Episode 147: Canada has a long history of folks who have attempted to communicate with the dead – a practice is known as Spiritualism. Some of these have claimed that they can connect directly with those on the other side. Here we will give a bit of history, tell some of their stories and give a how-to primer for entertainment purposes only.

We do not recommend, dear listeners, that you make attempts to commune with the beyond using the methods we will speak about later. If you do so and incur negative consequences, we bear no responsibility for your decision to proceed.

Co-host: Carol Browne
Interview with:
Morgan Knudsen

Sources:
The Fox Sisters
The Canadian Spiritualist Movement and Sources for its Study
Wikipedia – The Fox Sisters
Talking Nonsense (thesis)
GlobalNews – MacKenzie King
Spiritualist Alliance
Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications
Mary Melville, The Psychic by Flora MacDonald
LearnReligions – How To Hold a Séance
activehistory.ca

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Episode 146: On June 13th 1901, Ada Mills Redpath and her son Jocelyn Clifford Redpath were killed in their mansion in on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. Ada had been shot to the back of the head. Clifford has a gunshot wound to his the temple. The police were not called. A coroner’s inquest the next day declared the deaths a murder-suicide. Ada and Clifford were buried June 15th without any further investigation.

Written By: Josina De Bree

Sources:

https://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/redpath/home/indexen.html
https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/the-m-naghten-rule.html
https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy
https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/epilepsy-auras
https://www.cureepilepsy.org/for-patients/what-are-the-phases-of-seizures-of-epilepsy/

Denton A, Tellez-Zenteno JF. A patient with epilepsy charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, and assault causing bodily harm after seizures: Deficiencies in the legal system. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2020;13:100361. Published 2020 Mar 21. doi:10.1016/j.ebr.2020.100361

Dougall, L. (2019) The Summit House Mystery; Or, The Earthly Purgatory. Good Press. Original work published 1905. 

Reuber M, Mackay RD. Epileptic automatisms in the criminal courts: 13 cases tried in England and Wales between 1975 and 2001. Epilepsia. 2008 Jan;49(1):138-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2007.01269.x. PMID: 17727668.

Shih JJ, LeslieMazwi T, Falcao G, Van Gerpen J. Directed aggressive behavior in frontal lobe epilepsy: video-EEG and ictal spect case study. Neurology. 2009;73(21):1804-1806. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181c2933f

Devinsky, Orrin. “Postictal psychosis: common, dangerous, and treatable.” Epilepsy currents vol. 8,2 (2008): 31-4. doi:10.1111/j.1535-7511.2008.00227.x

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Episode 145: This episode contains disturbing and graphic details of the 2015 murder of Chinese millionaire, Gang Yuan, in West Vancouver at the hands of his soft-spoken cousin Li Zhao. The crime’s unthinkable and twisted aftermath is horrendous.

Sources:
Pre-Trial Voire Dire
R. v Zhao, 2020 BCSC 1322 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j9jsm>
BC v. Child 3, 2019 BCCA 171 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j09gq>
Mother 1 v Solus Trust , 2019 BCSC 200 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/hxnc9>
963 King Georges Way, West Vancouver | Dana Inman – 360hometours.ca
961 King Georges Way – Real Estate tour video (renumbered address)
961 King Georges Way – Realtor Listing 
3333 The Crescent
Pym Island
NY Times Article
National Post Article 2014
HBICtv: Ultra Rich Asian Girls – Wikipedia
HBICtv: YouTube
GlobalNews – Conviction Article

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Episode 144: On the evening of December 27, 2005, in my home province of Nova Scotia, Jason McCrae, husband of a beloved educator, artist, sister and mother named Paula Anne Gallant, reported her missing. Paula failed to return to her home in Timberlea after a shopping trip to nearby Halifax. The next day, Paula’s body was found locked in the trunk of her car in the parking lot of the school where she taught the third grade. The cause of Paula’s death was not immediately evident, nor was it apparent how she had come to be in the trunk of her vehicle.

Sources:
https://www.scribd.com/document/49878324/Statement-of-Facts-R-v-Jason-Wayne-MacRAE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Ann_Gallant
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304180629/http://paulagallant.com/
http://silentwitnessnovascotia.ca/paula-anne-gallant/
https://www.victimsweek.gc.ca/stories-experience/r3.html
https://caperfrasers.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/paula-gallant-murder-2/
https://canadianwomen.org/the-facts/gender-based-violence/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/macrae-strangled-wife-over-700-debt-1.1054417
https://haligonia.ca/regan-relieved-closure-coming-for-family-of-paula-gallant-34003/
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/08/18/husband_charged_five_years_after_wifes_murder.html
https://damianpenny.com/2011/03/03/justice-at-last-for-paula-gallant/
https://pictouadvocate.com/tag/paula-gallant/
https://globalnews.ca/news/70852/have-you-met-mr-big/
https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/special-reports/women-of-influence-2015/lana-kenny-48909.aspx
https://www.metro.us/macrae-sentenced-life-in-prison-no-parole-for-15-years/
https://dubyadubya.wordpress.com/tag/leslie-conrad/
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/halifax-ns/paul-kenny-9135535
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/paula-gallants-husband-says-he-killed-her-in-argument-over-700-gambling-debt-4474/
http://thans.ca/paula-gallant-memorial-modified-art-therapy-project/
http://musingsbygina.blogspot.com/2007/08/not-so-merry-after-all.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20130701012300/http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ns/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Aug1810_133158-eng.htm

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