Okay, this might be a RUMOUR, especially as the only source I've heard this from, is my fun, gullible friend whose dad might have been messing with her:
Beside the 7-11 at Departure Bay (which used to be the Terry's Save-Rite, by Kin Beach), there's a big vacant lot (I think it used to be a parking lot and an ice cream place?). Apparently some developer had to get an archaeological survey done before he could pave it again and put buildings there.
ANYWAY, I was told that they found about 70 headless skeletons with their hands bound behind their backs. (From prehistoric Nanaimo.)
We went to the spot on Saturday night and there was a pretty big hole, with what looked like a lot of gravelly fill all around it (the dirt matrix near the hole was a native, dark soil with lots of shell fragments).
Oh god can somebody PLEASE verify this? If it's true, I'm flabbergasted that the papers haven't been all over it. Maybe it's a little sensitive? Hard to write about without offending people who maintain a picture of a pre-Contact utopia?