Saturday 8 June 2024

An Urban Legend from Baie Verte, Newfoundland


I wouldn’t turn down $150, but I’m not sure I’d return from the great beyond to watch over it. 

When I hear a story about a ghostly guardian protecting some kind of treasure, it is usually about a chest of gold or something of substantial value.

The community of Baie Verte, just to be contrary, has a local urban legend about a cheap ghost haunting the old Roman Catholic cemetery on Barn Hill.

Children in the town were told to stay out of there because it was haunted by an old man who was buried there years earlier with $150 dollars in his pocket.

It was claimed he haunted the place to protect his money.

- Dale Jarvis

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