There is a legend told at Rideau Ferry of murder most foul, of travelers disappearing, of human bones found. In the early 1800s, a Mr. Oliver set up a ferry business at today’s Rideau Ferry. His ferry, a rough hewn raft, linked roads leading from Brockville and Perth. Mr. Oliver had one unusual quirk. He would refuse to take travelers across to the far side after dark, preferring to put them up in his house overnight and send them on their way at first light in the morning. His neighbors seldom saw the travelers in the morning. When asked about them, Mr. Oliver would simply say “They went on their way at first light. You must have been asleep”. One strange thing kept happening though. Many of the travelers who had stayed overnight at Oliver’s house did not arrive at their destination… victims perhaps, the neighbors thought, of murderous highway robbers. Years later, long after Mr. Oliver has passed away, a bridge was to be constructed to replace the ferry service. When the outbuildings on the Oliver property were dismantled to make way for the bridge, human bones were found under the floors and in the walls. The travelers had never left.
Coming up in this episode of Weird Darkness… I’ll be sharing numerous stories, all written by Weirdo family members. Some may be moribd, some creepy, some just dark… but they are all interesting.
True, scary stories from Weirdo family members! If you have a true scary, bizarre, or dark story to tell about something that happened to you or someone you know, you can send it to me by visiting the Tell Your Story page at WeirdDarkness.com.
IN THIS EPISODE: Is it true that Jayne Mansfield’s death was caused by a curse? (The Tragic Death and Haunting of Jayne Mansfield) *** In 1966 over 300 children and staff from a Melbourne school reportedly witnessed multiple UFOs silently flying through the sky before landing in a nearby field. So why are we only learning of it now, more than 50 years later? (300 Children Saw a UFO) *** We’ve all heard horror stories of people being buried alive. It’s become a trope of television and film. But for Barbara Mackle, it was very real – and three days of a pure nightmare. (Barbara Mackle Was Buried Alive) *** Funerals can bring out the worst in some people, especially family members. (Window View) *** It is considered Germany’s most famous and unsolved crime. What happened on the Hinterkaifeck homestead in 1922? No one knows, but there is a theory. Yet even the theory is a mystery, as no one will discuss it. *** A mother is awakened by her son, only it’s not her son. *** The concept of creating life from nothing has been with us, literally, from the beginning, when God created Adam in the book of Genesis. Since then though, creating life from non-living matter has been limited to stories of fiction. Or has it? A man by the name of Andrew Cross may have actually done it, and even repeated it in a laboratory for others to see. If this is true, what happened? Why can’t we replicate his results now, almost 200 years later? *** He was so vicious, even he admitted that he was pure evil. But although serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis may readily have confessed to his crimes, and even perhaps expressed some genuine remorse, the details of his murders will surely leave you thinking that he was nothing but pure evil indeed. *** How did the tooth fairy come into being? Such a strange little sprite most assuredly has just as strange of a history. *** A 911 call was placed, and the person who made the call wasn’t just reporting a murder; he also admitted to it. But his excuse is beyond bizarre.
IN THIS EPISODE: Did a Bigfoot like monster stalk the marshes of Fouke, Arkansas, in the 1970s? Is the claim that the monster in the film “Legend of Boggy Creek” based on real evidence? We’ll find out. (The Fouke Monster of Boggy Creek) *** Anyone can see a monster – even someone who believes in God – and you can even get a visit immediately after your bedtime prayers. (Red And Toothy) *** Amelia Dyer began as a loving caregiver of children – but later would be rumored to be responsible for the deaths of 400 children. (The Ogress of Reading) *** The parents leaving town, a teenager in the house alone… what could possibly go wrong? (When The Parents Are Away, The Devil Will Play) *** Homes… houses… vanishing without a trace. Sometimes they return, other times they don’t. What is behind this bizarre phenomenon? (Mysterious Disappearing Phantom Houses) ***AND MORE!