Ghost stories are found in every
corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, and no one knows them better than
storyteller and folklorist Dale Jarvis. In this collection of ghostly tales,
Jarvis introduces you to old legends, including spectral Viking longships, encounters
with ghostly ferrymen, and strange voices on the trapline, while exploring
classic elements of local folklore such as tokens and premonitions, bad weather
lights, and the Old Hag herself. In addition to historical tales, you will also
come face to face with some of the province’s eeriest urban legends, from the
mysterious Red Eyes of Glovertown, to the chilling west coast Webber, to the
Phantom Drummer of Conception Bay North.
With leaping witches, dancing
devils, phantom locomotives, and even a ghostly kitten or two, there is no
mistaking that you are exploring truly haunted ground. Welcome to Newfoundland
and Labrador—a place so steeped in history and tradition that some inhabitants
never, ever, want to leave.