Was the town of Fernie B.C. put under a curse in the early 1900s? Many believe it to be true.
The "Ghostrider" curse was said to be put on the town by a chief of the local first nation, said to have been wronged by William Fernie, who the town is named after.
If you look up at the mountains above the town at the right time of day, there's said to be a shadowy depiction of the Ghostrider mounted on a horse (said to be the chief), beside a standing figure (his daughter, whom William was courting).
The town completely burned down in 1904 and 1908, and a mine disaster killed more than a hundred workers around the same time. Residents blamed it on the curse.
The Ktunaxa nation disputes that there ever was a curse, as it's not in their tradition to cast them. However they did do a "curse lifting" ceremony decades ago, as a way of building a bridge.
Learn all about the supposed curse in the documentary we produced HERE, available to watch for free online.
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