Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
Mind Control at Ravenscrag: The MK ULTRA Experiments in Canada
Episode 204: Between 1957 and 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, experiments were undertaken that compromised and invaded people’s minds, their agency to make decisions for themselves removed and their brains mucked about in, both physically and psychologically. These barbaric, Orwellian experiments often involved mind expanding drugs like LSD, sensory deprivation, shock treatments and periods of sleep induced for weeks at a time as well as other treatments that could easily be called torturous. They were sponsored by the most notorious branch of the United States government, the CIA, the Canadian government as well as other shadowy organizations with funding coming even from the Rockefellers. The goals behind the research, it seems were to develop brainwashed, zombie-like ‘recruits’ who would do the bidding of these groups without question or conscience getting in the way and to develop new methods of psychological torture to aid in enemy interrogation. All of it took place right here in Canada. The research was overseen by Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron, an eminent and well-respected psychiatrist at McGill University’s, Allan Memorial Institute with unwitting Canadian psychiatric patients used as Guinae pigs. The project was called MK-ULTRA. Sources: D. Ewen Cameron, M.D., F.R.C.P.C. Donald Ewen Cameron Donald Ewen Cameron | The McClaughry’s Blog CIA MKULTRA / Mind Control Collection - The Black Vault MKULTRA files : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive The Most Dangerous Game : Josh Shore, Paul Shore : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive The Curious Career of Dr. Ewen Cameron Psychological Warfare | RAND Mind Control & MK-ULTRA MK Ultra Project - Commission on Assisted Dying George Cooper Report Ewen Cameron, 1986 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive MK Ultra: CIA mind control program in Canada (1980) - The Fifth Estate — YouTube Brainwashed: The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada - The Fifth Estate — YouTube CIA Mind Control Survivors Seek Restitution From Canadian Government SAAGA — Survivors Against Government Abuse Brainwashed | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen Ravenscrag, Montreal - Wikipedia Allan Memorial Institute - Wikipedia Project MKULTRA - McGill Declassified: Mind Control at McGill | The McGill Tribune Reader CIA Brainwashing McIntosh Montreal MKULTRA Experiments | The Canadian Encyclopedia The toxic legacy of Canada’s CIA brainwashing experiments: ‘They strip you of your soul’ | Canada | The Guardian Victims of CIA’s MKUltra Mind Control Program Are Fighting Back | Gaia Mind Wars by Marie D. Jones | Goodreads The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA & Mind Control by John D. Marks | Goodreads Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer | Goodreads Maisonneuve | Distant Relatives Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says | CBC News Brainwashed: The echoes of MK-ULTRA | CBC News Social Media and the Brain US claims Russia planning ‘false-flag’ operation to justify Ukraine invasion | Russia | The Guardian Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Sydney River McDonalds Shooting
Episode 203: On May 7, 1992, after the McDonald’s restaurant on Kings Road near Keltic Drive in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, closed for the night and the overnight crew was coming in and the evening crew was leaving. Three young men, armed with a shovel handle, knives and a .22 calibre pistol robbed the establishment. They beat, stabbed and shot 4 of the restaurant workers, killing three, Jimmy Fagan, 27, Donna Warren, 22, and Neil Burroughs Jr., 29, and critically wounding 20-year-old, Arlene MacNeil, who was permanently disabled both physically and mentally, requiring round the clock care until her death in 2018. The crime’s brutality brought unwelcome international media attention to the small town, especially when the truth came out. To almost everyone’s surprise, days after the murders, it quickly became evident that the brutal crime had been committed by three, fairly well-liked young men from the area. They’d robbed the place for its cash, making off with a tiny fraction of what they had assumed would be in the restaurant’s safe. Sources: Sydney River McDonald’s murders - Wikipedia R. v. Muise, 1992 CanLII 4046 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1qlf2 > R. v. MacNeil, 1993 CanLII 4442 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1pqsc > R. v. MacNeil, 1993 CanLII 4449 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1pqsl > R. v. Wood, 1993 CanLII 4535 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1ql92 > R. v. Muise (No. 1), 1993 CanLII 4555 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1ql9r > R. v. Muise, 1994 NSCA 198 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqpp > R. v. Wood, 1994 NSCA 239 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqcn > R. v. MacNeil, 1995 NSCA 10 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqdv > Twenty years of heartache | The Chronicle Herald N.S. McDonald’s killer granted full parole | CBC News McDonald’s killer Darren Muise ‘financially secure’ and ‘living a good life’ on parole: documents - Halifax | Globalnews.ca McDonald’s murderer ‘financially secure’ and ‘living a good life’: parole documents | CTV News Derek Wood, convicted in McDonald’s murders, denied day parole | CBC News Wood v Warden (Atlantic Institution), 2017 CanLII 67340 (NB CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/h6mgr > Derek Anthony Wood and the Sydney River McDonald’s Murders - Christopher di Armani.com Sydney River McDonald’s killer loses appeal | SaltWire One of three men convicted in McDonald’s murders awarded unescorted absences - Halifax | Globalnews.ca 24 Sep 2000, 28 - The Winnipeg Sun at Newspapers.com Murder at McDonald’s: The Killers Next Door eBook : Jessome, Phonse: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mad or Malingering? The Crimes of Mathew Charles Lamb
Episode 202: Mathew Charles Lamb was a troubled and disturbed youngster. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, unwanted, to a teenage mother and bounced from one relative’s home to another, never having close relationships with any of them. To him they were merely his keepers. The rules they laid out for him to follow were bothersome to him. Young Matt was incorrigible. He became violent early on, many of the other kids in his family and in the neighbourhood were terrified of him. After a number of run ins with local police and several violent incidents involving firearms, one including a shootout with police, Mathew Lamb was jailed in the Kingston Pen for the first time — he was just 16. At 18 years old, only days after an early release, Mathew Charles Lamb, went on a shooting spree in Windsor, killing two strangers and wounding two more. Sources: City Of Windsor Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2020 - Macleans.ca The Windsor Star - Google News Archive Search Mathew Charles Lamb | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers Read Watching the Devil Dance Online by William Toffan | Books Mathew Charles Lamb - Wikipedia House of Commons Debates, 30th Parliament, 2nd … - Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources New Book Documents Canada’s First Spree Killer and Windsor Native Matthew Lamb | 519 Magazine Book - The Psychopath Test About: Mathew Charles Lamb Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Tragic Death of Robert Dziekanski
Episode 201: On October 14, 2007, after a gruelling 20-hour journey from Poland, Robert Dziekanski, arrived at the YVR airport’s international terminal in Richmond, B.C. Dziekanski, who spoke nor read any English, was unable to read the signs directing him to what he should do next or where he should go. The confused man spent ten hours in the airport wandering around the secure customs area. His mother was waiting for him with a friend only a few meters away in the public waiting area. Had the two been able to connect this story would have had a very different conclusion, but they did not. She left the airport, frustrated, hours before her son’s final moments. Sources: Commissioner’s Statement - Incident at Vancouver Airport - Canada.ca Report Following a Public Interest Investigation into a Chair-Initiated Complaint Respecting the Death in RCMP Custody of Mr. Robert Dziekanski | Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP Braidwood Inquiry Braidwood Commission Report Vancouver Sun — YVR Robert Dziekanski 2007 Taser incident — YouTube Vancouver Airport Tragedy - Canada — YouTube (song) Rundel v. British Columbia – Braidwood Commission, 2009 BCSC 814 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/2465p > Taser International, Inc. v. British Columbia, 2010 BCSC 1120 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/2c0pd > R. v. Bentley, 2013 BCSC 1125 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g0349 > R. v. Bentley, 2013 BCSC 1364 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fzvpn > R. v. Millington, 2014 BCSC 756 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g6pxd > R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 143 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gg44h > R. v. Bentley, 2015 BCCA 251 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gjdgc > R. v. Robinson, 2015 BCSC 433 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/ggsh4 > R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 515 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gh26c > R. v. Rundel, 2015 BCSC 1090 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gjr5s > R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 1380 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkh89 > R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 1426 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkmrj > R. v. Robinson, 2015 BCSC 1535 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkwtz > R. v. Millington, 2016 BCCA 293 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gshg5 > R. v. Robinson, 2017 BCCA 6 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gwss2 > Criminal Law: Perjury | CanLII Connects Final report from Braidwood Commission finds Taser use unjustified Osoyoos First Nation Mountie still trying to clear his name 12 years after the Robert Dziekanski died - APTN News Mother of Robert Dziekanski dies during visit to Poland | Watch News Videos Online Blamed and Broken: The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski eBook : Petrovich, Curt: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store CBA British Columbia - In Memoriam: Thomas Braidwood Coroner’s Report Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021 Holiday Special — Kevin McCallister & The Wet Bandits
Episode 200: The story we are about to tell is a harrowing tale of child neglect that leaves a young boy badly scarred for life. In December of 1990, after being overlooked by his family who were on their way to Paris for a Christmas visit, Kevin McCallister is left on his own in the family’s large Winnetka, Illinois home. There the 7-year-old not only has to care for himself, but has to do his best fend off two serial burglars, a team known as the Wet Bandits, attempting to break into the McCallister residence. Leaving Kevin McCallister with lifelong issues due to the effects of post traumatic stress, and later problems with addiction. Sources: An inaccurate Film Dramatization of Actual Events 671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093 - realtor.com® Bill Breakdown: How Much Kevin McCallister’s Dad Spent In Home Alone | Sideshow Collectibles All Injuries Sustained In Home Alone - Assessed By A Real Doctor - Thrillist Home Alone | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom Kevin McCallister | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Canadian Black Widow: Melissa Ann Shepard
Episode 199: In all the recent photos I could find of Melissa Ann Shepard, she looks like an ordinary, little old lady. But Melissa, Millie to some, has a criminal record a mile long, including convictions for fraud, impersonation and forgery. But, she is best known for, luring men via the internet, drugging them and taking control of all aspects of their lives. Melissa also caused the death of one of her husbands in Nova Scotia, was suspected in another’s death and at least two more men came close to dying. Sources: Melissa Ann Shepard - Wikipedia CBC News Indepth: Melissa Ann Friedrich Melissa Friedrich | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers HRP News — High Risk Offender Notification | Halifax.ca Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard arrested in Halifax | CBC News The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman? - BBC News How a smitten man came face to face with the ‘Internet Black Widow’ - The Globe and Mail This 80-year-old ‘Black Widow,’ who lured lonesome old men to horrible fates, is out of prison again - The Washington Post National Film Board of Canada — Why Women Kill ‘Internet Black Widow’ Melissa Ann Weeks charged with attempted murder in N.S. | Globalnews.ca ‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’ | Globalnews.ca P.E.I.’s infamous ‘Black Widow’ facing attempted murder charges | SaltWire Victims of ‘Internet Black Widow’ concerned over her release in N.S. | CTV News Prison for Women’s Invisible Minority | Journal of Prisoners on Prisons Unknown Gender History: Melissa Friedrich (Weeks), “The Internet Black Widow” of Nova Scotia - 2012 Unknown Gender History: Black Widow Serial Killers Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, AKA Melissa Friedrich, The Internet Black Widow - Inquisitr Melissa Ann Shepard : Internet Black Widow (2012) - the fifth estate — YouTube Melissa-Ann-Shepard | National Post Read Webs of Black Widows Online by Pete Katz | Books Read Lady Killers Online by Tori Telfer | Books Read The Craigslist Killer Online by Crystal Majkowski | Books True Crime: Canadian Monsters: 25 Horrific Canadian Serial Killers eBook : Keller, Robert: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Raw Video: ‘Internet Black Widow’ appears in court — YouTube Online Dating and Dating App Safety Tips | RAINN Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wild West Canadians: The Lady Bandit — Pearl Hart
Episode 198: If you’ve had any interest in the Wild West, you’ve no doubt heard of a many of the storied gunmen and bandits from the era like Butch Cassidy, Jesse James and Billy the Kid. You probably also think of the United States, but Canada has its own legends and colourful characters from the era on both sides of the border. For example, legendary gunslinger and lawman, Bat Masterson, was was born in Henryville, Quebec. Sometimes the outlaws were women, like one notorious Canadian-born, lady bandit and the subject of this episode, whose most famous alias was Pearl Hart. After a rough life with criminal exploits that started during her troubled childhood, Pearl got herself into big trouble in Arizona in 1899 and was finally taken into custody after robbing a stage coach. Sources: Pearl Hart - Wikipedia Pearl Hart – Lady Bandit of Arizona – Legends of America Bandit Pearl Hart holds up an Arizona stagecoach - HISTORY The life and times of Pearl Hart, Ontario’s cigar-smoking, Wild West superstar | The Star Pearl Hart: The Amazing Life of The Bandit Queen Female bandit Pearl Hart: “I shall not be tried under a law in which my sex had no voice in making” The wild life and death of Old West feminist bandit Pearl Hart Pearl Hart - ‘Bandit Queen’ of the Old West - WednesdaysWomen Pearl Hart, the Last Lady Outlaw - HeadStuff Wild Women of the Wild West: Pearl Hart ~ Lady Bandit of Arizona Listen to Wildcat Audiobook by John Boessenecker The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters - Leon Claire Metz - Google Books The Cosmopolitan — Volume 27 — Google Play Books Pearl Hart: Smooth-talking card shark led Pearl’s slide to perdition | Local news | tucson.com Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Without Honour — The Crimes of Russell Williams — Part 2
Episode 197: In our last episode we learned a bit about the life and depraved, early crimes of David Russell Williams, a 46-year-old decorated colonel and commander of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Trenton, Ontario - one of the largest and busiest air force bases in Canada. The Canadian military’s rising star also had some dark secrets. Williams had been involved in dozens of instances of break, enter and theft of women’s undergarments in the communities in which he lived. The homeowners and police were unaware that many of these crimes had taken place. Many of the women presumed that their underwear had simply gone missing. They had no clue that they had been taken by someone who’s fantasy life had taken a very dark turn. Williams felt powerful in the homes, taking photos as he pleasured himself with the most private possessions of women he didn’t know. Russell would take their underwear home where, sexually aroused once again, he would take photos of himself as he modelled the items recalling his time in the homes of the women. The continued use of the garments thrilled Russell Williams and gave him a feeling of complete control. In September 2009, Russell’s insatiable cravings for yet another sexual thrill demanded he take things a step further. Williams sexually assaulted two Tweed women, forcibly confining them, fondling them as he snapped multiple photos of the terrified women after removing their clothes. While those events had been exciting for Williams, they were dry runs for what he would do next. In November, 2009, Russell Williams committed his first murder, that of Marie-France Comeau. Month's later, he killed Jessica Lloyd, but his inattention to the little details, eventually got him caught. Sources: Book, ”Camouflaged Killer” by David A. Gibb Read Beyond Suspicion: Russell Williams A Canadian Serial Killer Online by Alan R Warren | Books A New Kind of Monster by Timothy Appleby Jim Van Allen | ISN Inc Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia Read Snakes in Suits Online by Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare | Books The dark, depraved side of Russell Williams revealed in court - Macleans.ca CPL Marie-France Comeau (1972-2009) - Find A Grave Memorial 252 Raglan Street, Brighton, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd (1982-2010) - Find A Grave Memorial Jessica Lloyd Obituary - Belleville, Ontario | John R. Bush Funeral Home Lloyd, Jessica – Canadian Crimeopedia Belleville honours Jessica Lloyd | CBC News 62 Cosy Cove Lane, Tweed, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep Russell Williams’s wife knew he was a predator: victim - Macleans.ca Col. Russell Williams timeline | CBC News “Russell Williams - Above Suspicion” episode from CBC program The Fifth Estate Russell Williams Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia Russell Williams | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers David Russell Williams: The Kinky Killer Colonel — Obsession — Crime Library [Russell Williams (criminal) - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Williams_(criminal)) YouTube — The Russell Williams Arrest Press Conference Russell Williams - Full Murder Confession Russell Williams Confession Part 1 Russell Williams Confession Part 2 Russell Williams Confession Part 3 Russell Williams interview transcript Demi-victoire pour Laurie Massicotte contre Russell Williams | Radio-Canada.ca Laurie Massicotte settles $7M lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams | CBC News Massicotte v. Williams, 2014 ONCA 792 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gf735 > M.E.H. v. Williams, 2012 ONCA 35 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fpxq4 > Family, friends of Jessica Lloyd mark decade since Russell Williams received life sentence | Globalnews.ca Marie-France Comeau | News, Videos & Articles Marie-France Comeau news, opinion and analysis - Macleans.ca Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
About the podcast Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.