In our third Patreon exclusive episode of Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, we explore the infamous story of the Mad Trapper of Rat River.
Albert Johnson shook national headlines in 1932 when he led RCMP officers on a month-long manhunt through the unforgiving Yukon and Northwest Territories. What started as a simple trap-line tampering investigation led to his cabin being dynamited and several officers wounded. However, the biggest mystery isn’t how Johnson evaded police for so long, but where he came from. His true name wasn’t Albert Johnson, but he never told anybody otherwise. Was he an ex-convict, running from the law? Was he a well-trained bushman who had a cabin in British Columbia? Was he a paranoid European draft dodger?
Come dig follow us down the rabbit hole of The Mad Trapper of Rat River and let us know what you think!
Behind every feel-good Canadian story is another that is dark, twisted and mysterious. Come listen and learn about the stories that shook the nation -- or maybe didn't -- in our new podcast series, Unsolved Canadian Mysteries, with co-hosts Kenton de Jong and Dylan Fairman.