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Three Chilling Tales from Haunted New Brunswick (with Steve Vernon)

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Some of my earliest scares occurred late at night, in the days leading up to Halloween, with a flashlight and a book of spooky stories.

Individually the stories may span just a few pages, but with each one the authors managed to drag young minds along to places more horrifying than they could have ever imagined.

In this Halloween special, Nighttime will again take inspiration from these books and dress itself up as a collection of scary stories.

Tonight you will hear three chilling stories from haunted Nova Scotia... written and read by my favorite Horror Author, Steve Vernon.

The Toronto Van Attack - 2 - the Confession of Alek Minassian

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Although Canada is no stranger to murder, madness and mayhem, we have been very fortunate to have largely avoided the type of mass murders and shootings that have become common fixtures in other countries with similar cultures to our own.

On April 23, 2018, Younge Street in Downtown Toronto was the setting of an event that many Canadians had taken comfort in thinking could never happen here.

25 year old Alek Minassian hit the gas and jerked the wheel of the rented cube van he was driving forcing the vehicle onto a busy sidewalk. For several city blocks Minassian used the vehicle to target pedestrians, killing 10 and injuring 16.

In this episode of Nighttime, I am again joined by my best friend Scott to continue our discussion of the Toronto Van Attack we started in part one of this series. Our focus now will shift from speculating on his motivation, to reviewing excerpts of his confession.

Links:

the Toronto Van Attack part 1 - https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/episodes/toronto-van-attack

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

Credits:

Musical Theme: Sunny by Paragon Cause

Ambient Theme: Spooky Ambience by Paragon Cause

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 Toronto Van Attack

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This episode was originally released April 2018

Although Canada is no stranger to murder, madness and mayhem, we have been very fortunate to have largely avoided the type of mass murders and shootings that have become common fixtures in other countries with similar values and cultures to our own.

Sadly, just days prior to recording this episode Younge Street in Downtown Toronto was the setting of an event that many Canadians take comfort in thinking could never happen here.

In this episode, I'll be joined by my best friend Scott to discuss the April 2018 Toronto Van Attack. Our discussion includes the event, the arrest, what is known of the man driving the van, his rumored ideological motivation, and sadly... we will discuss the innocent people killed during this horrible event.

The Murder of Jason Barkhouse

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Dalhousie, Nova Scotia, 1980

The last thing Jason Barkhouse’s girlfriend remembered was hearing the sound of footsteps, and seeing a dark figure enter the bedroom in which she and Jason had been sleeping.

When she would regain consciousness several hours later, She would be suffering a serious headwound and the man she had moved in with only weeks early would be butchered.

In this episode, I will be joined by Frank Magazine crime writer Bev Keddy to discuss the still unsolved murder of Jason Barkhouse.

Links:

Bev Keddy - https://twitter.com/bevboy0223

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

The Bell Island Boom - 3 - Nightcap Post Show (with Cynthia Bickford)

The Nightcap after show episodes are typically only available on the premium feed

When one imagines the setting for a story involving experimental weapons, international espionage, unexplained aerial anomalies, and cold war anxieties...  they probably aren’t picturing a tranquil island in Newfoundland. 

But, there is no imagining about it, Bell island, Newfoundland, is just that.

This all stems from a still unexplained aerial explosion that rocked the skies about the island, and set in motion a series of bizarre events that seemed pulled from the pages of a science fiction novel.

The entire ordeal still leaves those who lived through it scratching their heads, but one thing is without question, for a moment in 1978, Canadian and American defense satellites detected more light reflecting from this island than what was seen during the bombing of Hiroshima and we aren’t certain why.

In this episode of Nighttime, we are joined by an eye witness to the Bell Island Boom, and the current owner of the Bickford home that was considered to be ground zero, Cynthia Bickford

Links:

1978 CBC documentary on the event

The Invisible Machine (2004 documentary on the Event)

William Shatner hosted syfy channel documentary

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

The Bell Island Boom - 2 - What Happened? (with Astonishing Legends)

When one imagines the setting for a story involving experimental weapons, international espionage, unexplained aerial anomalies, and cold war anxieties...  they probably aren’t picturing a tranquil island in Newfoundland. 

But, there is no imagining about it, Bell island, Newfoundland, is just that.

This all stems from a still unexplained aerial explosion that rocked the skies about the island, and set in motion a series of bizarre events that seemed pulled from the pages of a science fiction novel.

The entire ordeal still leaves those who lived through it scratching their heads, but one thing is without question, for a moment in 1978, Canadian and American defense satellites detected more light reflecting from this island than what was seen during the bombing of Hiroshima and we aren’t certain why.

In this episode of Nighttime, we will welcome Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess (hosts of Astonishing Legends) to discuss what may have happened on (or above) Bell Island.

Links:

Astonishing Legends: Website - Twitter

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

1978 CBC documentary on the event

The Invisible Machine (2004 documentary on the Event)

William Shatner hosted syfy channel documentary

Credits:

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 Bell Island Boom

When one imagines the setting for a story involving experimental weapons, international espionage, unexplained aerial anomalies, and cold war anxieties...  they probably aren’t picturing a tranquil island in Newfoundland. 

But, there is no imagining about it, Bell island, Newfoundland, is just that.

This all stems from a still unexplained aerial explosion that rocked the skies about the island, and set in motion a series of bizarre events that seemed pulled from the pages of a science fiction novel.

The entire ordeal still leaves those who lived through it scratching their heads, but one thing is without question, for a moment in 1978, Canadian and American defense satellites detected more light reflecting from this island than what was seen during the bombing of Hiroshima and we aren’t certain why.

In this episode of Nighttime, our topic is the Bell Island Boom

Links:

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

1978 CBC documentary on the event

The Invisible Machine (2004 documentary on the Event)

William Shatner hosted syfy channel documentary

Credits:

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

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Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

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

The Disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew

The students who descend on Halifax each year come from far and wide, but despite the depth of their diversity, there is at least one thing they all have in common.

It's a dark brooding thing that dwells in the pits of their parent’s stomachs.

Luckily, it's easily ignored with the simple thought "that stuff doesn't happen in Halifax" or "my kid is too smart for that".

But, as a tragic few have learned, ignoring it is about as effective as covering your eyes to avoid an oncoming train.

Nightmares do come true, and they often happen to good people.

One such nightmare is the 1989 disappearance of then 19 year old Kimberly McAndrew who was last seen exiting the Canadian Tire store she worked at.

During this episode we will learn about Kim's disappearance, two possibly related crimes against young women, and three equally disturbing suspects. 

Links:

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

Recent article concerning Andrew Paul Johnson: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/dangerous-offender-andrew-paul-johnson-parole-denied-1.5123720

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

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Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com

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The Black Donnellys (and more) - Recorded Live in Toronto on August 18 2019

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Recorded live at the Royal Cinema in Toronto on Aug 18th, 2019.

The panelists:

Already Gone - Nina Innsted
Canadian True Crime Podcast – Kristi Lee
The Generation Why Podcast – Aaron Habel
Nighttime Podcast– Jordan Bonaparte
The Trail Went Cold – Robin Warder

The Case Presentation:

THE DONNELLYS: CANADA'S MOST SAVAGE PIONEER FEUD

An Irish immigrant family arrived in Lucan, Ontario in the 1840s, and almost immediately clashed with members of the local community. A fiery dispute erupted that would last for decades and escalate into madness, leaving a pile of bodies in its wake. Gritty and brutal, this well-known case has long been the subject of rumour and legend, but now is the chance to find out what really happened.

The Special Guests:

Lee Mellor, Criminologist
Mark Farrant, jury rights advocate
Nate Hendly, author of The Donnellys
Rodney Stafford - father of Tori Stafford

Links:

Already Gone - Nina Innsted
Canadian True Crime
The Generation Why Podcast – Aaron Habel
The Trail Went Cold – Robin Warder

Lee Mellor, Criminologist
Mark Farrant, jury rights advocate
Nate Hendly, author of The Donnellys
Rodney Stafford - father of Tori Stafford

Credits:

Musical Theme: Unforgettable (Lo-fi version) - Artist Unknown

Ambient Theme: Soularflair https://soularflair.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

Allan Legere - The Monster of the Miramichi

In all corners of our country, if you ask the right people, you’ll hear stories of ghosts or monsters that at some time in the area’s history briefly made themselves known.

This episode will describe one such case.

It will feature a community crippled with fear and overcome by a feeling of defenselessness.

A community in which it's most vulnerable were preyed upon by a beast too frightening to be dreamt up.

Like many of horror literature's greatest villains, by day this monster hid in the forest that surrounded the village and only at night, under the cover of darkness, would it enter civilization to exercise it's wickedness. But, unlike horror’s many boogeymen and boogeywomen what made this monster so terrifying is that he isn’t a work of fiction... in fact, the community knew exactly who was preying on them...

Tonight, In this episode of Nightttime, We will hear the story of an infamous Canadian serial killer who, after a daring prison escape, stalked his community, murdering several elderly citizens while hiding in the dense forest surrounding the region.

This is the story of Allan Legere... the Monster of the Miramichi

In this episode we are joined by Rick Maclean (Editor of Miramichi leader, Author of Terror) who provides his account of the many twists and turns that unfold during this terrifying story.

Links:

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

Trial transcripts and evidence archive: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/law/library/legal-materials/digital-collections/allan-legere/index.html

Credits:

Musical Theme: Shadowpasser 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 BC Manhunt (with Jessica Vomiero)

Something chilling is happening here in Canada, and it has the nation looking on with concern.

At the time of recording, July 27th 2019, two young men from a small city on Vancouver Island are the subjects of an intense manhunt.

Just over a week ago, 19 year old Kam McLeod and his friend, 18 year old Bryer Schmegelsky left their homes in Port Alberni, BC to search for work further west. What they have been up to since is a mystery, but what we do know is that three people have been murdered since and Kam and Bryer are suspected to be involved.

Tonight, in this episode of Nighttime, Jessica Vomiero of Global News will join us and our topic is the ongoing Manhunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

Links:

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

Jessica Vomiero: https://twitter.com/JessicaVomiero

a video timeline of the manhunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UblwkcFWBA

Credits:

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

Storming Area 51

Something big is happening here on earth.

Something with the potential to change life as we know it.

Something so relevant that it’d be irresponsible to not cover it on Nighttime, regardless of where it occurs in relation to the Canadian border.

What I'm referring to isn't going to be news for listeners of this show, as this is an event that has gripped all of humanity in a state of nervous excitement.

On September 20th, at 3am, nearly 2 million people will descend upon a Nevada desert on a mission remove the veil of secrecy that has kept humanity ignorant.

These men and women, no these heroes, plan to storm Area 51… at least according to what they said on Facebook.

The plot to Storm Area 51 was brought to my attention much in the same way weird news often does, in the middle of the night...during a bout of insomnia. I picked my phone up from my bedside table and began scrolling through my news feed.

The headline that grabbed my attention was something to the effect of "Online mob, over 1 million strong, vow to storm Area 51 in search of extraterrestrial life" obviously this was a story I had to learn more about.

Not because I think there is any good reason for an online mob to storm a top secret military base.

It was the simple absurdity of it all that drew me in.

Rather than indulge my curiosity in solitude, this was a story I had to talk out with someone whose insight I trusted.

To better understand the "Storm area 51" phenomenon, I turned to one of the biggest brains Canada has offered up to the world of UFOlogy… MJ Banias.

Links:

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

MJ Banias: https://twitter.com/mjbanias

‘Storm Area 51, They Cant Stop All of Us’ Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1182355888558939/

Credits:

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 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

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 - 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

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2010

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: Swans 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 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:

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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/

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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/

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