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2009 News:
Woman sexually assaulted by ghost
Asiaone News
Taipei, Taiwan- December 25, 2009
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Investigated ghosts disappear
The Register Citizen
Barkhamsted, Connecticut- December 5, 2009
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Haunted Rentals: Advertising a ghostly roommate
Tuscon Citizen
Tuscon, Arizona- November 22, 2009
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How to die on Facebook
The Globe and Mail
Toronto, Canada- November 21, 2009
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Ghosts, monsters, dragons: What to tell kids
CNN
November 14, 2009
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Ghost Hunters Say Voice Led Them To Bones
WTOV Channel 9
Wellsburg, West Virginia- November 11, 2009
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Fright House: Jenna Bush on the ghostly music playing in the presidential home already haunted by Abraham Lincoln
Mail Online
Hollywood, California- November 5, 2009
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NEW GRAVITY MEDIA TEAMS UP WITH JOHN ZAFFIS FOR PARANORMAL MUSEUM PROJECT

Scientifically Haunted House Suggests Youre a Sucker
Wired
London, England- October 30, 2009
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Gutted West Village building said to be haunted by restless ghost of Gay St. man is now up for sale
The New York Daily News
New York, New York- October 14, 2009
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CONFIRMED HAUNTED PROPERTY IN NEW MEXICO GHOST TOWN FOR SALE ON eBay

Worlds Leading Ghost Hunters Return to Chronicle the Globes Top Haunts

Closet-Dwelling Ghost Haunted Carradine
PopEater
September 22, 2009
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Ten Great Places to Sleep With a Ghost
Reuters
Austin, Texas- September 17, 2009
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Ghost hunting woman falls to death at spooky university building
The Canadian Press
Toronto, Canada- September 10, 2009
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Haunted Indian station reopens
BBC News
Begunkodor, India- September 3, 2009
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Cop faces court over exorcism attempt
ABC News
Barossa Valley, Australia- September 2, 2009
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Carteret County Ghosts to Help with Library Fund Raiser

Ghostly goings-on captured on CCTV at Liverpool's Croxteth Park
The Liverpool Echo
Liverpool, England- August 25, 2009
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Frightened girl dies after ghost prank
The Times of India
Behrampore, India- August 27, 2009
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Paranormal in the Panhandle

Beban House's ghostly past continues to spook workers
Canada.com
Beban Park, Ontario- August 17, 2009
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Yahya Jammeh's state witch-hunters kidnap villagers in western Gambia
Times Online
Banjul, Gambia- August 16, 2009
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Most Haunteds Former Historian Comes to Gettysburg

Rumor of ghosts invites trouble to Selleck
KomoNews.com
Selleck, Washington- July 31, 2009
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4th Annual Paranormal Meet and Greet in Indiana

Ghostly cell phone image creates buzz
WPRI.com
East Providence, Rhode Island- July 31, 2009
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Security guard slapped by ghosts at housing area
AsiaOne News
Tamil, Malaysia- July 27, 2009
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Police arrest teen ghost hunters
The Salem News
Salem, Massachusetts- July 24, 2009
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Burglar Looking For Ghosts In Monterey Home
Cookeville Times
Cookeville, Tennessee- July 14, 2009
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Darkness Events Floats New Concept in Paranormal Conference

I Know What You Just Tweeted
The Wall Street Journal
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom- June 10, 2009
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Does the Paranormal Need Its Landmarks?

Zimbabweans say angry ancestors are behind road accidents
LA Times
Chivhu, Zimbabwe- May 23, 2009
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Spirits to come alive in Western Pennsylvania

Fire in haunted hotel room
The Telegraph
Ramsey, United Kingdom- May 13, 2009
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Historic Fort Wayne & MPI Announce Ghost Tours
The Times Herald
Ft. Wayne, Indiana- May 9, 2009
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Ghost hunters raise funds for preservation
AP via WSBT
Shelbyville, Illinois- May 5, 2009
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Haunted mansion up for auction
The Euro Weekly News
Campanillas, Spain- May 7, 2009
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The paranormal world mourns the loss of one of it's icons, Dr. Hans Holzer

Haunted tunnels in Newtown removed piece by piece
The News-Times
Newtown, Conecticut-April 26, 2009
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Scary run-ins at Exeter site with ghostly reputation
The Providence Journal
Exeter, Rhode Island-April 23, 2009
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Sex offender hunting ghosts violates probation
The Hernando Today
Brooksville, Florida -April 20, 2009
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Darkness Radio returns to Waverly Hills

Bank claims Seven Sisters; ghosts said to be upset
Ocala.com
Ocala, Florida -April 10, 2009
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Ghost Hunters returns to the Mount Washington Resort - and the Public is Invited

Spooky image shows ghostly figure
The Chronicle
Toowoomba, Australia -March 26, 2009
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Castle figure wins 'ghostly' competition
BBC News
North Berwick, Scotland -March 27, 2009
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Hartford Murder Suspect Says Ghosts Taunted Him
The Hartford Courant
Hartford, Connecticut -March 24, 2009
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Work halted on Warwick Castle over haunting scare
The Birmingham Mail
Birmingham, England -March 16, 2009
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NorthEastern Paranormal Brings Phenomenology 101 to Gettysburg

Workers in Jordan strike to demand exorcism
M&C
Amman, Jordon -March 8, 2009
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Ghosts Cant Tap Taps.com Domain Name
Domain Name Wire.com
March 6, 2009
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Will Revelations About Bobby Jindal's Weird Secret Past Destroy His Political Career?
The Daily Beast via AlterNet
Washington, D.C.-February 25, 2009
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GhoStock Paranormal Convention to be held in Salem Massachusetts

My Spooky Valentine in Rhode Island

Rob Conover Looks to Help Save the Bowen

Investigators petition for care facility access
The Newton Daily News
Jasper County, Iowa -January 22, 2009
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Ghostly tales wanted for radio show
The Maidenhead Advertiser
Marlow, England -January 20, 2009
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Paranormal Activity Explored In Northern Kentucky
WCPO, ABC Affiliate
Wilder, Kentucky -January 20, 2009
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Real Ghostbusting 101 starts Thursday at DSC
The Daily Citizen
Dalton, Georgia -January 17, 2009
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Ghosts haunted pub long before car crashed into it
Tewkesbury AdMag
Tewkesbury, England -January 15, 2009
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Caffeine Linked To Seeing Ghosts
Sky News
Durham, England -January 13, 2009
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Paranormal Forensics Topic of Public Lecture January 21st

Apparition Brings Traffic to a Halt
ShortNews.com
Coalisland, Ireland -January 5, 2009
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Why Obama's Hotel Is Haunted
Live Science
Washington, D.C. -January 5, 2009
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Fundraiser for maker of paranormal documentaries to be held in Ontario
Contra Costa Times
Ontario, Canada -January 2, 2009
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Foundation probes brain's secrets: Founder sought scientific basis for the paranormal
San Antonio Express News
San Antonio, Texas -December 28, 2008
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U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Texas exorcism case
LegalNewsline.com
Washington, D.C. -December 28, 2008
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April 28, 2009

The paranormal world mourns the loss of one of its icons, Dr. Hans Holzer

by Christopher Balzano, News Editor


In any field it is hard to remain relevant generationally. Influence is passed from age to age in stories, like a father telling his son about a man who once was great. Very rarely do they look at the same person and say he defined each of their times, and when it happens, the figure takes on a timeless quality. If it is hard to catch the spotlight, it is harder to remain there for decades, with each person learning a fresh lesson from a new lesson taught. Dr. Hans Holzer was beyond influential. He remained relevant.

After sixty years at the forefront of the paranormal, Dr. Hans Holzer passed away this Sunday, April 26, 2009, at the age of 89. He was born in Austria in 1920, but moved to New York in 1938, shortly before the darkest days of World War II. While so much of his early life was influenced by his time in Europe, he became a New Yorker at heart and stayed there until his death, often using the city as a base of operations for his investigations. His education might have seemed like a mixed bag to someone looking in from the outside, but it helped him carve out the name he would carry with him into a profession many people with his degree of education frowned upon.

Over the next half century he worked on some of the most recognizable cases in the paranormal world, including the case in Amityville. Authoring more than 130 books on the supernatural, he was prolific and also delved into plays, screenplays, and works of fiction. He was so comfortable with the audience, speaking to them as if they were all old friends, remembers fellow paranormal writer and research Brad Steiger, He exuded a natural charm. He seemed genuinely happy in his work, and he maintained a high-level of enthusiasm for investigating the unknown throughout his life.

Holzer was the transition from the old giants of the paranormal community to the new, but in many ways his work never went out of style, even with the advent of technology he sometimes frowned upon. His work was about documentation and observation and getting your hands dirty, but he believed spirituality and the humans ability to communicate were as essential a tool as a piece of equipment. With these ideas he laid the foundation many investigators build on today, and to know about ghosts usually means having read at least one of his books.

Dr. Holzer had the unique ability to have one foot planted in the past, reaching back to the giants like Harry Price, and still be able to communicate with the newer generation. Over the past sixty years, there have been few who have managed the public face of the paranormal better. He was not only a mentor to those in the field, be became the funnel through which the general public learned about the work of paranormal investigators.

Part of Holzers appeal lay in his approach to the paranormal. His career spans shifting ideas, often conflicting with one another, on ghost hunting. From parlor room chic to outside the lines to the scientific movement of today, his methods remained rooted in a genuine place and transcend trend. A mix of research, investigation, and psychic evaluation his techniques have proven to be almost a necessity for modern investigators. Even if his ideas were in conflict with a persons belief, and those ideas were strong and specific enough to cause conflict, the ghost hunter still referenced his words.

In an interview with Jeff Belanger of Ghostvillage, Dr. Holzer once said, Fear is the absence of information. Fear is created by not understanding something. You bring on the fear. His passing marks a transition for all who knew him and all who found comfort or influence in his words. We understand more having been touched by him and his work, and even in his passing he has taken a bit of the fear away.




2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!


Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014