The circumstances around her crime and the odd fate of her body have transmuted into legend in Quebec.
As one of the most historically and culturally rich provinces in Canada, Quebec has a surplus of folklore and urban legends.
It’s no coincidence that so many ghost stories and hauntings take place in hotels—but one Canadian hotel in particular stands out as the ultimate haunted spot.
Newfoundlanders call her the Old Hag, but scientists call it sleep paralysis. One name is a lot spookier than the other, but neither can compare to the feeling of terror that comes from waking up to find her crouched on your chest and leering over you in the darkness.
In 1795, 16-year-old Daniel McGinnis stumbled upon a mysterious filled-in passage descending into the earth with a pulley system. The hole was flanked by three trees that formed a triangle, and the trees had symbols carved into the base.
The residents of Prince Edward Island are no strangers to ghost stories. The small Atlantic province, with its rocky shores and unpredictable waters, is perfectly positioned for tales of phantom ships, sea monsters, buried treasure, and haunted lighthouses.