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Body, Mind & Spirit Unexplained Phenomena

The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories

by (author) John Robert Colombo

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Unexplained Phenomena, General, Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550028447
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459720527
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $7.99

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Here are Canada’s haunted houses, ghosts and poltergeists, weird visions of the past and improbable visions of the future, and assurances that there is life after death. included are more than 175 accounts of such events and experiences told mainly by the witnesses themselves — Canadians from all walks of life and all parts of the country.

Some of the stories are classics. Others are little known. About one-third of the accounts have never before appeared in print. This fascinating, scary book brings together the most notable stories from the archives of John Robert Columbo, Canada’s "Mr. Mystery," who is known for his many paranormal collections, including Ghost Stories of Canada, Haunted Toronto, Ghost Stories of Ontario, and Strange But True. Whatever your views are about the supernatural and the paranormal — skeptic, believer, middle-of-the-road — this huge collection of stories filled with thrills and chills will cause you to wonder about the n ature of human life and the afterlife.

About the author

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."

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Editorial Reviews

"...it's possible to dip into this book at any point and find an interesting tale of someone's experience with the inexplicable."

Chronicle-Herald, The

"This is fun reading whether you believe in ghosts or not. All you need is an open mind and a flashlight to follow the ghostly trail."

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