Atlantic Canada is home to a unique blend of multicultural folktales, legends and mysteries. Perhaps nowhere else is the richness of belief in the supernatural, long a staple of our founding peoples, such an important part of our history and culture. Long-time ghost hunter and author Darryll Walsh documents the many stories and legends from around the Atlantic region. He provides startling new information about Oak Island, site of one of the longest running treasure hunts in history, where many believe a fortune in stolen booty buried by pirates still exists.
Walsh delves into the magical world of fairies and recounts the tales of a terrifying assortment of creatures that forestry workers have encountered in our woods. He charts the course of phantom ships that travel along our coasts and inland seas, doomed to sail on forever. Discover how our own version of Bigfoot once terrorized Viking settlers in Newfoundland, and may still be shocking unwary hikers to this day.
There are tales of the Devil himself, who has travelled this region luring men into mortal games of cards where the stakes are unreasonably high. Moreover, there are stories about demons, banshees, hairy bipeds, goblins, devil hounds, splinter cats, gumberoo, shagamaw, glawackus, loup-garu, werewolves, sea serpents, will-o-the-wisp, and jack-o-lanterns.
Legends and Monsters of Atlantic Canada is an exciting assortment of historical and contemporary legends with creatures that will chill the bones of even the most jaded reader. Parapsychologist Darryll Walsh has brought together for the first time a wide range of Atlantic Canada’s mysterious beings, creatures of the night, historical mysteries, and urban legends, many not seen before in print.
Proclaimed “Canada’s Ghost Hunter” by the Ottawa Citizen, Darryll Walsh is a lecturer at the Nova Scotia Community College and host of the popular television series Shadow Hunter on the Space Channel. Incorrigibly curious since childhood, he has spent most of his life in pursuit of the mysterious and unknown and is the bestselling author of Ghosts of Nova Scotia (see page 7) and Ghost Waters: Canada’s Haunted Seas and Shores (see page 19), also published by Pottersfield Press.