The Spoop Files Podcast

Case File #3: Roving River Monsters

May 30, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, we take a look at Canada's (incredibly lacking) river monster game! Has Myia truly found evidence of a real life cryptid? Tune in to find out!

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Supplementary Files

Maiden of the Mist

http://www.indigenouspeople.net/niagara.htm - A recounting of the myth including the Evil Spirit of Famine

http://www.indigenouspeople.net/sacrific.htm - A different recounting of the myth featuring Chief Eagle Eye and human sacrifice

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/09/the_maid_of_the_mist.html - Another version of the myth

http://niagarafallsreporter.com/Stories/2014/DEC16/MaidLegend.html - A 2014 article recounting a version of the myth

https://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/blog/2015/01/real-maid-mist-niagaras-famous-legend/ - An article that does a very good job of covering both versions of the myth

https://www.uexpress.com/tell-me-a-story/2012/4/22/the-maiden-of-the-mist-a - Yet another retelling of the myth

http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Legend_Of_The_Maid_Of_The_Mist-Unknown.html - Another retelling of the human sacrifice version of the myth

http://amerinda.org/talkingstick/5-1/whitemyths.html - A discussion of the issues with the human sacrifice version of the myth

http://articles.ghostwalks.com/niagara-falls/ - A retelling of the myth from a Niagara ghostwalks website (also talks about people who went over the Falls!)

 

Weewillmekq

http://www.native-languages.org/weewillmekq.htm - A brief description of Weewillmekq

http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/ne/al/al69.htm - A legend featuring Weewillmekq as a river spirit

http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/ne/al/al70.htm - A different legend featuring Weewillmekq (AND a Wendigo!)

http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/ne/al/al68.htm - A legend detailing the truly terrifying nature of Weewillmekq

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.ca/2013/09/wiwiliamecq-and-new-england-whale-eater.html - A BlogSpot post describing a battle between two Wabanaki water monsters

 

Fur-Bearing Trout

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur-bearing_trout - Wikipedia article detailing the phenom

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/furry-trout/ - Snopes.com review of the fur-bearing trout legend (SPOILERS!)

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/09/23/legend-fur-bearing-trout-fish-wrapped-fur-keep-warm/ - Vintage News article on the fur-bearing trout

http://www.furbearingtrout.com/ - Website dedicated to a splash page about the fur-bearing trout

http://www.fluffyfish.org/about-saprolegnia/ - An informative article about Saprolegnia

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