On an otherwise uneventful spring afternoon in 1967, prospector Stefan Michalak saw something suddenly drop from the sky. He cautiously approached the mysterious dome just in time for it to rocket off, setting his shirt ablaze. Hours later, doctors puzzled over the strange sores that had begun to emerge in a grid-like pattern across his chest.
While Michalak’s tale may seem uncommon, it’s just one of the many inexplicable experiences that can be traced back to Manitoba. The region has long had its fix of intimate brushes with the otherworldly, from Bigfoot sightings to hauntings that have earned Winnipeg the title of the “Ectoplasm Capital of the World.” Over the course of six days, we’ll delve into the mystical and the mysterious—Sasquatch-spotting alongside Canada’s leading paranormal writer, partaking in a traditional Anishinaabe healing ceremony with a First Nations elder, and meeting a prominent researcher of spirit photography. Along the way, we’ll dine on the finest Manitoba cuisine, from pickerel cheeks to bison steaks, growing accustomed to Bigfoot stories being swapped like small-town gossip.
This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Winnipeg are not included in the trip cost.
This trip is limited to 10 travelers.