Revelstoke, B.C., Canada, photo courtesy of Sami Lingren
Since April 2012 I've been researching paranormal stories from my hometown of Revelstoke, B.C. with an eye toward publishing them as a book. These stories range from simple ghost stories to eyewitness accounts of unusual lights in the sky to strange combinations of the two which defy conventional explanations of both.
Just as they did last year, the Revelstoke Current will be running one of my stories a week, beginning today, in the lead-up to Halloween.
My first draft of the manuscript was completed in October 2013 and submitted to a number of publishers. Llewellyn Worldwide, a Minnesota-based publisher of all all things paranormal, has expressed interest but requires the manuscript to be longer and so I am now back knocking on doors. In fact, I will be in the Revelstoke area in the second week of October and if you have any experiences you would like to share, please feel free to contact me at the below email address.
The index below is not a complete listing of the stories which will appear in the final version, but represent a sampling of what to expect.
Thanks for reading and should you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at bren(at)largelythetruth(dot)com
My contentious relationship with the sun was established on a summer day in Kelowna, BC when I was four years old and overheated to the point of having a seizure. My memory prior to the seizure is vague; we were at the now-shuttered Kelowna Grand Prix "family fun centre" and so all I recall is seeing a row of refrigerator-sized arcade games before the brown patterned carpet rushed up at me. However, my post-seizure memory - waking up in hospital a tub of ice - is still vivid and I have spent my life since then avoiding the possibility of a repeat performance, and thus the sun, whenever possible. You could say I'm a bit of a night owl. While this means I'm useless at the beach and in the early morning, it does allow me to see a different side of the world around me, a perspective my Lonesome Creepy galleries are aimed at capturing. In this particular batch of photos, I've decided to focus on one particular location - my home of Victoria, BC. Seeing the city at night has given me a deeper appreciation for a place many people - myself included - dismiss as picturesque but bland. Many, if not all, of the below photos have appeared on my Instagram feed, albeit in cropped form under the tag #yyjatnight. If you're on IG, please feel free to use that tag and show off your own view of night time in BC's capital. Click here to find and follow me on Instagram. All photos taken with an iPhone 5s