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Dungarvon Whooper: The Legend of A Unfortune Cook

Dungarvon Whooper
Dungarvon Whooper

The Dungarvon Whooper marked “hooper” is a horror story immortalized in a song by Michael Whelan around a late-nineteenth-century killing along the Dungarvon River in central New Brunswick, Canada. The plot centers on a young Irish cook who goes by the name Ryan. Ryan relocates to a sawmills hideout along or near the Dungarvon River, having brought all of his belongings with him, along with a money belt. Whilst lumberjacks are away, Ryan is isolated from the camp’s boss, who plans to kill and steal the young cook.

When the team comes back, the leader clarifies that the cook became ill and died unexpectedly. People then bury the corpse in the woods not far from the camp. A truly horrible “whooping” sound, however, prevents the group from falling asleep that day, possibly the ghost of Ryan protesting the murder of that he was the victim. The men evacuated the camp the next morning, terrified.

A cutting chisel of Ryan can be found at the Town Park in Blackville, New Brunswick, Canada. The story, which had been passed down to New Brunswick lumberjacks across the twentieth century, is well known and popular. Let’s know more about The Legends Of Dungarvon Whooper.

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What Took Place On That Particular Day?

Ryan was the first person up each morning to begin preparing breakfast and enter the food pails with loaf and salt pork. And he’d let out a huge ear-splitting whoop to wake everyone up. After eating, the men would leave Ryan alone to go to work. Ryan had a bad day because the camp boss had stayed with the young cook on this particular morning. The boss was unfamiliar, but he was treated with respect, and his instructions were carried out.

When the men returned late in the evening, they discovered Ryan collapsed on the ground. He was no longer alive, and his money belt had vanished. Once asked what happened, the boss stated that the young chef had mysteriously become ill and died. None dared to investigate him further, but the lumberjacks were extremely cautious. Where had the money belt gone?

A storm cloud swept through the camp that night, creating it difficult to leave, so the men were forced to hide the poor cook in an unmarked grave in the woods. They stopped for a moment on their way back to camp because above the crying and grumbling of the wind came the most terrifying whoops and yells anyone had ever got to hear. It went on all night and the following day, pushing the men insane with fear. They abandoned camp, never to come back.

A cutting chisel of Ryan

A cutting chisel of Ryan

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Bernard Colepaugh of Renous wrote a story called “Dungarvon Whooper.” The Legacy Participants, a team, devoted to conducting plays that reflect New Brunswick’s rich heritage, staged their 1st output. Mr. Colepaugh is Michael Whalen’s blood relative. The play begins in a 1920s schoolhouse, with instructor Michael Whalen (Bernard Colepaugh) summoning his pupils to class and afterward enticing them with the prospect of learning outside under “God’s Beautiful Blue Sky.”

After a little intelligent feedback from Billy Phader (Thomas Saulnier), the class’s older boy, the 4 students persuade their tutor to take a moment away from British History and share a ghost story. Susan (Katie McCabe) instructs Mr. Whalen to inform him about the Dungarvan Whooper. Michael Whalen starts his adventure in Ireland. The event then shifts back in time to Peter Ryan (performed by student actor Tom Daley) in Ireland, well before he prepares to leave for the New Country to take a job, as his mother, family, and friends perish as a result of the Great Famine.

Just before kissing his mom goodbye, he is handed his dad’s money belt and some Prayer Rugs. One other scene shift places us in the camp, in which Peter Ryan has been hired as the cook. Jack Hogan (also ended up playing by Bernard Colepaugh) enters with the team, and they sit down to eat. Mr. Henry Kelly knocks on the door just as they are about to sit down. He is welcomed in, and they dine together.

Dungarvon Whooper

Dungarvon Whooper

Until Today

The ghostly noises of the Dungarvon Whoop lasted for years until Father Murdock, a Renous spiritual leader, was requested to put the poor soul to sleep. Father Murdock read several divine commandments from the Bible and created the symbol of the cross from over the forest grave. Some claim Father Murdock was successful in calming the ghost, while others claim Ryan’s terrifying cries can still be heard today. The sound of the train that traveled by the Dungarvon echoed through the hilly terrain, representing the whoops of the dead; hence the train’s name, THE DUNGARVON WHOOPER. Citizens in Mirimichi country still occasionally hear the haunting shouts of the Dungarvon Whooper when they wander outside at sunset.

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