Terrors of the Night is a collection of more than 100 accounts of eerie events and weird experiences that have been recorded by Canadians over the last 400 years. These incredible accounts come from all parts of the country and concern witchcraft, peculiar weather conditions, wild beasts, hardly human creatures, omens, prophecies, powers beyond ours, miraculous cures, and bizarre behaviour generally. The narratives, often in the words of witnesses themselves, are taken from the columns of old newspapers, journals, and correspondence. It is an engrossing and unsettling experience to read these stories because the reader keeps asking the question, "Could such things happen?"
John Robert Colombo, Canada's Mr. Mystery, is the nationally known author of many books, including Mysterious Canada, Haunted Toronto, The Midnight Hour, and The Monster Book of Canadian Monsters. He is an advisor to the Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society and a consultant to the Ontario Skeptics Society for Critical Inquiry.