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

    HALLOWEEN 2021 — Death, the Afterlife and Things in Between

    HALLOWEEN 2021 — Death, the Afterlife and Things in Between

    Episode 192:  If you’re willing to look you’ll see that human culture and all other endeavors are shot through with one predominant and frightening idea, that one day everything, including us, must come to an end. One day we will die. Human beings are, as far as we know, the only animal capable of understanding that inevitably every one of us, good eggs and bad apples alike, will expire. Hopefully, a long time from now, we will pass away, be sleeping with the fishes, or, if you like, have met our maker.

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    Supernatural Circumstances Podcast

    Sources:

    BOOK — The Denial of Death

    BOOK — The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life

    BOOK — Egyptian Book of the Dead

    BOOK — On Death and Dying

    entityseeker.ca

    29 Best Death Metaphors & Idioms (2021)

    Don’t Pay The Ferryman - song by Chris de Burgh | Spotify

    The Supernatural | Canada Stamp Series

    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Quotes (Author of On Death and Dying)

    Ring Around the Rosie: Metafolklore, Rhyme and Reason | Folklife Today

    Does a Dying Person Know They Are Dying?

    The book of death: weighing your heart

    What Physically Happens to Your Body Right After Death

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Horror on Bus 1170 — The Death of Tim McLean

    Horror on Bus 1170 — The Death of Tim McLean

    Episode 191: On the evening of July 30, 2008, Tim McLean, a 22-year-old Canadian carnival barker was returning home to Winnipeg riding a Greyhound bus when he was viciously stabbed, beheaded, and cannibalized by another passenger about 18 km west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. After arriving on scene, RCMP watched for hours as the perpetrator, Vince Li, 40, desecrated Tim’s body inside the bus after the driver and remaining passengers had fled, powerless to stop the man’s frenzy. Less than a year later, Vince Li was found not criminally responsible (NCR) for Tim McLean’s slaying, but held in a Manitoba psychiatric institution from which he was released just 6 years later.

    Sources:

    Cold Facts of the Case – Tim’s Law

    YouTube — R.I.P Tim McLean - July 30, 2008 Greyhound Bus Tragedy

    YouTube — TIMOTHY MCLEAN KILLING (CAROL DE DELLEY INTERVIEW) AFTERMATH OF MURDER: SURVIVOR STORIES

    Justice served with the absolute discharge of Vince Li – The Manitoban

    BOOK: Shrunk — Crime and Disorders of the Mind by Lore

    Proceed with Extreme Caution: The Not Criminally Responsible Defence | CanLII

    Vincent Li found not criminally responsible for murder - Winnipeg Free Press

    DocumentCloud — Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board decision

    Timeline of decisions in the case of Vince Li - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

    Vince Li Archives - Dying Words

    YouTube — Vince Li — “Please, kill me.”

    YouTube — The Fifth Estate — Bus 1170 : Vince Li and the Greyhound Bus Murder (2011)

    Killing of Tim McLean - Wikipedia

    Vince Li | News, Videos & Articles | Globalnews.ca

    Looking back at the Greyhound bus beheading a decade down the road | Globalnews.ca

    Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act (backgrounder) — Canada News Centre

    Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

    http://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/16395/etd9553_TMiller.pdf

    Talk:Killing of Tim McLean - Wikipedia

    How to Be a Juggalo: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow Fun

    A Conversation With Vince Li - Steinbachonline.com

    Vince Li, man who beheaded Greyhound bus passenger, seeks absolute discharge | CBC News

    R.I.P Tim McLean — Facebook Group

    MCLEAN TIMOTHY - Obituaries - Winnipeg Free Press Passages

    Timeline to the Greyhound bus killing | CBC News

    Vince Weiguang Li | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

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    Anything But the Truth: The Murder of Mike Todor

    Anything But the Truth: The Murder of Mike Todor

    Episode 190: Old Mike Todor’s body was found in his east end Regina home in the spring of 1955. He’d lain there for more than 14 months and had been beaten to death. Someone had killed him, but who? Elizabeth “Tootsie” LaFleche, Mike’s 30-something-year-old wife, who’d been living with a friend for months, was telling a lot of stories about what had become of Mike. None of the tales made a lot of sense. After police found Mike’s body, a number of arrests were made, charges were laid and several trials held, but thanks to Tootsie’s lies, the real facts of the case may never be known.

    Sources:

    R. v. Dyck, 1956 CanLII 197 (SK CA),

    BOOK — Trail of blood: A Canadian Murder Odyssey by Frank Jones

    History of the Death Penalty in Canada

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    The FLQ: Seven Years of Terror and the October Crisis

    The FLQ: Seven Years of Terror and the October Crisis

    Episode 189: Starting in 1963 and stretching over the next seven years, a militant French separatist group called the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) terrorized La Belle Province. Their aim was to overthrow the Quebec government and leave Canada creating an independent Marxist- Leninist Quebec state. By 1970 the group had committed more than 200 violent criminal and terroristic acts including, bombings and high profile kidnappings. The group’s activities ultimately claimed the lives of eight people, including a Quebec provincial cabinet minister, and injured many more, before then Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, finding himself out of options, enacted the 1914 War Measures act to stem the violence of the October Crisis of 1970.

    Sources:

    Timeline of the Front de libération du Québec - Wikipedia

    CBC Archives — What is the FLQ?

    Web Archive | McGill.ca — October Crisis 1970

    October Crisis - Canada’s Human Rights History

    FLQ (FRONT DE LIBERATION DU QUEBEC) - SEVEN YEARS OF TERRORISM | Office of Justice Programs

    The Making of the October Crisis: Canada’s Long Nightmare of Terrorism at the Hands of the FLQ by D’Arcy Jenish

    Read Hostages Online by Gordon Kerr | Books

    Read Terror Threat Online by Dwight Hamilton and Kostas Rimsa | Books

    Read The Night Canada Stood Still Online by Robert Wright | Books

    Read Trudeaumania Online by Robert Wright | Books

    Read October Crisis: 50 Years After A Bloody Spasm That Nearly Tore Canada Apart

    DEMOCRACY VERSUS TERRORISM: FLQ TERRORISM IN QUEBEC, A CASE STUDY on JSTOR

    The Terrorist Activities of the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ) - The Beginning of a New Era

    Pierre Vallières (1937-1998) - The Beginning of a New Era

    Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    THE FLQ: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION by Lorne Weston

    The FLQ Crisis – VALOUR CANADA

    Summary · Task Force on Kidnapping: The Department of External Affairs’ Files on the October Crisis · Canada Declassified

    « Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)» : tous nos articles | Le Devoir

    Pierre Laporte - Wikipedia

    James Cross - Wikipedia

    François Schirm — Wikipédia

    Edmond Guénette — Wikipédia

    Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the RCMP - Wikipedia

    October Crisis: Who was Pierre Laporte, really? | Montreal Gazette

    La police connaissait les ravisseurs de Cross et Laporte | Radio-Canada.ca

    Global News — Search: FLQ

    Canada - The Trudeau years, 1968–84 | Britannica

    Regina v. Vallieres, 1969 CanLII 1000 (QC CA),

    Regina v. Vallieres, 1973 CanLII 1418 (QC CA),

    R. v. Cossette-Trudel, 1979 CanLII 2876 (QC CQ),

    The Quiet Revolution

    Chronology of the October Crisis, 1970, and its Aftermath - Quebec History

    Message of the FLQ to the Nation 1963

    YouTube — Trudeau: Just watch me

    Just watch me - Wikipedia

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Order of the Solar Temple

    The Order of the Solar Temple

    Episode 188: In early October of 1994, during a bizarre, nearly simultaneous sequence of murder / suicides, in Quebec, and across the Atlantic in Switzerland, 53 members of the Order of the Solar Temple were found dead in burned out buildings. The deaths fulfilled what the cult’s leaders claimed was the group’s “final transit” or return to Unity with God required before the impending end of the world. Even though it appeared to be over, more cult members were yet to die. Over a year later, in December of 1995, sixteen members of the cult died in France. More than a year after that, in march 1997, another five cult members died in Quebec bringing the death toll to 74. 

    The cult’s two founders, Luc Jouret and Joseph Di Mambro, were among the dead in 1994, however, some fear there may be future related mass murder / suicides by followers still practicing in secret.

    Sources:


    Cult Education Institute :: The Order of the Solar Temple

    Order of the Solar Temple - Wikipedia

    12 Disturbing Secrets Of The Order Of The Solar Temple Cult

    The Cult of the Sun and the Cult of the Dead in Egypt on JSTOR

    Read Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages Online by Alan R. Warren | Books

    Read Killer Cults Online by Stephen Singular | Books

    Read Cults that Kill Online by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar | Books

    Read Rampage Online by Lee Mellor | Books

    Glass: Akhnaten - Album by Philip Glass, Dennis Russell Davies | Spotify

    “Our terrestrial journey is coming to an end”: the last voyage of the Solar Temple

    (PDF) The Magic of Death: The Suicides of the Solar Temple | Massimo Introvigne - Academia.edu

    CBC Archives — The madness begins for the Solar Temple cult

    CBC Archives — Solar Temple cult leader Joseph Di Mambro confirmed dead

    Michel Tabachnik - Wikipedia

    Swiss conductor acquitted of sect killings - SWI swissinfo.ch

    Joseph Di Mambro | Article about Joseph Di Mambro by The Free Dictionary

    History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins – RCI | English

    Cult Intervention :: Cult Education Institute

    Homeopathy | HealthLink BC

    https://infosect.freeshell.org/infocult/phenomene/English/HTML/doc0008.htm

     

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    • 53 min
    The Mad Slasher of Strathroy

    The Mad Slasher of Strathroy

    Episode 187: Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rapes and murders took place in and around the small town of Strathroy, in South Western Ontario, perpetrated by Christian Herbert Harold Magee. He sexually assaulted and murdered 3 women, and raped two others.

    Written by: Mathew Stockton

    Sources:
    R. v. Magee, 1997 CanLII 2431 (ON CA),
    Mental Health Centre, Penetanguishene v. Magee, 2006 CanLII 16077 (ON CA),
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/118607/carried-away-by-alice-munro/9780307264862/excerpt
    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/2006/01/16/Mad-Slasher-wants-to-apologize/19681137468884/?ur3=1
    https://truecrimerealtimepod.com/2020/05/26/28-londons-sordid-past-part-3-the-mad-slasher/
    https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=42563797&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjQ2NDAxNDg5MywiaWF0IjoxNjI1MjU1MzU3LCJleHAiOjE2MjUzNDE3NTd9.S7hmiBoeW8POhTzffvN8NTXF4vCsSSuHGQO5sEZ5xXM
    https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/magee-christian.htm
    http://coldcase.lailafarrell.com/index.php/category/murderer/
    https://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20051006/281608120825417

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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