St. John’s is one of the oldest cities in North America and is found in Newfoundland and Labrador on the coast of Canada. St. John’s is said to be THE most haunted city in Canada. There are numerous historic locations here with a haunted reputation and we are going to look at several of them. Join me as I explore the history and hauntings of St. John’s! The Moment in Oddity features Birmingham’s Balloon Parade and This Month in History features Jim Thorpe born.
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Love all the episodes! Was caught off guard when I heard my own eulogy! Thanks Mort! I don’t want to tangle with any pitchforks!
I know, most people are shocked to find they are being buried – lol! Glad you enjoyed it!
Excellent show! I was pointed to this podcast by a friend; it was nice to see our old and isolated city featured (I moved to St. John’s a couple of years ago after growing up in the southern US and doing some time in Alberta).
Some more interesting bits of information:
NL has its own “language” thanks to its diverse settlement history (https://www.heritage.nf.ca/dictionary/). There are obvious Irish/English and a bit of French influences in there (you will also readily be reminded that it’s “new-fin-LAND” and “lab-ra-DOR”).
I believe 290 Duckworth is still vacant but 288 (right next door and also creepy) is now a hip new geek-themed pub that I and others frequent (https://www.facebook.com/pg/geekspublichouse/). The architecture has been preserved with a few geeky “upgrades”. I haven’t seen any hauntings yet but I’ll keep an eye out (I think that the D&D room is most likely to see someone/something).
Glad you enjoyed the episode Dan! Thank you for the additional information! I’ll share it with the listeners. Keep it spooky!