GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #59 - July 13, 2006
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This month I'm very proud to announce the arrival of my new book, Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters! The little feller was born this month weighing in at 222 pages and costs $14.99. I survived the labor pains and am recovering nicely, thank you.
Our Haunted Lives is a book that arguably I began working on in 1997. Back in '97 I had no idea I would be writing any books, but I knew I wanted to know more about ghosts and the supernatural. It was back in '97 that I was talking to someone who said she saw a ghost in Dudleytown, Connecticut. Now, I wasn't there when she had her experience, so I can't tell you with certainty that she saw something. But I can tell you beyond any doubt that this girl was moved by whatever it was that she did see. The way she described her experience, her eyes only looked away from mine in order to find the right words, and the way her body tensed up with fear as she relived her moment of contact made me a believer in her. Short of having a supernatural experience for yourself, speaking one-on-one with a witness to a ghostly event is the most compelling evidence for ghosts that there is.
For years people have been telling me about their ghost experiences -- their testimony is gripping. Since my days as a newspaper reporter I have always kept my trusty hand-held tape recorder by my side. When I interview a witness, the tape rolls so I can pay attention to our conversation and so I don't miss anything. Replaying the tape for me was almost like reliving the encounter. In Our Haunted Lives, I present the experiences in the words of the witnesses. I want you to read what I heard. I tried to ask the questions you might have asked. It's a new approach to documenting ghost encounters, and I hope you'll all support me on this and pick up the book. You can click on the book cover to buy it through Amazon or ask for it in your local bookstore. Our Haunted Lives is also the place where I present the entire interview with George Lutz, the man whose experiences in Amityville, New York back in 1975 sparked many books and movies that often exaggerated or completely made up what really happened. I spoke to Mr. Lutz for hours about everything he's experienced since the summer of 1975 right through present day. Sadly, George Lutz died this past May and this interview was one of the last major discussions he ever had on the record. Was Amityville a hoax? See what George Lutz himself had to say about it.
This month's theme is a discussion of our very haunted lives. Talk about the book or share your own experiences in our
message board of the month. I'm also pleased to announce that this Friday I will be a guest on the
Jeff Rense radio program and Sunday I will be on
Coast to Coast AM with George
Noory. If you're listening, please call in and say hello! Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.
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Congratulations to Reuben Febus of New York, New York, who was last month's winner of a copy of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's first book, The World's Most Haunted Places, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
This month, we're doing the contest again, but we ask that you first click this link:
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and "We have a winner!" that means you weren't the first to email us. Sorry, please try again next month.
On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Ghostvillage.com. The first
person to reply to this email with the correct answer will win this month's prize.
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Once we have our winner, we will announce them on our home page as soon
as possible. Good luck! (Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are eligible.)
This month's prize:
we're giving away an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's brand-new book, Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.
The Supernatural Calendar is the place where thousands will learn about your events of interest to the supernatural world. The service is only available to registered members of the message boards, and it's free!
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Adding your own local events to our calendar is more important than ever!
July 14: Jeff
Belanger on Jeff Rense Radio with co-host Brad Steiger
July 15: The
Paranormal Experience At The Depot, Duluth MN
July 16: Jeff
Belanger on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
July 21: 3rd
Annual Eastern Regional Paranormal Conference
July 22: Jeff
Belanger on Audiomartini- Cable Radio Network
July 27: Brian
Leffler (krcguns) begins Co-Hosting Magick Mind Radio with John Zaffis as their first guest
August 5: Jeff
Belanger on Speaking of Strange Radio with Joshua Warren
September 14: Jeff
Belanger on WCANRadio Phenomenon
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>wayne2241<< - member since October 25, 2002
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, a nice suburb of Madison
What do you do for a living?
A Realtor with Century 21
What got you interested in the supernatural?
The home I grew up in, on the property that my family has lived in for over 200 years, is haunted. My mother instilled in me a
belief in ghosts and hauntings. We accepted it as a normal thing. We have several entities living there with us, not all of
them nice. I am performing an ongoing investigation there whenever I go home, usually 2 or 3 times a year. My family gathers
evidence for me during my absence using sound, established protocols.
Are you aware of any real estate laws in your area concerning disclosing to potential buyers if you feel your house is haunted?
Here in Wisconsin, there are no rules or laws about disclosing a potential haunted property to a person... yet. With a growing
population with new age beliefs, it is only a matter of time.
Have you ever had a customer ask about selling or buying a haunted home?
I havenít had anyone ask about it yet, but Iím on the lookout for a haunted property or two for myself.
What's your all-time favorite movie?
My all-time favorite movie, thatís a toughie. I would have to say The Last Man On Earth with Vincent Price. He was the man as far as cerebral horror goes.
Our last month's theme was Extrasensory Perception (ESP). We featured an article with an interview with Loyd Auerbach and Dr. Susan Belanger and had some good discussions going in our message board. Here's
what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:
|Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Discussion: Science Points to a 'Sixth Sense'
Discussion: ESP or Parapsychology?
Feature Article: ESP, M&Ms, and Reality by Jeff Belanger
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser and the staff have brought you several new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.
This past month's Library additions:
Supernatural California by Preston Dennett
Da Vinci Tarot by Mark McElroy
The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy by Brian Cotnoir
The Case For Ghosts by J. Allan Danelek
Interview with author Devadatta Kali [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
The Healing Power of Neurofeedback by Stephen Larsen
Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century by John Jay Harper
Companion for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
The Lost Civilization of Lemuria by Frank Joseph
Haunted Rhode Island by Thomas D'Agostino [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
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to share your own experience, please click >>here<<. Since our last newsletter, we added the following new encounters:
Ghostly Gray Cat - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Demonic Presence in the Bedroom - Kyger Creek, Ohio
A Sign of the Cross - Long Beach, California [PIC]
The Ghost of Flying Hawk - Albany, New York
Footsteps at Nashua Fresh Air Camp - Greenfield, New Hampshire
White Streamy Woman - Winterberg, Germany
The Man With the Tall Black Hat - Fall River, Massachusetts
Grandmother's House - Garden Grove, California
Woman in White at the Whaley House - San Diego, California
Spectral Attack While Sleeping - Durban, South Africa
Help Me, Help Me, Help Me - Fayette, Missouri
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Our Haunted Lives Puts a Chill in Your Summer Reading With Real Ghost Encounters
Cape Cod Haunted Map Unveiled
The National Ghost Hunters Getaway Presents The Shining Investigation
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New features added since our last newsletter:
An Active Ghost Hunt at a Haunted Bed and Breakfast by Richard Senate - July 7, 2006
Lee Prosser, 1969 - by Lee Prosser - July 4, 2006 [COLUMN]
My Theory on Spirits by Edward L. Shanahan - June 28, 2006
Belle Gunness: McClung Road and the Blood Farm Horror - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin - June 23, 2006 [COLUMN]
Ethnoarchaeoghostology: A Humanistic-Scientific Approach to the Study of Haunt Phenomena by John Sabol - June 19, 2006
Christopher Isherwood & Lee Prosser in 1969 - by Lee Prosser - June 16, 2006 [COLUMN]
This is the place to find out where author and Ghostvillage.com founder Jeff Belanger will be speaking on the subject of the
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
Berkshire Paranormal Conference, Houghton Mansion - North Adams, Massachusetts - September 22-24, 2006
2006 New England Ghost Conference - South Portland, Maine - October 13-15, 2006
Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party at the Sprague Mansion - Cranston, Rhode Island - October 26, 2006
Ghostfest - RMS Queen Mary Long Beach, California - November 17-19, 2006
Ghost World Conference - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - July 20-22, 2007
Ghostvillage.com is proud to announce that we're helping to organize a giant paranormal conference, tradeshow, and symposium for
July 20-22, 2007 in one of the most haunted places on earth: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tickets and booth space are already going fast
and space is limited. Be sure to visit the conference Web site for more information or to sign up:
|Ghost World Conference 2007
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The Candy Man
Are the Candy Man, Bloody Mary, and Nicholas Nails all one and the same, or are they completely different entities, summoned in similar ways?
Is this anomaly due to the camera, photographer, or a result of the paranormal? You decide!
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