The Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana is so haunted, you can even watch the library over their webcams in the hopes of catching a ghost on cam. To some, this might seem like a fantasy, but some of those pictures are awfully convincing.

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Willard Library. By Nyttend

Haunted by the famous “Grey Lady”, since 1999 you can go to the Library’s website and watch via webcam and try to catch a ghost. First seen in the 1930s the Grey Lady has been seen by visitors and staff for over 80 years.

Willard Library itself has been standing for over 110 years and is the oldest public library in the state of Indiana. Currently, Willard Library is a hotspot, not for ghosts, but for the virtual ghost hunters that frequent the site hoping to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Grey Lady.

People visiting the library have experienced…

The Gustafsen Lake Standoff has been described as the largest paramilitary operation in Canadian history

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Gustafsen Lake Occupiers.

The standoff was the boiling point over the use of First Nation’s land by non-First Nation’s people. It began in 1995. The land itself that, according to the Canadian Government belonged to ranch owner Lyle James.

The problem stemmed from the fact that the land traditionally belonged to the Shuswap people, and no treaty had ever been signed over the use of their lands. So we have two groups claiming to own the land at Gustafsen Lake.

It seems at first, things seemed to go smoothly. In 1989, Faith Keeper Percy Rosette and other Shuswap elders had a vision of…

I'm not sure why my go-to emotion seems to be anger and frustration

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Photo by Ángel López on Unsplash

It's almost like my reaction to most situations is frustration. It’s a constant struggle to keep my thoughts going to that anger, and I find that if I don't keep that conscious control in my head, my brain just slips back into that frustration mode again.

I can recognize that I do have anger issues. It's not like a physical thing, I just get pissed off and find that I let these asshole snarky comments out without even realizing what I'm doing.

Maybe I expected more out of my life. I’m not sure. I almost feel cheated. Like looking back…

My little town seems to be getting big town problems.

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Terrace BC. Photo Credit

I grew up in the town I live in. Been here for 40ish years. It used to be a place where you could go to sleep with your doors unlocked and not have to fear that anything would happen in the night.

I think things really changed for us here around the time one of the main employers for this town shut down. We used to be a small forestry town, but when the mill closed here a lot of people left and a good chunk of the well-paying jobs disappeared.

The morale of this town since the closure has…

One of the worst fires in Canadian history, the fire in 1972 claimed 37 lives and injured another 54

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The Blue Bird Cafe. Global News

In Montreal, 1972, the Blue Bird Cafe and the Wagon Wheel bar above it was a popular spot for young adults to hang out. It was a lively spot that offered music, drinks, and dancing.

September 1, 1972, Labour Day weekend. The Blue Bird was packed with people laughing and having a good time. More than 200 people were at the bar that night.

Seemingly out of nowhere, the bar started to fill with smoke. People described the smoke as so thick it was black. …

Police driving First Nations people to the edge of town in sub-zero temperatures, before taking their clothes and kicking them out was nothing short of murder

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Photo by adrian on Unsplash

Also known as the Saskatoon freezing deaths, the Saskatoon Police Service is directly responsible for the deaths of three First Nations men, Rodney Naistus, Lawrence Wegner, and Neil Stonechild. Rodney and Lawrence died in 2000 while Neil died in 1990.

These men, who were allegedly intoxicated, were picked up by the Saskatoon Police in the winter, stripped of warm clothes, driven to the outskirts of town, and forced to make their own way home, in some cases in deep snow.

How the police couldn’t see what the outcome of these actions would be is laughable. The police stopped just short…

Research shows that crimes against transgender people are frighteningly high.

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Photo by Matt Popovich on Unsplash

Whether because of hatred or intolerance, violence against transgender people is alarmingly high. Even in Canada, where we preach tolerance and equality, according to a research study done in Ontario, 20% of trans Ontarians “had been physically or sexually assaulted for being trans, and another 34% had been verbally threatened or harassed, but not assaulted”. It continues by saying that many transgender people “did not report these assaults to police; in fact, 24% reported being harassed by police.”

If those numbers weren’t enough to scare you, let us look at the statistics for gender-diverse and Two-Spirit Indigenous people.

The story might make for good TV, but it hits a little close to home.

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A sign posted along the highway. Photo Credit

Big Sky

The TV series Big Sky tells the story of two women that are kidnapped along a lonely stretch of highway. Although set in the US, production was moved to British Columbia because of the pandemic.

First Nations groups in Canada and the US have blasted the production of the series, saying that the show, and more notably, the book that it is based on bares a striking resemblance to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic that has gone under the radar of mainstream media for years.

The Highway of Tears

In BC particularly, the series resembles the real-life Highway of Tears. Officially called…

A haunted doll with a cracked face that now lives in the Quesnel Museum

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Mandy — Photo Credit

One of the most popular haunted dolls in Canada, Mandy’s latest home is in the Quesnel Museum in Quesnel, British Columbia.

Her cracked face is twisted into a sinister-looking half-smile. Her eyes seem to track your movements, and electronics have a habit of acting haywire in Mandy’s presence.

She was donated to the Quesnel Museum back in 1991. Her previous owner said that she was plagued by the sound of a baby crying at night. Following the sound to her basement, she found nothing but the breeze blowing through an open window. After finding Mandy in storage in the basement…

The spectacular scenery of the Nahanni Valley is enough to make you lose your head.

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Virginia Falls, Nahanni National Park Reserve. Photo Public Domain

The National Park Reserve

The Nahanni River Valley forms the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. This large, nearly 12000 square mile (roughly 30,000 square kilometres) park contains some of the most breathtaking landscapes that Canada has to offer, including Mount Nirvana — the largest mountain in the Northwest Territories, many hot springs, whitewater rapids, and an incredible waterfall.

The Virginia Falls in the Nahanni Valley is a massive 295-foot drop (90m), and if you include the Sluice Box Rapids above the falls, it is more than twice the height of Niagra Falls. In the middle defiantly stands a large spike of…

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