Episode 054 – In this episode we find out that the iconic story by Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is actually a true crime tale about a man living in the mountains above Squamish B.C. Mike and Scott dive into a thoughtful and serious break down of what may have motivated the man known only as “The Grinch” to commit such heinous acts as ripping off an entire town’s Christmas in the late 1950’s.
Episode 053 – In Thornhill Ontario, on a warm summer night in August of 2005 25-year-old Alicia Ross vanished from her family home without a trace. The intense search proved fruitless and foul play was expected early on. Alicia’s disappearance left a city in fear and her family and friends sick with worry. When someone came forward with news, it was the worst kind.
NOTE: Show co-hosted by temp co-host @carolbrowne as Scott is away in Australia.
Episode 052 – In 1845 an expedition led by experienced explorer, British Naval Rear Admiral, Sir John Franklin set off northward to conquer the fabled Northwest Passage. After a stop in Greenland the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, with 129 crew aboard were never seen alive by European eyes again. Over the next 170 years, the fate of the ships andt their crews would finally be revealed, thanks to the help of the Inuit people and their oral traditions.
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 **
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.