Haunting Power of Light: When Brightness Becomes a Nightmare
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by Jim Dean
6M ago
There are a lot of people who are scared of the dark. As Haunted Walk storytellers, we often use this to our advantage: taking guests down into spooky dark tunnels, leading tours late into the evening, wearing dark cloaks and carrying lanterns. However, there are moments when the dread of bright light surpasses our apprehension of the dark. In this article, we will delve into several instances that might make you reconsider your desire to keep the lights on. Light Phobias & Sensitivities You find yourself meticulously applying sunscreen, donning long sleeves even in the scorching sum ..read more
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5 Attractions with Hidden Human Remains
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by Jim Dean
1y ago
What could be a more convincing prop than a real human skeleton? All around the world, there are attractions that have made use of real skulls, skeletons, and other human body parts – some without even realizing it! Here are five attractions containing real human remains you can visit. Disneyland, California - Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Pirates of the Caribbean, Disneyland, California When Disneyland first opened it quickly became a favourite vacation destination for families worldwide. To keep up with the success, park Imagineers began expanding the offerings with new and thrilling ride ..read more
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Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper
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by Jim Dean
1y ago
If you go walking at dusk in the woods near the Dungarvon River – beware. The terrifying screams of the ghost they call “the Whooper” can still be heard deep within the New Brunswick forests of the Miramichi Highlands. Often told around the campfire, the legend of the Dungarvon Whooper (pronounced hooper), has been passed down from one generation to the next. The Dungarvon River Logging Camps The Dungarvon River flows through central New Brunswick, meandering down towards the Renous River and then further along into the Miramichi River. The area surrounding the waters is covered in thick ..read more
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Toronto’s Flying Jellyfish
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by Jim Dean
1y ago
Toronto Jellyfish - UFO Sightings Daily What would be your first thought if I told you that there have been sightings of a “mysterious floating jellyfish” in Toronto? A new fish tank at the Ripley’s Aquarium? Perhaps the Royal Ontario Museum has welcomed another travelling exhibit? On April 12, 2012, a witness reported that they had seen what looked to be a giant jellyfish swimming through the sky above Toronto. “This thing came down from above the clouds, slowly descending for about a minute before I began filming,” said the witness, who posted their home video of the Jellyfish on the UF ..read more
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Creepy Cocktails for Halloween & Other Spooky Occasions
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
There is no better time of year to enjoy a spooky cocktail than around the Halloween Season! Each October, the Haunted Walk’s mixologist, Dan Davies (follow on Twitter & IG) suggests fun and creepy creations to help get you in the spirit of the season – or enjoyed at any time throughout the year.  2021 Cocktails The Xenomorph This Halloween season we’re going to be exploring cocktails and horror films every Friday night, using Jason Ward’s “Chilling Cocktails: Classic Cocktails with a Horrifying Twist” (Thunder Bay Press, 2021) as both a guide and a source of inspiration. For e ..read more
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Buying & Selling Haunted Objects
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
If you saw a “haunted object” listed for sale, would you: run away screaming or immediately pull out your credit card & select next day shipping? If you chose the latter, you will be happy to learn that there is a whole industry popping up online where people buy and sell supposedly haunted objects to curious purchasers. On the other hand, if you would rather run from haunted objects, you may find the existence of these web pages especially frightening. Purchasing haunted objects online has become so popular that many of the most well-known commerce sites, like eBay and Etsy, have spec ..read more
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The Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence River
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
The Village of Moulinette slowly turns into an island after the flooding of St. Lawrence River in July of 1958. Lost Villages Historical Society Mysterious flooded cities, hiding just below the water’s surface, have intrigued storytellers and researchers around the world for centuries. Whether it’s the quest to find the lost civilization of Atlantis, or searching lakes for signs of ancient human inhabitation, we’re fascinated by communities sunken into a watery grave. Many people, even locals, are unaware that southeastern Ontario has its own collection of hidden treasures, entire communitie ..read more
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The Stone Tape Theory
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
Why are some places haunted and not others? Why is there more activity associated with one location and not another? Why do different people, from completely different backgrounds, or even time periods, often share the same experiences at the same location? Whether using strict scientific experiments or other forms of sensory research, many people have suggested theories about the paranormal to answer some of those burning questions. For nearly two centuries many have explored an explanation that we now call the “Stone Tape Theory” or residual hauntings. Often linked with place-memory, the ..read more
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Toronto’s Haunted Secret Tunnels
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
Countless horror movies have taken place underground, fuelling many people’s nightmares of being trapped below the surface unable to reach daylight. There is something about the dark and tight passageways far from the open sky that simultaneously intrigues and horrifies us. Even for people living in the city, the draw of the underground inspires countless urban mystery seekers who want to unravel the secrets of these mysterious caverns. Hidden beneath the feet of the nearly six million people who live in the greater Toronto area is a series of secret tunnels. They provide passage for origi ..read more
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Haunting of Scarborough’s Old Finch Avenue Bridge
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by Jim Dean
2y ago
You are driving through a sleepy Scarborough suburb on the eastern edge of the urban sprawl. Not too far from the Toronto Zoo, you’re leaving the residential houses behind and coming upon a deep and dark forest. The views around you have completely changed: suddenly the glass and concrete are gone, now replaced by dense trees and brush. The road is narrowing, the traffic congestion quieting, the air becoming still. The trees hug the shoulders of the road and create an impenetrable canopy where only hints of moonlight shine through. The lone streetlight illuminates a contemporary traffic li ..read more
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