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This piece is a compilation of four videos on legendary prehistoric monsters in Canada which have already been published on this channel.

0:00:00 – Introduction
0:02:37 – The Monster of Partridge Creek
0:36:13 – Mammoth Legends from Canada
1:15:11 – Living Cavemen in Canada
1:39:20 – Prehistoric Monsters of the Nahanni Valley

Thanks for watching! If you’d like to support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook format:
https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

In this video, we explore traditional First Nations ‘Little People’ legends from across Canada, from the Maritimes to Vancouver Island.

0:00:00 – First Nations ‘Little People’ Legends
0:01:21 - Mikumwess of the Canadian Maritimes
0:06:33 - Little People of the Canadian Shield
0:09:42 - The Dwarves of Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba
0:12:25 - The Mimikiwisiwak of Northern Manitoba
0:16:40 - The Wihcikosisak of Northern Manitoba
0:17:37 - The Dwarfs of Northern Saskatchwan
0:18L37 - The Memegweciwug of the Canadian Prairies
0:25:28 - The Elfs of the Rocky Mountains
0:30:14 - Dwarfs in Shuswap Tradition
0:33:13 - The Dwarves of Thompson Tradition
0:34:56 - The Dwarfs of Carrier Legend
0:37:35 - The Tson-Te-Rotana of the Yukon River
0:39:06 - The Elves of Vancouver Island

OTHER ‘LITTLE PEOPLE’ VIDEOS on this channel:

Elves from the North Pole: More Than a Fairytale?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIzWa5CUFHs&ab_channel=HammersonPeters

Little People of the High Arctic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSdhlnFdocw&ab_channel=HammersonPeters

Elves, Dwarves, Fairies, and Goblins in Canadian Settler Folklore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VCmN2LbLQM&ab_channel=HammersonPeters

Legends of Prince Edward Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB-Og-eDENM&ab_channel=HammersonPeters

In this series, we explore the archives of the late Gary Mangiacopra, one of the most prolific collectors of strange stories in the world.

Disclaimer: This video was made with the assistance of A.I. technology.

0:00:00 – Title Sequence
0:00:50 – Exhibit 2: Box 2, Folder 38, Item 1
0:01:50 – Mutant Humans
0:16:15 – Extraordinary Relationships Between Animals and Humans
0:32:20 – Can Animals Predict Natural Disasters?

You can visit the free digital Gary Mangiacopra Archive here:
https://GaryMangiacopraArchive.com/

Are there alligators living in the Canadian wilderness? This incredible notion, ridiculous at first glance, seems to be supported by both native legends and eyewitness accounts. Join me as I explore the fascinating concept of Canadian alligators.

0:00:00 - Alligator in the Upper Ottawa River
0:02:16 - Alligator Escapees of Ottawa, Ontario
0:04:00 - Hapyxelor
0:05:05 - Pal-Rai-Yuk
0:07:36 - The Sea Crocodile of Lynn Canal
0:08:39 - Black Alligators of Pitt Lake
0:10:12 - Other Canadian Alligators

I’m now hosting videos for an up-and-coming YouTube channel called ‘True Tales of Buried Treasure’, which presents true stories of lost bonanzas, buried Civil War gold, sunken pirate loot, and other classic treasure stories from the United States and around the world. To check out this channel, please check out the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/@True-Tales-of-Buried-Treasure

In this video, we take a ghostly tour through Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada’s most haunted town.

0:00:00 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
0:01:47 - The War of 1812
0:04:30 - Isaac Brock and Sophia Shaw
0:06:02 - The Battle of Queenston Heights
0:09:30 - Brockamour Manor
0:10:44 - The Battle of Fort George
0:12:42 - The Ghosts of Fort George
0:16:03 - Ghosts of the Olde Angel Inn
0:23:20 - The Breckenridge-Hawley Estate
0:24:25 - The Old Courthouse
0:26:32 - The Prince of Wales Hotel
0:28:47 - The Royal George Theatre

This video is dedicated to the memory of my good friend, co-producer, and fellow creator, Dan Chomistek. May he rest in peace.

In this series, we explore the archives of the late Gary Mangiacopra, one of the most prolific collectors of strange stories in the world.

Disclaimer: This video was made with the assistance of A.I. technology.

0:00:00 – Title Sequence
0:00:49 - Exhibit 1: Box 1, Folder 33
0:01:41 - The Legend Begins: First Cluster – 1939
0:13:51 - Return of the Glawackus: Second Cluster – 1954-1959
0:18:20 - The Year of Glawackus Glory – 1959
0:26:56 - State Official Scoffers vs. Concerned Citizens
0:32:21 - The Granby Panther, Memory Lingers: Third Sightings Cluster: 1960-1967
0:42:03 - Possible Identification of Connecticut’s Mysterious Felines

You can visit the free digital Gary Mangiacopra Archive here:
https://garymangiacopraarchive.com/

In this video, we delve into the story of the Mug-Wump, or “Tessie,” an aquatic monster said to haunt Lake Temiskaming, Ontario, not far from the storied mining town of Cobalt.

0:00:00 - The Mysteries of Cobalt
0:00:55 - The Shadow of the Cross
0:03:22 - The Musical Cabin
0:4:06 - The Hudson’s Bay Expedition of 1686
0:07:07 - The Memegwesi
0:09:51 - Devil’s Rock
0:13:14 - The Mug-Wump
0:15:10 - Voyageur Encounters
0:16:13 - Kate Ardtree’s Testimony
0:17:17 - Account of a Tugboat Captain
0:18:09 - Sighting Near Devil’s Rock
0:19:15 - Sighting from the Matabanick Hotel
0:19:54 - Ice Fishermen’s Reports
0:22:18 - Mary Peeper’s Self-Expose
0:25:22 - What is the Mug-Wump?

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my new book ‘Mysteries of Canada: Volume IV’, which is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://mysteriesofcanada.com/alberta/mysteries-of-canada-volume-iv/

In this video, we take a look at traditional Cree and Ojibwa tales of wild giants set in the wilderness of the Canadian Shield, and in a string of sightings of a very peculiar yellow-headed wildman in the bush outside Cobalt, Ontario, whom local legend has christened “Old Yellow Top”.

0:00:00 - The Canadian Shield
0:02:34 - The Fat Boy and the Giants With No Hearts
0:06:13 - Mistapewak
0:07:02 - Wild Man of the Woods
0:08:00 - Hairy Hearts
0:08:43 - Cobalt, Ontario
0:10:12 - 1906 Sighting
0:11:06 - 1923 Sighting
0:12:35 - 1946 Sighting
0:14:09 - 1970 Sighting
0:16:27 - Marked Hominids

My new book, ‘Mysteries of Canada: Volume IV’, is now available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format. To get a copy for yourself, or for a friend or family member, please check out the link below:
https://mysteriesofcanada.com/alberta/mysteries-of-canada-volume-iv/

Please help me rescue Gary Mangiacopra's Archive.
PayPal: [email protected]

This video contains excerpts from Andrew Wakefield's 2016 documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe."

0:00:00 - Stephen Hooker
0:00:25 - Dr. Andrew Wakefield's Account
0:01:47 - Del Bigtree's Experience
0:03:04 - Billy Tommey
0:09:23 - Yates Hazlehurst
0:10:24 - Ian Reed
0:11:23 - Michaela Blaxill
0:13:09 - Temple Ealey
0:17:15 - Anonymous Testimonies

From the Ojibwa legend of the Memegwesi to imported pixie folklore, the Canadian province of Ontario is home to tales of little mysterious men and women who live in the wilderness and at the border of civilization. In this video, we take a look at three subscriber encounters with little people in Ontario, and their connections with fairies and goblins of provincial folklore.

0:00:00 – Little People in Canada
0:01:14 - J.R. Lucas’s Experience
0:02:59 - Tricksters, Smallfoot, and Bancroft’s Cannibal Cabin
0:06:10 - The Memegwesi
0:08:08 - Bob’s Experience in the Rouge National Urban Park
0:11:40 - Edward the Elf
Pixies and Fairies of Ontario

Huge thank you to J.R. Lucas, Bexx Korol, and Bob for sharing their stories.

Bancroft footage by J.R. Lucas:
https://www.CanadianCamo.ca

Port Perry Footage by Bexx Korol

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:
https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

In this video, we will take a look at some classic Canadian sea monster sightings which took place on the West Coast around the turn of the 20th Century.

0:00:00 – Legend of Sisiutl
0:00:26 - Sea Serpent of Howe Sound
0:03:42 - Sea Serpent off Haida Gwaii
0:06:28 - Sea Serpent off China Hat
0:08:18 - Sea Monster of the Johnstone Strait
0:10:45 - Sea Serpent Captured in the Yaculta Rapids

Ogopogo illustration by Hannah Parker:
https://www.HannahParkerArts.com/

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

0:00:00 – ‘Thunderbird Amongst the Algonkins’
0:01:38 – The Palliser and Hind Expeditions
0:03:43 - Cree Thunderbird Legends
0:05:25 - Thunderbird in Blackfoot Tradition
0:06:25 - Kootenay Thunderbird Legend
0:06:52 - Thunderbird in Ojibwa Legend

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

In this video, we explore old indigenous Canadian legends which seem to imply that primitive humans like Neanderthals or Denisovans may still exist in some remote corners of the Great White North.

0:00:00 - Legend of the Wildman
0:01:14 - Ivan Sanderson’s Wildman Classification System
0:02:41 - What are Neanderthals?
0:04:30 - The Chuchunaa and the Almas
0:06:25 - Neandertaloids, Marked Hominids, and Erectus Hominids
0:08:07 - Tema’ut: The Cavemen of Shuswap Country
0:10:29 - Woodland and Swampy Cree Legend of the Hairy-Breasts
0:11:55 - Plains Cree Legend of the Hairy Hearts
0:13:43 - Rocky Cree Legend of the Hairy-Heart People
0:17:04 - Nuk-Luk of the Nahanni Valley

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://mysteriesofcanada.com/bookshop/

In this video, we take a look at traditional Inuit and Dene beliefs regarding the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights.

The Canadian Maritimes are replete with stories of mysterious black dogs with glowing red eyes, evocative of the legendary Black Shuck, Barghest, or Grim English folklore. Are these creepy canines ‘hellhounds’, malicious fairies, omens of death, or something else entirely?

0:00:00 - Devil Dogs of English Folklore
0:00:50 – The Black Shuck of Bungay, Suffolk
0:03:28 - Black Dog Stories of English Folklore
0:07:23 - The Black Dog of Antigonish Harbour
0:10:59 - The Black Dog of Oak Island
0:14:26 - The Black Stag of Newfoundland
0:17:39 - The Giant Ghost Dog of Greysir Settlement, Manitoba

If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

In this video, we revisit the mysterious phenomenon of raining fish and frogs, and take a look at the unconventional theory that animal rain is caused by UFOs.

The courtroom transcript of the trial of Swift Runner, a Cree man convicted of killing and eating his wife and children in the winter of 1879, published here for the first time in 144 years.

0:00:00 – Introduction
0:03:21 - Opening Remarks by Magistrate Hugh Richardson
0:04:49 - Testimony of Kis-Sie-Koh-Way, Swift Runner’s Father-in-Law
0:07:36 - Testimony of George Washington Brazeau, NWMP interpreter
0:14:14 - Testimony of Inspector Severe Gagnon, Officer of the NWMP
0:17:03 - Testimony of Staff-Sergeant George Herchmer, Physician at Fort Saskatchewan
0:19:02 - Testimony of Superintendent William Drummer Jarvis, Prosecutor
0:20:03 - George Washington Brazeau Recalled
0:20:49 - Testimony of William Borwick
0:21:38 - Paper ‘A’ (Swift Runner’s Confession)
0:23:57 - Verdict and Sentencing

For my video on the Swift Runner case, please click the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuuwKxo5ESs

In this video, we explore tales of phantom carriages, ghost cars, spectral motorcycles, and other vehicular apparitions from Canada.
Special thank you my friend Bexx Korol for footage of the Ghost Road of Port Perry, Ontario.

0:00:00 - Telly Savalas’ Ghost Story
0:06:50 - Vehicular Apparitions in Canada
0:09:53 - The Haunted Car of Victoria, BC
0:11:16 - The Phantom Carriage of Cape Mabou, Nova Scotia
0:12:42 - The Ghost Car of Beacon Hill Park
0:13:58 - The Ghost Road of Port Perry
0:16:38 - The Phantom Train of Baudette, Minnesota
0:18:08 - Phantom Trains in Nova Scotia
0:20:13 - An Automobile from the Future?

One legend shared by cultures from all over the world contends that it is unwise to whistle at night. In this video, we take a look at several versions of this strange universal folktale native to Canada.

0:00:00 – A Universal Folktale
0:03:04 - An Imported Legend
0:03:54 - A Native Canadian Custom

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and mysteries, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

“The men who pioneered the Canadian Pacific Railway through British Columbia had many hair-breadth escapes from sudden death, and most of them attributed their survival to warnings, of one kind or another, they had received. Wherever a group of railway men gathered, sooner or later the conversation turned to this subject and around some of these true warnings have grown up legends that persist to this day.” – Julie C. Crawford, 1962

0:00:00 – Introduction
0:02:02 - The Phantom Voice
0:07:30 - The Mystery Gong
0:11:27 - Jack Ladner’s Pocket Watch

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and mystery, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:
https://mysteriesofcanada.com/bookshop/

Since at least the 1980s, various surveys conducted on the subject have revealed that roughly half of all Westerners believe they have been contacted by the spirit of someone who has died. In this video, we take a look at three such stories unique to the Great White North.

0:00:00 – Introduction
0:00:50 - Father’s Will
0:04:27 - My Unseen Companion
0:09:20 - Proof in Hand

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my non-fiction book on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:

https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

Since at least the days of Victorian paleontology, the Western mind has accepted the fact that the mammoth was contemporaneous with our caveman ancestors. Although most paleontologists believe that the last of those prehistoric pachyderms died near the end of the last ice age, a surprising number of native legends suggest that woolly mammoths survived in the Canadian wilderness well into the 19th Century, and perhaps beyond. In this video, we explore these traditional First Nations stories about living mammoths in Canada.

0:00:00 - Introduction
0:02:09 - A Relic of the Pliocene
0:06:27 - Mammoth Carcasses in the North
0:10:15 - The Mammoth in Dene Folklore
0:17:50 - Mammoths in the Arctic
0:20:30 - Cola F. Fowler’s Account
0:23:44 - Mammoth in the Stikine Valley
0:25:26 - David Thompson’s Discovery
0:28:49 - Alexander Ross’s Account
0:30:54 - Charlevoix’s Great Moose
0:34:16 - A Naskapi Legend

Executive Producer: Dan Chomistek
http://www.ChomistekFilms.com

Mammoth photos and artwork courtesy of J.R. at the Great Canadian Camouflage Company.
https://www.CanadianCamouflage.com/

Artwork by Emily Houghton
https://www.Instagram.com/Em_Houghton_Art/

Nahanni footage courtesy of ‘Secrets of Nahanni’
http://SecretsOfNahanni.com/

Toad River Hot Springs photos found at:
https://HotSpringsofBC.ca/Toad-River-Hot-Springs/

Labrador footage courtesy of Justin Barbour
https://www.youtube.com/@JustinBarbournlexplorer

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my books on Canadian history and folklore, which are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format:
https://MysteriesOfCanada.com/Bookshop/

In this piece, we explore one of Canada’s greatest urban legends – the tale of a Victorian thespian whose corpse is said to have made a ghastly voyage of 2,000 miles to the very spot at which he had hoped to be buried.

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video and would like to help support this channel, please check out my non-fiction books on Canadian history and folklore, which you can find online here:

https://mysteriesofcanada.com/bookshop/

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I'm a Western Canadian writer, carver, and fiddler with a passion for history and the unexplained.