Tag Archives: Nanaimo

October 23rd Reading at Bolen Books in Victoria

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UFO: Downtown Nanaimo Vancouver Island – June 30 2014

These videos were captured last summer on my super-awesome iPhone 4. Truthfully, I still really like the simplicity and size of the old iPhone, it’s just not the camera you want to have with you if super-bizarre shit starts to … Continue reading

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Unhallowed Sport

While doing some research for the museum, I came across this gem from the November 1, 1894 edition of the Nanaimo Free Press. As far as I know, this may be the earliest mention of the word Halloween in the paper: The youthful … Continue reading

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Haunted Locations on Vancouver Island

My new book The Haunting of Vancouver Island is now available. Many of these stories are told in full, complete with images.

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The Origin of Fire: A Nanaimo First Nations Ghost Story

This is a short First Nations ghost story taken from Franz Boas’ 1895 text, Indian Myths and Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America, which was translated from German by Dietrich Bertz. The city of Nanaimo – where I live – … Continue reading

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