Even More Ghost Stories of Alberta


256 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-55105-323-3
DDC 398.2'09712305




Reviewed by Nora D.S. Robins

Nora D.S. Robins is liaison librarian in the University of Calgary


Barbara Smith is fascinated with the supernatural and has collected
ghost stories from across Canada. This is her third compilation focusing
on the unusual, the macabre, and the abnormal in Alberta. Smith, who
regards herself not as a paranormal expert but rather as a storyteller
and collector of folklore, recounts the stories that make up this book
through the words of those who have experienced the events. In six
chapters headed “Haunted Houses,” “Animals,” “Relatives
Return,” “Ghosts in Public,” “Spirit’s Inn,” and “Alberta
Anomalies,” we are entertained by ghosts and ghostly happenings around
Alberta; Medicine Hat, Lacombe, Red Deer, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Ponoka,
Rochester, High Prairie, and more have their share of inexplicable
occurrences. Calgary appears to be quite ghost-friendly, with the Deane
House a candidate for the most haunted spot in the province. For anybody
interested in the paranormal, this entertaining collection of 71 stories
will be lots of fun.


Smith, Barbara., “Even More Ghost Stories of Alberta,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed October 26, 2021, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7631.