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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings

by (author) John Robert Colombo

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Category
Supernatural, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554884490
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770706200
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $7.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770704206
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $29.99

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Watch out! Here comes another mammoth book to thrill you and chill you and to frighten you to within an inch of your life! It comes bumping out of the night … from John Robert Colombo, the master of the macabre! This new compendium delivers excitement and delight to everyone who finds the unknown and the inexplicable fascinating, baffling, and frightening.

The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings offers readers true, first-person accounts of the appearances (and the disappearances!) of ghosts and spirits as well as considerations and discussions of their effects on observers. Some told-as-true tales are reprinted from newspapers and periodicals of the past, but the majority of the stories, which come from every region in Canada, are based on eyewitness reports of the present that are appearing here for the first time and are based on the compiler’s ongoing research.

So whether you believe in ghosts, spirits, spooks, spectres, or poltergeists, or not, after reading these narratives contributed by Canadians from all walks of life, you definitely won’t be indifferent to them.

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

"These stories, many of them appearing for the first time in print, deliver excitement and delight to everyone who finds the unknown and the inexplicable fascinating, baffling and frightening."

Lethbridge Herald, The

"A fascinating all-Canadian compendium of first person accounts, including psychic events, monstrous creatures such as sasquatches and windigos, and to me the most haunting figures, those who give forewarning of death and disaster, sometimes averting them. These tales will, for the reader as for the author, provide great interest, even if they don't compel belief."

Globe & Mail, The

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