On April 16, 1933, Mike Swyck, a farmer in the Whitkow district of Saskatchewan, noticed his dog digging around in the ashes of his straw stack, which he had seen go up in flames from his farmhouse several days previous and decided to investigate. Peering into the ashes, he made a gruesome discovery. There, inContinue reading “The Straw Stack Murders”
Tag Archives: Kerrobert courthouse
April Showers Bring May Axe Murders
As my hunt for the haunted skull of the Kerrobert Courthouse continues, there are certain keywords that are certain to grab my attention as I scroll through the piles of 1930s news articles. Axe murder is definitely one that makes me sit up in my chair. And in the spring of 1934, just over aContinue reading “April Showers Bring May Axe Murders”
The Corpse Bride of Sokal, Saskatchewan
If you’ve been reading along, you know that I’m currently on a deep dive researching murders in Saskatchewan in the 1930s. (If you only just stumbled on my blog and would like to know what I’m talking about, read this and this.) Over the course of my research I’ve come across a lot of weirdContinue reading “The Corpse Bride of Sokal, Saskatchewan”
They Sure Like Their Strychnine, Don’t They?
A few weeks ago, I told you about my search for the mysterious skull that Kerrobert claims is behind their haunted courthouse. (If you haven’t read it, you can do so here.) I haven’t given up my quest, and have spent the last few weeks wading through what I can only describe as a lotContinue reading “They Sure Like Their Strychnine, Don’t They?”