Clarissa Johal: #FolkloreThursday - The Headless Nun #Canada #ghosts

Thursday, October 18, 2018

#FolkloreThursday - The Headless Nun #Canada #ghosts

Photo by Eric Huybrechts via Flickr
In the town of Miramichi, New Brunswick, an 18th century nun by the name of Sister Marie Inconnue (surname unknown) was murdered. One version of the tragedy recounts that Sister Marie was beheaded by a madman who hid her head in the woods. Another version states it was two sailors who committed the murder. According to that story, the sailors were looking for treasure and heard that Sister Marie had buried a stash of money to assist needy families. Regardless of who was responsible for the murder, Sister Marie was returned to France but her head was never found.

The headless ghost of Sister Marie is reputed to haunt the area, looking for her long lost head so that she may rest in peace. Late night travelers report they've been approached by the headless spirit. Other travelers have said that the ghost carries her head with her, imploring them to bury it with her body.

French Fort Cove, New Brunswick 
Public Domain photo 

Official records of Sister Marie's murder are difficult to track down. Was this a tragedy lending to a restless spirit or merely an urban legend? Join the Headless Nun Tour in French Fort Cove, New Brunswick and decide for yourself.


Anonymous said...

Hey! I realize this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.
Does building a well-established blog like yours take a lot of work?
I am brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my diary everyday.
I'd like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and views online.
Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers.
Appreciate it!

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Keeping a blog up is a commitment but if you're already writing every day, I'd say you were off to a good start! Pick a genre or something you're passionate about and angle your blog "that" way. I write paranormal novels, so that's what I tend to focus upon. Plus, I'm a vegetarian, so I post recipes on Mondays. Blogger is very easy to use. :) Good luck & thanks for stopping by!