History of Canada

History of Canada

Canadian History

Mysteries of Canada was started in 1998 as a project to help Canadians better understand the history, geography, myths and legends of their own country.  The site has grown over the years into a major site attracting visitors from all across Canada and the rest of the world.  The site is used by 50+ schools across the country to help teach language, writing and history.  It is used internationally as a language training asset.  Certain stories and images from this site have been used in newspapers, TV, history books and other media.

Welcome to Mysteries of Canada.  Poke around a bit, read a bit, maybe even submit an article or two and, most of all, have some fun and learn. 

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Drilling Down on Sword Play- The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down; S1E3

The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down Season 1, Episode 3: Drilling Down on Sword Play This episode of The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down serves as a recap of The Curse of Oak Island’s Season 3, Episode 11: Sword Play.  Plot Summary Looking Back on the ‘Roman Sword’ Matty Blake sits down with Craig Tester to talk about the ‘Roman sword’ debunked in Season 3, Episode 11 of The Curse of Oak Island. Tester expresses his disappointment at the evidence showing that the sword is a relatively modern creation, and states that it will likely remain in the Oak Island museum as a
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Drilling Down on Silence in the Dark- The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down; S1E2

This episode of The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down serves as a recap and analysis of The Curse of Oak Island’s Season 3, Episode 10: Silence in the Dark. The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down Season 1, Episode 2: Drilling Down on Silence in the Dark Plot Summary Harvey Morash and Michael Gerhartz’s Dive Host Matty Blake sits down with Rick and Marty Lagina to discuss Harvey Morash and Michael Gerhartz’s unsuccessful attempt to dive to the bottom of Borehole 10-X. Rick expresses his frustration at the number of failed diving attempts, while Marty acknowledges the technical difficulties inherent in 10-X dives.The talk
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Drilling Down on Columbus Day- The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down; S1E1

The Season 6 premiere of The Curse of Oak Island is scheduled to air on the History Channel on November 13, 2018. In preparation for this, I've decided to put together some plot summaries and analyses of the various episodes of the show's appendant series, The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down. Enjoy!  The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down Season 1, Episode 1: Drilling Down on Columbus Day This episode of The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down serves as a recap and analysis of The Curse of Oak Island’s Season 3, particularly Season 3, Episode 9: Columbus Day. It also presents another
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Poltergeists in Canada: Part III

Poltergeists in Canada: Part III Due to popular demand, and since the season is appropriate, I’ve decided to put together a third and final article on Canadian poltergeists (final for now, at least). If you’d like to read my first article on the Great Amherst Mystery or my latest piece on three Nova Scotian poltergeists, please check out the links in this sentence. The Difference Between Ghosts and Poltergeists The author of this article is painfully aware of the good-natured disdain with which a skeptic might read an essay purporting to explain the difference between ghosts and poltergeists- an exposition perhaps not dissimilar,

More Canadian Poltergeists

More Canadian Poltergeists Last Friday, I published an article on the Great Amherst Mystery- the story of Canada’s most famous poltergeist. As I mentioned in that article, poltergeist activity, according to spiritualists, is characterized by loud, inexplicable knocking sounds; the motion of household objects absent of some discernible force; and the presence of a person- usually a teenage girl- around which these activities seem to revolve.The mystery of Amherst, Nova Scotia, is but one among dozens of cases of alleged Canadian poltergeist activity. From Vancouver to St. John’s, and from the 17th Century up to the present day, households all over
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