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Body, Mind & Spirit Unexplained Phenomena

Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan

by (author) Jo-Anne Christensen

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1995
Category
Unexplained Phenomena, Spiritualism, Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888821775
    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
    $16.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459725065
    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

Alongside its golden wheat fields and shimmering northern laskes, Saskatchewan holds a rich folkloric collection of ghost stories; until now, no one has paid much atention to these tales.

Geographically, they range from Kenosee Lake, where the resident ghost of a local dance hall had strong objections to renovations, to Shell Lake, where the identity of a mass-murderer was revealed to a group of teenagers through a Ouija board.

In nature, they vary from charming spirits haunting a community arts centre to the menacing presence that drove a Rockglen family to burn their home to the ground.

This eerie collection showcases Saskatchewan’s most intriguing ghost stories: accounts of misty apparitions, unexplained noises, violent poltergeists, and startling premonitions. Together, the stories create a fascinating addition to the province’s colourful history and disprove the notion that for there to be ghosts, there must be traditional old world settings. Saskatchewan’s spirits haunt its weathered prairie farm homes and nondescript suburban bungalows, its overgrown cemeteries and tidy small-town churches, its hospitals and museums, and its very landscape.

It’s proven in these pages: you needn’t look far to find a ghost in the haunted province of Saskatchewan!

About the author

As a child, A.S. Mott didn't like to play outside. Born with the nocturnal instincts of a vampire, Mott preferred the dark confines of his parents' basement. There he fed not on the blood of others but on a steady diet of scary movies and the most frightening books he could find. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that this enemy of sunlight would choose to write about the supernatural.Mott cites among his current influences such writers as Martin Amis, Stephen King and Joss Whedon (creator of the TV cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Mott still can be found spending most of his time in the dark, either watching another cheesy horror movie or working on his latest book.

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Editorial Reviews

"A well-presented collection of over 30 accounts of weird, unexplained occurrences around the province." --StarPheonix Books

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