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

    Halloween 2020 – Spiritualism in Canada: Seances, Mediums and Spirits, Oh My!

    Halloween 2020 – Spiritualism in Canada: Seances, Mediums and Spirits, Oh My!

    Episode 147: Canada has a long history of folks who have attempted to communicate with the dead - a practice is known as Spiritualism. Some of these have claimed that they can connect directly with those on the other side. Here we will give a bit of history, tell some of their stories and give a how-to primer for entertainment purposes only.

    We do not recommend, dear listeners, that you make attempts to commune with the beyond using the methods we will speak about later. If you do so and incur negative consequences, we bear no responsibility for your decision to proceed.

    Co-host: Carol Browne
    Interview with: Morgan Knudsen

    Sources:
    The Fox Sisters
    The Canadian Spiritualist Movement and Sources for its Study
    Wikipedia - The Fox Sisters
    Talking Nonsense (thesis)
    GlobalNews - MacKenzie King
    Spiritualist Alliance
    Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications
    Mary Melville, The Psychic by Flora MacDonald
    LearnReligions - How To Hold a Séance


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Introducing... Crime Beat - Season 3

    Introducing... Crime Beat - Season 3

    Ride along with 25 year veteran Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt, from Global News, on her award winning podcast Crime Beat as she takes you through some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Real People, Real Crimes, Real Journalism. Each episode takes you deep inside cases she has worked to give you detail you didn't hear on the news.

    Season 3 is available NOW - LISTEN​

    Crime Beat is the 2020 winner of the Edward R. Murrow Podcast Award (RTDNA).

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    • 13 min
    The Redpath Mansion Mystery

    The Redpath Mansion Mystery

    Episode 146: On June 13th 1901, Ada Mills Redpath and her son Jocelyn Clifford Redpath were killed in their mansion in on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. Ada had been shot to the back of the head. Clifford has a gunshot wound to his the temple. The police were not called. A coroner’s inquest the next day declared the deaths a murder-suicide. Ada and Clifford were buried June 15th without any further investigation.

    Written By: Josina De Bree

    Sources:

    https://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/redpath/home/indexen.html
    https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/the-m-naghten-rule.html
    https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy
    https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/epilepsy-auras
    https://www.cureepilepsy.org/for-patients/what-are-the-phases-of-seizures-of-epilepsy/

    Denton A, Tellez-Zenteno JF. A patient with epilepsy charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, and assault causing bodily harm after seizures: Deficiencies in the legal system. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2020;13:100361. Published 2020 Mar 21. doi:10.1016/j.ebr.2020.100361

    Dougall, L. (2019) The Summit House Mystery; Or, The Earthly Purgatory. Good Press. Original work published 1905. 

    Reuber M, Mackay RD. Epileptic automatisms in the criminal courts: 13 cases tried in England and Wales between 1975 and 2001. Epilepsia. 2008 Jan;49(1):138-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01269.x. PMID: 17727668.

    Shih JJ, LeslieMazwi T, Falcao G, Van Gerpen J. Directed aggressive behavior in frontal lobe epilepsy: video-EEG and ictal spect case study. Neurology. 2009;73(21):1804-1806. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181c2933f

    Devinsky, Orrin. “Postictal psychosis: common, dangerous, and treatable.” Epilepsy currents vol. 8,2 (2008): 31-4. doi:10.1111/j.1535-7511.2008.00227.x

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Lust, Greed and Anger: The Slaying of Gang Yuan

    Lust, Greed and Anger: The Slaying of Gang Yuan

    Episode 145: This episode contains disturbing and graphic details of the 2015 murder of Chinese millionaire, Gang Yuan, in West Vancouver at the hands of his soft-spoken cousin Li Zhao. The crime’s unthinkable and twisted aftermath is horrendous.

    Sources:
    Pre-Trial Voire Dire
    R. v Zhao, 2020 BCSC 1322 (CanLII),
    BC v. Child 3, 2019 BCCA 171 (CanLII),
    Mother 1 v Solus Trust , 2019 BCSC 200 (CanLII),
    963 King Georges Way, West Vancouver | Dana Inman - 360hometours.ca
    961 King Georges Way - Real Estate tour video (renumbered address)
    961 King Georges Way - Realtor Listing 
    3333 The Crescent
    Pym Island
    NY Times Article
    National Post Article 2014
    HBICtv: Ultra Rich Asian Girls - Wikipedia
    HBICtv: YouTube
    GlobalNews - Conviction Article

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Perseverance, Prosecution & Peace: The Murder of Paula Gallant

    Perseverance, Prosecution & Peace: The Murder of Paula Gallant

    Episode 144: On the evening of December 27, 2005, in my home province of Nova Scotia, Jason McCrae, husband of a beloved educator, artist, sister and mother named Paula Anne Gallant, reported her missing. Paula failed to return to her home in Timberlea after a shopping trip to nearby Halifax. The next day, Paula’s body was found locked in the trunk of her car in the parking lot of the school where she taught the third grade. The cause of Paula’s death was not immediately evident, nor was it apparent how she had come to be in the trunk of her vehicle.

    Sources:
    https://www.scribd.com/document/49878324/Statement-of-Facts-R-v-Jason-Wayne-MacRAE
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Ann_Gallant
    https://web.archive.org/web/20160304180629/http://paulagallant.com/
    http://silentwitnessnovascotia.ca/paula-anne-gallant/
    https://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/stories-experience/r3.html
    https://caperfrasers.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/paula-gallant-murder-2/
    https://canadianwomen.org/the-facts/gender-based-violence/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/macrae-strangled-wife-over-700-debt-1.1054417
    https://haligonia.ca/regan-relieved-closure-coming-for-family-of-paula-gallant-34003/
    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/08/18/husband_charged_five_years_after_wifes_murder.html
    https://damianpenny.com/2011/03/03/justice-at-last-for-paula-gallant/
    https://pictouadvocate.com/tag/paula-gallant/
    https://globalnews.ca/news/70852/have-you-met-mr-big/
    https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/special-reports/women-of-influence-2015/lana-kenny-48909.aspx
    https://www.metro.us/macrae-sentenced-life-in-prison-no-parole-for-15-years/
    https://dubyadubya.wordpress.com/tag/leslie-conrad/
    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/halifax-ns/paul-kenny-9135535
    https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/paula-gallants-husband-says-he-killed-her-in-argument-over-700-gambling-debt-4474/
    http://thans.ca/paula-gallant-memorial-modified-art-therapy-project/
    http://musingsbygina.blogspot.com/2007/08/not-so-merry-after-all.html
    https://web.archive.org/web/20130701012300/http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ns/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Aug1810_133158-eng.htm



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    No Justice for Rebecca Middleton

    No Justice for Rebecca Middleton

    Episode 143: On the island paradise Bermuda in the early morning hours of July 3, 1996, a group of friends were riding in a car headed toward Ferry Reach Park, on the northeastern edge of the island. The vehicle’s occupants were startled when the car’s headlights illuminated a form lying in the middle of the dark and isolated road. They pulled the car over and got out to investigate. The group presumed at first it was an injured dog, but as they approached, they realized that this was a nearly naked and bloodied teenage girl. She was seventeen-year-old, Rebecca Middleton from Belleville, Ontario. Although alive when the strangers found her, Rebecca died from her injuries before authorities could get to her. Rebecca's story and aftermath have become the basis for one of the darkest moments in Bermuda's history.

    Sources:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Kill-Me-Once-Twice-Playground-ebook/dp/B07933SB3S/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20060714193555/
    http://rebeccamiddleton.org/index.html
    https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/7662753-middleton-murder-accused-deported-from-bermuda/
    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/06/29/rebecca-middleton-remembered-20-years-after-her-murder-in-bermuda.html
    http://michellesaysso.blogspot.com/2007/05/forget-your-trip-to-bermuda.html
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/blair-s-wife-asks-bermudian-court-to-reopen-case-of-slain-canadian-1.668711
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Rebecca_Middleton
    http://www.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20180702/in-memory-of-rebecca
    http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160704/bermuda-remembers-rebecca-middleton
    http://www.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20171019/embarrassing-that-mundy-gets-executive-treatment
    http://www.royalgazette.com/crime/article/20171013/mundy-returns-to-jamaica
    http://www.royalgazette.com/letters-to-the-editor/article/20160704/spare-thought-rebecca-middleton
    http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160704/bermuda-remembers-rebecca-middleton
    http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140409/COMMENT03/140409756
    http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/NEWS/140919824
    https://youtu.be/lVYhEdSaTEU  ID Documentary

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