GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #36 All material is © 2004 Ghostvillage.com
August 16, 2004
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The countdown clock is at zero... IT'S HERE!! The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com is a collection of history, folklore, and true ghost stories from some of the world's most notorious haunts. If these places have existed for centuries or more, and if they are where history -- especially tragic history -- was made, ghost stories will inevitably follow. I've interviewed more than 100 witnesses to supernatural events in researching these places, and this book captures the profound nature of the ghost experience.
Okay, folks, I've never asked you for much, but now I'm asking. I'd like your support on this one. I promised my publisher, New Page Books, that I would sell more books than Bill Clinton. Yeah, I know, they laughed at me too, but I said, "You don't know the Ghostvillagers. When we get behind something, we get behind it all the way."
This project has been a labor of love for me. People from all over the world and many different walks of life have shared their very personal and intimate supernatural experiences at some of the world's best known haunts. Places like: Muncaster Castle in England, Monte Cristo Homestead in Australia, Ballygally Castle in Ireland, the White House in Washington D.C., the Whaley House in California, Rose Hall Great House in Jamaica, and many others.
If you click on the book, you'll gain access to the secret files of Ghostvillage.com -- a place to continue the study of the world's most haunted locales. Additionally, a new section of our message boards is now devoted to an open dialogue about some of these places. Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the book now, Barnes & Noble's Web site shows they're shipping the book within 24 hours, and you can expect to see it on your bookstore shelves by the first week of September. So after you buy your copy, be sure to tell others about the book. This is a great way to support Ghostvillage.com and keep things growing! If you have any questions after reading the book, don't hesitate to email me. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com
Find the Ghost and Win!
The "winner" icon on the left has been hidden somewhere on Ghostvillage.com. If you're the first to find it, email us with the page it's on, and you win this month's prize. The graphic could be on any page on the Web site (except in the message boards) -- maybe at the top of the page, maybe the bottom, etc. Once we have a winner, we will announce it on our home page as soon as possible. By clicking on the "winner" icon within Ghostvillage.com, it should launch your email with the appropriate subject. If not, email email@example.com, and in the subject or body, put the URL of the page you found the icon on. Good luck! (Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are eligible.)
This month's prize: an advanced, autographed copy of The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com! (What did you expect this month's prize to be?)
Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic above.
Sunday, August 22: Meeting: metaphysical chat
Sunday, August 29: Meeting: metaphysical chat
Sunday, September 5: Meeting: metaphysical chat
Sunday, September 12: Meeting: metaphysical chat
Saturday, September 18: Conference: Rhode Island Pagan Pride Day, Mothman Festival
Sunday, September 19: Meeting: metaphysical chat Conference: Mothman Festival
Friday, September 24: Conference: The ARC 2004
Saturday, September 25: Conference: Ghostvillage Campout - Gettysburg, Pacific Northwest Ghost Hunters Con, The ARC 2004
Sunday, September 26: Meeting: metaphysical chat Conference: Ghostvillage Campout - Gettysburg, Pacific Northwest Ghost Hunters Con
Thursday, September 30: Radio: Jeff Belanger on Magick Mind Radio
Sunday, October 3: Meeting: metaphysical chat
Thursday, October 7: Conference: A.R.E. Annual Ancient Mysteries Con
Ghostvillage.com Haunted Campout!
If you're interested in going, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Check-in time is 3 PM. For more information, you can visit: http://www.ghostvillage.com/hauntedcampout.shtml.
We'll be going on a battlefield ghost hunt, there will be talks on haunted places, games, and prizes. We'll be adding more information on the agenda in the coming weeks.
We hope you can join for our first get-together!
Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>masquarade<< - member since September 24, 2002
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where are you from?
What do you do for a living?
Order titles for mortgage companies.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Yes, but not materialized. I was a freshman in college working as a cashier at a local restaurant. It was a windy fall evening, so I did not think very much of it when the outer door to my right opened and closed. I was slightly curious when the inner right-hand door did the same. A few seconds later the inner door on the left hand side of the restaurant opened and closed and when the left hand outside door opened and closed, I knew I had seen something.
Why is it important to study ghosts?
We will all be on that side at some point, so it's nice to know where we are heading. Also, by studying the phenomena realistically, it encourages our minds to grow by looking for plausible, mundane explanations.
What's your favorite part of Ghostvillage.com?
The people. It's nice to have somewhere to go where you feel at home and can make like-minded friends. And, unlike some sites, rational thoughts are encouraged, which leads to growth for everyone involved.
This past month's Library additions:
A Voice in the Forest by Jimahl diFiosa
The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger
Llewellyn's 2005 Herbal Almanac by Llewellyn Publications
Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara by Ashleen O'Gaea
Druid Power by Amber Wolfe
Essence of the Tarot by Megan Skinner
Shamanic Experience by Kenneth Meadows
River Styx Cemetery Face - Wadsworth, Ohio [pic]
The Phantom Sentry - Israel
The Flash at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The Little Man of Bihar - Bihar, India
Chesterland Cemetery Mist - Chesterland, Ohio [pic]
The Thing in the Woods at Camp Morgan - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Mom's Cat and Pennies from Heaven - Lindenhurst, Illinois
The Haunted Apartment - Brooklyn, New York
A Friend's Goodbye - Chicago, Illinois
Temporary Possession - Believe It, Or Not - St. Augustine, Florida
The Douglas Arms' Ghostly Argument - Banchory, North East Scotland
Mystic Pizza Place - Saratoga, California
A Sleeper's Disembodied Hands - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
New articles since our last newsletter:
The Use of Psychics on Investigations by Kenneth Biddle - August 4, 2004
False Positive Agents by Kenneth Biddle - July 19, 2004
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