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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

Haunted Waters

More True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador

by (author) Dale Jarvis

Publisher
Flanker Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897317792
    Publish Date
    Jul 2010
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926881270
    Publish Date
    Jul 2010
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774571026
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $19.95

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From an encounter with a shrieking horror on Signal Hill, ?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />St. John’s, to the legend of the headless pirate of Red Bay, Labrador, folklorist Dale Jarvis conjures up stories of white horses, men in black, haunted punts, vanishing boats, and things that go bump in the basement.
With its tales of premonitions of death, eerie phantoms, and strange creatures, Newfoundland and Labrador is truly a haunted place. Beware, gentle reader! The unquiet spirits of dogs, wolves, little girls, ships, and soldiers drift through these pages. You may even run into the Old Hag herself, Newfoundland and Labrador’s most infamous nighttime visitor.
Blending local history, folklore, eyewitness interviews, and archival research, Haunted Waters is the latest collection of ghostly tales from one of Canada’s finest, and creepiest, storytellers.?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

About the author

Dale Jarvis works as the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, helping communities to safeguard traditional culture, the only full-time provincially funded folklorist position in Canada. Dale holds a B.Sc. in anthropology/archaeology from Trent University, and a M.A. in folklore from Memorial University. He is a past president of the Newfoundland Historic Trust, and has contributed as a board member and volunteer to many local arts and heritage organizations. He regularly teaches workshops on oral history, cultural documentation, folklore project management, and public folklore programming. By night, Dale is the proprietor of the St. John’s Haunted Hike ghost tour and raconteur of local tales. As a storyteller, he performs ghost stories, stories of the fairies and little people, tales of phantom ships and superstitions, and legends and traditional tales from Newfoundland, Labrador, and beyond. His repertoire includes long-form folk and fairy tales from the island, with a wide-ranging knowledge of local legends, tall tales, and myths. A newspaper columnist and author of several books on Newfoundland and Labrador ghost stories and folklore, he is a tireless promoter of local culture. A mummering enthusiast and hobby horse–maker, Dale was one of the founding members of the 2009 Mummers Festival in St. John’s.

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User Reviews

A Must- Read

Love this book to bits! Dale Jarvis is an amazing storyteller and it is demonstrated in this book! This book, to me, is one of those books that one can't stop recommending to others just because of how well it's written and the diversity of ghost stories from around the province of NL!

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