Author: Brian Baker

Books

Review: This cryptid caper has a Mystery Inc. vibe

I wouldn’t be surprised if J.J. Dupuis grew up on a steady diet of Mystery Inc. investigations. Whether it was the hijinks of Hanna-Barbera past or Matthew Lillard past, the Toronto-based author definitely watched Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! It may appear I’m throwing a non sequitur out into the aether […]

Etchings

Ghosthunting in a time of coronavirus

Ghosthunters Lee and Linzi Steer are catching hell from social media after continuing their paranormal investigations during the stay-at-home order in the United Kingdom. The South Yorkshire-based duo have been live-streaming their investigations of a haunted mansion and nearby wooded area for their Facebook page, Ghosts of Britain. Other paranormal […]

Parapsychology

Hypnotherapists use past life regression to uncover patterns, answers to traumas

“Everybody is an old soul.” There’s a pause once the words come out of Georgina Cannon’s mouth during a February phone conversation. The award-winning author, practicing hypnotherapist and founder of the Ontario Hypnosis Centre, discusses how hypnotherapy helps others heal, especially the use of past life regression. For medical practitioners, […]

Ghosts

Is Tranquille the victim of wild imaginations?

If there’s anything haunting the 460 acres of Tranquille in Kamloops, British Columbia, it could very well be the ghosts of modern horror tropes. Tranquille is nestled on the plain overlooking Cooney Bay, where Kamloops Lake meets the Thompson River. The former sanatorium treated tuberculosis patients from 1907 to 1958 […]

Ufology

Fredericton museum to honour Stanton Friedman with exhibit

Melynda Jarratt first met renowned ufologist Stanton Friedman 25 years ago while working on a Vision Television documentary. Back then she was putting together films for journalist Rita Deverell called “Sense of Place” instead of installations as executive director for the Fredericton Region Museum. Jarratt recalled, in a February phone […]

Ghosts

Haunted Hamilton to host Victorian funeral tour at Dundurn

Hamiltonians and visitors to the Golden Horseshoe may get their very own Moberly-Jourdain experience thanks to a Haunted Dundurn Castle tour in February. Unlike the infamous French event, visitors will be plunged into a Victorian funeral at the 19th-century manor thanks to Stephanie Dumbreck, owner and founder of Haunted Hamilton. […]