121 – Canadian Legends: Demons, a Witch and a Flying Canoe

Episode 121: In this episode we examine 3 different Canadian legends. First we look at Demon Isle a phantom island somewhere in or near the Gulf of St Lawrence. This is where French noblewoman Marguerite de Roberval was marooned by an evil uncle to star in her very own tale of demons, love, loss and survival in New France in the 1500’s.

Then we’re off to Moncton, New Brunswick, one of the most haunted cities in the Maritimes, and the the story of Rebecca’s Grave, the resting place of a supposed witch who was executed, buried upside down and concrete was poured over her tomb.

Finally we hear the story of Chasse-Galerie in, or in English The Flying or Witched Canoe, one of the most famous Québecois folktales.

Isle of Demons
[Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic Index]
[Dale Gilbert Jarvis: Marguerite de Roberval and The Isle of Demons]
[Stranded on the Isle of Demons | Mysterious Universe]
[Phantom island – Wikipedia]
[Mystery of the phantom islands solved: Lands that disappeared on ancient maps are explained as mistakes, mirages and myths | Daily Mail Online]
[How to Put a Fake Island on the Map – Atlas Obscura]
[Dale Gilbert Jarvis: The Phantoms of Fishot Island, on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula]

Rebecca Lutes, The Moncton Witch
[Rebecca’s Concrete Grave]
[NB – Haunted Locations]
[Rebecca Lutes Gravesite – YouTube]
[New Brunswick’s 7 Most Haunted Places – Huddle]
[Local Haunts – The Greater Moncton Paranormal Society]
[Rebecca’s Grave | Flickr]
[Do you know the story of Rebecca’s Grave? | Bobsroom Dot Com]
[GCR0WN Haunted Tour of Moncton (Unknown Cache) in New Brunswick, Canada created by Energizer Bunny]
[Great Canadian Ghost Stories: Legendary Tales of Haunting from Coast to Coast: Smith, Barbara: 9781771512794: Books – Amazon.ca]
[Rebecca’s Grave Investigation – YouTube]

Flying Canoe in Quebec
[French Canadian Legends – The Witched Canoe]
[The Century Magazine, August 1892, pp. 496-501]
[Chasse-galerie – Wikipedia]
[Forteresse: Chasse Galerie]
[Histoire Canada – Histoire Canada]
[La légende du canot d’écorce par Robert Doucet – ONF]
[Claude Dubois-  Chasse-galerie – YouTube]