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9/26/2005  

New Ghost Stories and Tall Tales

Ghost stories
The White Horse
A Cree chief had a very beautiful daughter who was sought after by many brave warriors. There were two suitors who led the rivalry for her hand, a Cree chief from Lake Winnipegosis and a Sioux chief from Devil's Lake. The girl herself favored the Cree warrior, and when he brought a beautiful white horse from Mexico as a gift for her father, the man agreed to the marriage. (Manitoba)

Presumed Drowned
In 1914, the Newfoundland sailed up to the Ice with a crew of 250 men. On March 30th, seventy-seven men went out on the Ice to kill seals. A mighty storm came up while the men were out, that lasted two days, and the men could not make it back to the ship. When the storm ceased, other ships came and helped the crew of the Newfoundland search for the missing men. (Newfoundland)

Canadian Ghost Stories & Spooky Tales
Scary Canadian ghost stories, spooky tales, and supernatural stories to tell in the dark! Perfect for reading on the beach or you can scare the living daylights out of your friends around the campfire!



Tall Tales

That Pesky Fellow
A fisherman from Newfoundland was having difficulty finding someone to assist him. Help was scarce, and he couldn't find a soul to hire. Then one day he saw a handsome fellow in fancy city clothes walking along the docks. This was obviously not a man looking for work, but the fisherman still called out, half in jest: "Are ye looking for some work?" To his surprise, the city-man nodded and jumped into the boat. (Newfoundland)

Brer Rabbit Earns a Dollar-A-Minute
One fine morning, Brer Fox decided to plant him a patch of goober peas. He set to with a will and before you know it, he had raked and hoed out a beautiful patch of ground and he put in a fine planting of peas. It didn't take too long before those goober vines grew tall and long and the peas ripened up good and smart. Now Brer Rabbit, he'd watched Brer Fox planting the goobers and he told his children and Miz Rabbit where they could find the patch...


Brer Rabbit
Brer ("Brother") Rabbit is a trickster character in folktales of African, African-American, and Native American culture. Brer Rabbit is the consummate trickster, who typically matches wits with Brer Fox, whom he always bests.


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