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December 3, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 051 – After a long stint of playing at home in Canada, this week we take you to Plainfield, Wisconsin where in the late 1950’s the entire town was shocked to find there was a depraved monster in their midst. Small in stature, shy, but somewhat odd, Ed Gein was the last person townsfolk would peg as a murderer, grave robber and necrophile. Gein’s horrific crimes went on to inspire writers to create some of the most memorable Hollywood villians of all time, namely Norman Bates in Psycho, Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs and more.

** EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: LISTENER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED **

November 26, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 050 – In the early morning hours shots ring out at the Hub Mall inside the TD Canada Trust ATM vestibule at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Police attend to find three G4S security guards dead, one man critcally wounded. Another guard, Travis Brandon Baumgartner, was also missing, as was the armoured truck they’d arrived in and over $360,000 in cash. It quickly became evident that Baumgartner weas no victim and the manhunt was on.

November 19, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 049 – On the evening of November 8, 2010 a woman called 911 in a panic. She claimed that intruders had entered her house, tied her up, took her family’s cash before shooting her parents. Police responded finding Jennifer’s mother Bich Ha Pan, dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Jennifer’s father had escaped the house and was bleeding from wounds of his own. Police found Jennifer bound but unharmed upstairs. What at first appeared to be a random house invasion, turned out to be far more cold blooded.

November 11, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 048 – All Canadians are taught to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year with a moment of silence and thoughtful reflection about those who made great sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we do today. This episode marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end hostilities in the Great War, World War 1. Here we commemorate the brave men and women who have donned a uniform in service of our country, including medal winners and every day soldiers, like Mike’s grandfather, Private Courtney Tremaine Browne.

November 5, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 047 – In 1890 an enigmatic character and member of the Katezie indigenous tribe, Slumach, was charged and convicted of the murder of a man named Louie Bee. It was believed that Slumach may have been protecting a massive gold find near Pitt Lake outside of Maple Ridge, BC. After Slumach was hanged for his crime. The legend of his unclaimed gold grew. For over a century many have tried and failed to find Slumach’s cursed treasure. A few have died trying.

October 29, 2018 / / blog
October 29, 2018 / / creepy stories

Epsiode 046: To celebrate our Halloween 2018 and Dark Poutine’s first anniversary we dive into the paranormal. Mike and Scott share some of their own supernatural stories. Celebrating with us around the campfire telling their own spooky tales are a few of our friends from the podcasting community from all over the world.

October 25, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 045 On April 12, 2016 after skipping school, which was allegedly uncharacteristic, 16-year-old Mekayla Bali disappeared from Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She has not been seen, definitively, since.

“Mekayla is described as a Caucasian female, approximately 5’2″ tall and weighs approximately 114 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is known to change her appearance: she has red-ish hair which can be dyed blonde or other colours and she wears her hair down, pulled back, straight or wavy. She sometimes wears dark rimmed (teal) glasses and a teal/mint coloured infinity scarf. When Mekayla was reported missing she was 16-years-old; she has since turned 17-years-old. Mekayla also goes by the name Mekayla NIEBERGALL.” from SaskCrimestoppers.

October 15, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 044 – On January 11, 2011 people walking along the road spotted a headless, bare torso floating in Cold Water Creek off Landslide Road in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The man was later identified as 29-year-old Wesley Hallam. Three local men, well knonw to police, were quickly apprehended and charged with first degree murder and causing  idignity to human remains. After over five years of hard fought investigation and lengthy criminal proceedings the case was ‘resolved’, but the ending horrified Wesley’s family, friends and many residents of The Soo, even the police.

October 8, 2018 / / episodes

Episode 043 – After over 6 years of apparent harassment and a number of, what appeared to be violent assaults, Cindy James, a 44-year old nurse, went missing in May of 1989. On June 8, 1989, two weeks later, Cindy’s family’s greatest fears were realized. She was found dead near an abandoned home in Richmond B.C., a suburb of Vancouver. She appeared to have been drugged and strangled, with her hands and feet tied behind her back. A medical inquest into the cause of Cindy’s death was inconclusive, leaving this one of the most talked about unsolved cases in Canadian history.