Author: Brian Baker

Ghosts

Amherst’s Esther Fest celebrates its paranormal heritage

A small town 10 km southeast of the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border celebrates its haunted history much like Salem, Massachusetts. Amherst, Nova Scotia’s story, however, does not involve a witch hunt. It involves a poltergeist and the well-being of an 18-year-old woman. In the fall of 1878, 18-year-old Esther Cox, […]

Books, Ufology

Review: Avi Loeb’s Extraterrestrial is required reading for his follow-up, Interstellar

Knowing that there is intelligent life beyond our planet should be the impetus to better ourselves. That’s the message Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard, Avi Loeb, wants you to take away from his experience with interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua. His second book, Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial […]

Cryptozoology, Parapsychology

Memorial University, Haunted Hike explore fairy folklore at Botanical Gardens

Those venturing out to the Memorial University Botanical Garden this September are advised to have bread in their pockets to keep the fairies away. The university’s garden staff has combined resources with folklorist Dale Jarvis of the St. John’s Haunted Hike to present The Fairy Path, an exploration of fairy […]

Cryptozoology, Ghosts, Parapsychology, Ufology

Halifax Paranormal Symposium planners hope to make it an annual event

Halifax is going to witness its first paranormal conference in 17 years, and it’s something planners want to make a historical repeater. Elliott Van Dusen, president of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation (PPRI), is collaborating with Dr. Darryll Walsh, executive director of the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada, on […]