In 1999, an old rail tunnel was transformed from a forgotten engineering feat into a supernatural legend.
The Grand Trunk Railway Tunnel located in Thorold, Ontario, Canada was for the most part undisturbed and undiscovered until a young paranormal investigator and his friends publicized their encounters at the tunnel and distributed directions to its location.
In just four months the tunnel metamorphosed from a forgotten historical landmark into a paranormal hotspot rivaling the most famous in the world. Internet discussion forums exploded with talk of the tunnel, and paranormal groups and enthusiasts flocked to investigate.
Exposed on television a few years later, the tunnel was well on its way to becoming an Urban Legend. And that is what fascinated me. I have always wondered where Urban Legends actually come from. How do they begin? How do they manifest? And what truth is hidden within their simple tales?
The Blue Ghost Tunnel, as it has become known, developed and transformed online and within paranormal communities to what it is today. The legend is continuously molded and the truth becomes increasingly gray.
This book provides a time-line of events, people's encounters, and historical facts to showcase how a legend is born, how it flourishes and how we can learn from this modern experiment.
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“Without question, it is a “must read” for anyone interested in folklore, ghosts, urban legends, or all points in between... especially in Southern Ontario,” - Matthew James Didier, PSICAN
“The BGT is thus a microcosm of all that is best and worst, but mostly worst, in paranormal research. Savoie evaluates the various accounts that have accumulated around the BGT, considers whether there might be any truth in them, and looks at possible explanations for people’s experiences,” - Tom Ruffles, SPR
“This book is extremely entertaining, and a worthwhile read for anyone interested in ghosts, ghost hunting, history, urban legends, folklore, and the internet’s role in creating, and spreading mythos with break neck speed. While the Blue Ghost Tunnel became an internet phenomenon it is an excellent example of how urban legends begin, evolve, and how they can endure as folklore that will be passed through generations.” - Sue Demeter-St. Clair, PSICAN
“...the book is a valuable contribution to studies on folklore, urban legends, and paranormal experiences.” - Christopher Laursen, multimedia historian and author
“An excellent read on how a haunted location actually becomes haunted. it may change your perspective on why such places are haunted in the first place,” - Deborah Rain Top Paranormal
“A great collection of history, folklore and paranormal research. Savoie delves into the world of the blue ghost tunnel and comes out with a fantastic narrative,” - Bruce Motin paranormal researcher
“...a must read for anyone researching an urban legend or local haunt. the bgt has always been a hot topic, but now the history and the facts are published. is the bgt haunted and by what? This author allows the reader to decide but provides all the necessary information. Well researched and highly entertaining. One of the best paranormal books concerning a single haunted location,” - Mel Smith paranormal enthusiast
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