Dale's Latest Book
Author/Storyteller Dale Jarvis. Hosed by the Cupids Historical Society as part of its popular Visiting Author Series.
Thursday, October 21 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 7:30 pm.
Admission is $5 and proceeds go to the Cupids Legacy Trust.
Dale will feature his newest book “Haunted Waters” and will treat us to a story or two.
About Dale Jarvis from Flanker Press:
Dale Gilbert Jarvis is a performer, researcher, writer and storyteller living and working in St. John’s. He holds a B.Sc. (honours) in anthropology from Trent University and an MA in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He currently works for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as the province’s intangible cultural heritage development officer. Dale’s fortnightly exploration of all things paranormal in the province, “Newfoundland Unexplained,” is a regular column in the Telegram. As a storyteller, Dale has performed locally and at international festivals, but is perhaps less well known than his alter ego, the distinguished Reverend Thomas Wyckham Jarvis, Esquire. Since 1997, the Reverend has been the host and guide of the St. John’s Haunted Hike, a walking ghost tour through the haunted streets of St. John’s. Under his supervision, locals and tourists have been introduced to the vengeful lovers, murdered soldiers, and mysterious fires which await those brave enough to explore the secrets that lie in wait in St. John’s darkest corners. Mixing history, humour, and traditional storytelling, Dale has been winning over audiences and throwing in the odd scare here and there, and has been covered by a wide variety of local, national, and international media.
Click here to listen to The Ghostly Ballerinas of Gower Street. Storyteller and author Dale Jarvis shares a story of ghostly ballerinas that dates back to the years of the Second World War. In the tale, a young girl receives nightly visitations from phantom dancers, as well as a black-haired lady in a black dress. When the girl’s mother finds an old photograph at the bottom of a drawer, the mystery deepens.
About “Haunted Waters” from The Telegram. [See video trailer at right]
Once upon a time, in a city, very much like this one, there was a young man who liked to collect ghost stories …
Dale Jarvis, is the author of “Haunted Shores,” “Wonderful Strange” and “The Golden Leg.” “Haunted Waters” is his latest collection of spirit tales from Newfoundland and Labrador.
The new release includes stories of spirits of Newfoundland dogs standing on shorelines, a phantom nun wandering the bowels of the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s and a warning out of Bonavista Bay to beware “the lone mummer…
n “Haunted Waters,” Jarvis relays such a piece of informal storytelling shared with him by a former resident of Lime Street in St. John’s. While living on the street, the woman told Jarvis, she would be awakened nightly by the spirit of a young girl who would be at the foot of her bed. It was just one of the ghosts in the story of “The Lime Street Phantoms.” Jarvis writes the woman’s family believed yet another entity was responsible for more eerie acts.
“I would put my daughter to bed with a couple of teddy bears … in the morning they would be sat up in the chair next to her bed,” the woman is quoted as telling Jarvis.
Ultimately, the living family would be scared from the home by even more aggressive actions.