This is where you can see a rough timeline outlining the known history of the Tom Zombie Legend. They usually take the form of a Tom Zombie Incident, a moment when a new Tom Zombie is fully possessed by the Trimeric Bell. Once a new Tom Zombie is created it seeks to grow its dominion by accumulating zombies around it. The longer this goes on the harder it is to stop.

PORT STANLEY - David Ramsey finds the Trimeric Bell hidden in what is described as "an ancient, European style, medieval crypt", somewhere north of Port Stanley in the Shelbourne area (Shelbourne was wiped out by a flood in 1855.) The credulity of this story bears examination. Of note however, throughout the history of the Triarc, the mighty heart of the Trimeric Bell, it is often said that the artifact finds its way out of remote locations by being found somewhere else, as if a door opens in one place and another on the other side of the world. There is very little... Learn More

The First Tom Zombie Incident

Account supplied by Bob Johnston, Archivist for the Canada Ranch Archivist Coalition ( EST. 1905.) He approached the Tom Zombie Historical Society after discovering this account in their 2007 digitizing program.

(This is an excerpt from an unnamed Archivist’s Journal) This account was taken from a Gerald Smith on his death bed. He was recounting a story his grandfather told him about the burial of the man now known only as “Tom”. They called Tom the “Crow Flower’s Widow” back in those days because they say he loved a native... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1867

AYLMER: According to recently discovered records provided to The Tom Zombie Historical Society by parties who wish to remain anonymous, there was a very interesting and, in some ways contemporarily relevant incident in the summer of 1867 involving, the acreage that currently houses the annual Aylmer fairgrounds, the infamous Battle of Ridgeway and a young man named Alexander Scarvey. According to records Alexander was born in the 1848 just outside of St. Thomas. His family moved into the Aylmer area when Alex was 15 where... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1876

ST. THOMAS: At this point there are very few accounts of Tom Zombie between the years of 1807 & 1876. Most now believe Tom became ensnared by a native shaman and was subsequently put to service for native tribes down south. Indeed there are many scattered stories emanating throughout the mid western United States that claim their infantry faced native tribes with bands of “unkillable” mercenaries covering their flanks. They were soldiers who wore “masks resembling our dead friends.” Based on a single thin account we... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1885

jumbo circus posterST.THOMAS - In 1885 a Tom Zombie incident occurred in St. Thomas that is still being investigated. The plot involved the Barnum & Bailey Circus, a promoter working for the circus at the time named Silas Grundy and his sister Patricia Grundy. The event culminated in the horrific death of the world famous elephant named Jumbo. Rumour has it that Silas, entangled in a... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1887

LONDON - Based on a recent discovery made during the renovations of the London Roundhouse in downtown London, Ontario, Canada we can now put a name to the man we believe became Tom Zombie in the Tom Zombie Incident of 1887. Bernard Yacot was a Psychiatrist assistant working under Richard Maurice Bucke at the London Asylum For The Insane in 1887. In 1881 Bernard watched his wife drown during the Queen Victoria Ferry accident on the Thames and never fully recovered. When he was sent by Bucke to help assess the psychological... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1993

ST.THOMAS - Written by Garth MacDonald Donnelly – Tom Zombie Historical Society (2006) In his book Glimpses of the Unseen, published in 1898 Rev. B.F. Austin, principal of Alma College, Austin and founder of the Order of Ten, discussed the case of a man named Edward Thomson, a nineteen year old brakeman on the Grand Truck Railway, who was crushed between two rail cars 12 miles west of St. Thomas. According to Austin his death had been predicted by multiple members of Thomson’s family in the days and weeks leading... Learn More

Tom Zombie Incident of 1884

John Hendershott was hung in mid-1895 for the murder of his cousin William Henry Hendershott. This case and trial was well reported at the time. Evidence discovered recently indicates that William Henry Hendershott may have been in possession of the Trimeric Bell. Though nothing was said of the Bell during the trial it is possible, based on an evening before execution confession, that John was actually trying to protect his cousin and that the timing of the insurance policy was mere coincidence. There is a great deal more to this story... Learn More

The Legend of Tom Zombie

They say that Tom is cursed by love,
That he can`t see the veil,
They say the dead hear him standing above,
And from encrusted crypts they rail,
(An excerpt from a British infantry marching manual dated 1812)