GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #58 - June 15, 2006
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Extrasensory Perception (ESP) is an ability we all have. In the realm of ghost investigations, many people depend on the perceptions of clairvoyants -- people who are perceiving above and beyond their traditional sense of sight. But ESP isn't confined to psychics and mediums. Have you ever had a gut feeling about something? Did you ever just know something? The line between intuition and ESP is blurry at best.
This month we're going to delve into a slightly higher state of consciousness and extend our feelings and senses just a little bit into the realm of ESP. To get the discussion started, you can check out our feature article,
"ESP, M&Ms, and
Reality" which features an interview with parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach. On one level, there's very little that is "supernatural" about ESP. It's actually quite natural and by discussing the topic, we may just learn to understand ourselves a little better. You're invited to participate in this discussion by visiting our
message board of the
This was a big month at Ghostvillage.com. We now have over 20,000 subscribers to this newsletter! Thank you all for reading it, for all of your great emails, and for furthering the discussion of these important topics. Next month we have a very big announcement coming, so don't miss the next newsletter. Things are popping here at the Ghostvillage.com world headquarters, but we're definitely looking forward to a few days off as the weather starts to heat up. I'd like to say I'm planning a ghost-free holiday, but I know better. I'll end up somewhere haunted -- who can put their feet up when there are so many ghosts to investigate? Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.
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Congratulations to Linda Schiefelbein of Wautoma, Wisconsin, who was last month's winner of a copy of the new DVD documentary,
The Woodland Haunting-A True Ghost Story, 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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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.
What is Dennis Baker's favorite junk food?
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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 the book that started it all: The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
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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!
Very soon, Ghostvillage.com will begin syndicating our calendar of events so other Web sites can display these supernatural happenings.
Adding your own local events to our calendar is more important than ever!
June 16: 8th
Annual SGRA Paranormal Conference, Milford, CT - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event
June 24: The
Paranormal Experience at the Depot
June 25: Jeff
Belanger - Darkness on the Edge of Town Radio
June 26: Jeff
Belanger on Magick Mind Radio
June 29: Jeff
Belanger on X Zone Radio
July 1: Forbidden
Knowledge Conference, BBQ
and Ghosts Weekend
July 8: Jeff
Belanger on Spooky Southcoast Radio
July 21: 3rd
Annual Eastern Regional Paranormal Conference
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>leslie_dragonlvr<< - member since December 14, 2005
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where do you live?
La Crescenta, California
What do you do for a living?
I work part time for the school district. I take care of the kids at Lincoln Elementary school. Plus, I also teach drama on Saturdays at the high school. I have students from all the elementary and junior high schools
in my area. I have been a volunteer for the High School Drama Dept. for the last six years.
What got you interested in the supernatural?
I first became interested in the supernatural when I
was a child. Many strange things happened to me that I
could not explain, nor could I talk about them. Most
folks back then thought you were crazy or making it
I have been living in a haunted house/neighborhood for
the past 23 years. Too many strange things took place.
Having things disappear, thrown at me, punched, the
bed shaking every night, being pulled off the bed and
seeing shadows of someone walking in the hall every
night when no one was awake.
Then came the discovery of my youngest daughter, now
18, being able to see and hear spirits. I thought she
was like the rest of my children, who also said they
could see and hear spirits at a very early age (like many children claim).
And like most parents protecting their child, I tried to turn it off. Telling them they can't talk
to dead people. I was not able to understand what was really going on back then. Now I
know. All my children and myself have psychic gifts in
one form or another. We have all been able to talk
about things and have come to better understandings of
the other side. The past six years have opened a whole
new world for my family and myself.
What's the most compelling piece of evidence of the supernatural that you've seen?
The most compelling evidence I've seen of the
supernatural would have to be two of my children
working on a (dead) missing persons case that is 3,000
miles away from us. Knowing that my children could in
no way know the things they knew in this
investigation and getting validation over the phone
from the people on the other end.
To be talking to the person who is searching and my
child could describe what the person was wearing and
the number of people in the search party just blew me
away! I was shaking on the phone as the person
answered yes to all the things my daughter said.
We have had several events like this, but they were
closer to home.
What's the first music concert you ever went to?
My first music concert that I went to was John Denver's, back in the mid '70s. (I am also
on the recording for his album An Evening With John Denver. It was recorded that night at that concert.
My friend and I yelled out, "Far out" and "Yeah, Grandma".) It was cool at the time... lol!
Our last month's theme was Folklore. We featured a great interview with Dr. Michael Bell 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
Feature Article: Folklore, Folklore, Folklore with Dr. Michael Bell - interview 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:
Kali: the Feminine Force by Ajit Mookerjee
So You Want To Be A Medium by Rose Vanden Eynden
The "True" Story of the Woodland Haunting by Dennis Baker [DVD DIRECTOR INTERVIEW]
Glimpses 2 by Martha Jette
Chakra Yoga with Gurutej Kaur [DVD REVIEW]
Sacred Signs by Adrian Calabrese
The Mystery Traditions by James Wasserman
The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Koltuv
An Unlikely Prophet by Alvin Schwartz
Shamanic Journeying by Sandra Ingerman
Herb Magic For Beginners by Ellen Dugan [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
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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:
A Blessing and a Curse - Windsor, Virginia
Calling Mom Back from Rest - Cary, Kentucky
Shadows at Camp Cedar Crest - Orange, Connecticut
The Family Returns from Virginia - Salem, Virginia [PIC]
The Ghost of Gibbs Bridge - Sylvania, Ohio
The Woman in the Wardrobe - Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
Shot By a Ghost - Chicago, Illinois
Mom's Visit and Presence - California
The Dollhouse Grave - Medina, Tennessee [PIC]
The Slamming Door - Eugene, Oregon
Voices in the House - Ontario, Canada
This is the place to find press releases and news items on paranormal
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Texas’s Premiere Investigative Team Is Still Alive, So Put Away Those Shovels
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New features added since our last newsletter:
A Duel on the Airwaves by Richard Senate - June 5, 2006
Marjorie Firestone and Her Dream Predictions - by Lee Prosser - June 1, 2006 [COLUMN]
Until Death Do Us Part? by Rick Hayes - May 31, 2006
Part Four: the Conclusion: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
May 22, 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
supernatural. If you're interested in booking Jeff for a conference or other event, please
email us for more information.
|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
SGRA's 8th Annual Paranormal Conference - Milford, Connecticut - June 16-18, 2006
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 (more information coming on this soon)
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|Hot Threads in the Community
Could archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient and advanced culture in Bosnia?
Spooked: A Waverly Hills Documentary
Waverly Hills is a renowned haunt. Care to look inside?
Military Denies Wiccan Symbol on Tombstone
Is there really religious freedom?
Ghost Image from Devil's Den at Gettysburg
There are many reports of ghosts at Gettysburg's Devil's Den. Did someone catch one on film?
Could this be the grandfather of the boy in the picture?
Listen to the ghostly moan.
What Started It for You?
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Board of the Month -- ESP
Come in and discuss your sixth sense.
In the last month, the following people have joined our ghostly community. Please welcome:
Morning_Glory, kkahler, Gorgias, Byrne53, reachdave, EspEsp@prodigy.net, Spirit Seeker, firstname.lastname@example.org, nsburt55, barbieri, crimsonghost35, blueeyes, mdeckmama, donnab, prander, Rebelgirl, email@example.com, missi, in_search2006, alxaben, Plummer25, n2ghsts, bobby_smollet, firstname.lastname@example.org, Stardoll, destiny1962, Boomer, sexxybabe, laflaca6282, kaaejukes, alienfreak88, Sherlock, ghostly_girl76, badkitty, MaMacita_8, bria00, sduffell56, prozac7674, Pumpkinman, alfa_romeo_0007, bill096, manic, christinev, MazdaSpeed424, kevin19124, dreamweaver1970, hebassist, NeevilWeevil, clanbleakley, bjwoodel52, Devin, KristinaInNC, loveofnight, Zharrah, Mackailey, fatmommy68, Lupita, jimmysdevoted, babycat, Number13, InSearchOfCasper, confused80, Bndtobbella, dkajtazi, m-i-s-t, bette, nofxchic, stacemo1972, heatherbee3, jbolin, Dakin, Crowely, lita5677, lion26, DarkAngel321, xvikkix, Modified., EDYXXX, Debimages, email@example.com, saxyblue, Recon180, Spirit5960, Sheila6244, bedmit, Ard184, Mommy2Haileigh, vsjulander, joerayjim238, vampire916736, poult23, PanicxNxRice, tx77015ls1, sassysooner7, damianna, carrie496, tigg420, saakshi, ALorance, Kelly13, WyomingGirl, jynxdemon, caliante41, XXL355, irish_rebel_girl, Kandee, 777, ilan2808, htrouble76, kevmania69, you_and_me, lyzette, Mann3218, DarkSoul, vickiann, nicadiemus, mzahn, destinykiera, witchywoman, laurie0621, inkysgirl, kathykeeler, how34, sewfew, moebanshee, mya, nealzgirl, woodblc, gnoe, Jeana, sheryl65, furrycheeky, azraelfan, megaladon, shaina332, firstname.lastname@example.org, John109121092, brandi_233, daft, champion18, adamslove, girlmonday, Beckgtr09, wizzonli, missy531, cass, wingschick, ssmccartney, animaniac207, daisy8972, tpmase77, Kate34169, beckypooh73099, kitsubaka, arteral157, lizbon, pap43221, amp, glasgowmara, Lynn Willick, mediummeryl, amypz, eforester, skittergitchy, starangel, angelus78, Lonny_Bristle, demonllama1973, bunny_kissies, lillykisses, whimsy, angels and spirits, regan, laflaca, glenda, computerguy, inlvwtbatista, CPSleadinvestigator, bowlingchick136, Gothic_Princess, neshalu, Mishi, johnstern, mikefreedland, kurlique, Debstyle, alexdevan, JohnyD, babygoth, ronin721, spookyfootball, amaerob, venkman020, tobyace, dragonswitch, melodious, portabella_420, willnyc, machine6906, killcrazy, leo15, cameron, Hamza, joogs, ashray, samson, sherrymae, djaggers, crystal2, astraljon, Bluepepper, Lunasbrew, glowtech, bloomie368, PRISM, princess081989, Joke9289d2, cupton1036, scarystuffrules!, girliegirlonline, lane1950, disdig84, Sweet_Absynthe, addie, blues1, lady unluck, frenzy, drgnfly, NYGHTMAGE, TAPS, icedearth777, SArmandico, benzino1313, Spirits_Wishper, Mezzrack, DEADEYEDUNCAN, kaiba164, Opal, bruno1111, rigormortis, D. Clayton, mandyblair_25, thinthin, ange, nateman88, Donna M, a_lueders, ferlen, PuckBunnyBaby, thescrappay, irelandia, djatsw47, feistysort1, Laura N, SGeary, Juniper, tena marie harris, Kimmybear, leevancleef33, ravc1028, ghosthunterwi, Nibbler, pennywisetheclown, deadwatcher1, fufette, ghost_gurl, Waterguy, Angelsxybb22, zedarean, tikidawn, princess82779, rijoro, bellus_letum, chrisava29, ubie79, yvanehtnioj, jenetnmichael, snakebiteoftexas, baprs, NytDreams, SpiritualyMoved, hjwalton1331, Courtney7803, glawackus, magikred, shipleyla, rene53, corntan, coralie, Tirgana, bearwolf, misscahhney, macneill_ab, Antonio Marare, duncanz123, Larson, hnoblitt, Syre5, calvinr, majikal_2004, jackstar, bacsi, MissMurder00, LittlePinky82, woodvillespooky, StreetSidhe, ames1223, Janster, quibblers4, wizard_ferrari08, ShannaBoo1, rlis2706, whateverawaitsme, zukismom, The Mystery Schooler, greyman, charmedcsilvr, Elliez, librachick, ForestParkvillager27, Ecto-Scarf, cyqe, reconmarine254, dorchester, devilmaycare, sixtheyes, itsicekold, badsmed, Mr Eamcat, VDNovach, Spooky2, KCSPaRe, dwc, ghostinvestigatorsofny, jcmiranda, Clinky, wreid555, princessmelinda, solo, tigress, keithianneal, mari99,
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