Bonus videos from Season 4 – Episode 2 – The Long House

Bonus clip #1 (above): Indigenous elder and spirit guide Tom discusses how the long house fits into Mohawk culture and his feelings about being in this place that is the setting for the second paranormal investigation of Season 4. Bonus clip #2: Some behind the scenes footage captured during Tom’s healing and protection ceremony. Bonus […]

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Elder Tom Charles prays in the Mohawk long house in Kanata Village - The Other Side TV

Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 2 – The Long House

The Longhouse or hodensote is long narrow house covered in rectangular slabs of birch or elm bark and built by the Iroquois, which included the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca people. They were called Iroquois but they called themselves Haudenosaunee, which meant “people who live in the longhouse.”   The building of a longhouse […]

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Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 1 – Unfinished Business

Peter Anthony Prince (1836-1925) was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, the second of four children born to Enoch Prince (1802-1867) and Marie Angeline Trottier (1808-1901). Enoch and Angeline were married twice. The first in Trois-Rivières by a protestant minister in July 1831 and secondly in St-Stanislas-de-Champlain, Québec on the 25th of December 1833. According to church […]

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Extra research for Season 3 – Episode 13 – The Angels

Surely some of the places with the saddest spirits in Canada are the former residential schools, where approximately 150,000 First Nations and Métis children lost their cultures, identities, and even their lives at the hands of government and church employees whose aim was to “kill the Indian in the child.”   The Other Side encountered […]

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Bonus videos from Season 3 – Episode 13 – The Angels

Bonus clip #1 (above): Ed, a survivor of the Muskowekwan residential school in Lestock, Saskatchewan, explains his experiences as a child at the school, his spiritual beliefs and the importance of acknowledging this painful part of our Canadian history. Bonus clip #2: Jeff and Michaella talk about their feelings after the paranormal investigation at the residential […]

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When the Whistle Blows – Notes from Jeff Richards – Season 3 – Episode 12

For me the Bellvue Mine was one of the only truly terrifying locations we were set to investigate this season. Other locations had their individual levels of discomfort and angst – sure. But NOTHING compares to being several hundred meters below the earth’s surface in complete darkness. Nothing. It is a truly unnerving experience (never […]

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Extra research for Season 3 – Episode 12 – When the Whistle Blows

Every year thousands of people die in mining accidents around the world. Some of them die while saving others, which is what happened in 1910 at the Bellevue Mine, a place still haunted by its hero.   The Bellevue Mine is one of several haunted mines in Canada. Paranormal activity has also been reported at […]

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