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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History Curiouscast

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 2.4K Ratings

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

    Introduction to Sasquatch

    Introduction to Sasquatch

    Episode 131 - For centuries, the indigenous peoples of the western Canada and in the forest along the west coast of the United States told tales of a an elusive massive, hair covered bipedal creature leaving giant footprints behind. Called Sasquatch by some, and Bigfoot by others, this giant man of the forest has been described as gentle but potentially dangerous. In this our inaugural episode on a massive topic Mike and Scott give listeners an overview of the legend, some examples of encounters and some of the theories. Special Guest Dave Scott of Spaced Out Radio tells of his own run ins with the creature. Happy Canada Day!!

    Sources & Further Reading:
    https://www.cryptozoology.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptozoology
    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sasquatch
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1728-8
    https://www.outsideonline.com/2095096/man-who-created-bigfoot
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150819101546/http://www.sasquatchdatabase.com/
    https://www.sasquatchcanada.com/https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1oUzrtOcvHs6Px-EfTRTdLt0cfDA&ll=50.639428965645266%2C-124.09120342344102&z=6&fbclid=IwAR1rnPwm8tRVUhqkHeT02B0geq-mV1O-Gz0eiXwLzzHp1qO87380nzTdPVc more than 900 sightings at CanadianSasquatch.com
    http://anyflip.com/pzdt/mwly Bigfoot Sightings
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Willison_Green
    http://www.cryptozoonews.com/johngreen-obit/
    https://kilby.ca/learn/museum-exhibits/
    https://vault.fbi.gov/bigfoot/bigfoot-part-01-of-01/view
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2fsMsPz1DQ MONSTER of the WOODS the John Green interview 1999
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKwc331mnxc John Green - Sasquatch Summit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ-KORUt5E Bigfoot Man or Beast 1972 Patterson-Gimlin 16mm film Robert Morgan documentary full movie Sasquatch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7SpzTeodx0 Discovering Bigfoot - movie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOxuRIfFs0w&feature=emb_title Patterson Gimlin film
    https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/northwest-coast/haida
    https://www.sesqui.ca/en/news/kristi-lane-sinclair-on-the-legend-of-the-sasquatch/
    http://www.native-languages.org/legends-bigfoot.htm
    http://www.sesqui.ca/en/news/legendary-creatures-from-around-the-world/
    https://www.mymondotrading.com/native-meanings-symbology-myths-legends
    https://scenicsasquatch.com/2018/04/18/sasquatch-in-the-traditions-of-the-coast-salish-tribes/

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Who Killed Sharron Prior? (QC)

    Who Killed Sharron Prior? (QC)

    Episode 130 - On March 29, 1975, pretty and popular, 16-year-old Sharron Prior left her home in the Montreal, QC, neighbourhood where she lived with her mom and siblings. She was off to a pizza joint only 5 short blocks away. Sharron was found days later, raped and murdered in another neighbourhood across the river. Her murder has never been solved. Her mom, Yvonne, still holds hope that one day she will see Sharron's killer brought to justice.

    Sources & Further Reading
    http://www.sharronprior.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/4790700762/
    http://www.truecrimediary.com/index.cfm?page=cases&id=49
    https://defrostingcoldcases.com/the-point-st-charles-nightmare-the-1975-murder-of-sharron-prior/
    http://sharronprior.blogspot.com/
    https://www.crave.ca/en/tv-shows/sur-les-traces-dun-tueur-en-serie

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    EXCLUDED: The Komagatu Maru Incident

    EXCLUDED: The Komagatu Maru Incident

    Episode 129: In May of 1914, before the outbreak of WWI, a Japanese steamship called the Komagatu Maru anchored in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver harbour. There were 376 people aboard led by a man named Baba Gurdit Singh Sirhali. Mostly from the Punjab area of India they dreamt of emigrating to Canada for a better life. Thanks to exclusionary Canadian immigration policies meant to prevent immigration form certain countries, including India, the ship was not allowed to dock. They sat in harbour, without adequate food and water for more than two and half months awaiting court challenges. They were deported in late July and led out of the harbour under naval escort. On returning to India they were diverted away from Calcutta, and when they finally landed a riot broke out with British forces during which 29 unarmed passengers were shot, 20 of whom died.

    Sources and Further Reading:
    http://komagatamarujourney.ca/intro
    https://globalnews.ca/news/2708235/what-was-the-komagata-maru-incident-and-why-does-it-matter/
    https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/speeches/2016/05/18/komagata-maru-apology-house-commons
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wx1KLtRgQY&feature=emb_logo Full Trudeau Speech
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIZUpTxdYZw Canada Apologizes for Racist Incident 100 Years After Rejecting Komagata Maru Ship of 370 Immigrants
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17448727.2014.895546 The Sikh Formations journal article, GHADAR MOVEMENT: A LIVING LEGACY by Nishant Upadhyay
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/komagata-maru-racist-actions-1.5607242
    https://pier21.ca/explore/online/tell-me-more-about/komagata-maru
    https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/canadian-immigration-acts-and-legislation
    https://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Komagata_Maru
    https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/komagata-maru
    https://humanrights.ca/story/the-story-of-the-komagata-maru

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Murders of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler & Leonard Dyck

    The Murders of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler & Leonard Dyck

    Episode 128 - On the 15th of July, 2019, just outside Liard Hot Springs, B.C., the bodies of an innocent couple, Chynna Deese, 24, from Charlotte, NC, and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23, were found shot to death beside their 1986 Chevy van. Police had no idea who had done this, or why.

    Four days later, a burning truck, registered to a young Vancouver Island man was found burning near Dease Lake, B.C. As police were attending to that scene, they were notified of another man found murdered only two km from the burning truck. This 64-year-old botanist and UBC lecturer, named Leonard Dyck. His Toyota RAV4 was missing, along with the two young men, who quickly became suspects in the murders, sparking a manhunt that took police through four Provinces and one Territory, ending in Manitoba, thousands of kilometres from where it began.

    Sources:
    [B.C. RCMP - Overview of Fort Nelson and Dease Lake Homicide Investigation]
    [RCMP say northern B.C. murder suspects admitted to murders on video - YouTube]
    [B.C. RCMP investigate double homicide of tourists along Alaska Highway]
    [Here’s an updated timeline of the northern B.C. murders and manhunt]
    [Breyer Schmegelsky’s father speaks out - YouTube]
    [Former classmate of Bryer Schmegelsky speaks out]

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Little Girl Gone - Cecilia Zhang

    Little Girl Gone - Cecilia Zhang

    Episode 127 - On the morning of October 20, 2003, in North York, a quiet neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Raymond Zhang and Sherry Xu awakened to find their only child, 9-year-old, Cecilia was missing. She had clearly been abducted. There were no ransom demands or clear motives for her kidnapping. All efforts to find the girl were fruitless, until a Scarborough man stumbled across a body in a ravine late in March 2004.

    Sources and further reading:
    Agreed Statement of Facts (PDF)
    Raymond Zhang - Victim Impact Statement (PDF)
    Sherry Xu - Victim Impact Statement (PDF)
    CBC Zhang Case Background
    CBC Zhang Case Background (more)
    Cecilia Zhang search at Newspapers.com
    https://missingkids.ca/
    https://protectchildren.ca/
    https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/child-abduction
    https://www.canadasmissing.ca/pubs/2019/index-eng.htm
    web.archive.org - ceciliazhang.org
    Globe and Mail - RIP Cecilia, Happy Birthday

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Legend of Simon Gunanoot (BC)

    The Legend of Simon Gunanoot (BC)

    Episode 126 - On the morning of June 18, 1906, on the trail on the west side of the Two-Mile House, a drinking establishment outside Hazelton, B.C., the body of local tough guy, Alex McIntosh, was found. He had been ambushed and shot through the back. A short time later on the trail to the east of the Two-Mile House, the body of a labourer, Max Leclair, was discovered. He'd died in exactly the same manner. As McIntosh and an indigenous business man named Simon Peter Gunanoot had had a brutal fight only hours prior, suspicion fell on Gunanoot.

    When the posse went to arrest him he had already taken off into the wilderness and would lead police on the most expensive manhunt in B.C. history. Gunanoot managed to evade capture for over a decade and was not brought in until he was ready to turn himself in.

    Sources:
    [Simon Gunanoot - Chasing Shadows by Monty Bassett]
    [Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada]
    [Kispiox Band Site]
    [Gitxsan Nation Site]
    [Emily Carr paintings near Kispiox - Contact Sheet]
    [Simon Gunanoot - Wikipedia]
    [Newspapers.com search - Simon Peter Gunanoot in Canada]
    [Echoes of British Columbia by Robert Budd - goodreads.com]
    [My Country by Pierre Berton - goodreads.com]
    [100 years since the surrender of Simon Gunanoot – BC Local News]
    [The man who stayed invisible for thirteen years | Maclean’s | JULY 5, 1958]
    [HistoricPlaces.ca - Simon Gun-an-noot’s Grave]

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

DZammit2 ,

Only podcast I listen too

Stumbled across this podcast last fall with help from my wife. Never listened to podcasts before and I’m freaked out by murder, but the fantastic storytelling by Mike and the funny-yet-mindful commentary by Scott have me hooked and have me interested in listening to these type of things now. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

r.g.cooper ,

Truly a good podcast.

One of the best true crime podcasts i have listened to, and i love that it is Canadian. The hosts take a conscientious and respectful approach in discussing the hard topic of true crime. Overall an amazing listen, and binge!

Tees1mom ,

👍👍

Love your pod cast. Been binge listening ever since I found it. Dark Poutine is Awesome🇨🇦

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