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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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English


Episodes

078 - Joseph Galfy Jr. & Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (AB)

6/17/2019
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Episode 078 - In May of 2013 police in New Jersey found respected, 73-year-old Lawyer, Joseph Galfy Jr. dead in the bedroom his home wearing only socks and underwear. Investigators were quickly onto a suspect who turned out to be a well known drifter. Three months before, the suspect, 24-year-old, Canadian born Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, had become a internet celebrity, known as Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker. He was interviewed by Jessob Reisbeck for Fox News in Fresno California. In...

Duration:01:08:40

077 - The Ballarat Bandit (PE)

6/10/2019
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Episode 077 - In 2004, after a year long chase across multiple U.S. States an unknown burglar, who'd proven quite a match fro even the best trackers, was cornered in Death Valley, near the ghost town of Ballarat, California. The chase first started there giving the perpetrator, and thorn in law enforcement's side, his name: The Ballarat Bandit. Rather than face prison, when capture was imminent, the man took his own life. After nearly another two years the man was finally identified as...

Duration:01:05:11

076 - The Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots - 1994 and 2011 (BC)

6/3/2019
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Episode 076 - The beautiful city of Vancouver has a surprisingly dark history of rioting over the years. Some have been politically and racially motivated, others have been music or sport related. The two we tackle in this episode are a couple of the most recent and most memorable. The NHL's Vancouver Canucks made the Stanley Cup finals twice in a span of 17 years. After both series, coming on the heels of game 7 losses, bad apples tore up our fair city. Sources: Wikipedia 1994...

Duration:01:18:48

075 - Away Game - The Tunguska Event

5/27/2019
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Episode 075 - In the summer of 1908 a huge explosion levelled over 2000 square kilometres in Siberia. The event happened near the remote Tunguska river. It created the loudest sound ever heard by human ears and was visible through Europe and Asia. Locals reported seeing a large fireball rumbling across the sky before the blast. To this day, almost 111 years later, the exact cause of Tunguska Event remains a mystery. NOTE: Scott is back as co-host! Sources: Russian Site on the Event -...

Duration:01:08:43

Introducing The Shrink Next Door

5/21/2019
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Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/dark Support the show.

Duration:00:11:30

074 - The Julie Stanton Story (ON)

5/20/2019
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Episode 074 - In April of 1990, 14-year-old Julie Ann Stanton disappeared near her Pickering, Ontario home. Right away investigators suspected, Peter John Stark, a neighbour and father of Julie's best, in Julie's disappearance. After 4 years, the police and Crown finally had enough to go arrest Stark, who turned out to be a serial predator with a very dark past. NOTE: This week's guest host, Johanna Hemenway, went to the same high school and was in the same grade as Julie Stanton. She and...

Duration:01:07:19

073 - The Murder of Shirley Duguay (PE)

5/13/2019
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Episode 073 - In rural Prince Edward Island, on October 7, 1994 a car was found abandoned, away from the main road and in a field. The licence plates were missing and there appeared to be blood spatter on the windshield and throughout the vehicle's interior. The car was found to belong to a 32-year-old mother of five named Shirley Anne Duguay. RCMP investigated and were told by Shirley's family that she had not been seen in days. She'd disappeared, but thanks to evidence found by searchers,...

Duration:00:55:22

072 - The Klaus Family Murders (AB)

5/6/2019
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Episode 072 - On a freezing December morning the Castor Volunteer Fire Department braved the icy Alberta roads to attend a structure fire at a farm a few kilometers outside town. When the firefighters arrived there were red flags evident immediately. The family dog lay dead in the driveway from an apparent gunshot wound, two 9mm casings were nearby as was a partially full gas can which lay only meters away from the front door of the home, now almost burned to the ground. Three people,...

Duration:01:02:51

071 - The Story of Samantha Walsh (NL)

4/29/2019
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Episode 071 - It's been a long time coming, but this is our first episode taking place entirely in Newfoundland. On the night of February 6, 2000 nearly the entire population of the tiny town of Fleur de Lys was out looking for 13-year-old Samantha Walsh. She'd gone missing on a three minute walk between her grandmother's house and her own home in weather that was -25 °C. As the weeks wore on with no verified signs of Samantha suspicions fell on a local 16-year-old boy dividing the small...

Duration:00:53:34

070 - The Murder of Taylor Van Diest (BC)

4/22/2019
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Episode 070 - In the quiet city of Armstrong B.C. on Halloween night 2011, Taylor Van Diest, 18, left her house dressed as a zombie. She was excited to meet up with her pals to go trick or treating one last time before they were 'too old'. Taylor stopped responding to text messages just over ten minutes into her short walk to her friend's home. She was found badly beaten and clinging to life two hours later by friends and family frantically searching. The fun loving girl with no known...

Duration:01:09:10

069 - Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids (ON)

4/15/2019
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Episode 069 - On August 14, 1989 an emaciated woman favouring the stump of a recently severed arm emerged from the woods near the tiny town of Burnt River, Ontario. She was known to police as a member of the Ant Hill Gang, a religious cult, run by the charismatic and enigmatic Roch Theriault, who'd changed his name to Moses. As the woman's story came out, so did other tales of violence, sexual abuse, torture and murder at the hands of Roch and others in the group who were doing his...

Duration:00:57:59

068 - The Murder of Reena Virk (BC)

4/8/2019
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Episode 068 - Troubled 14-year-old Reena Virk had been missing for a week when her battered, semi-nude body was plucked from the water in the Gorge under the Craigflower bridge in Victoria, B.C., on November 22, 1997. Reena had initially been lured to a spot by friends, then swarmed and savagely beaten by a group of 8 youths, that consisted mostly of girls between 14 and 16. After staggering away Reena was followed by a male and female who further beat and then murdered her to 'keep her...

Duration:01:03:50

067 - The Falcon Lake UFO Incident (MB)

4/1/2019
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Episode 067 - In May of 1967 an RCMP constable on patrol near Falcon Lake, Manitoba was flagged down by a wild eyed man with a fantastic story to tell. The man, Stefan Michalak, a 51-year-old amateur geologist had been prospecting deep in the brush when he claimed he had a close encounter with two UFOs. After this initial report the events near Falcon Lake became one of the most investigated UFO events in Canadian history. Sources: Library and Archive Canada - Canada’s UFOs: The Search for...

Duration:00:58:54

066 - The Great Amherst Mystery [with Morgan Knudsen] (NS)

3/25/2019
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Episode 66 - This week we go back in time to 1878 in Amherst Nova Scotia. We learn about one of Canada’s most documented and as yet unexplained paranormal events. Esther Cox, an ordinary 18-year-old in the town was at the center of these horrific psychic attacks, some people believe to have been poltergeists. It began with the feeling of something under the bed, odd noises and Esther suffering a weird illness. The events went on for months, eventually led to items flying around the home and...

Duration:01:15:03

065 - Colin Thatcher: The Murder of Joann Wilson (SK)

3/18/2019
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Episode 65: On a cold night in January in 1983, after hearing strange noises coming from the property nearby a neighbour found a woman's brutally bludgeoned body on the bloody floor of her open garage. She had also been shot once behind the ear. The body was that of Joann Wilson, ex-wife of Colin Thatcher, Saskatchewan M.L.A. and former Energy Minister and son of the Province's 9th premiere. The two had divorced bitterly only years before and suspicion fell on Colin right away. The ensuing...

Duration:01:12:51

064 - The Cottage Killer - David Snow (ON & BC)

3/11/2019
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Episode 064 - In April of 1992 Ian and Nancy Blackburn did not show for a family get together near their recreational property in Caledon, Ontario. The couple were found murdered and stuffed into the trunk of Nancy's car outside their home in Toronto. The number one suspect, had allegedly been breaking into properties in the Caledon area throughout the winter and his aberrant behaviour had been escalating toward the dangerous and bizarre. Although identified as, David Alexander Snow, 37, an...

Duration:01:09:17

063 - Mass Murderer: Dale Merle Nelson (BC)

3/4/2019
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Episode 063 - In the wee hours of September 5, 1970, after a binge of alcohol and possibly LSD, Dale Merle Nelson, 33, a logger and father of three snapped. In just over an hour he'd murdered 7 residents, including 4 children, of tiny Creston B.C. He had then absconded with another child into the local wilderness. That child, 8-year-old Cathy St. Amand, would also be found butchered where Nelson stated he'd left her, prior to his capture just a day after the massacre; one of the worst in...

Duration:01:04:07

062 - Away Game - The North Hollywood Shootout

2/25/2019
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Episode 062 - On the morning of February 28, 1997, two heavily armed men entered the Bank of America Branch on Laurel Canyon Blvd in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Over 44 minutes in a futile attempt at escape, the two men held off police and terrified a neighbourhood with automatic gunfire, all caught live on TV. Sources: northhollywoodshootout.com Archived North Hollywood Shootout Wikipedia entry Criminal Minds Wiki Scanner Audio Part 1 YouTube Scanner Audio Part 2...

Duration:00:58:34

061 - Serial Killer: Michael Wayne McGray (NS, BC, QC, NB)

2/18/2019
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Episode 061 - In the spring of 1985, 17-year-old Elizabeth Gail Tucker went missing when hitchhiking from Dartmouth to Southwestern, Nova Scotia. Tucker was the first of many murder victims, from a very diverse pool, of one of Canada's coldest and most outspoken serial killers, Michael Wayne McGray. McGray was convicted of 7 murders, one of which happened after years in custody. McGray remorselessly admits to as many as 10 more murders and claims, given the chance, he would do it again and...

Duration:01:04:21

060 - Spaceman: The Disappearance of Granger Taylor (BC)

2/11/2019
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Episode 060 - On a stormy evening in November of 1980, Granger Taylor disappeared without a trace. Granger was a shy, gentle giant and eccentric mechanic who had become obsessed with outer space and UFO's. Leaving all his possessions behind a note was found stating he was off to walk aboard an alien spacecraft for a 42 month long journey. Although, what was assumed to be some of Granger's remains were found 6 years later, more questions still haunt his friends and family. What happened to...

Duration:01:04:49