Canadian Folklore & Ghost Stories

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This page is a collection of spooky and legendary short stories. FOLKLORE, GHOSTS, CRYPTIDS and UFOs. Regular installments.

Here you’ll find well-known and lesser known folktales, ghost stories, mysterious and monstrous creatures, as well as close encounters with extra-terrestrials.

**My husband and I have also begun a YouTube channel to share the video versions we’ve created of these same tales!**

ENJOY!

THE POLTERGEIST OF BALDOON, ONTARIO

In 1829, in the Scottish settlement of Baldoon, Ontario, the John MacDonald family purchased a two-storey farmhouse and soon found themselves terrorized by a violent poltergeist.
THE TUNNEL MONSTER OF CABBAGETOWN, ONTARIO


By the early 20th century, Torontonians had long forgotten the existence of these vast tunnels—that is, until one summer’s day in 1978 in an area of the city known as Cabbagetown.
THE RED RIVER OX CART GHOST OF MANITOBA

One ominous summer evening, in the wee hours of the night, a lone soldier standing guard outside the Lower Fort Garry saw something dark and looming approaching in the mist.
THE FORT SASKATCHEWAN WENDIGO OF ALBERTA

He awoke in the murk of dawn to a hissing sort of breathing–like a man whose lung has been punctured by an arrow. The sound came from a tall form standing in the gaps between trees, snow falling heavily all around. 
THE UFO OF FALCON LAKE, MANITOBA

On the May long weekend of 1967, an amateur geologist named Stefan Michalak journeyed into the wilderness of Falcon Lake, Manitoba, in search of quartz and silver in an outcropping he’d scoped out the year before. 
THE GREY LADY OF THE CAVALIER, NOVA SCOTIA

On November 14th, 1900, a young woman named Cassie Allen waited at the altar in a nearby church for her beloved groom to arrive: a soldier from the Citadel.
THE LOST WORLD OF NAHANNI VALLEY, NW TERRITORIES

The Nahanni River winds its way through a mist-shrouded gorge known as “the Valley of the Headless Men,” in the Canadian Northwest Territories.
LA CORRIVEAU OF NEW FRANCE, QUEBEC
In 1761 Saint-Vallier, New France, fifteen months after the mysterious death of her first husband, Marie-Josephte Corriveau married a second farmer. Two years later he was found dead in the barn with his head smashed in.
THE LIZARD MAN OF VANCOUVER ISLAND

In the summer of 1972, the Victoria Daily Times reported on a spine-chilling encounter two local teens had with a monstrous humanoid creature.
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