i ve lived in smithers BC 90% of my life and for a long time had heard odd rumours about my old house.
most of it was crap but recently as i was working at my local museum i found this.
in 1971 the western baptist language school constructed Driftwood Lodge (my old home) after they were forcibly evicted from a near by first nations reserve.
the group was thought to have been a cult, this was confirmed after several people witnessed odd occurrences going on at the property.
sightings of armed men patrolling nearby roads and odd chanting was heard in nearby woods.
the groups leader (Johnathan Boise also known as "the German" or "john Forsaken") was arrested after he assaulted a farmer with a shotgun for chasing a coyote onto the schools property.
the groups leader was not remorseful in explaining what they did at driftwood lodge (i won't go into detail but some of it was bad)
after they were caught the group was actually publicly banished from the region and has never been heard from since though some of my research suggests that they went to Washington state or part of California.
any help in finding info on these people would be helpful to my self and my family.