In a cemetery in Meteghan, there lies a grave marked by a stone bearing the simple inscription, “Jérôme.” Who was this Jérôme? Where did he come from?

On September 8, 1863, a stranger whose legs had been amputated above the knees was found on the beach of Sandy Cove, on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Taken in by the local Acadians, he spent the rest of his life in almost total silence. People came from everywhere to see the mystery man, who was put on show. By the time he died in April 1912, the legend of Jérôme had only begun.