Greyhound Bus Beheader Vince Li May Have Been Influenced by WINDIGO Article
Ethno-Historian Nathan Carlson has expressed a view to the EDMONTON SUN that crazed Bus Beheader Vince Li, 40, may have been influenced by an article in which Nathan Carlson was interviewed on the topic of Windigo, an ancient folk spirit that supposedly haunted Alberta, in one of the newspapers on his PAPER DELIVERY ROUND, and perhaps triggering Li's troubled imagination.
Nathan Carlson (unverified) has made it clear to NOW PUBLIC that he objects to the almost inevitable sensationalisation of his views.
A post here is an interesting cross reference, to a Rob Peters highlighted story:
And another great article here:
The Greyhound bus traverses vast stretches of lonely wind swept prairie...
On July 20 -- just 10 days before the killing -- Li delivered copies of the Edmonton Sun that contained an extensive interview with Carlson about his research into the Windigo, a terrifying creature in native mythology that has a ravenous appetite for human flesh. It could take possession of people and turn them into cannibalistic monsters.
The feature talked about how in the late 1800s and into the 20th century, Windigo "encounters" haunted communities across northern Alberta and resulted in dozens of gruesome deaths.
'TOO MANY PARALLELS'
Several media reports called McLean Jr.'s killing unprecedented -- an unspeakable, random attack never before seen in Canada.
But Carlson said he knows better. "There are just too many parallels," he said. "I can't say there's definite connection, but there are just too many coincidences. It's beyond eerie."