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Nighttime is an audio documentary series which explores Canada's most fascinating stories. Join us for true crime, mysteries, and a celebration of Canada’s weird and wonderful people, places, and events.

the Nova Scotia Rampage - Part 5 - Connecting Dots (with Paul Palango)
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives including a pregnant woman, a RCMP Constable, and many other innocent victims who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. In this episode of Nighttim...

the Nova Scotia Rampage - Part 4 - what is a 'grievance collector' (with criminal profiler James R. Fitzgerald)
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives including a pregnant woman, a RCMP Constable, and many other innocent victims who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. In this episode of Nighttim...

the Nova Scotia Rampage - Part 3 - a History of Domestic Violence (with Jane Gerster)
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives including a pregnant woman, a RCMP Constable, and many other innocent victims who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. In this episode of Nighttim...


the Nova Scotia Rampage - Part 2 - there were red flags
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murderer would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives including a pregnant woman, a RCMP Constable, and many other innocent victims who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. In this episode of Nighttim...

the Nova Scotia Rampage - Part 1 - the Tragic Timeline (as of April 24)
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. Dressed in a police officer’s uniform and driving a replica police cruiser, this murder would leave a trail of innocent victims and burnt homes in his wake. In total twenty two Nova Scotians lost their lives including a pregnant woman, a RCMP Constable, and many other innocent victims. In this episode of Nighttime, our topic is the thirteen hours of terror tha...

a Visit to the Haunted Mansion in Kensington, PEI
The Haunted Mansion is a unique haunted house attraction found in Kensington, PEI. What makes the haunted mansion so special is both the over one hundred year old tudor style building it calls home and the passionate owner who’s wit, ingenuity, and creativity bring the tour to life. Unlike many similar road side attractions, the haunted mansion favors home-made equipment over the lesser inspired store bought varieties. The end result is a one of a kind tour through a one of a kind building. In this...


The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 3 - The Trials
**this is a remastered and expanded version of a series released in 2016** Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1992  When 18 year old McDonald's employee Derek Wood finished his shift, he lingered for a time in the closed restaurant before exiting. Unknown to the staff remaining to complete their nightly tasks, Derek had propped open a basement door and in a matter of moments he would return with two friends armed with knives, a shovel, and a gun. The resulting robbery gone wrong will lead to a mass murder and an...

The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 2 - The Investigation
**this is a remastered and expanded version of a series released in 2016** Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1992  When 18 year old McDonald's employee Derek Wood finished his shift, he lingered for a time in the closed restaurant before exiting. Unknown to the staff remaining to complete their nightly tasks, Derek had propped open a basement door and in a matter of moments he would return with two friends armed with knives, a shovel, and a gun. The resulting robbery gone wrong will lead to a mass murder and an...

The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 1 - The Crime
**this is a remastered and expanded version of a series released in 2016** Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1992  When 18 year old McDonald's employee Derek Wood finished his shift, he lingered for a time in the closed restaurant before exiting. Unknown to the staff remaining to complete their nightly tasks, Derek had propped open a basement door and in a matter of moments he would return with two friends armed with knives, a shovel, and a gun. The resulting robbery gone wrong will lead to a mass murder and an...


the Story of Codey Hennigar
Wyses Corner, Nova Scotia, 2015 The story we are going to hear involves a raging house fire, 3 deaths, a dramatic police take down, and successful use of the controversial NCR or not criminally responsible legal defense.  The unfortunate stars in this tragedy are the Hennigars, who have felt cornered by Canada's treatment of its mentally ill long before members of their family began to die. In this episode. We are joined by Chandler Hennigar and our topic, is his brother, Codey Hennigar. Links: ...

The Murder of Taylor Samson - Part 4 - Sandeson Gets a Retrial
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana. When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many others in Taylor’s life, begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong. What will start as a missing persons investigation will become on...

The Murder of Taylor Samson - 3 - My Brother Taylor
When one hears a story like that of Taylor's murder it's hard to not digest the twists, turns, and surprise the way you would a work of fiction. In part one and two, Kayla and I made a point to discuss the character of Taylor Samson, and the role he played in the lives of many who stand heartbroken on the sidelines of this case. But, two people removed from the story can only take that so far. For part three, I wanted to place a cap stone on this series, something that brings the events surrounding Ta...


The Murder of Taylor Samson - 2 - The Case Against Sandeson
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana. When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many others in Taylor’s life, begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong. What will start as a missing persons investigation will become on...

The Murder of Taylor Samson - 1 - The Disappearance
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana. When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many others in Taylor’s life, begin to suspect he was the victim in a drug deal gone very wrong. What will start as a missing persons investigation will become on...

What Happened to Cortney Lake - Part 2 - Missing and Murdered
24 year old Cortney Lake was last seen the evening of June 7, 2017 in the area of her Mount Pearl, NL home. At the time of her disappearance, Cortney’s life was in a state somewhere between transition and turmoil. An ex boyfriend had just been released from prison for a series of crimes against her, whereas another ex, the father of her young son, was pressuring her to rekindle the romantic relationship the pair ended years prior. When her whereabouts were unaccounted for, suspicions were directed toward...


What Happened to Cortney Lake - Part 1 - the Disappearance
24 year old Cortney Lake was last seen the evening of June 7, 2017 in the area of her Mount Pearl, NL home. At the time of her disappearance, Cortney’s life was in a state somewhere between transition and turmoil. An ex boyfriend had just been released from prison for a series of crimes against her, whereas another ex, the father of her young son, was pressuring her to rekindle the romantic relationship the pair ended years prior. When her whereabouts were unaccounted for, suspicions were directed toward...

What's up with the Pentagon and UFOs? (with MJ Banias)
This story starts several years ago when a series of videos were leaked from Defense industry insiders. What made the footage so interesting is that it was filmed using highly advanced weapon systems from American fighter jets and it appeared to show some kind of aerial objects displaying flight capabilities far beyond what is known to exist.  Given the unofficial leaking of the footage, the video's origins were always accompanied with doubt, speculation, and rumor…  But things are different now.   Th...

the Disappearance of Holly Ellsworth-Clark - Part 3 - Holly Clark and Emma Fillipoff: Tragic Coincidences
At the time of her disappearance, 27 year old Holly Clark was pursuing her dream to be a professional musician in Hamilton, Ontario. However suddenly, and with little warning, she seemed to find herself on the brink of crisis.  On the morning of January 10th, 2020 Holly phoned her parents in Calgary to request help returning home. During the call Holly would share the frightening, yet vague, details of a traumatic experience that led her to spending the prior night running for her life from either a real...


the Disappearance of Holly Ellsworth-Clark - Part 2 - Behind the Search (with Elle)
At the time of her disappearance, 27 year old Holly Clark was pursuing her dream to be a professional musician in Hamilton, Ontario. However suddenly, and with little warning, she seemed to find herself on the brink of crisis.  On the morning of January 10th, 2020 Holly phoned her parents in Calgary to request help returning home. During the call Holly would share the frightening, yet vague, details of a traumatic experience that led her to spending the prior night running for her life from either a real...

the Disappearance of Holly Ellsworth-Clark - Part 1
At the time of her disappearance, 27 year old Holly Clark was pursuing her dream to be a professional musician in Hamilton, Ontario. However suddenly, and with little warning, she seemed to find herself on the brink of crisis.  On the morning of January 10th, 2020 Holly phoned her parents in Calgary and pleaded for help returning home. During the call Holly would share the frightening, yet vague details of a traumatic experience that led to her spending the prior night running for her life from either a ...

the Washmill Lake Drive UFO Event - Part 2 - Opinions
Halifax, Nova Scotia Dec 21, 2019 When Dylan, a local food delivery driver, notices a cube shaped object hovering in the evening sky he pulls his vehicle over and begins documenting the event in a series of photographs and videos. When these photographs eventually make their way into the hands of UFO enthusiast, the debate would begin. Did Dylan witness a common cloud, or something much more unique. In this episode of Nighttime, we dig deeper into the 2019 Washmill Lake Drive UFO event by discussin...


the Washmill Lake Drive UFO Event - Part 1 - December 21, 2019
Halifax, Nova Scotia Dec 21, 2019 When Dylan, a local delivery driver, notices a cube shaped object hovering in the evening sky he pulls his vehicle over and begins documenting the event in a series of photographs and videos. When these photographs eventually make their way into the hands of UFO enthusiast, the debate would begin. Did Dylan witness a common cloud, or something much more unique. In this episode of Nighttime, our story is the 2019 Washmill Lake Drive UFO event Links referenced in ...

Taylor Mitchell's Tragic End
Taylor Mitchell was a singer and songwriter from Toronto. After the encouraging reviews of her debut album ‘For Your Consideration’ Taylor was seen as an up and coming star. In October of 2009, Taylor embarked on a tour of Eastern Canada to promote her album. Tragically, the tour and Taylor’s life would be cut short as a result of a horrific event on a popular hiking trail on Cape Breton Island, NS. In this episode of Nighttime, our story is the life and tragic death of Taylor Mitchell. Links refer...

the Murder of Tess Richey - 2 - My Sister Tessie (with Varina Richey)
After spending a Friday night out with a friend, 22 year old Tess Richey failed to return home. The out of character disappearance would lead to nation wide news coverage, and serve as the opening scenes for one of Canada’s most heartbreaking series of events. In this episode of Nighttime we are joined by Tess’ sister Varina Richey, who will share an inside look at a family living through every families worst nightmare. Our story is the murder of Tess Richey Links referenced in the episode: V...


the Murder of Tess Richey - 2 - My Sister Tessie (with Varina Richey)
After spending a Friday night out with a friend, 22 year old Tess Richey failed to return home. The out of character disappearance would lead to nation wide news coverage, and serve as the opening scenes for one of Canada’s most heartbreaking series of events. In this episode of Nighttime we are joined by Tess’ sister Varina Richey, who will share an inside look at a family living through every families worst nightmare. Our story is the murder of Tess Richey Links referenced in the episode: V...

the Murder of Tess Richey - 1 - with Caryn Lieberman
After spending a Friday night out with a friend, 22 year old Tess Richey failed to return home. The out of character disappearance would lead to nation wide news coverage, and serve as the opening scenes for one of Canada’s most heartbreaking series of events. In this episode of Nighttime we are joined by Caryn Lieberman, the Toronto based Global News journalist, who has been reporting on Tess’ heartbreaking story beginning with her disappearance and up to the trial against the man accused of murderin...

Covid19 - Scenes from the Pandemic
My good friend and frequent co-host Aaron Corbett and I check in on some past guests and friends of Nighttime to see how they are handling the Covid-19 Pandemic. Musical Credits: Noir Tokyo by Monty Datta https://soundcloud.com/montydatta Unforgettable (Lo-fi version) - Artist Unknown Blunted to Death by FortnightBeatshttps://soundcloud.com/fortnight1 Links: Kristi Lee's Canadian True Crime - https://canadiantruecrime.ca/ Sarah Sawler's Twitter - https://twitter.com/SarahSawler Ms....


The Big Ben's Murder
On March 22, 1992, Sydney Nova Scotia was expecting it’s worst snowstorm of the year. With over 30 centimeters expected to fall Doug Dupe encouraged his wife Marie to not take any chances by going in to work. With it being her first back shift at the convenience store where she had only recently been hired, she decided to brave the elements. The shift, and the night, would be her last. In this episode of Nighttime, I’m joined by my good friend and band mate Aaron Corbett for a discussion surrounding t...

The Big Ben's Murder
On March 22, 1992, Sydney Nova Scotia was expecting it’s worst snowstorm of the year. With over 30 centimeters expected to fall Doug Dupe encouraged his wife Marie to not take any chances by going in to work. With it being her first back shift at the convenience store where she had only recently been hired, she decided to brave the elements. The shift, and the night, would be her last. In this episode of Nighttime, I’m joined by my good friend and band mate Aaron Corbett for a discussion surrounding the B...

the Story of Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam
When occupational therapist Dianna Mah-Jones uncharacteristically missed an appointment, a co-worker went to her house to check on her. As he opened her unlocked door, he was met by the obvious signs of a struggle, and a blood soaked kitchen. When the Vancouver police arrived to investigate they learned that whatever horrors started in the kitchen ended in an upstairs bathroom. The double murder of 65 year old Dianna Mah-Jones and her 68 year old husband Richard Jones was as brutal as it is senseless. ...


the Murder of Amber Tuccaro
20 year old Amber Tuccaro, was last seen alive on August 18,2010. She had left her infant son in the care of her friend and planned to hitchhike into the nearby city of Edmonton for the night. The only clue in Amber’s disappearance is the recording of a telephone call she received while riding in a vehicle with an unknown male just moments after she was last seen. In the chilling recording, Amber seems to slowly realize the man is not taking her towards Edmonton but instead onto a series dirt roads… just...

the Downfall of Patrik Mathews (with Ryan Thorpe)
Our story centers around two Canadians who met on the front lines of the race war militant white supremacists hope to start. On one side, we have a journalist with the Winnipeg Free press named Ryan Thorpe and on the other side, we have Patrik Mathews, a Manitoban who moonlights as a recruiter for a secretive neo-nazi hate group. I say “moonlit” as when not conspiring to overthrow the government and create a white ethnostate, He was known as Master Corporal Patrick Mathews… a combat engineer in the Ca...

the Falcon Lake UFO Incident
For over 50 years a revolving door of civilian and government investigators have attempted to provide an explanation for the Falcon Lake UFO Incident, yet it remains an enigma.  What is known is that in 1967, just months prior to the other famous Canadian UFO event in Shag Harbour, a man stumbled out of the woods in rural Manitoba disoriented, vomiting, and badly burned.  This wasn't a bonfire gone wrong or anything to do with alcohol however.  The story this man told, and maintained until his deat...


Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 8 - In Conclusion
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part 8, the series finale, we are joined by writer/journalist Tyler Wilson for a wrap up discussion. Credits: Musical Theme: Swans by Vox Somnia h...

Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 7 - Conor
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part 7 of The Nighttime Podcast series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov ...

Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 6 - Mika
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part 6, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance.  This episode features a conversation with Emma's ...


Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 5 - Mikaela
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part 5 of The Night Time Podcast's series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her N...

Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 4 - Ellen
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part four, Our focus will shift from the events immediately surrounding Emma's disappearance to her life leading up to the events of Nov 28, 2012 via a ...

Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 3 - Julien
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part three, we are joined by the often discussed Julien Huard who will share a timeline of his activities both before and after Emma’s mysterious disapp...


Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 2 - Digging Deeper
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part two, we are joined by Tim and Lance of The Missing Maura Murray Podcast for a discussion surrounding Emma’s case. This episode also includes a s...

Emma Fillipoff is Missing - 1 - Shelley
26 year old Emma Fillipoff was last seen standing barefoot on a busy intersection in downtown Victoria BC on November 28th, 2012 by the police officers who encountered Emma after responded to a call of a women in distress. Over the course of an 8 episode series, Nighttime will explore the story of Emma Fillipoff by speaking to those closest to her. In part one, we will begin the Emma Fillipoff is Missing series by speaking with the driving force behind the search for Emma Fillipoff, her mother Shelley...

Was it a Sasquatch in Northwestern Ontario?
For me, it all started on an average day in November. I woke up, poured a coffee, and swiped open my phone to see what was what in the world.  Instead of finding local news and pictures of social media influencer’s breakfast, I was face to face with an agitated mob that seemed to have my email and social media accounts surrounded. Fortunately, it wasn't a lynch mob. In place of torches and pitchforks they all just had their phones out showing me a viral video taken on October 3rd by a hunter out looking ...


The Murder of Loretta Saunders - Part 2 - Delilah
Feb 2014, Halifax, NS 26 year old Loretta Saunders – a proud Inuk woman – was in Halifax completing her university thesis on the topic of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. After leaving her home to collect overdue rent from the tenants of an apartment she had been renting, Loretta became the victim of a senseless and brutal series of events that added her name to the very list of missing and murdered indigenous that she had hoped her work would reduce. In part one of a two p...

The Murder of Loretta Saunders - Part 2 - Delilah
Feb 2014, Halifax, NS 26 year old Loretta Saunders – a proud Inuk woman – was in Halifax completing her university thesis on the topic of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. After leaving her home to collect overdue rent from the tenants of an apartment she had been renting, Loretta became the victim of a senseless and brutal series of events that added her name to the very list of missing and murdered indigenous that she had hoped her work would reduce. In part one of a two part co...

The Murder of Loretta Saunders - Part 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Feb 2014 26 year old Loretta Saunders – a proud Inuk woman – was in Halifax completing her university thesis on the topic of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. After leaving her home to collect overdue rent from the tenants of an apartment she had been renting, Loretta became the victim of a senseless and brutal series of events that added her name to the very list of missing and murdered indigenous that she had hoped her work would reduce. In part one o...


The Murder of Loretta Saunders - Part 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Feb 2014 26 year old Loretta Saunders – a proud Inuk woman – was in Halifax completing her university thesis on the topic of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. After leaving her home to collect overdue rent from the tenants of an apartment she had been renting, Loretta became the victim of a senseless and brutal series of events that added her name to the very list of missing and murdered indigenous that she had hoped her work would reduce. In part one of a tw...

Tonetta - 2 - the Artist in Their Own Words
Tonetta is the stage name used by a reclusive singer-songwriter and visual artist who since the early 1980s has been recording and sharing his original music and videos. In 2008, he became an international cult celebrity after starting his first YouTube channel containing music and video that often contain explicit sexual content and a unique do it yourself aesthetic. Tonetta’s detractors call his music vile filth, whereas fans call it the work of a pure outsider artist. In this episode of Nighttime, ...

Tonetta - 2 - the Artist in Their Own Words
Tonetta is the stage name used by a reclusive singer-songwriter and visual artist who since the early 1980s has been recording and sharing his original music and videos. In 2008, he became an international cult celebrity after starting his first YouTube channel containing music and video that often contain explicit sexual content and a unique do it yourself aesthetic. Tonetta’s detractors call his music vile filth, whereas fans call it the work of a pure outsider artist. In this episode of Nighttime, I’m ...


Tonetta - 1 - Canada's Last True Artist
Tonetta is the stage name used by a reclusive singer-songwriter and visual artist who since the early 1980s has been recording and sharing his original music and videos (originally on VHS and cassette). In 2008, he became an international cult celebrity after starting his first YouTube channel containing music and video that often contain explicit sexual content and a unique do it yourself aesthetic. Tonetta’s detractors call his music vile filth whereas fans call it the work of a pure outsider artist. ...

Tonetta - 1 - Canada's Last True Artist
Tonetta is the stage name used by a reclusive singer-songwriter and visual artist who since the early 1980s has been recording and sharing his original music and videos (originally on VHS and cassette). In 2008, he became an international cult celebrity after starting his first YouTube channel containing music and video that often contain explicit sexual content and a unique do it yourself aesthetic. Tonetta’s detractors call his music vile filth whereas fans call it the work of a pure outsider artist. In...

Two Chilling Tales from Haunted New Brunswick (with Steve Vernon)
An October phone call inviting Steve Vernon, my favorite local horror author, to appear on Nighttime has become a Halloween tradition. For the fourth year in a row, He agreed to share his tales of terror and bloodshed. The plan we came up with was similar to prior years, but with a few twists. I got the idea during a recent walk through a nearby forest, while lost in both my headphones and the twisting trails, I happened upon an abandoned and long overgrown hunting type shack that I thought would b...


Two Chilling Tales from Haunted New Brunswick (with Steve Vernon)
An October phone call inviting Steve Vernon, my favorite local horror author, to appear on Nighttime has become a Halloween tradition. For the fourth year in a row, He agreed to share his tales of terror and bloodshed. The plan we came up with was similar to prior years, but with a few twists. I got the idea during a recent walk through a nearby forest, while lost in both my headphones and the twisting trails, I happened upon an abandoned and long overgrown hunting type shack that I thought would be a pe...

Jerome, the Mystery Man of Sandy Cove (with Fraser Mooney Jr.)
Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, 1863 As far back as recorded history can take us, we see the inhabitants of the land presently called Nova Scotia maintaining a strong connection to the waters that surround them. Forestry, Fishing, Tourism, and recreation. The Atlantic’s waves crash against all aspects of our lives. it’s not a surprise that the Atlantic Ocean also plays a role in many of Nova Scotia's most enduring mysteries. In this this episode, our story involves mysterious strangers arriving to Nova...

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


The Toronto Van Attack
**This episode was original released April 29, 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...

the Murder of Jason Barkhouse
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 Barkho...

The Bell Island Boom - 3 - Cynthia Bickford's Eye Witness Account
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 se...


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 o...

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 Bell Island Boom - 1 - The Event
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 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...

The Black Donnellys (and more) - Recorded Live in Toronto
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 tha...

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...


Nighttime's Summer Announcements
Hello Listeners,  Sorry to pop into your feed like this, but I want to give you a quick update on all things Nighttime.  Let me start with the biggest one, a production update.  Nighttime will be taking the remainder of the summer off... sort of. Basically for the remainder of July and August I don't plan to release any new episodes to the feed. but... new content will still be posted... How does that work you ask? well, I plan to take some time to rewrite, rerecord, and rerelease some of the earlier ep...

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 ...

Storming Area 51 (with MJ Banias)
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 miss...


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? ...

Glove Guy - 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....

the Story of Holly Bartlett
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 u...


2018 Canadian UFO Survey (with Chris Rutkowski)
For those interested in the UFO phenomenon, it’s hard to deny that 2018 was 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 ...

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 sid...

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 ...


Canada's Last Witch Trial - The Story of Tiffany Butch
At it's essence, this story is that of a rivalry between two competition psychics in Small town Ontario. Not unlike many business rivalries this too would quickly boil over and lead to a courtroom... the charges however were probably the last anyone would have expected.  A little know, and long antiquated, law that criminalized the practice of witchcraft has sat awkwardly within the Canadian Criminal Code for several hundred years. Charges related to this law were incredible rare but as you will hear in ...

Glove Guy - 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 exagger...

Glove Guy - 1 - The Legend of Halifax's Glove Guy
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a city with no shortage tall tales, folklore, and urban legends. I dare say Gloveguy 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 late at night, only to reveal a bizarre leather glove fetish after they've entered his vehicle.  I cant really explain why, but I immediately dismissed it as untrue or an ...


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 - Lin...

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 6 - Lindsay and the Columbiners
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 6 - Lin...

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 5 - James and Lindsay's "Arsenal"
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 five of ‘the St...


The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 4 - Life After Planning Death
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 a 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 the forth and fin...

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 3 - Lindsay, James, and the Valentine's Day Massacre
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 a 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 three of a s...

The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 2 - Life Before Choosing Death
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 a 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 two of a ser...


The Story of Lindsay Souvannarath - 1 - An Introduction
It seems that nearly everyday we have a new example of someone, or someones, who's internal conflict culminates in a violent attack on members of the public. The fact that these events happen is terrifying, something that I’ve to dealt with using the same naive thought process that many affected by these tragedies can likely relate to. I've taken comfort in the ignorant believe that things like that wouldn't happen here, but regardless if you are referring to my here or yours, here is Exactly where th...

Was it a Sasquatch in Pictou County, NS?
**This is a rewritten and remastered version of a 2015 episode** In 2015, When I first launched Nighttime, One of the first requests I made to listeners was for story ideas that took place in, or in some way involved, the forest. The first response I received, lead me to this episodes story. Myles MacKenzie sent me an email sharing the story of an animal encounter he and some high school friends had in the woods of Pictou County Nova Scotia.  Actually, "Animal Encounter" is a bit of and understatement. Don'...

The Search for Ryan Shtuka
When 20 year old Ryan Shtuka stepped out of his comfort zone and embarked on an adventure with a close friend their plan wasn't anything risky or dangerous.. it was quite simple. They'd spend the winter in the mountains of British Columbia working at one of Canada's most beautiful ski resorts.  But as it turned out, something went wrong; no one knows what exactly. What we do know is that his family, his friends, and an army of volunteers have been searching tirelessly hoping to find him, or any trail he ...


The Murder of Daniel Levesque - 2 - Losing Daniel
Aug 2011, Victoria, BC When 20 year old Daniel Levesque moved from small town Revelstoke, BC to the comparatively big city of Victoria it was to pursue his dream of finding a career as a performing musician. Tragically, Daniel would only get a handful of weeks to make things happen as his time in Victoria, and the dreams that brought him there, would be snuffed out by the manager of the convenience store Daniel had taken a job at. That manager, Josh Bredo, befriended Daniel and weaved an intricate ...

The Murder of Daniel Levesque - 1 - Web of Lies
Aug 2011, Victoria, BC When 20 year old Daniel Levesque moved from small town Revelstoke, BC to the comparatively big city of Victoria it was to pursue his dream of finding a career as a performing musician. Tragically, Daniel would only get a handful of weeks to make things happen as his time in Victoria, and the dreams that brought him there, would be snuffed out by the manager of the convenience store Daniel had taken a job at. That manager, Josh Bredo, befriended Daniel and weaved an intricate ...

Did a Christmas Killer Stalk St. John's, Newfoundland?
From 1978-1984, In the days surrounding the Christmas holidays, four women went missing from the downtown area of St. John's. One was found dead, three were never seen again, and all four were known to hitchhike. Due to many similarities in the four stories, they have been woven together into a modern legend… One that has the people of St. Johns asking who was taking a young women from the city each Christmas. Credits: Writing and research assistance: Erin Gillard Music: Tremors by Vox Somnia...


UFOs Above Canada - 5 - The Canadian Government and UFOs (with Matthew Hayes)
After releasing the prior episodes in this series, outlining my son's ufo event and the MUFON organization, I've heard from listeners curious if (and to what extent) the Canadian government is involved in the reporting and investigation of UFO events.    In this episode of Nighttime I'll speak to someone well positioned to tell us all about our governement's surprising history with the UFO phenomena.   When Trent University PHD Candidate Matthew Hayes was considering a topic for his doctoral dissertation, h...

UFOs Above Canada - 5 - Getting to know MUFON (with Stu Bundy)
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is one of the world's oldest and largest civilian based UFO - investigative organizations. The stated mission of MUFON is the study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigations, research, and education. In this episode I will be joined by Stu Bundy, a member of MUFON's International Board of Directors and the Assistant National Director of Mufon Canada.  During our conversation, Stu will remove the curtains that cover this sometimes shadowy, but fascinating...

UFOs Above Canada - 4 - Reporting the 2018 Dairy Queen UFO Event
When considering the next topic to cover, I turned to the UFOs Above Canada facebook group for recommendations. As I took note of the many great ideas the group members shared, something else that caught my attention. Two people from opposite corners of Canada posted details of their recent UFO sightings. The reports were different in nearly every way, but had one commonality. Each solicited help identifying the anomalous object and requested advice on where next to turn. Immediately this episode's to...


UFOs Above Canada - 3 - Why Should We Care About UFOs?
Like any question that concerns odd lights in the sky, why we should we care about UFOs? is nuanced, subjective, and with many answers. For part 3 of UFOs Above Canada, I've reached out to a motley crue of friends, podcast family, and Nighttime listeners to provide you a cornucopia of opinions on tonight's question… Why should we care about UFOs? Links: UFOs Above Canada Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufosabovecanada/ Martin Willis - https://podcastufo.com/ Alejandro Roja...

UFOs Above Canada - 2 - What isn't a UFO (with Chris Rutkowski)
In part 2 of the ongoing UFOs Above Canada series, I set out to clear the air and provide UFOs a safe place to zip around by asking UFO researcher Chris Rutkwoski "What isn't a UFO?" Links: Chris' Twitter - https://twitter.com/ufologyresearch The Canadian UFO survey - http://survey.canadianuforeport.com/ UFOs Above Canada Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufosabovecanada/ Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Faceb...

UFOs Above Canada - 1 - What is a UFO (with MJ Banias)
In an ongoing series called UFOs above Canada, I set out to remove the mud clouding the waters that UFOs may or may not be crashing into and present the phenomenon as I see it… Compelling, fascinating, inspiring, and most of all a reality! With this episode being the first in this series, it only makes sense to tackle the most misunderstood three letters in this entire field… U.F.O. In this episode the foundation for the series will be established by asking UFO writer MJ Banias the surprisingly com...


Rohinie Bisesar - 2 - A Twisted Route Through the Legal System
Toronto, Ontario - December 2015 In the middle of the day and within the aisles of Shoppers Drug mart, an unprovoked stabbing leaves Rosemary Junor clinging to life. In the days after the attack, the city became captivated by the manhunt for the beautiful, well dressed women, security cameras captured placing a bloody kitchen knife on a makeup counter and calmly leaving the store. When the suspect is apprehended the story she tells involves mind control, nanotechnology, and a broad conspiracy.  ...

Rohinie Bisesar - 1 - The Story of Rohinie Bisesar
Toronto, Ontario - December 2015 In the middle of the day, and within the aisles of Shoppers Drug mart, an unprovoked random stabbing leaves Rosemary Junor clinging to life. In the days after the attack, the city became captivated by the manhunt for the beautiful, well dressed women, security cameras captured fleeing the store while the victim screamed for her life. When the suspect is apprehended the story she tells would cement this case, and the name Rohinie Bisesar, among Canada's most bizarre ...

Emma Fillipoff - 9 - Shelley's Refocused Search
In part 9 of the Nighttime series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, we will again be joined by Emma’s mother Shelley Fillipoff. In this emotional conversation Shelley shares many details of her now six year long, odyssey like, search for her beloved daughter. Our discussion includes; the information Shelley used initially to guide her search the new witness account of Emma’s whereabouts after her last known sighting the ground search planned for December a Gofundme campaign...


Emma Fillipoff - 8 - Conor
In part 8 of The Nighttime Podcast series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance. This episode features a conversation with Conor, a young man Emma befriended in the months just prior to her disappearance.  During our conversation Conor shares his memories of spending the days with Emma and discusses the times Emma stayed with him on his houseboat. Links: https://www.HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com https://itunes...

Emma Fillipoff - 7 - the Girl in the Photo
We’ve all heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this episode, the power of a photograph will be put on full display. Our story begins when a photographer points his camera in the right direction at the right moment in time and by chance alone, captures an image that has set off a roller coaster ride of hope and despair. Although the photograph may appear typical, it's story would change dramatically when it becomes suspected that the photograph includes Emma Fillipoff, captured by cha...

Emma Fillipoff - 6 - Mika
In part 6 of The Night Time Podcast's series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance. This episode features a conversation with Emma's close friend and roommate Mika, with whom Emma shared an apartment with in the months prior to her disappearance. During our conversation, Mika provides a first hand account of Emma's behavior in the months leading up to her disappearance. https://www.HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com ...


Emma Fillipoff - 5 - Mikaela
In part 5 of The Night Time Podcast's series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, our focus will remain on those close to Emma leading up to her Nov 28, 2012 disappearance.  This episode features a conversation with Emma's life long friend Mickaela, with whom Emma shared an apartment upon her arrival in Victoria. During our conversation, it becomes apparent that the warning signs of mental illness Ellen described in the prior episode had advanced to the point of being a cause for concern, even a ...

Emma Fillipoff - 4 - Ellen
In part 4 of The Night Time Podcast's ongoing series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, the focus will shift from the events immediately surrounding Emma's disappearance to her life leading up to Nov 28, 2012. This episode features an intimate conversation with Emma's life long close friend Ellen (a participant of the CBC Finding Emma documentary). https://www.HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Facebook: https...

Emma Fillipoff - 3 - Julien
In part 3 of The Night Time Podcast's ongoing series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, the focus will be on one of the most widely discussed people in the case, Julien. This episode will feature a timeline of Julien's activities both before and after her disappearance, all told via excerpts of a nearly three hour conversation conducted shortly after the release of part 2 of this series. https://www.HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https:/...


Emma Fillipoff - 2 - Digging Deeper
In this follow up to Episode 2 of The Night Time Podcast, I revisit the disappearance of 26 year old Emma Fillipoff who was last seen speaking to police on a busy street corner in Victoria, BC on a cold November night in 2012. This episode will include an interview with Emma's mother Shelley Fillipoff who will discuss the current state of the search, the criminal charges she is facing unrelated to Emma's disappearance, and many of the details surrounding her daughters disappearance that has so many scratch...

Emma Fillipoff - 1 - An Introduction
26 year old Emma Fillipoff vanished from Victoria, BC on Nov 28, 2012 under circumstances as mysterious as they are heartbreaking. She was last seen only three hours prior to her mother Shelley's arrival who, concerned for her daughter's safety, arrived in Victoria by plane from her home in Ontario to check on her. In this first part of an ongoing series, the timeline of Emma's last known days will be discussed; concluding with an extended interview with Emma's mother Shelley Fillipoff who has not stopped...

The Murder of Kristin Johnston
For a 911 operator fielding calls from a university city like Halifax, a Friday night is sure to be a mixed bag. Periods of silence are book ended by frantic calls from the evening's darker moments. Those periods of silence become extended as the late night pizza shops serve their last slice and the taxis finish shuttling people home from their foggy evenings.  As the sun begins to rise the hectic Friday night becomes a quiet Saturday morning and there is a big difference. As you will hear during t...


Three Chilling Tales From Haunted Nova Scotia (with Steve Vernon)
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 hau...

Bernie Langille - 2 - Larry's Folder
In 2017 we were joined by Bernie Langille Jr. who had been investigating the bizarre circumstances that surround the death of the man he was named after, his grandfather Bernie Langille.  When we last met, Bernie had not only been searching for more information on his grandfather's death, but also looking to simply confirm that the unbelievable story being passed down through his family was true.  Thanks to a headscratching coincidence, the work we did in part one provided Bernie with everything he wa...

Bernie Langille - 1 - Who (or What) Killed Bernie Langille
*This episode was originally released Jan 2017* In February of 1968, Cpl. Bernard Langille's young life comes to an end after a bizarre series of events that start at the Gagetown Military Base in New Brunswick, and end with his mysterious death in the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. In this episode, I am joined by Cpl. Langille's grandson, and namesake, Bernie Langille who has taken the lead in his family's fifty year pursuit for both justice and the facts related to this strange story. Cont...


MsManda - Halifax's Independent VIP Escort
You've probably come across advertisements for local sex workers. These are the ones that usually feature a semi nude girl with their face partially obscured and an invitation to make contact for… "a good time". When considering 'Who are these girls?' I've always been somewhere between puzzled and ignorant… until now. As it turns out, Halifax is home to the independent VIP escort MsManda and she agreed to tell me all about her life, her sex work, and a bunch of other stuff that made me blush. Episo...

The Three Tragic Musketeers of Hollis Street (with Bev Keddy)
They thought of themselves as the Three Musketeers. Three teenage girls selling themselves for sex on the Hollis Street stroll in the mid 1980s. The friendship they formed and enjoyed, against the wishes of their controlling pimps, would end tragically when during the course of a few weeks two of the three were murdered. In this episode, I will be joined by Frank Magazine crime writer Bev Keddy who will share the story of the three tragic musketeers of Hollis street. Much of the information you wil...

Frankie Macdonald, My Favorite Weatherman
Frankie MacDonald is a 34 year old man from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Frankie, who is autistic, has become known around the world as a result of the impassioned weather forecasts and comedy videos he posts to his YouTube channel 'dogsandwolves'. With his videos gaining tens of millions of views and having been featured on T-shirts, action figures, bobble heads, and a book Frankie MacDonald is among the most unique celebrities of our time. In this episode, I am joined by author Sarah Sawler who...


Where is Joanne Pedersen?
February 19, 1983, Chilliwack, BC After ending up on the receiving end of her older sister and babysitter's childhood prank, 10 year old Joanne Pedersen found herself locked out of her house on a cold and rainy night. To request help, the soaking wet and sobbing child entered a pay-phone booth outside of a nearby convenience store and phoned her parents to request help. By the time they arrived at the store to pick her up Joanne was gone. Now, 35 years since she was last seen, investigators have been ...

The Murder of Douglas Keating (with Bev Keddy)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2000 Douglas Keating lived a life with many more downs than ups. He had addiction issues, he served time in prison, and he certainly made a lot of enemies along the way. But that said, no one deserves to be found beaten to death on a popular walking trail or anywhere else for that matter…. and no one deserves to have their murder go unsolved. In this episode, I will be joined by Frank Magazine crime writer Bev Keddy to discuss the still unsolved murder of Douglas Keating. ...

The Murder of Sadie Rogers (with Bev Keddy)
Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1981 Neighbors of Sadie Rogers became concerned for the 80 year old women after not seeing her, or any activity in her home, for over a week. When police respond to a request to check up on Sadie they would enter her home and be met with Amherst's most notorious murder case. In this episode, I will be joined by Frank Magazine crime writer Bev Keddy to discuss the still unsolved murder of Sadie Rogers. Links: Bev Keddy - https://twitter.com/bevboy0223 Tickets for the Toro...


Where is Troy Cook? - 2 - A Discussion with Bev Keddy
Truro, NS - June 11, 1998 As Tom Cook dropped his 19 year old son Troy off at his apartment, they agreed to meet for supper at a favorite restaurant later that week. When Troy didn't show up for the meal, Tom attempted to locate his son only to learn that he hadn't been seen in days. In this episode, we are joined by Frank Magazine crime writer Bev Keddy. Links: Find Troy Cook Facebook Group Bev Keddy News Coverage Video Compilation Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.c...

Where is Troy Cook? - 1 - The Disappearance
Truro, NS - June 11, 1998 As Tom Cook dropped his 19 year old son Troy off at his apartment, they agreed to meet for supper at a favorite restaurant later that week. When Troy didn't show up for the meal, Tom attempted to locate his son only to learn that he hadn't been seen in days. In this episode, we are joined by the last person to see Troy Cook… his father Tom. Links: Find Troy Cook Facebook Group Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ni...

2017 - Year End Wrap Up
In this year end special, I discuss the many changes felt by the Nighttime podcast, podcasting itself, and the world in 2017.  Throughout the episode I have included messages from listeners, friends of the show, and past Nighttime guests.  Links: Paragon Cause: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/paragon-cause/1320173066 Canadian True Crime: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/canadian-true-crime/id1197095887?mt=2 Dark Topic: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/dark-topic-a-true-crime-podcast/id12096104...


Esther Cox - 2 - A Haunted Girl?
The Great Amherst Mystery is a notorious case of poltergeist activity which centered around then 18 year old Esther Cox of Amherst, Nova Scotia between 1878 and 1879. Thanks to the various news reports and writings that still exist from the time, The Great Amherst Mystery is often cited as being the world's best documented case of it's type. In this episode, I will be joined by Laurie Glenn Norris (Author of Haunted Girl) who shares the results of her investigation into Esther Cox's life both before, ...

Esther Cox - 1 - The Great Amherst Mystery
The Great Amherst Mystery is a notorious case of poltergeist activity which centered around then 18 year old Esther Cox of Amherst, Nova Scotia between 1878 and 1879. Thanks to the various news reports and writings that still exist from the time, The Great Amherst Mystery is often cited as being the world's best documented case of it's type. In this episode, I will be joined by author and playwright Charlie Rhindress to share the almost unbelievable true story of Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Myste...

Haunted Halifax - 2 - Black Rock Beach (with Steve Vernon)
Halifax's Black Rock Beach is home to many dog walkers, bike riders, and picnic enthusiasts, but the site's history is far darker then those casually strolling through may realize. A rock outcropping on Black Rock Beach was the site of one of Halifax's public gallows. Not only were many executed on the site, but their lifeless bodies were left hanging to serve as warning to incoming sailors. In this episode, I am again joined by past Nighttime guest and local horror storyteller Steve Vernon who shares...


Chris Rutkowski and the 2017 Canadian UFO Survey
Chris Rutkowski's involvement in the Canadian UFO phenomenon runs so deep many refer to him simply as "the Canadian UFO guy". During his 40+ years of UFO related research, he has authored many books and appeared as an subject expert in countless television and documentary specials, including Unsolved Mysteries.  What makes his contribution so unique, is that rather than focusing specifically on individual cases he instead uses the many connections he has made to compile data on all UFO reports made in Ca...

Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple (Live in Somerville, Mass)
On August 18th, 2017 I co-hosted a live podcast recording with Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstrani (of Missing Maura Murray / Crawlspace) at the Rockwell Theatre in Somerville, Mass. The event featured an interview with the controversial leader of The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves. In this episode I share some behind the scenes details, and present a recording of the great night I shared with many of the show's listeners. Links: Satanic Temple: https://thesatanictemple.com/ Lucien's Patreon: ht...

Live in Somerville - 1 - Event Promo (Clearing the Air With Crawlspace)
On Aug 18th, 2017 I will join Tim and Lance of Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace for a live podcast recording and meet and greet at the Rockwell Theatre in Somerville. This bonus episode is released both to provide additional information on the event and also to clear the air after we received an unexpected amount of concern from minority of listeners. Vote for me in 'Best of Halifax' here: http://thecoast.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Halifax-2017/Ballot/Newsandmedia Get tickets for the Somerville sho...


Where is Mekayla Bali?
April 12, 2016, 16 year old Mekayla Bali failed to meet her ride home from her Yorkton, SK high school. It was then discovered Mekayla never attended classes that day, despite having been dropped off at the school earlier that morning. Over a year later, Mekayla has yet to be located and her family knows little more than they did that day. Investigators were able to build a timeline of her unusual activities that day, but the information contained only creates more questions... most notably where did ...

The Murder of Pina Rizzi
While enjoying Montreal's night life with a close friend, 47 Year old hair stylist Pina Rizzi is invited to an after hours club by three men she had just met earlier in the evening. Despite her friend declining, Pina agrees to go with them. When Pina fails to return home the next day people were concerned. The worry quickly escalated to panic when reports of a partially burned body found in the area Pina had last been seen begin to circulate. In this episode our topic will be the 2009 murder of 47 yea...

Sunray and Natureboy - 6 - Natureboy and the Costa Rican Exodus
Since we've last heard from Nature boy, I've stayed up to date with his activities and I'm not at all surprised has had a very hectic few months.   In this "where are they now" episode, I'll share as much as I know about the recent activities in Natureboy's wild wild life.  Links:  Sunray's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015694187962 Natureboy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Immortal.Natureboy  NatureboyTV - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyK4e88TWxbgOcBW_F08AIg ...


Sunray and Natureboy - 5 - Sunray's Return to the Tropics
We've last heard from Sunray just after her release from the mental health hospital she was admitted to upon her return to Canada from Natureboy's tribe in Costa Rica. During that episode, she left off by sharing her goal to return to a natural life in the tropics as soon as possible. In this "where are they now" style episode, Sunray will tell us about what she has been up to in the 6 months since we last spoke. Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nig...

Sunray and Natureboy - 4 - Mike Kropveld, The Cult Whisperer
In this episode, a capstone will be applied to the series covering Kayla 'Sunray' Reid's unusual story by consulting with Mike Kropveld, the world renowned expert on cults, new religious movements, and related phenomenon. Kropveld has been referred to as "the cult whisperer" and the name fits. Mike Kropveld has been intimately involved in the topic of cults after a high profile personal experience in the late 70s. In the years since, both directly and through his nonprofit group Info-Cult, Mike has as...

Sunray and Natureboy - 3 - Natureboy and the Rise of the Etherians
In the prior episode "The Rise of Natureboy" we heard Natureboy describe the life he lived prior to his spiritual awakening as Bishop (a male model / stripper / salon owner). In this follow up episode, we will continue the story and attempt to answer the question "Who is Natureboy… and how does an American model turned stripper end up leading a religious group in Costa Rica?" Links: Get a NightTimePodcast T-shirt: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/store/tshirt1 Sunray's Facebook: https://www.face...


Sunray and Natureboy - 2 - The Rise of Natureboy
In the prior episode we heard from Sunray who described her decision to covertly leave Canada to join a Costa Rican based spiritual group. While her explanation provided a better perspective to view her role in this story, the questions I had surrounding the group's other prominent figure remained piled high. Throughout the media's coverage of this event Natureboy was portrayed as a villainous cult leader who held control over a brainwashed Kayla, however I quickly realized he was far more complicated th...

Sunray and Natureboy - 1 - Kayla Reid's Short But Strange Disappearance
When 20 year old Newfoundland resident Kayla Reid went missing, it was suspected that she had traveled from her home in Corner brook to the province's capital city of St John's. Two weeks later, when she turned up on Youtube using the name Sunray in a video filmed far from the rocky shores of Newfoundland, the story changed from a missing persons case into something much more unique. In the days that followed, the media would facilitate a back and forth battle between the people calling for Kayla's re...

The 1978 Clarenville UFO Sighting - 2 - Discussion
In this follow up episode, the amazing details of the 1978 Clarenville, Newfoundland UFO Sighting will be discussed with fellow UFO enthusiasts. In the first segment, we will be joined by Alejandro Rojas (Openminds.tv editor) and Martin Willis (PodcastUFO host). Concluding the episode, We will hear from Chris Rutkowski (UFOlogy research) who will provide his thoughts on what Jim Blackwood may have seen that night. Links: The 1978 Clarenville UFO Sighting - Part 1 - https://www.nighttimepodcast.c...


The 1978 Clarenville UFO Sighting - 1 - Jim Blackwood's Account
When Clarenville RCMP Constable Jim Blackwood responded to a report of an unusual object in the sky, he expected it to be the next in a series of recent reports all of which resulted in nothing more than a confused citizen describing a vague light. However, When he arrived to the scene to find a group of mystified witnesses viewing the still clearly visible object with binoculars, he knew this report was unique. The incredible events which unfolded during the roughly two hour long sighting would fuel ...

My Bloody Valentine - 2 - Discussion with True Crime Garage
My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 horror film show in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. The film tells the story of a fictional mining community in which a group of towns people hold a Valentine's Day dance only to incur the vengeful wrath of a maniac in mining gear. In this episode I will be joined by Nik and Captain (hosts of True Crime Garage) to discuss the film, the genre, and their show True Crime Garage. This episode will conclude with a performance of 'The Ballad of Harry Warden' performed by Aaron Corbe...

My Bloody Valentine - 1 - George Mihalka and Paul Kelman
My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 Canadian horror movie filmed in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. The film tells the story of a fictional mining community where a group of teenagers hold a Valentine's Day dance only to incur the vengeful wrath of a maniac in mining gear. My Bloody Valentine has since become a cult classic and is considered among the finest examples of the slasher genre alongside it's more well known contemporaries 'Friday the 13th' and 'Halloween'. In this episode we will look back on the film...


Haunted Halifax - with Steve Vernon
On a dark and stormy night, I joined local author/storyteller Steve Vernon on a tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia's most haunted locations. In this Halloween special, I take you along for the ride with us to The Halifax Citadel, the old Spring Garden Road Library, Shirreff Hall, Halifax Club, and The Ashburn Golf Club. As we stopped at the storied locations, Steve shared excerpts from his book 'Halifax Haunts'. You can find Steve Vernon at https://goo.gl/JGUHaq Buy 'Halifax Haunts' at https://goo.gl/dv8...

The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 3 - The Trials
Part three of an ongoing series covering the 1992 Sydney River McDonald's Murders. In this episode, We pick up where we left off in part two with Derek Wood, Freeman MacNeil, and Darren Muise each confessing to playing a part in crime, however, ultimately disagreeing on exactly who did what. In this episode Phonse Jessome will continue the story through the trials leading up to the current events. You can find Phonse Jessome at http://phonsejessome.ca/ Buy 'Murder at McDonalds' Ebook at https://...

The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 2 - The Investigation
This episode is the second part of an ongoing series covering the 1992 Sydney River McDonald's Murders. In this episode, We pick up from where we left off in part one with the trio making their escape from the McDonald's Restaurant containing three brutally murdered employees, and one clinging for life. During this series, the story will be told by celebrated author Phonse Jessome. You can find Phonse Jessome at http://phonsejessome.ca/ Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Tw...


The Sydney River McDonald's Murders - 1 - The Crime
When 18 year old McDonald's employee Derek Wood finished his shift, he lingered for a time in the closed restaurant before exiting. Unknown to the staff remaining to complete their nightly tasks, Derek had propped open a basement door and in a matter of moments he would return with two friends armed with knives, a shovel, and a gun. The resulting robbery of the Sydney River McDonald's during the early morning hours in 1992 will leave three dead, one permanently disabled, and an entire community strugglin...

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident - 3 - Exposing the Mystery (live in Halifax with Chris Styles)
It's 1967, seventeen year old Laurie Wickins and a car full of friends witnessed a series of lights travelling just above the tree line. While in clear view of the witnesses, the object appeared to descend sharply ultimately crashing into the dark waters of Shag Harbour. When Laurie phoned the RCMP to report what he thought to be a downed aircraft, he was met with doubt, but when five similar reports quickly follow every RCMP officer in the area is dispatched to Shag Harbour’s shoreline. As the RCMP o...

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident - 2 - Discussion with Generation Why
In this Follow up episode I am joined by Justin and Aaron, hosts of the popular Generation Why Podcast. During our conversation we provide our thoughts on the Shag Harbour Incident, discuss the UFO phenomena in general, and listen to the recorded testimony of Laurie Wickins, a key Shag Harbour Witness, which I recorded during our recent meeting at a Tim Horton's Coffee Shop. Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Facebook: https://www.faceboo...


The Shag Harbour UFO Incident - 1 - The Event
It's 1967, seventeen year old Laurie Wickins and a car full of friends witness a series of lights travelling at a low altitude just above the tree line. As the lights travel along with the car, the object appears to descend sharply; crashing into the dark waters of Shag Harbour. When Laurie phones the RCMP to report what he believes to be a downed aircraft, he was asked if he had been drinking, but when five similar reports come in from other area residents every RCMP officer in the area is dispatched. As t...

Allan Legere - 2 - the Monster of the Miramichi
Allan Legere is a Canadian serial killer who escaped from custody after a murder conviction and spent 6 months hiding in the forests that surround the Miramichi river valley, coming out only under the cover of darkness to prey on the communities most vulnerable. With every violent crime he committed the fear increased leading to the cancellation of Halloween, mass installation of exterior lights, and many citizens terrified to leave their homes. In this second episode of this series, We will discuss Legere...

Allan Legere - 1 - The Rise of a Monster
Allan Legere is a Canadian serial killer who escaped from custody after a murder conviction and spent 6 months hiding in the forests that surround the Miramichi river valley, coming out only under the cover of darkness to prey on the community. With every violent crime he committed, the fear increased leading to the cancellation of Halloween, mass installation of exterior lights and many citizens terrified to leave their homes. In this first episode of a multi-part series, we will discuss Legere's life, st...


A Skeptical Look at Oak Island and Bell Island - with Skeptoid's Brian Dunning
Depending on your personal stance on the covered topics, this episode may be the most troubling episode to date or the breath of fresh air you've been waiting for. Joining The Night Time Podcast is Brian Dunning, host of the award winning science and education podcast Skeptoid, who provides his critical analysis of both the Oak Island and Bell Island mysteries. Find Brian Dunning @ https://skeptoid.com/ Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Facebo...

The Bell Island Boom
On a quiet Morning in 1978, Bell Island Newfoundland would be the setting of an unexplained aerial explosion that produced a collection of anomalous events suitable for a modern day Science Fiction Film. Although the official cause of the blast was reported as a rare type of super powered lightening, many prominent members of the scientific community believe there is more to the story. Some experts even suggest government involvement and a relationship with experimental weapons developement. Concluding th...

David Blankenship, Oak Island Royalty
**Part one and two of this series are no longer available, however aren't necessary to enjoy this episode** The father/son team of Dan and David Blankenship have been unravelling Oak Island's secrets since the mid 1960's. Throughout the Blankenship's 50+ year search, David worked side by side with his dad during the many events and accomplishments that have since become almost mythical. This episode includes a candid interview with the wonderfully unrefined David Blankenship. Tune in and hear David...


Oak Island - 2 - Charles Barkhouse, Historian
In this episode we will be welcoming Oak Island historian, tour guide, and museum curator Charles Barkhouse for an in depth discussion of all things Oak Island. Charles is one of the most recognizable faces from the History Channel's hit show The Curse of Oak Island where he, as a member of the Lagina's inner circle, serves as the robin to the treasure hunters' batman. If you're unfamiliar with Oak Island, it is recommended you listen to episode 10 of The Night Time Podcast to hear the 221 year history of...

An Update to Tim Hortons Jesus
On a past Nighttime episode ‘Tim Hortons, a Collection of Strange Events’, I shared several bizarre stories set in the popular coffee shop. In this update episode, we revisit the stranger than fiction story of Jesus Christ’s appearance on a Tim Hortons restaurant on Cape Breton Island. Our updates concern an alternative origin story of Jesus’ arrival to the building as well as the present status of the holy site. Links Original episode - https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/episodes/timhortons Co...

Tim Hortons (a collection of strange events)
Tim Hortons Coffee Shop undoubtedly plays a role in the lives of many Canadians. That said, Canadians can be strange and Tim Hortons can be a strange place. This episode sets out to prove it. In this episode, Nighttime will present a collection of stranger than fiction true stories that have taken place in our beloved Timmies. Including guests: former Finance Minister Graham Steele, K* (the Halifax resident convicted in the infamous 15 timbit scheme) and two Night Time Podcast listeners all providing ...


The 2014 Kensington PEI UFO Sighting
When Moncton resident John Sheppard arrived at The Twin Shores Campground near Kensington PEI, he never would have imagined he would be avoiding one of the worst mass murders in his province's history and stepping into an entirely different battle ground he hardly knew existed. While putting out the bonfire late in the evening of June 4, 2014, John witnessed unusual lights in the sky over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and captured 22 minutes of it on his cellphone. When CBC covered John's experience, whi...

The Bayers Lake Mystery Walls
Shrouded in mystery and only footsteps from a major business park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Bayer's Lake Mystery Walls are an unexplained archaeological site comprised of several stone structures of uncertain age, use, and origin.  This show will provide a description of the site, its history since it came into the public eye 25 years ago and will include discussions with the major players involved in the modern history of the site. Including: Jack MacNab, who brought the site into the public eye. ...

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Welcome to the Nighttime Podcast
The Night Time Podcast covers Canadian true crime, mysteries and weird and wonderful people, places, and events. In this introductory episode I'll tell you a bit about the show and recommend some starting points. Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod Email: NightTimePodcast@gmail.com To support the show please visit https://www.patreon.com/nighttimep...