During the early 1900s there were a series of unfortunate events that happened on the Canadian prairies and during these unfortunate events there was one common denominator for all of them. There was a lady that was seen at all of these tragedies. She came to be known as the babushka lady as she always seen wearing a colorful babushka.
It all started in 1902 when a elementary school was lit on fire during the day and the babushka lady was seen blocking the doors with objects that prevented the children from getting out. The teachers and children screamed for help through the windows but the babushka lady would not assist. All of the teachers died and only a handful of children were saved by being thrown out the windows by the teachers. By the time help had arrived the babushka lady had disappeared and nobody could find her. The surviving children told the police that it was the babushka lady that had locked them in.
Then only three months later a female bus driver was hauling a bus full of kids to school. The bus approached a train track and stopped at the crossing and opened the doors to listen for an oncoming train. A train could be heard rumbling down the tracks in the near distance. The driver then shut the door and drove ahead ten feet leaving the bus sitting on the tracks. The children were singing, not knowing what was going and just as the train rounded the bend the driver exited the bus and locked the children inside. Seconds later the entire bus was wiped out by the train. Nearby witnesses claimed that they saw a woman exit the bus only seconds before it was hit by the train. This unknown lady was wearing a brightly colored babushka.
Then a year later there was a Christmas party at a hall in a church. During the Christmas mass the priest was praying and reading from the bible. Then without warning the roof collapsed in the church killing a dozen people. Witnesses said they saw a lady on the roof with a brightly colored babushka. But when the people tried to apprehend her she had vanished into thin air.
Over the next year the Ukrainian community banded together to find the babushka lady. The community believed that it was someone prominent in the area and that the so-called babushka lady was in fact wearing a disguise. The community did not know the motive of the person to want to kill all of those people. As for the police they were at an impasse in their investigation.
Little did the residents know that a special police force had been assembled to secretly search all of the houses when the occupants were not home. The police came up with nothing. But one day the police found an abandoned farmhouse in the bush that was previously unknown. They entered and found dozens of brightly colored babushkas, shawls and skirts hanging off wall hooks. The tiny farmhouse was only one room and there was nobody home.
As they continued to investigate the room the door opened and a lady entered in a colored babushka. They could not see her face as her back was turned towards them. Slowly she started to take off her babushka and she acted like she hadn't seen the police. She turned towards the officers and she had no face. She then took off the rest of her clothes. The two police officers looked in disbelief as there nobody there. She was invisible.
The next day the two officers were found dead in a ditch both wearing babushkas.