Ghostly Tales, Ghastly Events, and Gruesome True Stories
A collection of ghost stories, eerie encounters, and gruesome tales from one of Canada’s most interesting cities.
Montreal is a city steeped in history and culture, but just beneath the pristine surface of this world-class city lie unsettling tales of uncanny phenomena, dark deeds, haunted buildings, and forgotten graveyards. The dark of night reveals buried secrets, alleyways that echo with the footsteps of ghostly spectres, and memories of ghastly murders and unspeakable acts that will make your blood run cold.
Read, if you dare, about the ghost that wanders Griffintown in search of her missing head, top-secret experiments conducted on unwitting subjects at McGill University, and the mysterious gunshot deaths of a mother and son in their mansion, among other terrifying stories.
Nonfiction. Co-written with Mark Leslie.
TOO MACABRE FOR MONTREAL
Stories Deemed too Disturbing for Macabre Montreal
What is too macabre for Montreal? Are you sure you really want to know?
When working on the book Macabre Montreal, a few chapters ended up being cut from the original manuscript because they were felt to be a little too dark, a little too disturbing, perhaps too close to home, and too controversial, to include in the book. These stories that ended up on the "cutting room floor" were tales that included:
A murderous exhibitionist using multiple fake social media profiles
The most notorious female serial killer and rapist in Canadian history
A bizarre tale of historic decapitation
Recorded acts of rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism
The heinous acts of a misogynistic mass murderer
They were, in other words, stories deemed too macabre for the original book.
Reader, be warned. These are not lighter ghostly tales. They are stories pulled from the darkest parts of the human psyche, and are only for those who are able to handle darker, more disturbing content.