GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #129 - July 17, 2012
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There’s no question that love is a powerful force. It can turn us into super-humans. It inspires us, binds us to other people, and changes the way we perceive the world around us. Love is even stronger than death.
So many ghostly accounts involve love in some way. We hear about visitations from loved ones after they’ve passed on. The message is almost always the same: Grandpa came back to let me know he’s okay, and he still loves me. Our loved ones care so much about us that they cross the plane of death to give us comfort.
At the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts, there’s the story of the ghostly woman, Jerusha, who is forever waiting for her lover to return and take her hand in marriage. Legends similar to this one show up all over the planet. Ghost stories often have a romantic undertone.
I’ve asked the question more than once: if you could come back as a spirit after your death, what would you do? Most people would stay near their families. They’d watch their children or grandchildren grow up. They’d keep their widowed spouse out of trouble. Why? Because of love. Because of that invisible force that can’t be measured, tested, or fully understood, yet we all know it exists (even our skeptic friends know it!).
Love is so central to our lives (at least it should be if we’re living it right), that it makes sense that so many ghostly experiences contain love as part of the take-away message. To love is to live. It’s the best of us. It’s the part we want to remember, and the thing we don’t want others to forget.
This month we’re going to dive into love and ghosts and explore the romantic and caring side of the ghostly experience. If you have a tale to tell, please do share it: http://www.ghostvillage.com/encounters/submit.shtml.
Since we’re getting lovey-dovey this month, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you Ghostvillagers for all of your support and kindness over the years. I’ve been so fortunate to correspond with you, and meet many of you. It’s an honor to be a part of your lives.
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Russell Memorial Library - Acuchnet, Massachusetts - July 18, 2012, 6:30PM
Ghosts and Hauntings with Jeff Belanger - Mattapoisett Free Public Library - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts - July 25, 2012, 6:00PM
Eastern State 2012 Scared Straight - Darkness Radio - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - July 26-28, 2012
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Townsend Public Library - Townsend, Massachusetts - August 3, 2012, 7:00PM
3rd Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention - Kewadin Casino - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - August 10-11, 2012
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Hartford Public Library - Hartford, Connecticut - August 15, 2012, 6:30PM
Dead of Summer - Lizzie Borden House - Fall River, Massachusetts - August 25, 2012, 6:30PM
Ghosts and Hauntings with Jeff Belanger - East Hampton Public Library - East Hampton, Connecticut - September 15, 2012, 2:00PM
Conscious Spirit Paranormal Group and The Mirror Magazine Francestown Paranormal Event - Francestown, New Hampshire - September 29, 2012, 5:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Langley-Adams Library - Groveland, Massachusetts - October 1, 2012, 6:30PM
Central Texas Paranormal Conference - Austin, Texas - October 6-7, 2012
Hales Dam Convention - Guild, Tennessee - October 12-13, 2012
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Bellingham Public Library - Bellingham, Massachusetts - October 18, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Ashland Public Library - Ashland, Massachusetts - October 23, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Falmouth Public Library - Falmouth, Massachusetts - October 24, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Mystical Parlors - South Norwalk, Connecticut - October 27, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Uxbridge Free Public Library - Uxbridge, Massachusetts - October 29, 2012, 7:00PM
Darkness Radio's End of Days Paranormal Conference - Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - November 15-18, 2012
The Real Dracula Tour and Ghost Hunt with Dave Schrader and Jeff Belanger - Romania - May 19-27, 2013
November 15-18, 2012 for the final Darkness Radio Event! The beautiful and haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado! Home of "The Shining," and multiple spirits throughout the buildings.
|The Stanley Hotel - End of Days Paranormal Conference and Ghost Hunt
Special guests include: Aaron Goodwin and Billy Tolley from Ghost Adventures, Jeff Belanger, Mark & Debby Constantino, Chris Fleming, Dave Schrader, Bill Chappell, Patrick Burns, Michael and Marti Parry, Mark Anthony, and more!
Click here for more information: http://www.darknessradio.com/TRIPS/endofdays/index.html
Congratulations to Barbara Muscolo of Youngstown, Ohio, who was the June winner of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's book, Picture Yourself Legend Tripping and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (July 18, 2012).
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On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Ghostvillage.com. Remember, reply by 5:00 PM tomorrow to
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In early June, how many teens were killed testing a local legend in Poplar Bluff, Missouri?
At 5:00 PM tomorrow, we will announce the winner on our home page.
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 the new edition of Jeff Belanger's children's book, Who's Haunting the White House? and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
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New features added since our last newsletter:
The Paranormal Vatican with Gary Jansen July 10, 2012 [VIDEO]
Fact or Faked's Ben Hansen by Jennifer Hitt June 27, 2012
Mission #100 Special June 26, 2012 [VIDEO]
Phone Calls from the Dead with Cal Cooper [VIDEO]
We receive personal encounters from all over the world. Many are scary, some are touching, but they are always profound. If you would like
to share your own experience, please click >>here<<. Since our last newsletter, we added the following new encounters:
Adventures at the Sagamore Resort --Upstate New York
A Ghost Who Can Spell -- Bluffton, Indiana
Menacing Spirit -- Loves Park, Illinois
A Gallery of Ghostly Possessions - July 17, 2012
An insane place to renew wedding vows PJStar.com Peoria, Illinois - July 7, 2012 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Man: Demons, ghosts told me to destroy hotel room WMCTV.com Memphis, Tennessee - June 18, 2012 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Portsmouth man says Titanic replica could be haunted WTKR.com Portsmouth, Virginia - June 14, 2012 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
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Talk about the ghosts who linger out of love and devotion to someone still alive!
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