From an ancient land of untouched country, cradled by the mists of the Mackenzie Mountains, strange tales have been regularly recorded.
For thousands of years, the Dene People have encountered terrifying creatures and wandering spirits, harbored in the hauntingly beautiful lands of the Nahanni Valley.
The Nakani – the cave-dwelling, man-eating giants of Dene lore are said to skulk just beyond the campfire, while prospectors tell stories of prehistoric monsters said to roam amongst bubbling springs within elusive tropical corners of this frosty land.
And gold-thirsty men have met hauntingly in pursuit of cursed treasure said to lie beneath the alluvial waters of the South Nahanni.
On this episode of Belief Hole, grab your paddle, mount your canoe, and venture with us downriver as we explore the mysteries, murders, and monsters within the legendary land of Nahanni, Valley of the Headless Men.
Also… evil-smelling hair, Bigfoot hot tubs, and Jon plays with his poison ivy goo
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EXPANSION DESCRIPTION:Glacier Demons, Otterman Attacks, and Time-Slipping Teepees?! .. Need I say more?!! How about we throw in a Modern Mammoth Hunt and a Haunted Dude Ranch for good, ghostly measure?!
On this Expansion episode, with the help of the literary work from Hammerson Peters, we continue our expedition into the Great White North and scour the frigid, craggy landscape for epic adventure and vast mystery.
Also… Jon’s Prepper Fantasies, Jeremy’s Prospector Fail, and Chris had a girlfriend at some indiscernible point in history.
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TIMESTAMPS: 3:25 | Topic Introduction – Curse and Creatures of the Nahanni Valley of the Headless Men, or Deadman Valley 9:22 | Valley Protected from Glacial Advances – Prehistoric Sanctuary for Mammoths and more! 13:15 | Otterman, Glacial Demons, Native Spirits and more in Expansion!15:15 | Nakani – Red-eyed Cannibal Giant / Bigfoot of Nahanni 18:23 | Recommendation – Legends of the Nahanni Valley – Hammerson Peters 18:49 | Dene Legends: evil spirits, cave giants, mysterious disappearance of the Naha22:03 | Nahanni Caves – Entrance to the inner earth, underground city? 23:41 | Jeremy’s National Park Containment Theory25:40 | Nahanni National Park Official Warning 29:06 | Expansion Preview / Glacier Demon / Monsters of the Great White North34:53 | Describing Nahanni – location of the Headless Valley 38:11 | Meet the McLeod brothers 39:55 | The Story of the Headless Valley begins 55:06 | Martin Jorgensen’s mysterious death 58:52 | Strange Flash-Frozen Death of John O’Brien 1:01:06 | Frost Madness and paranoia of ‘The Others’ 1:03:00 | Mysterious Disappearance of May Lafferty 1:05:53 | Containment Theory and Hammerson Peters Nahanni Wrap Up