Just when you thought it was safe to peek out from under the covers, along comes Ghost Stories of Canada to remind you that there are plenty of ghouls to watch out for in the True North.
Ghost Stories of Canada is a collection of one hundred of the eeriest accounts of ghosts, poltergeists, and hauntings ever told in Canada. Included are descriptions of some the most spine-tingling mysteries of the past - the Mackenzie River Ghost, the Baldoon Mystery, the Wynyard Apparition, and the Great Amherst Mystery, to name a few. There are also first-hand narratives of the ghostly experiences of present-day men and women from all walks of life in all parts of the country.
This is a book to sit awake with - especially on a dark and stormy night!
About the authors
John Robert Colombo, who edited and annotated Worlds in Small, is known as the Master Gatherer for his many compilations of the lore and literature of Canada. Colombo has complied, translated, and written over eighty books. He co-translated into English five books of Bulgarian literature, not to mention books of verse originally written in Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, etc. In the field of native studies he has compiled Windigo, Poems of the Inuit, Songs of the Indians, and Songs of the Great Land. Among his large-scale literary anthologies are The Poets of Canada and Colombo’s Book of Canada. He edited Other Canada, the country’s first anthology of science fiction and fantasy, and beginning with Mysterious Canada, he has written or complied six books of Paranormal Canadiana. These books, plus media appearances, have earned him the title "Canada’s Mr. Mystery."
Jillian Hulme Gilliland has illustrated more than two dozen books. She creates the artwork for the syndicated newspaper feature "Tell Me a Story," that appears in over one hundred newspapers worldwide.
"Each story here sets the imagination racing, and his telling of each tale is such that he places you exactly at the scene on each instance."
Other titles by John Robert Colombo
The Northrop Frye Quote Book
Canadian Accounts of Weird Events and Experiences
A Book of Questions and Answers
The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings
The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories
Strange but True
Canadian Stories of Horror and Terror
Little Book of Facts About a Really Big Country
Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations
Terrors of the Night
Canadian Accounts of Eerie Events and Weird Experiences