October 2018: Paranormal Activity

It’s October, and as the leaves fall from the trees and the nights get longer, strange shadows are cast across the road…

This month, we’re looking at ghosts and ghouls and all manner of things that go BUMP in the night!


Ghost Stories of Canada American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States She Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves Our Vampires, Ourselves Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europre Making Witches: Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells



Public Opinion Polls

Canadian Gallup Polls: 1979, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1994

Gallup Polls seek the opinions of Canadians on a variety of issues. Between 1979 and 1994, pollsters asked several times about Canadians’ belief in ghosts and witches, allowing us to track patterns of belief over time.

Belief in ghosts and witches charted over time. Belief increases from 1979 through 1994.


Geographic Data


This polygon map layer includes the locations of cemeteries and burial places across Canada, including historical cemeteries such as the Toronto Necropolis.