Unsolved Canadian Mysteries
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Unsolved Canadian MysteriesOct 31, 2023
#22 - The Possession of Barbe Hallay
In our twenty-second episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss Canada's oldest documented case of demonic possession, the story of Barbe Hallay of 1660.
Barbe Hallay would find employment at Beauport, New France (outside modern-day Quebec City) as a teenager. However, not long after getting her position there, a man knocked on the door, requesting her hand in marriage. His name was Daniel Vuil.
Although only 13, Hallay was old enough to consent to wedding proposals, and declined Vuil's offer. This enraged Vuil, and the story goes that he would leave the property, return home and summon demons from the depths of hell to terrorize Hallay into loving him.
This story contains some early famous high-profile Canadians, gruesome murders, spirits, demons, and a mother's love.
Come check it out for our Halloween Special!
#21 - The Curse of the Lost Lemmon Mine
In our twenty-first episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss The Lost Lemmon Mine.
In 1870, Joe Lemmon and Blackjack were prospecting near the North Saskatchewan River not far from Calgary, Alberta. They would find gold placer deposits along the shoreline, and quickly found the primary gold vein. After mining the gold, and filling what bags they could, they settled in for the night. When the sun rose the next morning, Blackjack was dead and Lemmon fled the camp in terror.
When Lemmon arrived back to civilization, he had the gold ore assessed and discovered he had brought back around $27,000 worth of gold and ore. That is around $700,000 today. A second prospecting party was created, but time and time again, something would happen that prevented them from finding their gold -- thus, the Curse of the Lost Lemmon Mine began.
Come listen to a story filled with gold-seeking adventurers, unexplained murders, ghosts, and a flood in 2005 that might have found clues to solving the whole thing.
#20 - The Mad Trapper of Sheslay
In our twentieth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss The Mad Trapper Of Sheslay.
Michael Oros, or The Mad Trapper Of Sheslay, moved to Alaska in an attempt to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. After finding the conditions in Fairbanks too desolate, he moved south, into northern British Columbia to the abandoned mining village of Sheslay.
As time passed, Oros became more and more isolated from the world, and became more and more paranoid. He began writing about "sneak arounds" that would follow him in the shadows, and about “torture druggers,” who experimented and poisoned him.
Over several decades, Oros went from being a nuisance to a menace, but it was the disappearance of a fellow recluse, ex-Nazi Gunther Lishy, that got the police's attention. As Oros became more violent, his actions devolved further and further away from a person, and more into a monster.
Come listen to a story that is sure to make you sit up and wonder what happened that day on March 19, 1985.
#19 - The Bell Island Boom
In our nineteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss The Bell Island Boom.
Right before noon on Sunday, April 2, 1978, a massive explosion rocked a small mining island in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Bickford family farm had exploded. Within days, military officials from Canada, Russia, and the USSR descended onto the island to investigate. Also spotted were two "men in black" from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
What exploded that day in Bell Island? Does it have anything to do with the island being the most haunted island in Canada? Or does it have to do with the mining? Or maybe the mysterious sky quakes happened a few months prior? Come listen and find out!
#18 - The Disappearance of Nick and Lisa Masee
In our eighteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss The Disappearance of Nick and Lisa Masee. The Masse's disappeared from their North Vancouver home on August 11, 1994. Nick was a former banker with the BMO, and was known for his dealings on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, the "scam capital of the world". However, he had recently left BMO to start a new career at Turbodyne Technologies. The night before their disappearance, Nick and Lisa were to meet with a potential investor of Turbodyne Technologies, but they never showed up for their dinner reservations. What happened that night, and what happened to the Masees? Does it have something to do with organized crime, the witness protection program or a sudden and mysterious trip to the Cayman Island a few months earlier? Come listen and find out!
#17 - The Baldoon Mystery
In our seventeeth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss The Baldoon Mystery. This story is a famous story out of Ontario in the former community of Baldoon. The McDonald family would move onto the property to start a life of their own, only for unexplained paranormal happenings to start occurring. After a botched exorcism, and a fire that burned down the house, John McDonald was all out of ideas... that is until a traveller came into town.
#16 - What Happened to Ronald Bax?
In our sixteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss Ronald Bax, who shot and killed Krystal Senyk on March 1st, 1992. Following the murder, Bax disappeared and has been missing for over thirty years. Various theories exist as to what happened to him, from taking his own life to starting a new life under the fake name of Barry Spencer Clark.
Additional information about the murder can be read in the upcoming book "I Got a Name - The Murder of Krystal Senyk" by Eliza Robertson and Myles Dolphin.
#15 - The Legend of the Wendigo
In our fifteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the famous Canadian legend of the Wendigo. While most people have heard of the Wendigo, this episode digs deeper into the legend and discusses historical accounts of the creatures. One of the stories includes that of the famous Wendigo killer jack Fiddler, who was charged with murder in 1907 for killing somebody who was transforming into a Wendigo.
#14 - The Mystery of The Sherman Murders
In our fourteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the mysterious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman in 2017. Once the 15th wealthiest people in Canada, they were found dead in their mansion. From botched police investigations, bad blood within the family, and two very strange statues, this unsolved mystery comes with a $35 million pricetag for whoever can solve it.
#13 - The Falcon Lake Incident
In our thirteenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the strange 1967 encounter Stephen Michalak had while prospecting for silver at Falcon Lake, Manitoba. What he saw that day left him with permanent injuries and brought various military and aerospace experts to the small community. What did he see? Or did he see anything at all? The truth is out there.
#12 - The Vampires of Wilno, Ontario
In our twelfth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman debate the claims made by Jan Perkowski in their 1972 report, "Vampires, dwarves and witches among the Ontario Kashubs". This report discusses the various vampiric creatures that terrorized the community of Wilno, the ways to identify them, and the ways to destroy them. Since 1972, the town has vehemently denied these stories. But are they fact, or fiction? Kenton decided to make a few calls, and the answer will surprise you.
#11 - The Haunting of St. Henry's Kronsberg Cemetery
Happy Halloween everybody!
#10 - The Tunnel Monster of Cabbagetown
In our tenth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the Tunnel Monster of Cabbagetown. In 1978, Ernest saw this mysterious creature in the tunnels below Toronto -- and then it spoke!
44 years later, the mystery is unsolved. Was it an Indigenous legend come to life, an illusion of a drunken man or something more sinister? Come learn all about it - PLUS an exclusive Unsolved Canadian Mysteries interview with somebody who met Ernest all those years ago.
#9 - The Trial of Mary Smith
In our ninth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the murder of Frank Smith on May 20, 1935, the subsequent multiple trials of his wife Mary Smith, and the disturbing visions that haunted her afterward. The research for this episode was done by Melanie Cole of melaniecole.com
#8 - The Assassination of Peter Verigin
In our eighth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the death of Peter "The Lordly" Verigin. Verigin was a Russian philosopher whose ideology was so extreme that it got him and his fellow Doukhobors kicked out of Russia. They came to Canada to start a new life, only to find a lot of new problems -- ones that to this day, the RCMP are still investigating.
#7 - The Oak Island Treasure
In our seventh episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss Oak Island, Nova Scotia, and the supposed treasure buried there. Six people have died trying to get this treasure, with wide-ranging theories of what it might be, including English gold, French jewels, the secret writings of William Shakespeare, or perhaps even something biblical.
#6 - The Disappearance of Tamra Keepness
In our sixth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the July 5, 2004 disappearance of Tamra Jewel Keepness from her home in Regina, Saskatchewan. We go over testimony from the people in the house, the police and review the possibilities of what may have happened that night.
#5 - The Martensville Nightmare
This episode contains mature content. In our fifth episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss a Satanic sex cult that terrorized a small Saskatchewan community in the early 1990s, and what we think was really behind the infamous "Martensville Nightmare".
#4 - The Quebec City Witch
#3 - The Marysburgh Vortex
In our third episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the strange events that occur in Lake Ontario near in Canada's very own Bermuda Triangle.
Also, for anybody curious, Ogopogo is in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. However, Bessie does live in Lake Erie, Ontario.
#2 - The Beheadings of Nahanni National Park
In our second episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman celebrate Halloween by discussing the frequent beheadings of people who visit Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada in the Northwest Territories.
This episode covers several ongoing cold cases, so if you have any information about what is happening, please contact the authorities.
#1 - The Disappearance of Granger Taylor
In our very first episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman discuss the disappearance of Granger Taylor on November 29, 1980.
We realized after recording that we mistook his name as Taylor Granger, not Granger Taylor, so we apologize for that. Going forward Kenton will do his homework better.