Blackville in Northumberland County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
Location. 46° 44.295′ N, 65° 49.777′ W. Marker is in Blackville, New Brunswick, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New Brunswick Route 8) 0.3 kilometers north of Campbell Road (New Brunswick Route 118), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the Blackville Municipal Park entrance. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Millstones (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
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1. The Dungarvon Whooper (Wikipedia). The story, which was handed down to lumberers working in New Brunswick throughout the 20th century, is well known in local culture. It was taken seriously enough by the turn of the century that Rev. Edward Murdoch, a Roman Catholic priest from Renous, performed an exorcism at the professed gravesite at Whooper Spring. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper. Some say Father Murdock succeeded in quieting the ghost but others declare the fearful cries of Ryan can be heard to this very day. The whistle of the train that traveled by the Dungarvon would echo through the hills resembling the whoops of the ghost; hence the name of the train - the Dungarvon Whooper. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.