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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

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

    Away Game: The Hollow Earth - Fact or Fiction?

    Away Game: The Hollow Earth - Fact or Fiction?

    Episode 117 - In this away game Mike and Scott explore the wacky world of the origins of Hollow Earth movement. We hear about Captain John Cleves Symmes Jr's desires for an expedition to the hole in the North Pole, Cyrus Reed Teed's Hollow Earth cult in Florida and Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's supposed secret journey into the hidden world filled with fanatical creatures and advanced aliens within the Antarctic continent.

    NOTE: Scott's audio is a little wonky as he had to record on location to maintain social distance.

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    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Flat-Earth martyr or victim? ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes dies in DIY rocket crash - National | Globalnews.ca]
    [At the Earth’s Core (novel) - Wikipedia]
    [Journey to the Center of the Earth - Wikipedia]
    [goodreads.com - Hollow Earth: by David Standish]
    [Hollow Earth - Wikipedia]
    [The Philosophical transactions of the Royal society of London, from their commencement in 1665, in the year 1800]
    [King Koresh | Sun | Stars]
    [Fantastically Wrong: The Legendary Scientist Who Swore Our Planet Is Hollow | WIRED]
    [Cyrus Reed Teed (1839-1908) - Find A Grave Memorial]
    [John Cleves Symmes Jr. - Wikipedia]
    [The Project Gutenberg eBook of Symmes’s Theory Of Concentric Spheres, by A Citizen of the United States.]
    [The Earth is Hollow]
    [Symzonia, Voyage of Discovery Index]
    [Phantom of the Poles Index]
    [Richard E. Byrd - Wikipedia]
    [Admiral Richard B. Byrd’s, Diary Feb. Mar. 1947]
    [Real footage of Admiral Richard E Byrd’s secret expedition part 2 the Russian leaks]
    [Admiral Byrd’s North Pole Flight to “Agartha” (diary audiobook) - YouTube]
    [The Inner Earth Realm of Agartha | Compass | Earth]
    [The Hollow Earth Is Filled With Giants, Germans, and A Little Sun - Atlas Obscura]
    [World Top Secret - Our Earth is Hollow !!! Decrypt | North Pole | South Pole]
    [ADMIRAL BYRD’S SECRET JOURNEY BEYOND THE-POLES (Tim R. Swartz)]

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    Close to Home - The Murder of Heather Thomas (BC)

    Close to Home - The Murder of Heather Thomas (BC)

    Episode 116 - The last time Heather Thomas's dad Pat saw his ten year old daughter alive was on the afternoon of October 1, 2000 when she went outside to play around their Cloverdale, BC, townhouse complex. After one the largest searches in RCMP history to that point, it was a hitchhiker who found Heather's body floating facedown in Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Park. Heather had been murdered and the community was shocked when they found out it had been one of their own who had done the terrible deed.

    Sources and Further Reading:

    R. v. Ertmoed, 2006 BCCA 365 (CanLII),
    R. v. Ertmoed, 2002 BCSC 806 (CanLII),
    R. v. Ertmoed, 2002 BCSC 1848 (CanLII),
    [vLex - R. v. Ertmoed (S.R.), (2006) 229 B.C.A.C. 168 (CA)]
    [vLex]- R. v. Ertmoed (S.R.), [2002] B.C.T.C. 1847 (SC)] 
    [Ertmoed gets life for murdering little girl - The Globe and Mail]
    [The Cloverdale Market | Your Weekly Treasure Hunt]
    [Resources & Research: Abducted then Murdered Children – protectchildren.ca]
    https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/85-002-x1998009-eng.pdf
    https://www.protectchildren.ca/pdfs/C3P_AMC_PreliminaryFindings_en.pdf 

    “Heather” by Pete Cross from the Behind the Yellow Tape blog

    [5 Oct 2000, 20 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com]
    [6 Oct 2000, 3 - Surrey Leader at Newspapers.com]
    [23 Oct 2000, 1 - The Province at Newspapers.com]
    [30 Oct 2000, 21 - The Province at Newspapers.com]
    [4 Nov 2000, 1 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com]
    [5 Nov 2000, 12 - The Province at Newspapers.com]
    [7 Nov 2000, 1 - The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com]
    [7 Nov 2000, 19 - The Windsor Star at Newspapers.com]
    [8 Nov 2000, 3 - Surrey Leader at Newspapers.com]
    [17 Nov 2000, 5 - Surrey Leader at Newspapers.com]
    [30 Aug 2002, 6 - The Province at Newspapers.com]()

    [The Life of a Curious Girl: Heather Thomas]
    [Surrey child killer applies for early parole under faint-hope clause that has since been repealed – Surrey Now-Leader]

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    The Homicidal Sleepwalker (ON)

    The Homicidal Sleepwalker (ON)

    Episode 115 - On the morning of May 24, 1987, 23-year-old Kenneth Parks walked into a police department covered in blood that was not just his own. Kenneth was disoriented and bleeding profusely from wounds to both his hands which were badly cut. Kenneth said “Oh my God, I just killed someone”; “I've just killed two people”. Kenneth was referring to his in-laws Barbara and Denis Woods of Scarborough. Police found Barbara deceased at the scene and Denis was severely injured, but survived. There was no question Kenneth had done it, but was he responsible? In a precedent setting case his defence team would claim that as Kenneth was sleepwalking when he committed the crime, he should not be held accountable.

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    Sources & Further Reading
    [Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker]
    [Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman]
    R. v. Parks (C.A.), 1990 CanLII 6954 (ON CA)
    R. v. Parks, 1992 CanLII 78 (SCC), [1992] 2 SCR 871
    [CanLII Connects - R v Parks Case Brief]
    [Sleep Driving and Sleep Killing | Psychology Today]
    [Sleepwalking Killers—And What They Tell Us About Sleep | Psychology Today]
    [The Curious Case of Kenneth Parks - YouTube]
    [(PDF) Homicidal Somnambulism: A Case Report]
    [(PDF) Pushing the Margins of Responsibility: Lessons from Parks’ Somnambulistic Killing]
    [Home - Canadian Sleep Society (CSS)]
    [Sleepwalking Disorder Causes & Solutions - National Sleep Foundation]
    [While You Were Sleepwalking]
    [Automatism legal definition of automatism]
    [Sleepwalking - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic]
    [The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie 1997) - IMDb]
    [MACBETH, Act 5, Scene 1]
    [2 Jul 1988, 90 - The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
    [25 Apr 1997, 48 - Star-Phoenix at Newspapers.com]
    [6 Sep 1992, Page 11 - The Sydney Morning Herald at Newspapers.com]
    [5 Jan 1991, 77 - The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
    [22 Jun 2006, 17 - The Windsor Star at Newspapers.com]
    [4 Jul 1988, 21 - Edmonton Journal at Newspapers.com]
    [31 May 1988, 44 - Star-Phoenix at Newspapers.com]
    [31 May 1988, 5 - The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
    [26 May 1988, 3 - The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
    [24 Nov 1990, 22 - The Leader-Post at Newspapers.com]
    [Homicidal sleepwalking - Wikipedia]

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    Dark Poutine - Trailer

    Dark Poutine - Trailer

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

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    The Murder of Cst. Catherine Campbell - Sex, Lies and Surveillance Video (NS)

    The Murder of Cst. Catherine Campbell - Sex, Lies and Surveillance Video (NS)

    Episode 114 - On the morning of September 11, 2015, off-duty Truro, Nova Scotia police constable, Catherine Campbell, went to a Halifax bar to wind down after a tough work week. She was looking forward to a visit with an old friend that weekend but never got to see her. Catherine was murdered that night and left underneath a Halifax bridge by her killer.



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    R. v. Garnier, 2016 NSPC 86 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 102 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 238 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 239 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 259 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 338 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 339 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 341 (CanLII),
    R. v Garnier, 2018 NSSC 196 (CanLII),
    TIMELINE [A complete look at the Crown’s case against Christopher Garnier  | Globalnews.ca]
    [Catherine Campbell: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
    [Catherine Campbell death a homicide | Local | News | SaltWire]
    [Truro Police Service - Home | Facebook]
    [Stellarton Fire Department - Our Crew]
    [Home - Stellarton]
    [Goodreads - Roll Up the Rim by Leo McKay Jr.]
    [Stellarton - Wikipedia]
    [HRP News | Halifax.ca]
    [Holland College | Atlantic Police Academy]
    [Christopher Garnier Court Exhibit 2 | Watch News Videos Online]
    [Christopher Garnier Court Exhibit 1 | Watch News Videos Online]

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    The Okanagan Oddity - Ogopogo (BC)

    The Okanagan Oddity - Ogopogo (BC)

    Episode 113 - This week Mike and Scott present some lighter fare in the form of a mystery that has persisted for generations surrounding a mysterious creature said to inhabit the waters of Lake Okanagan. Sightings of the serpent like cryptid called Opopogo or in Salish, n'ha-a-itk, continue to this day without an accepted scientific explanation for the phenomenon.

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    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Okanagan Nation Alliance – ałi kwu_swiwi-numtax, ałi kwu_suknaqinx, ałi axa/ L/tmxwula/xw.]
    [Is Ogopogo real?  Incredible sightings in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada!]
    [Extended interview with legend hunter about Ogopogo | Watch News Videos Online]
    [‘It was like a giant snake’: Did Kelowna man capture video of Ogopogo?  | Globalnews.ca]
    [RAW VIDEO: David Halbauer says he saw Ogopogo | Watch News Videos Online]
    2011 [Possible Ogopogo sighting? - YouTube]
    2018 [OGOPOGO SIGHTING July 10, 2018 cryptid - YouTube]
    [Ogopogo - Wikipedia]
    [Ogopogo: Canada’s Loch Ness Monster | Live Science]
    [Cryptomundo » Ogopogo Photo Reward]
    [Kelowna, BC, Canada - Ogopogo Lake Monster]
    [The legendary Ogopogo lake monster, caught on video | Fox News]
    [Lake Monsters: Ogopogo, Canadian Lake Monster]
    [Ogopogo - Mythical Cryptid Lake Monster | Mythology.net]
    [Stories of Ogopogo]
    [Ogopogo the Chameleon | Skeptical Inquirer]
    [Videos – Red Earth Uncovered]
    [Legend of Ogopogo in the Okanagan Valley | Tourism Kelowna]
    [Ogopogo – Okanagan Okanogan]
    [36 Times Ep.32 East Meets West | Podbean]
    [ogopogo | Mysterious Universe]
    [Buy Canada #1292 - Ogopogo  (1990) 39¢ | Arpin Philately]
    [Susan Louisa Moir Allison - Wikipedia]
    [A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections of Susan Allison by Margaret A. Ormsby]
    [People are Seeing Something: A Survey of Lake Monsters in the United States and Canada eBook: Denver Michaels: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store]
    [Syilx - Wikipedia]
    [“The Ogo-Pogo” Harry Fay (as George Berry) YouTube]
    [Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra [Ogo Pogo - YouTube]
    [Legendary giant sturgeon caught on British Columbia’s Fraser River | Watch News Videos Online]
    [Beyond Loch Ness aka “Loch Ness Terror”]
    [Beyond Loch Ness trailer - YouTube]
    [“Ogopogo” Now Has a Price in His Head]
    [Ogopogo protector passes on | News | kelownadailycourier.ca]

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

Lougallops ,

Loved #115

I had studied this case while in college for my BA in psyche. Fascinating. So glad you shared your experiences as well.
My daughter was a sleep walker too. She peed in the waste basket at her Dad’s house when she was a little kid. She talked in her sleep a lot and would be upset when she woke up in the living room, thinking I’d put her down there on the couch to sleep. I had a friend who walk outside in his sleep. I remember him telling me that the feeling of the gravel driveway on his bare feet woke him once. It’s crazy being human.
Great show. Great content as always and smart conversations. Love you guys.

lmahadevan ,

Yikes!

Episode 114 made my head explode. The arrogance & audacity of the killer was hard to take. Love you guys!

DaliaLove ,

One of my favorites

I’ve been looking for a new true crime podcast to listen to and stumbled upon Dark Poutine and decided to give it a try and I’m glad I did! The hosts are great and definitely have that Canadian charm

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