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

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

    Washed Away: The 1929 Newfoundland Tsunami

    Washed Away: The 1929 Newfoundland Tsunami

    Epidsode 232: The strongest earthquake ever recorded in eastern Canada, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, occurred at 5:02pm Newfoundland time on the 18 of November in 1929. It was felt as far west as Ottawa and as far south as New York City. The quake, centred around 250 km south of Newfoundland along the southern edge of the Grand Banks caused a massive sub-ocean landslide. Two and a half hours after the quake a series of tsunami waves smashed into Newfoundland’s isolated Burin Peninsula devastating property, upending the fishery and causing 28 deaths.
    Sources:
    The Tsunami of 1929
    The 1929 Magnitude 7.2 “Grand Banks” earthquake and tsunami
    1883 Rossi-Forel Scale of Earthquake Intensity
    Report a felt earthquake
    View of The Newfoundland Tsunami of November 18, 1929: An Examination of the Twenty-eight Deaths of the “South Coast Disaster” | Newfoundland & Labrador Studies
    90 years later, a tsunami in southern Newfoundland still brings vivid memories | CBC News
    A disastrous tsunami’s lethal legacy in Newfoundland - Macleans.ca
    1929 Grand Banks earthquake - Wikipedia
    The Wake by Linden MacIntyre - Ebook | Scribd
    Newfoundland Tsunami - Water - SOS! Canadian Disasters - Library and Archives Canada
    CBC News Indepth: The South Shore disaster: Newfoundland’s Tsunami
    GEOSCAN Search Results: Fastlink
    Get prepared for an earthquake - Province of British Columbia
    THE ASSESSMENT OF GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS IN NEWFOUNDLAND: AN UPDATE
    Dominion of Newfoundland - Wikipedia
    Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia
    Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    History of Nova Scotia, Jan 1920 - Dec 1939
    Get prepared for an earthquake - Province of British Columbia
    Surviving A Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Die by the Sword: The Life and Murder of Gerald Bull

    Die by the Sword: The Life and Murder of Gerald Bull

    Episode 231: Gerald Vincent Bull was a smart cookie from North Bay, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto at 20, got a master’s degree at age 21, and at 22 earned a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the University of Toronto’s newly created Institute of Aerodynamics.
    Magazines touted him the ‘boy rocket scientist’. Nations sought him for his innovative ideas regarding long range artillery, ballistics and other military related endeavours. He was charged several times with breaching arms embargoes, even spending time in prison, a sore spot for the proud scientist. Eventually he became involved in Iraq’s ‘Project Babylon’ in which he was asked personally by then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to build a Supergun which would launch weapons into space, giving Hussein the capability of bombing targets 1000’s of kilometres away. This obviously worried Iraq’s neighbours in the Middle East.
    Before the project was completed Gerald Bull was assassinated, shot five times outside his apartment building in Brussels, Belgium. A lot of nations hated Gerald Bull and some, no doubt, wanted him dead, but it remains a mystery who was behind his killing. It isn’t clear who actually pulled the trigger in the murder of Gerald Bull, most likely it was someone either within, or acting on behalf of, one of those governments who’d felt threatened by Bull’s activities and alliances.
    Sources:
    Gerald Bull - Wikipedia
    Gerald Bull | The Canadian Encyclopedia
    The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein’s ‘supergun’ - BBC Future
    Superguns 1854–1991 by Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier - Ebook | Scribd
    Bull’s Eye: The Assassination and Life of Supergun Inventor Gerald Bull eBook : Adams, James: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store
    Strange Crime by Editors of Portable Press - Ebook | Scribd
    Three in the Back, Two in the Head by Jason Sherman - Ebook | Scribd
    Ready the Cannons! by William Gurstelle - Ebook | Scribd
    Who Killed Gerald Victor Bull | PDF | Mossad | Central Intelligence Agency
    Gerald Bull │ Super Gun │ History Documentary │ YouTube
    NYT — Gerald Bull — Wayback Machine
    Israel to kill in U.S., allied nations - UPI.com
    Doomsday Gun (TV Movie 1994) - IMDb
    CBC Archives — Who killed Gerald Bull?
    Gerald Bull
    The Man Behind Iraq’s Supergun - The New York Times
    Dr. Gerald Bull: Scientist, Weapons Maker, Dreamer - People - CBC Archives
    THE GUNS OF SADDAM - The Washington Post
    A Brief History of the HARP Project
    Gerald Bull, 62, Shot in Belgium; Scientist Who Violated Arms Law - New York Times
    Remarks by President Biden on a Successful Counterterrorism Operation in Afghanistan | The White House
    The Mossad
    Mossad | History & Functions | Britannica
    Was Gerald Bull murdered by the Mossad? | CBC.ca
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Chambermaid Murders - Belva Russell, Jane Woolley and Edith Authier

    The Chambermaid Murders - Belva Russell, Jane Woolley and Edith Authier

    Episode 230: Over a period of 22 months, between January 1969 and January 1971, 3 women in Southwestern Ontario were brutally murdered in 3 different towns. These women’s names were Isobella “Belva” Russell, Edith Authier, and Jane Wooley.

    Police solved the case of the third victim, Belva Russell, a matter of weeks after the crime. The perpetrator, Gerald Thomas Archer was convicted and imprisoned. There were obvious similarities between all three crimes. For several reasons the initial investigators on the cases missed them. Gerald Thomas Archer got his freedom in 1985, when he was 65. He was a drifter and passed away in 1995. Five years after Archer’s death, his family made police aware of new information. Through DNA, were police able to connect him to the murders of Edith Authier, and Jane Wooley. 
    Gerald Thomas Archer, had been a serial killer and had walked free for the last ten years of his life.
    Promo: 
    Evidence Locker Podcast
    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Thomas_Archer
    https://www.facebook.com/vintagelondon/photos/a.449810945145208/1187331708059791/
    https://www.facebook.com/vintagelondon/photos/a.449810945145208/822774754515490/
    https://www.facebook.com/vintagelondon/photos/a.661428090650158/668089943317306/
    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48417869/the-windsor-star/
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kTM_AAAAIBAJ&pg=5456%2C768541
    https://www.retrosuites.com/
    https://www.history.com/topics/1960s/1967-detroit-riots
    The home of Hugh Smith in 1971. 53 Wellington Street, Chatham.
    The downtown Chatham Hotel in 1935. Where Belva Russell worked in 1971.
    The Rankin Hotel in 1965. Where Belva and Reginald first stopped for a drink on the fateful night.
     
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    • 54 min
    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 3)

    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 3)

    Episode 229: In our last episode we learned about the life and first two murders of British serial murderer Dennis Andrew Nilsen. He was arrested after police discovered human remains he’d flushed down the toilet at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill, a Suburb of North London. In this episode we’ll learn about Nilsen’s next twelve murders, what happened after his arrest and the aftermath of his crimes. A number of Nilsen’s victims remain unidentified to this day.
    As Dennis Nilsen was a necrophile, some of the information we are about to share are intense and may be very disturbing to some. Listener discretion is strongly advised.
    Sources:
    How Serial Killers “Cool Off” Between Murders | Psychology Today Canada
    Dennis Nilsen’s house where he dismembered and cooked victims sold with gruesome warning - Mirror Online
    Strangled, chopped up and burnt: The Sheffield man slayed by evil serial killer Dennis Nilsen | Doncaster Free Press
    Sheffield man’s brutal murder to feature in new TV drama about serial killer Dennis Nilsen | The Star
    The Real ‘Des’: The Dennis Nilsen Story: what happened to Carl Stotter? | HELLO!
    - Memoires of a Heroinhead -
    Dennis Nilsen - Wikipedia
    Dyno-Rod Local Drains & Plumbing Experts | Fixed-Price | 24/7
    Killing For Company: Masters, Brian: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store
    Dinner, Drinks & Death ; The True Story of Dennis Nilsen by Alan R. Warren - Ebook | Scribd
    A Plague of Murder by Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson - Ebook | Scribd
    Watch Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes | Netflix Official Site
    The Real Des: The Dennis Nilsen Story
    Reddit — Dennis Nilsen
    Spotify Playlist - Nilsen's Favourite Tunes
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 2)

    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 2)

    Episode 228: In our last episode we learned about the final killing and capture of British serial murderer Dennis Andrew Nilsen after police discovered human remains he’d flushed down the toilet at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill, a Suburb of North London, England. After his capture, the enigmatic Muswell Hill Murderer, or Kindly Killer, as he would come to be called, was more than happy to discuss his crimes. In this episode we’ll learn more about the killer’s life, his other crimes and what possibly led to the murders of 15 young men and boys, one of them a young Canadian student, Kenneth Ockendon Jr.

    Sources:
    Dennis Nilsen - Wikipedia
    Dyno-Rod Local Drains & Plumbing Experts | Fixed-Price | 24/7
    Killing For Company: Masters, Brian: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store
    Dinner, Drinks & Death ; The True Story of Dennis Nilsen by Alan R. Warren - Ebook | Scribd
    A Plague of Murder by Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson - Ebook | Scribd
    Watch Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes | Netflix Official Site
    The Real Des: The Dennis Nilsen Story
    Reddit — Dennis Nilsen
    Dennis Nilsen – Nick Davies
    Tommy - Album by The Who | Spotify
    Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen And His Career In The Army
    I Struck Up a Friendship with the Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen. Then I Edited His Memoirs.
    The Argus — Serial killer Dennis Nilsen’s impact on Brighton survivor
    A murderer among us: I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss | The Spectator
    Dennis Nilsen and Bleep: What Really happened to Des’ dog?
    The Big Read: Dennis Nilsen - The Scottish nobody who became the archetypal serial killer | HeraldScotland
    An honest lack of answers | The Psychologist
    Psychopathic Serial Killers – Dennis Nilsen – Psychopaths In Life
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 1)

    Lonely Monster: Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen (Part 1)

    Episode 227: On the 8th of February, 1983, complaints about the plumbing at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill, a suburb in London, England led to the discovery of human remains. The remains were traced to the flat of a tenant in the home named Dennis Andrew Nilsen, 37, a civil servant, former police officer and veteran of the British military. In Nilsen’s home police found grisly evidence of many more murders. The enigmatic Muswell Hill Murderer, or Kindly Killer, as he would come to be called, is believed to have killed 15 young men and boys, one of them a Canadian named Kenneth Ockendon Jr. 

    Listener discretion is strongly suggested
    Sources:
    Dennis Nilsen - Wikipedia
    Dyno-Rod Local Drains & Plumbing Experts | Fixed-Price | 24/7
    Killing For Company: Masters, Brian: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store
    Dinner, Drinks & Death ; The True Story of Dennis Nilsen by Alan R. Warren - Ebook | Scribd
    A Plague of Murder by Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson - Ebook | Scribd
    Watch Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes | Netflix Official Site
    The Real Des: The Dennis Nilsen Story
    Reddit — Dennis Nilsen
    Dennis Nilsen – Nick Davies
    Tommy - Album by The Who | Spotify
    Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen And His Career In The Army
    I Struck Up a Friendship with the Serial Killer Dennis Nilsen. Then I Edited His Memoirs.
    The Argus — Serial killer Dennis Nilsen’s impact on Brighton survivor
    A murderer among us: I was Dennis Nilsen’s boss | The Spectator
    The Big Read: Dennis Nilsen - The Scottish nobody who became the archetypal serial killer | HeraldScotland
    An honest lack of answers | The Psychologist
    Psychopathic Serial Killers – Dennis Nilsen – Psychopaths In Life

    Mike Browne's - Dennis Nilsen Spotify playlist
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    • 59 min

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This is the best podcast that I have found. Mike and Scott tell every story with compassion and they really respect the victims. I usually dont care when podcast names every patron, but Scott makes it really funny.
The stories have been researched well and the storytelling is flawless.
Also the FB group is amazing. <3

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Dark stories told in the most compassionate way

This podcast and its hosts are amazing - sharing the stories in such a kind, respectful, compassionate way. With added humour where appropriate. Love the work that they do! <3

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