Manitoba Boogeyman Percy Moggey

Reid Dickie

Booga booga, it’s Percy Moggey. In 1960 many Manitoba kids checked under the bed every night just in case Percy Moggey was hiding there. Portrayed in the media as a monster who frequently had shoot-outs with police, Percy was the only person to ever escape from Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He spent almost a year on the lam living in the bush near Eriksdale. In 2001, John Warms wrote a book about Percy called Over the Prison Wall. Can the movie be far behind? Today Percy’s log cabin is a tourist attraction located along Moggey Road. Join me in the bush at Percy’s hideout.

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