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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Mysterious Alberta

Myths, Murders, Mysteriese and Legends

by (author) Lisa Wojna

Publisher
Quagmire Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Popular Culture, Unexplained Phenomena
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926695211
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $18.95

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Rife with legends, hauntings, unsolved crimes and unexplained events, Alberta has a dark underbelly: • Somewhere in southwestern Alberta is a pot of gold known as the Lost Lemon Mine, if you can get past the curse; no one has ever been able to find the location • The world-famous Banff Springs Hotel is also the site of one of Alberta's most famous hauntings-the ghost of a bride walks the halls and dances in the ballroom • Tales of strange crop circles found pressed into the thistle and barley on a farm near Edmonton in 1999 continue to baffle researchers • The Atlas Coal Mine near Drumheller has its fair share of strange mysteries-why did a mine manager make sure no one else could access the contents of the office safe, which remains locked to this day? • When nature unleashed its fury on the small mountain community of Frank, the story of one special survivor made its way around the world-a baby girl rescuers named Frankie Slide-but is that the whole story? • It was called the perfect murder-six men were found dead at their Grande Prairie-area ranches, but not a single shred of concrete evidence was ever uncovered to reveal their killer • Jasper residents wondered what was going on at Patricia Lake, but they suspected it was a top-secret World War II project---bring your hiking boots…and your diving gear if you want to find out!

About the author

Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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