Yukon Paranormal Stories

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    Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Frank Flavin

    Alaska Haunting

    Wherever your travels take you, there is bound to be a place that has a ghost living in the shadows. England has the ghastly Tower of London, Romania has the mysterious Hoia Baciu forest, Japan has the eerie Hanging Ruins... Just over the border ... Read more

    Oct. 29, 2015

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    Chance of a Ghost

    Claude Turcotte was the father of my two younger kids, Josh and Sophie Turcotte, also Dad to then-toddlers Geordie MacInnis and Lee Robitaille. He was my partner, lover and frenemy from 1979 to 1988, when his shenanigans became too much for me... Read more

    Oct. 29, 2015

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    Not your usual ghost

    I had never believed in ghosts, but after that hot summer’s day in 1987, I could never be certain again. The idea of a moaning, translucent, hovering ghost remains just the stuff of lazy Hollywood screenwriters. What I experienced was, well, I... Read more

    Oct. 22, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Canada Post

    Mrs. Gideon's Ghost

    Anne Morgan got more than she bargained for when she and Jamie Toole decided to buy and restore the historic Caribou Hotel in Carcross. "We didn't know it was haunted when we bought it. We're pretty aware of it now, though," she says. Read more

    Oct. 15, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01

    Building Intuition

    “I don’t really believe in that stuff,” a coworker says, when I ask if he’s ever had his tarot read. A year ago I might have said something similar. I wouldn’t have been telling the whole truth, though, because at that point I had neither figured... Read more

    Oct. 01, 2015

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    Apocalypse When?

    Call me a skeptic, a cynic, I don’t care. Heck, go the distance and call me a heretic, if you wish. Truth is, I don’t believe in the Zombie Apocalypse. Or the Four Horsemen variety, for that matter. It’s not that I harbour illusions about ... Read more

    Sep. 03, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTOS: Tim Green

    E.T. Call P.C.

    During my daily walks with the dogs in the woods between Porter Creek and the college, I can’t help noticing long straight corridors cut through the trees. At first, I naturally assumed these were the Whitehorse equivalent of the lines on the Nazca.. Read more

    Aug. 13, 2015

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    June 12

    Jickling’s Jabberings: Monolith Moments

    At the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction classic, the audience is introduced to a group of apes at the exact moment when they transcend their ape-ness, and give birth to humanity. Read more

    Jun. 12, 2014

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    Sharing the Supernatural

    Lorraine Bretlyn and the Yukon UFO hotline If you’ve ever seen a strange light slip across the Yukon sky, or heard a mechanical buzz in the middle of a dark forest, don’t worry: you are not alone. Read more

    Apr. 24, 2014

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    Mystic Mojo

    Paranormal is normal. Everybody is psychic — some just a little more than others. That might sound untrue, but one must understand that, if interested, one’s psychic abilities can be developed. Read more

    Apr. 10, 2014

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    Hunt or be Hunted

    Would you be ready to fend for yourself if the undead filled the streets? If you haven't thought about it yet, you're already behind. But that's okay, because Whitehorse resident Christi Mathews is throwing a party that will have you zombified. Read more

    Feb. 06, 2014

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    Zombie Apocalypse? The Yukon is the Place to Be

    Have you been kept awake at night by the threat of a zombie apocalypse? The interesting question isn't what will happen to the world, but how will the Yukon fare? Read more

    Dec. 19, 2013

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    Evidence Inconclusive, But the Place is Still Freaky

    "I became interested in the mythology of the Macaulay House and wanted to combine the history of the house, the stories of the past residents, and my own visual images, in the format of a book," he says. Read more

    Oct. 31, 2013

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    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    I've got the creeps, the willies, and the jim-jams. I've just heard ghost stories from Heidi Bliedungand Aaron Burnie from the love-worn, historic Westminster Hotel in Dawson City. I'm also relieved that Bliedung and Burnie, who both work at Read more

    Oct. 31, 2013

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    Spooky Noises are Okay, but No More Showing Up in the Flesh

    "December of 2006 was the first time he and I crossed paths," Hamilton says. "I had heard about the Guild ghost, and I thought, 'Yeah, yeah, whatever. I believe in science, facts. Things that I can see.' But that's not my motto anymore." Read more

    Oct. 31, 2013

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    Dawson City: A Living Ghost Town

    Dawson City has often been described as a living ghost town. Which means, of course, along with the living, come the ghosts. Ask Dawsonites about ghosts and the stories start to flow. Read more

    Oct. 31, 2013

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    A Conversation with Astrid Zoer: Local Psychic, Barber and Author

    You might know Astrid Zoer from Hendrik's Barber Shop in Whitehorse, or as the psychic medium at Lifepath Readings, but she recently added "author" to her resume. Zoer self-published her first novel in July, The Ladybug Ring. This novel is set in her Read more

    Oct. 10, 2013

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    Ghost Stories Creep from Street to Street

    Ghost stories are one kind of conversation that sticks with you, often in unexpected ways. There are so many stories about hauntings at the Palace Grand Theatre that Julie Leclerc talks to the rooms when she does the routine security check on Read more

    Oct. 28, 2010