The Dark Side of Jury Duty (with Mark Farrant)

A very small number of Nighttime listeners have served on a jury, but many more know someone who has. Regardless which side you fall on, chances are the trial involved was fairly mundane and unremarkable... but that’s not always how it happens.

Think of someone you know, perhaps a painfully innocent aunt.

What happens when they get assigned to a case involving some of darkest evidence imaginable? how do they get through it? how do they cope? and who picks up the pieces after the verdict is delivered?

Very few are better positioned to answer those questions then our guest Mark Farrant.

In 2014, a letter arrived at Mark’s door indicating he was in a pool to serve on the jury for an upcoming murder trial, and to put it simply, he hasn't been the same man since.

The trial was that of Farshad Badakshan, a man accused in the horrifically brutal killing of his girlfriend.

The graphic details Mark was immersed in had left him with the crippling symptoms of PTSD and to make matters worse, laws that serve to provide jurors privacy have made it nearly impossible for mark to get treatment.

This has been the fuel for one of Canada's fiercest advocates for the rights of Canadian jurors.

In this episode, Mark will share both his experiences with the dark side of Jury duty and his efforts to make things better for future jurors.

Links:

Nightcap post show episode (Patron Exclusive) : patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

Mark Farrant: https://twitter.com/cdnjuryhelp

The Trial of Farshad Badakshan detailed - https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/03/04/farshad_badakhshan_on_trial_in_murder_of_his_girlfriend_suffered_delusions_defence_argues.html

The Death of Farshad Badakshan - https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/05/27/convicted_murderer_commits_suicide_in_toronto_jail.html

Credits:

Musical Theme: Swans by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

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Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

GloveGuy - 2 - the Dark Side of the Glove

Halifax, NS, is a city with no shortage of tall tales, folklore, and urban legends.

The story of the Gloveguy, I dare say, is stranger than all of them.

I first heard the story a few years back. Much like many urban legends, a friend of a friend was said to have had an encounter with a man who makes a hobby of offering Halifax's young men rides home late at night, only to reveal his leather glove fetish along the way.

I cant explain why, but I immediately dismissed the story as untrue or an exaggeration.

My initial conclusion couldn't have been more wrong.

My opinion on the existence of the Glove Guy changed when a local man shared the details of a strange late night encounter with a glove salesmen on a local online discussion group. This man's story obviously hit a nerve as within a matter of hours a chorus of others joined the discussion to share their similar stories… many of which included photos and in one case secretly filmed video of the interactions.

I was faced with the realization that the story I had assumed too bizarre to be true was real and I had to learn all I could.

So get in, sit down, and put on your seat belt.

In this episode, The Dark Side of the Glove, we continue our exploration into the strange story of Halifax's Gloveguy and find something darker and more troubling then we had expected.

Links:

Nightcap post show episode (Patron Exclusive) : https://www.patreon.com/posts/27663285

Credits:

Musical Theme: Blunted to Death by FortnightBeats https://soundcloud.com/fortnight1

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Voice Cameo: Mike Browne of Dark Poutine Podcast

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

GloveGuy - 1 the Legend of Halifax’s Glove guy

Halifax, NS, is a city with no shortage of tall tales, folklore, and urban legends.

The story of the Gloveguy, I dare say, is stranger than all of them.

I first heard the story a few years back. Much like many urban legends, a friend of a friend was said to have had an encounter with a man who makes a hobby of offering Halifax's young men rides home late at night, only to reveal his leather glove fetish along the way.

I cant explain why, but I immediately dismissed the story as untrue or an exaggeration.

My initial conclusion couldn't have been more wrong.

My opinion on the existence of the Glove Guy changed when a local man shared the details of a strange late night encounter with a glove salesmen on a local online discussion group. This man's story obviously hit a nerve as within a matter of hours a chorus of others joined the discussion to share their similar stories… many of which included photos and in one case secretly filmed video of the interactions.

I was faced with the realization that the story I had assumed too bizarre to be true was real and I had to learn all I could.

So get in, sit down, and put on your seat belt.

In this episode, we are going to pop open the glove box and dig into the stranger than fiction legend of Halifax's gloveguy.

Links:

Nightcap post show episode (Patron Exclusive): https://www.patreon.com/posts/nightcap-legend-27233542

Credits:

Musical Theme: Blunted to Death by FortnightBeats https://soundcloud.com/fortnight1

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

the Story of Holly Bartlett

In life Holly Bartlett was a conqueror.

Born with a condition that would lead to complete vision loss, Holly refused to allow her blindness to prevent her from living life to it's fullest.

She had an active social life, a career, an education, and a network of friends and family that looked to her as an inspiration.

But, all the good things that were happening in Holly's life came to a screeching halt on a cold night in March of 2010.

After spending a night out with friends, celebrating her upcoming graduation, Holly was found gravely injured in a nearly inaccessible area underneath a downtown Halifax bridge.

the police investigation into the circumstance that would lead to her injuries, and in turn her death, was surprisingly fast.

The Police believed the death was accidental, however... it seems they are about the only ones that feel that way.

Holly's friends, family, and supporters have been very vocal about their dissatisfaction with the police investigation of Holly's death. An investigation many call at best, flawed and at worst, derailed by an ignorance about living with blindness.

In this episode we will be joined by Maggie Rahr (host of What Happened to Holly Bartlett) for a discussion about a case that will make you scratch your head, and make you scream.

Links:

Nightcap post show episode (Patron Exclusive) : patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

Maggie Rahr: https://twitter.com/MaggieRahr

What Happened to Holly Bartlett Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/what-happened-to-holly-bartlett/id1454522014

What Happened to Holly Bartlett Documentary: :https://www.ami.ca/category/2910/season

Credits:

Musical Theme: Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

the 2018 Canadian UFO Survey

For those interested in the UFO phenomenon, it’s hard to deny that 2018 has been one of the most exciting years in decades.

Arguably, it all started with a late 2017 article published in the New York Times that revealed the existence of a 22 million dollar United States Defence Department program, tasked with investigating reports of UFO events.

The news surrounding this program, and a few videos of anomalous objects they have researched, seemed to have fanned the coals that have been smoldering since the golden age of UFOs.

The result was a a year of UFO news that could easily provide inspiration for several more seasons of X-Files.

but, if we ignore all of 2018’s UFO themed trials and tribulations and simply ask "What was seen and reported in the skies above Canada" there is really only one place to look.

It’s not to the ex-singer of Blink 182 and it’s not to agents operating on behalf of the shadowy elite.

It’s to a self deprecating science writer from Manitoba and the highly respected report he has been coordinating annually for the past 30 years.

Since 1989, Chris Rutkowski, and his group UFOlogy Research have compiled, classified, and analyzed the data related to Canadian UFO sightings into an annual report titled the Canadian UFO Survey.

In this episode, recorded only hours after the release of the 2018 Canadian UFO Survey, Chris Rutkowski provides background on the report and shares his opinions on many of the data points. 

Links:

Nightcap post show episode (Patron Exclusive): https://www.patreon.com/posts/nightcap-2018-26826779

Chris Rutkowski: https://twitter.com/ufologyresearch

The 2018 Canadian UFO Survey: http://www.canadianuforeport.com/survey/essay/2018survey.pdf

Credits:

Musical Theme: Next Time by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Three Cape Breton Boys on the Tracks

When a member of your childhood peergroup loses their life, a few things may happen… shock, dismay, sadness, perhaps a wake up call, but ultimately it's something and someone you will never forget.

In this episode we will hear of one such story and how someone close to those involved is dealing with it.

We will be joined by Ken Jessome, who back in the summer of 1970 lost two of his childhood friends under strange circumstances.

The event has been haunting him, and many others who grew up along side him ever since, but it wasn't only the tragic deaths that have been troubling Ken. It was the puzzling circumstances that lead to them and the fact that no one seemed to have looked into it.

Now, nearly 50 years Later, Ken Jessome vows to do all he can to share the story the the three Cape Breton Boys on the tracks.

Links:

Nightcap episode recap (Patron Exclusive)- https://www.patreon.com/posts/26642873

Ken Jessome - johnjessome6@gmail.com

Remembering a Mysterious Summer of ’70 Tragedy (CapeBretonSpectator.com - Ken Jessome - July 19, 2017)

Sleeping Victims: A Cape Breton True Crime Story? (GoCapeBreton.com - Ken Jessome - June 6, 2018)

An Unfortunate Mishap: Three Cape Breton Deaths (GoCapeBreton.com - Ken Jessome - July 10, 2018)

Credits:

Musical Theme: Tremors by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Spooky Ambience by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 7 - Lindsay, the Internet, and Radicalization

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in their plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In ‘Part 7 - Lindsay, the Internet, and Radicalization’, we will be joined by investigative journalist Mack Lamoureux (Vice) who will open our eyes to the troubling world of online radicalization in the context of Lindsay Souvannarath’s case.

Links:

Mack Lamoureux - https://twitter.com/MackLamoureux

The Woman Who Plotted a Valentine's Mass Murder Shares How the Internet Radicalized Her (Mack’s Article on Lindsay S.) - https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/eve54j/the-woman-who-plotted-a-valentines-mass-murder-shares-how-the-internet-radicalized-her

Online Neo-Nazis Are Increasingly Embracing Terror Tactics (Mack’s article on Fascist Forge) - https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/8xynq4/online-neo-nazis-are-increasingly-embracing-terror-tactics

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Life and Cosmic End of Granger Taylor

In life, Granger Taylor was known as something between an eccentric mechanic and a mad genius. At present day, he is known around the world as the man who left a note explaining he had gone on an interstellar voyage aboard a UFO and was never seen again.

In this episode of Nighttime, We will be joined by investigative journalist Tyler Hooper who will share what he has learned about the life and cosmic end of Granger Taylor.  

Links:

Tyler Hooper: https://twitter.com/thooper8?lang=en

The Man Who Went to Space and Disappeared (Vice.com Article): https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/yvwjkv/the-man-who-went-to-space-and-disappeared-the-story-of-granger-taylor

Spaceman (CBC Documentary about Granger Taylor): https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/episodes/spaceman

Credits:

Granger's Note reading: Jack Luna of Dark Topic https://darktopicpodcast.com/

Musical Theme: Next Time by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

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Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

Canada's Last Witch Trial - The Story of Tiffany Butch

At it's essence, this story is that of a rivalry between two competition psychics in Small town Ontario. Not unlike many business rivalries this too would quickly boil over and lead to a courtroom... the charges however were probably the last anyone would have expected. 

A little know, and long antiquated, law that criminalized the practice of witchcraft has sat awkwardly within the Canadian Criminal Code for several hundred years. Charges related to this law were incredible rare but as you will hear in this episode they weren’t impossible.

Tonight, in this episode of Nighttime, We will be joined by Tiffany Butch, the subject of Canada's last witch Trial. 

Links:

Psychic Lady Nina: https://psychicladynina.com

Credits:

Musical Theme: Next Time by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 6 - Lindsay and the Columbiners

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in their plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In ‘Part 6 - Lindsay and the Columbiners’ we will be joined by author/journalist Rachel Monroe who helps us better understand the stranger than fiction Columbiner subculture she has been researching for the better part of a decade.

Links:

Rachel Monroe - http://www.rachel-monroe.com/

The Killer Crush (Rachel’s article on Columbiners) - https://www.theawl.com/2012/10/the-killer-crush-the-horror-of-teen-girls-from-columbiners-to-beliebers/

Preorder Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe - Amazon - Barnes and Noble

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Facebook Chat Reenactments:

the voice of James Gamble: Tyler of Westside Fairytales

the voice of Lindsay Souvannarath: Lisa of the Secret Life of Weddings

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 5 - Unloading James and Lindsay's "Arsenal"

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in their plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In part five of ‘the Story of Lindsay Souvannarath’ the series will switch it’s focus from telling to story to unpacking many of it's dark elements.

In ‘James and Lindsay’s Arsenal’ we will examine the firearms available to Lindsay and James with the help of Canadian firearms expert and advocate Trevor Furlotte.

Links:

Trevor Furlotte - https://twitter.com/trevorfurlotte

Slam Fire Radio - http://www.slamfireradio.com/

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Facebook Chat Reenactments:

the voice of James Gamble: Tyler of Westside Fairytales

the voice of Lindsay Souvannarath: Lisa of The Secret Life of Weddings

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 4 - Life After Planning Death

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In the forth and final part of this series we will again be joined by Lindsay Souvannarath.

In ‘Life After Planning Death’ Nighttime will present portions of an extended discussion with Lindsay that cover Lindsay’s life from the point of her arrest until the present day. Throughout the conversation, Lindsay will discuss her legal battle, life in prison, her regrets, and much more.

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 3 - Lindsay, James, and the Valentine's Day Massacre

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In part three of a series exploring the life and crime of the surviving would be shooter, the enigmatic Lindsay Souvannarath will rejoin Nighttime.

In ‘Lindsay, James, and the Valentine’s Day Massacre’ Nighttime will present portions of an extended discussion with Lindsay that walk us through the birth, the planning, and the execution of the plot to kill as many people as possible in a shopping mall foodcourt. Throughout the conversation, Lindsay will provide background on many of the decisions made during the planning, the perilous journey to Halifax, and her arrest at the airport.

Links:

Der Untergang (an unfinished suicide note/manifesto by Lindsay Souvannarath)

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 2 - Life Before Choosing Death

In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the murderous pair they idolized… the Columbine shooters.

In part two of a series exploring the life and crime of the surviving would be shooter, the enigmatic Lindsay Souvannarath will finally break the silence she has maintained since boarding a plane to Nova Scotia with murderous intentions.

In ‘Life Before Choosing Death’ Nighttime will present portions of an extended discussion with Lindsay that walk us through the life she lived before she began planning her death. Throughout the conversation, Lindsay will provide background on many of the defining moments that formed her evolution from an above average kid in a loving family to a young women with an unwavering believe in nazism, a strong affinity towards all things Columbine, and a willingness to kill and die alongside a young man who shared her antisocial beliefs.

Links:

My Pet Skeleton by Lindsay Souvannarath

Come Ressurrection by Lindsay Souvannarath

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser by Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Ambient Theme: Fall Asleep by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 1 - an Introduction to the Valentine's Day Massacre

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It seems that nearly everyday we have a new example of someone, or someones, who's internal conflict culminates in a violent attack on members of the public.

The fact that these events happen is terrifying, something that I’ve to dealt with using the same naive thought process that many affected by these tragedies can likely relate to.

I've taken comfort in the ignorant believe that things like that wouldn't happen here, but regardless if you are referring to my here or yours, here is Exactly where these things happen. 

in 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. 

a local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in the Halifax Shopping Centre food court before taking their own lives, just like the other murderous pair they idolized… the columbine shooters.

In this introductory episode, the foundation will be laid for an ongoing series in which the surviving architect of the Valentine's day massacre, the enigmatic Lindsay Souvannarath, will break the silence she has maintained since boarding a plane to Nova Scotia with murderous intentions.

Credits:

Music: Vox Somnia https://voxsomniamusic.bandcamp.com/

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast

Was it a Sasquatch in Pictou County, NS?

In 2015, When I first launched Nighttime, One of the first requests I made to listeners was for story ideas that took place in, or in some way involved, the forest.

The first response I received, lead me to this episodes story.

Myles MacKenzie sent me an email sharing the story of an animal encounter he and some high school friends had in the woods of Pictou County Nova Scotia. 

Actually, "Animal Encounter" is a bit of and understatement. Don't roll your eyes before you hear the story but, Myles and his friends, they believe they encountered the legendary Bigfoot. 

It happened back in 2003, when Myles and a few members of his track team were running sprints in the dense woods of the Green hill provincial park. 

Whatever the group encountered, it wasn't like anything they nor their coach had experienced before or since. Nor was nothing they would ever forget.

Tonight in this episode of Nighttime, we will be joined by both Myles MacKenzie as well as his high school track coach, his father Stephen MacKenzie.

Our Topic, will be Pictou County's surprising history, with Bigfoot.

Credits:

Ambient Theme: Spooky Ambience by Paragon Cause https://paragoncause.bandcamp.com/

Links:

Your Three Stories Podcast on Apple Podcasts 

Picaroons Traditional Ales

Contact:

Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod

Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast


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The Murder of Taylor Samson - Part 3 - My Brother Taylor

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When one hears a story like that of Taylor's murder it's hard to not digest the twists, turns, and surprise the way you would a work of fiction.

In part one and two, Kayla and I made a point to discuss the character of Taylor Samson, and the role he played in the lives of many who stand heartbroken on the sidelines of this case. But, two people removed from the story can only take that so far.

For part three, I wanted to place a cap stone on this series, something that brings the events surrounding Taylor's death into the right context... that being the senseless murder of a human being loved by many as a son, a friend, a student, an entrepreneur, and much more. 

To help tell us about what it means to lose Taylor, I've invited one of the people who know him best. Someone who looked to Taylor as both a role model, a sometimes nuisance, an eternal protector, and a best friend...

Taylor's younger brother Connor Samson. 

The Murder of Taylor Samson - Part 2 - The Case Against Sandeson

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana.

When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many others in Taylor’s life, begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong.

What will start as a missing persons investigation will become one of Nova Scotia’s highest profile murder trials. One that sees two students of Halifax’s Dalhousie University at center stage.

The Victim, Taylor Samson and the accused William Sandeson who at the time of Taylor’s murder was only days away from beginning classes at the prominent medical school.

In this multi part series, I’ll be joined by Kayla Hounsell (author of First Degree: From Med-school to Murder).

Credits:

Music: Vox Somnia

Links:

Kayla Hounsell: https://twitter.com/kaylahounsell

Buy First Degree: https://www.amazon.ca/First-Degree-Medical-School-Murder/dp/1771086661

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The Murder of Taylor Samson - Part 1 - The Disappearance

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana.

When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many others in Taylor’s life, begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong.

What will start as a missing persons investigation will become one of Nova Scotia’s highest profile murder trials. One that sees two students of Halifax’s Dalhousie University at center stage.

The Victim, Taylor Samson and the accused William Sandeson who at the time of Taylor’s murder was only days away from beginning classes at the prominent medical school.

In this two part series, I’ll be joined by Kayla Hounsell (author of First Degree: From Med-school to Murder).

Music by Vox Somnia

UFOs Above Canada - 6 - the Canadian Government and UFOs (with Matthew Hayes)

After releasing the prior episodes in this series, outlining my son's ufo event and the MUFON organization, I've heard from listeners curious if (and to what extent) the Canadian government is involved in the reporting and investigation of UFO events. 

In this episode of Nighttime I'll speak to someone well positioned to tell us all about our governement's surprising history with the UFO phenomena.

When Trent University PHD Candidate Matthew Hayes was considering a topic for his doctoral dissertation, he found inspiration late at night while exploring one of the many rabbit holes a google search for "UFOs" found him in.

When Mattew happened upon an archive of Canadian Government documents related to UFO reports, he found his field.

Matthew Hayes' has spent years collecting, analyzing, and trying to understand the history of the Canadian Government's relationship with the UFO mystery.

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