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Canadian SPIRIT

Canadian SPIRIT

By SPIRIT Shack Productions
Hosts Kelly McMillan and Darcy Baruta of the Supernatural/Paranormal Investigations and Research Institute (SPIRIT) Explore the Supernatural, Paranormal and downright weird cases of Canada using the skills they've honed as paranormal researchers. This Podcast contains adult language and disturbing themes. Keep out of reach of Children.....and the elderly. This is Canadian SPIRIT.
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Episode 23 - The Adlet!
This Week, Aaron from the I HAD to say it podcast returns to the fold. He and Kelly explore the Inuit legend of the Adlet – the mysterious and bloodthirsty dogmen of Canada's Arctic. They explore Inuit culture, the outrageous prices of groceries up there, and a LOT of bestiality. Oh yeah, TRIGGER WARNING about all the unsavoury topics this week. Also, Kelly tries to kill Aaron by pitting him against the Chupacabra in this episode's “Survive the Supernatural”. Check out our source for the Adlet legend -
January 08, 2022
The Ghosts of Keg Mansion
Today, Kelly is All by himself as he explores the Keg Mansion in Toronto, Ontario. It's said that this enormous mansion turned Restaurant hosts more than just diners.  Yeah, they got ghosts. But what might actually be behind this paranormal steakhouse?  Check out our merch: Check out Totally Rad Christmas: Check out 8750:
December 23, 2021
EPISODE 21 - Simulation Theory and Paranormal Activity!
Today, the SPIRIT boys try to wrap their brains around Simulation theory and how it ties to the supernatural. AND BONUS! A NEW SEGMENT! Survive the Paranormal. What is it?? What peril will these two get into?? Find out on this episode of Canadian SPIRIT. Ad: Never a straight Answer Podcast: VOICE ACTING CREDIT FOR ANGLR AD: Chandraye Sadhukhan of All Write Podcast Learn More about Simulation theory: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation by Nick Bostrom:
December 03, 2021
Welcome To The Campfire - Halloween Special!
In this special Halloween Episode, Kelly narrates his three favorite stories from the legendary horror author, Edgar Allan Poe. But Not in his usual mediocre storytelling way. 
October 23, 2021
He Saw Sasquatch!
Today, Kelly sits down with Jay to talk to him about his sasquatch sighting, and other paranormal events. We also settle a long standing debate in cryptozoology: The shape of Bigfoot's Dick! 
October 11, 2021
Do you like ads? Do you like fake companies that don't really exist, but somehow have advertisements on your favorite shows?  Well, this is what you want to hear. All Ad. No Podcast. OK that's not really true. Kelly plays all the "Infauxmercials" from Canadian SPIRIT and explains the inspiration or origin of each one.  Don't miss us too much, you guys. We'll be back soon. 
September 17, 2021
This week we tackle a cryptid with its origins in America, so it's only fitting that we brought in a real-life American to help out! Aaron from the I HAD to say it Podcast ( ) Joins Kelly in an attempt to solve the case of a nearly forgotten cryptid – The Canadian Chupacabra!! Is there a Puerto Rican cryptid stalking around the Canadian Wilderness? Find out on this extra-special SEASON FINALE of Canadian SPIRIT! Check out Kelly on the Misfits and Mysteries podcast - This brings Season 1 to a close but stay tuned to your feeds for some fun bonus content from Kelly and Darcy in the coming weeks!
September 03, 2021
The Clarenville UFO Sighting!
This week the by's go to Newfoundland to look into one of Newfoundland's most famous UFO sightings. In October of 1978, a strange object was witnessed near Clarenville. Find out what happened in the words of a former RCMP officer, and Discover CONCRETE Evidence that Raccoons are aliens, all on this episode of Canadian SPIRIT Oh, and there's a dumb fucking ad or something this week.
August 13, 2021
A Bigfoot Sighting in Florida behind the Gym (Does Bigfoot lift?)  A Dinosaur roaming around in Florida (Because.....Florida.)  A UFO Report that makes Kelly get angry,  A Clown Car Crash and a Screaming Miriachi Band.  All this and more on Paranormal News 4! 
July 30, 2021
Episode 18 - The St. Francis Xavier University!
This Week Kelly and Darcy have an Education themed episode! University can be a stressful experience and it's only made worse if your dorm is haunted like at one of Canada's most haunted universities, The St. Francis Xavier University of Antigonish, Nova Scotia! Also, Special Guest Bill LaCarr teaches us all a horrific lesson about the alphabet. Then we talk about ghost sex. What is this show becoming? Valentine Bluffs Indiegogo - Special thanks to SpaceShips podcast for their promo this week - you can find them at
July 16, 2021
Episode 17 - The Beaver Eater & Listener Stories!
In this episode, Kelly examines the legend of an unfortunately named cryptid from the Yukon Territory whose history is tied to the local indigenous folklore that goes back centuries. Then, there are 4 listener submitted paranormal tales that he tries to pick apart with his sleep-deprived brain!  “Big Animal” The Ad this week: Special Thanks to Alex from What The Flip, Eliza from WItchery podcast, Totally Rad Christmas, and ROTR: A Rock and LOL Podcast for their submissions to Listener Stories this week!   
June 24, 2021
Episode 16 - The Garson Invaders!
Today, the boys look into a bizarre case from Ontario in 1954. It has UFOs! It Has Aliens! It has Doomsday Devices! IT HAS TRAINS!!  Special thanks to Booze and Ghouls and Wine, Dine and Storytime for their promos this week. Check them out!  Canadiana Sudbury and the mysteries of the Universe -
June 04, 2021
Episode 15 -The Haunted Dunvegan
The Dunvegan Valley in Alberta is home to many things.. A historical fort from the 1700s, The Indigenous Beaver Peoples, A provincial Park, Alberta's longest suspension bridge. . .  And ghosts.  Kelly and Darcy take a look at a place they've both been to, and try to parse out what may be behind the stories of one of Alberta's most haunted locations. And there's Yogurt. Although, it may be cursed.  Our promotion this week is for Malice with Ariel Cooksey. You can find her at 
May 21, 2021
Episode 14 - Ug Wug
In Canada's First Incorporated City, in a strange series of rapids that change direction twice a day, lives a creature.  So they say.  In this episode, Kelly and Darcy uncover Ug Wug - one of Canada's most Bizarre cryptids. Is it real? What the fuck even is this thing?? Special thanks to Good Morning Antioch for their ad this episode. Check them out at 
April 16, 2021
Episode 13 - The Fox Lake UFO sighting!
This week, we go to The Yukon Territory to look at one of Canada's forgotten mass UFO sightings.     What happened in December of 1996? What was the giant  craft that was sighted? What's with the sudden fascination with giant cinnamon buns?  Also, Kelly dies in this one. Briefly. 
April 02, 2021
Kelly Reads the Paranormal News 3!
Kelly Reads the Paranormal News after a couple of things derailed our regularly scheduled programming. 
March 19, 2021
Episode 12- Caledonia Mills Fire Spook!!
What caused a series of mysterious fires on a Nova Scotian Farm? How was Canada's Sherlock involved? What's with the birds?  All this and more on this episode of Canadian SPIRIT
March 06, 2021
Episode 11 - The Wendigo!
   Deep in the Canadian Wilderness there stalks a beast....or a spirit? Hungry for human flesh. The Wendigo is a long standing legend of Canadian indigenous folklore and has persisted to this very day. What is it? Where does it come from? What is Existential Dread Metal?  All this and more on today's episode of Canadian SPIRIT Also, be sure to check out I HAD to say it at 
February 19, 2021
Canadian SPIRIT Episode 10 - SPIRIT - Kelly and Darcy vs. The Paranormal
In this Off-the-cuff episode, Kelly and Darcy discuss their beliefs in the paranormal, FINALLY touch on how SPIRIT came to be, and how it operates.  Special thanks to the I HAD to say it Podcast, The Loser Podcast and Vintage Video (For our ad this week) 
February 05, 2021
Episode 9 - The Charlie Red Star Flap of 1975
New  Year - New Format! Kelly and Darcy change things up for 2021 and start it off big by looking into the Charlie Red Star Flap UFO sightings of Carman, Manitoba back in 1975. What was this mysterious ball of light that visited this small southern Manitoba town for an 8 month period? Why had it come? What in the actual Fuck is the ad this week about? All this and more on this edition of Canadian SPIRIT . SPECIAL THANKS TO FIRESIDE CANADA FOR THE RESEARCH FOR THIS EPISODE! VISIT THEM AND SUBSCRIBE AT  CDJC Video -
January 22, 2021
Episode 8 - Mandy, The Haunted Doll!
In an unassuming museum in Quesnel, British Columbia, there sits a broken-faced doll in a white outfit. Surrounded by a glass case. Her name is Mandy, and is reportedly one of Canada's most haunted doll. What's her story? Where did she come from? Is a Russian Dictator serving Poutine near the SPIRIT SHACK? All this and more on this episode of Canadian SPIRIT. 
December 19, 2020
The Beagle Expedition - Chapter 1 - What, like, Is even Life, Bro?
In this Special Mini-Series, You and Kelly explore a little bit about what defines life in the beginning of your journey to seek out Extraterrestrial life. We go over some Organic chemistry, and theorize about what kinds of creatures you may see in this exciting Audio Adventure presented by Canadian SPIRIT 
December 11, 2020
Episode 7 - Caddy the Cadborosaurus!
This week Darcy triumphantly returns to ....not the SPIRIT shack, but Kelly's kitchen to discuss the Cadborosaurus, or Caddy. The British Columbian sea serpent that ISN'T Ogo Pogo. Listen as they shake the rust off, get interrupted by Kelly's cat, oh, and try to solve the mystery of this mysterious sea creature. Kelly Nash Video  - Photos of the Haida Gwaii carcass -
November 08, 2020
Episode 6 - The Bonaventure Hotel UFO sighting! UFOs Over Montreal!
This week, Kelly dives deep into another rabbit hole (No furry jokes please) into the famous 1990 UFO sighting over Montreal, Quebec. What was this mysterious object? And are all rooftop pool lifeguards in Montreal as bad at their job as Mrs LSP? SHOW NOTES THE REPORT - What the Flip Podcast: Canadian History Ehx podcast: Nothing to see Here podcast: 25 page report -
October 16, 2020
Kelly reads 3 paranormal news articles this week including a UFO over New Jersey, A Creepy doll that has connections to a mass grave, and the Loch Ness Monster. Special Guest "appearances" by Ed Boyle and Brad Pitt! 
September 25, 2020
After over a month of Radio silence, Kelly has finally snapped.  No, this isn't a joke. This special edition is literally just Kelly screaming into the microphone about his opinions on Q Anon and how they are  hijacking the UFO community and how angry it makes him. We're still working hard on getting episodes ready for you guys, stay tuned!
September 10, 2020
Kelly, after feeling like an awful podcast host, treats you to a reading of three articles on paranormal happenings. Hauntings, a cryptid, and Canada's Government's involvement with UFO reporting. With special appearances (kinda, but not really) By Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage! u5XKbuCIV2h82tum3xvQ 
July 30, 2020
Ep. 5 - The Charles Camsell Hospital & Canadian Eugenics
Warning - This episode is going to be hard to listen to.  Kelly is all alone again this week as he takes a peek into the Charles Camsell Hospital, a now defunct building that once was a Tuberculosis Hospital. Some say its haunted by the tortured souls that suffered abuses during their stay here and others say the patients were murdered. Is any of it true? 
July 24, 2020
Ep. 4 - Loup Garou - Werewolves of Canada!
On this episode, Kelly and Darcy look into the Loup Garou – A Quebec legend of shapeshifting creatures that reportedly terrified Quebec City in the mid-to-late 18th century. What were these things? What could explain the sudden appearance of a werewolf in Canada? What does the Devil flying a canoe and conspiracy clowns have to do with any of this?? Leave us a message! - Write us an Email – Visit us on facebook –
June 27, 2020
Episode 3a - The Shag Harbour UFO Crash Analysis.
Kelly is flying solo this week after Men In Black suits abducted Darcy. Nothing to worry about we're sure, probably just the mormons. This week, Kelly examines similar UFO crashes from around the world, including Russia and the United States and draws parallels from those cases to what happened in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in October of 1967. Hopefully Kelly's manic ramblings don't derail the episode. Or, if they do, we can only hope he's funny about it....
June 12, 2020
Episide 3 - The Shag Harbor UFO Crash
What crashed in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia on October 7, 1967? Was it an alien spacecraft? What was the American Navy doing there right after the crash? Is Kelly a Furry? All this and more is explored  in this off-the-wall episode. show notes 1vSNUYQYTgk8O37MZ8E5urYwL0Sz4NPgBPpR3hfz8YtH98A3LkmnodWcJLpSYDP3VF4mfEHdMjXuj0ey Thanks to Anchor for sponsoring us this week. Go to to start your own podcast. The easy way
May 29, 2020
Episode 2 - Banff Springs Hotel (Alberta)
The Banff Springs Hotel has long stood as one of Canada's busiest Hotels.  This week, the SPIRIT boys look into some of the reported spirits, and try to solve the mysteries of The Castle In the Rockies. But First....they're going to take a trip to the Dollar Store, that that might get them arrested.
May 15, 2020
Episode 1 - The Waheela
(Creator's note: The first 3 episodes are pretty rough sound-quality wise. it gets better after Episode 4) On the first episode, the SPIRIT boys looks at the Waheela - A giant wolf like creature from the Northwest Territories with a fearsome reputation.  Special thanks to Torin for our music, Zack Black For voice overs, and all of our sources. 
May 01, 2020
Canadian SPIRIT Pilot
Today, Darcy and Kelly introduce themselves, tell their stories of how SPIRIT came to be, and what sent them down their paranormal paths.  NOTE: The audio quality in our first episodes is awful, we finally start getting our collective shit together around episode 6! It gets better, promise. 
May 01, 2020
Welcome to the Canadian SPIRIT Podcast. Hope you enjoy the trailer and be sure to watch for the May 2020 releases!  -Kelly and Darcy
January 03, 2020