Chasse-Galerie

 French Canadian variant of the Wild Hunt, a legend which interprets strange noises in the air as relating to a hunter condemned to hunt throughout eternity. In Chasse-Galerie, one or several persons together are able, with the help of the devil, to travel in a canoe through the air at tremendous speed. They must take care not to have any blessed object on their person or to pronounce the name of God, lest the canoe crash. The name appears to be derived from the French chasse, "hunt," and Galeriefrom Sire de Gallery, a condemned hunter.