Synopses & Reviews
Here are Canada's haunted houses, ghosts and poltergeists, weird visions of the past and improbable visions of the future, and assurances that there is life after death. included are more than 175 accounts of such events and experiences told mainly by the witnesses themselves -- Canadians from all walks of life and all parts of the country.
Some of the stories are classics. Others are little known. About one-third of the accounts have never before appeared in print. This fascinating, scary book brings together the most notable stories from the archives of John Robert Columbo, Canada's "Mr. Mystery," who is known for his many paranormal collections, including Ghost Stories of Canada, Haunted Toronto, Ghost Stories of Ontario, and Strange But True. Whatever your views are about the supernatural and the paranormal -- skeptic, believer, middle-of-the-road -- this huge collection of stories filled with thrills and chills will cause you to wonder about the nature of human life and the afterlife.
"This is fun reading whether you believe in ghosts or not. All you need is an open mind and a flashlight to follow the ghostly trail." Chronicle-Herald, The
"...it's possible to dip into this book at any point and find an interesting tale of someone's experience with the inexplicable." Linda Turk
This huge collection of stories filled with thrills and chills brings together the most notable stories from the archives of John Robert Colombo, Canada's "Mr. Mystery," and will cause you to wonder about the nature of human life and the afterlife.
About the Author
High on the Big Stone Heart is a collection of colourful, insightful essays that explore the new realities of Northwestern Ontario, in particular Thunder Bay and the north shore of Lake Superior. Wilkins, having personal experience with influences that shape the lives of northerners, skillfully reveals the new faces of the North, including, among others, Brenda Small, a Native feminist and a progressive voice in education; Graham Kardash and his high-tech paleo-DNA lab; and the five Staal brothers, the champagne toast of the modern NHL.
Experience Wilkins's timely, often humorous forays into the more traditional fascinations of the area: boatbuilding, boreal forests, the massive rocky terrain, caribou herds, and the north "coast" of Lake Superior, with its historic village life and mysteries. Follow the writer into the mystique of the wilderness and out onto the Trans-Canada Pipeline, one of the world"s foremost (but least known) viewing sites for wildlife.
Charles Wilkins taught creative writing from 1980 to 2007 at the University of Manitoba, Lakehead University, Red River College, and Yukon College. He is the author of 11 books, including Walk to New York and The Circus at the End of the Earth. He lives in Thunder Bay.