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Body, Mind & Spirit Unexplained Phenomena

Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island

by (author) Julie V. Watson

photographs by John C. Watson

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1988
Unexplained Phenomena, Reincarnation, Supernatural
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    Publish Date
    Sep 1988
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
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    Publish Date
    Sep 1998
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Swathed in mist, surrounded by the secretive sea, wind wailing like the lost souls of sailors around its shores, Prince Edward Island is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. Islanders have handed down, from one generation to the next, legends and ghost stories: tales of phantom ships, Indian curses, buried pirate treasure, sea serpents, and ghostly apparitions.

In this book, Julie Watson has collected a wealth of "true tales"; many were told to her by those who experienced them, or knew someone who did. Others are culled from old newspapers and books; to add to their charm, the author has copied these exactly as written, including the sometimes quaint spelling and punctuation. And, strange as most of these stories are, who dares to doubt the veracity of the sailors who met a phantom schooner, the fishermen who fled a sea monster, or the countless Islanders who have dug for pirate gold, only to be terrified by something uncanny, into abandoning their search?

Perhaps you will visit West Point Lighthouse in the dark of the moon, or watch the drowned spectre of Holland Cove, trailing sea-water across the floor, or, like the doomed Peter McIntyre, venture into the cemetery at Scotch Fort at night, never to return.

On the other hand, you can curl up with this book on a dark night and find yourself transported into the haunting legends, delightful yarns, and spine-tingling ghost stories of the magical and mysterious Prince Edward Island.

About the authors

Julie V. Watson has been living with her husband's diabetes for almost twenty years. The couple work together to maintain his health, and enjoy a full and productive life. She has taken an active role, both in obtaining medical care and in the day to day management of both family health and lifestyle. She is the author of 17 books, including the bestselling How Women Make Money: Inspirational Stories and Practical Advice From Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs, and hundreds of articles for publications across North America. An advocate of using planning to attain your goals, she teaches workshops across Canada for writers, women in business, and others.

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The work of photographer John C. Watson has appeared in numerous magazines, books, and even on the sides of buses. John lives in Vancouver.

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