In Search of a Witch: QAHN's "Scandal Makers" Team Heads out to the New Mexico Road in Island Brook

Thompson Cemetery, Island Brooke, Qc. Photo - Heather Darch
Special guest Grant Myers. Photo - Heather Darch.

--October 18, 2021.

The filming of QAHN's second "Scandal Makers" mini-documentary series continued this past Sunday, a dull drizzly day. Perfect perhaps for our latest location.

This series, which spotlights the seamier side of life in the Eastern Townships in days gone by, is set entirely in the region's graveyards. The focus is on some of the less than savory characters who left their mark on the region's history and who are buried in various local cemeteries.

The first series took place in Missisquoi County and was narrated by Heather Darch, with filming, editing and drone operation by Thomas Gasser.

Camera (and drone) operator Thomas Gasser. Photo - Heather Darch.
Camera (and drone) operator Thomas Gasser. Photo - Heather Darch.

The new series is set in some of the more out-of-the-way cemeteries in Stanstead and Compton Counties, and features Heather Darch, together with guest speakers Kathy Curtis of the Colby-Curtis Museum, QAHN president Grant Myers, and local historian Anne Leydet. The films in this new series will be premiered this coming fall.

This week, the crew headed out to the old Thompson Cemetery, near Island Brook, in Compton County. Our special guest was QAHN president Grant Myers, whose subject was none other than the enigmatic Peggy Green, the "With of New Mexico Road."

To view the first series, visit QAHN's Youtube channel at: