Sources: Anderson, Frank. “Hillcrest Mine Disaster” (Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass. Diana Wilson, Heritage House Publishing, Surrey, BC, 2005) www.crowsnest.bc.ca www.crowsnest-highway.ca www.hillcrestminedisaster.com Archival Holding PR0740. Provincial Archives of...


Love & Dishonour: The Murder of Keith Black (BC/AB)

Episode 136 - In July of 1998, Keith Scott Black went missing. He was a respected Taekwondo instructor who had three schools near Kelowna., B.C., where he taught with his wife, Rhonda Petra Black. Rhonda was saying Keith had abandoned her, but Keith's sister Sandy and the cops knew there was more to the story. After five long years the story came to a conclusion as the true story emerged as did Keith's remains. Sources: R. v. Black, 2007 BCSC 1105 (CanLII),


What Happened to Dylan Koshman? (AB/SK)

Episode 135 - In the wee hours of Saturday, October 11, 2008, after an altercation with his cousin and one of two roommates, 21-year-old, Dylan Koshman, left the Edmonton home he shared and out into the night wearing only sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt. Dylan has not been seen since and what was thought to be a missing person case was upgraded to homicide in 2017 by the Edmonton Police Service. Dylan's mother, Melanie Alix, and his sister, Tara Koshman, were kind enough to share with us about...


Terror on Parliament Hill: The Murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (ON)

Episode 134 - On the morning of October 22, 2014, an armed terrorist murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, one of three honour guards at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. Immediately after that, the man shot his way into the Parliament Buildings but was quickly neutralized by security service officers inside our nation's capital. Further Reading and Sources: Nathan Cirillo https://globalnews.ca/news/1630945/nathan-cirillo-soldier-and-dog-rescuer https://truepatriotlove.com/...


AWAY GAME: Stranger Danger - Westley Allan Dodd

Episode 133 - Throughout the 1970s and '80s serial pedophile Westley Allan Dodd molested dozens of children in the Pacific Northwest. Although caught for his crimes more than once Dodd never did any real prison time. Feeling invincible, Westley's fantasies became more violent and depraved until the fall of 1989 when he crossed the line between child predator to multiple murder. On Labour Day weekend in Vancouver, WA. park Westley murdered two brothers, 11- and 10-year-old Cole and William...