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30 Odd Minutes Paranormal Television Talk Show
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Dear Ghostvillagers,

There's a school of thought that suggests places aren't haunted, people are. I disagree. Though it seems that some people are more prone to experiencing the paranormal than others, there are locations where ghostly reports abound, and other buildings and landmarks where we don't hear of any ghost sightings. For example, there's a two-hundred-year-old building near where I live that is known as one of the most haunted buildings in Massachusetts. And there's a three-hundred-year-old home in another town that saw shots fired in the American Revolutionary War, yet no ghosts have been reported there. In short, there are no rules as to what makes one place haunted and another not. But in the field of paranormal research, there are locales and places that have reached legendary status among those interested in the subject: The Queen Mary, The Tower of London, The Quarantine Station in Sydney, and of course, Gettysburg just to name a few. These paranormal landmarks draw in the hardcore and the casual fan alike. The implication is almost religious. Like a Hajj to Mecca.

This month we're going to explore some of your favorite paranormal landmarks. We'll try and trace how these places rose to legendary status, and we'll hear about your feelings toward these places. Does the promotion of the haunt in the gift shops offend you, or is it corporate vindication of what you believe to be true? Jump in our message boards and let us know.

This past month I've been hard at work on my new show, 30 Odd Minutes. In our last episode we spoke with occult author Konstantinos about vampires and saw some interesting UFO footage. We're going to produce the show almost weekly, you can of course watch each one here on 30 Odd Minutes… if the truth is out there, we'll find it, but only by sheer accident. We prove that it's okay to have fun with the paranormal. 

Another new feature we've added to is comedian Mike Brody's new monthly column: "Confessions of a Novice Ghost Hunter." Check out the lighter side of investigation.

Hey, you want to have dinner with me? In July I have two dinner events coming up. Join me for "Weird and Haunted Travels" lecture and dinner July 18th in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, or "Dining With the Dead" on July 27th in Windham, New Hampshire.

It's a weird and haunted world out there. Don't forget to get out there and see it! 

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
Mayor of


Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
This is the place to find out where author and 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.

Events Scheduled:

Weird and Haunted Travels - Woonsocket, Rhode Island - 6:00 PM, July 18, 2009
Dining With the Dead: Windham Restaurant - Salem, New Hampshire - 7:00 PM, July 27, 2009
DarknessRadio PSIence Fair 09 - The Queen Mary - Long Beach, California - September 10-13, 2009
2009 Chicago Ghost Conference - Chicago, Illinois - October 2-3, 2009
A Weird (Massachusetts) Event at the Sutton Historical Society - Sutton, Massachusetts - 7:00 PM, October 6, 2009
MASS Monster Mash - Watertown, Massachusetts - 6:00 PM, October 17, 2009
Beyond Reality Events - The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - November 6-9, 2009

Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Debbie Hill of Racine, Ohio, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Who's Haunting the White House?, a window sticker, and a t-shirt!

How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (June 18, 2009). At 5:00 PM, we will draw a winner at random from the correct entries that have been received. You no longer have to be the first, but you only have until 5:00 PM to get your answer in. If you click on this link:, you see today's date, and "We have a winner!" that means the contest has ended. Sorry, please try again next month. To submit your entry, simply reply to this email with the correct answer.

On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Remember, reply by 5:00 PM today to be eligible to win.

What was the name of the room Mike Brody stayed in at Thayer Bed and Breakfast?

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 Jeff Belanger's latest book, Who's Haunting the White House?, a window sticker, and a t-shirt!

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It Takes a Village - Charity of the Month
You’re reading this newsletter right now. No problem, right? But it’s so easy to take for granted the fact that we can read, and there are many others who are going through life without that ability. 
ProLiteracy Worldwide champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. They believe that literacy empowers adults and helps them be healthier, to be able to support themselves through work, to be better citizens, and to help create a better world for themselves and their loved ones. Also, adults who read raise children who read and do better in school and life.

ProLiteracy works with members, partners, and the adult learners they serve as well as with local, national, and international organizations. ProLiteracy helps build the capacity and quality of programs that are teaching adults to read, write, compute, use technology, and learn English as a new language.

To donate money online, click here

Other ways to help ProLiteracy:

1. Be an advocate. ProLiteracy speaks in the national and international arenas on behalf of adults who struggle with reading, writing, and math, and for the people and programs that work with them. But they can't do it alone. They need your support! Join your voice with theirs so that policymakers clearly understand the widespread consequences of adult illiteracy. Take legislative action here 

2. Volunteer locally. Find a local literacy program near you here:

Supernatural Calendar
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! now syndicates our calendar of events so other Web sites can also display these supernatural happenings at no charge! To learn more about installing our calendar of events RSS feed, please visit our syndication page. Adding your own local events to our calendar is more important than ever!

June 9: Jeff Belanger on White Noise Paranormal Radio
June 28: Jeff Belanger on The Darker Side - Woonsocket, RI
July 4: Paranormal & Psychic Faire
July 17: NorCal ParaCon 2009
July 18: Weird & Haunted Travel: Jeff Belanger - RI
August 14: David Wells Workshop, Ohio Paranormal Convention
August 15: Goddess Festival & Parade

Who's Who in the Village?
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.

>>OPMRDave<< - member since April 25, 2007

What is your name?
David Francis

How old are you?
Closer to 40 than I'd like to be - 37.

Where do you live?
Upton, Massachusetts

What do you do for a living?
My real title is "movie specialist," but in actuality I do third-party vendor work, auditing local stores for compliance and presentation of movies/games/music.

What got you interested in the paranormal?
Personal experiences. My parents built a new home in 1980 and from the first day it went up almost everybody had something unexplainable happen to them. For me it was all about curiosity and trying to figure out how I could have experienced what I did. It wasn't until 2006 that I took the leap from armchair enthusiast to full-out paranormal researcher. Over the last three years, I've worked with three different teams, and finally decided last year that style was not for me. I research independently now, meaning I am not bound to any one team's rules, regulations, methods, or ideas. It's nice because I am not wrapped up in the foils and drama of when personalities clash, and I still get to interact and investigate with some really great people, and have made some great friends as well.

What's your favorite paranormal landmark?
Hard to say -- there is only one place that has it all and is a place I love going back to again and again, but seeing as you want my favorite I'd have to say the Charlemont Inn in -- you guessed it -- Charlemont, Massachusetts. It's one of those places where you go when you want to experience the paranormal firsthand because just about anything can or will happen while you are there. The stuff I've witnessed and experienced there are just too much to list here, so if anyone has the chance to check this place out and spend a night there, I highly recommend it.

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ahh, saving the hardest question for last...well, I'm usually a "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" kind of ice cream connoisseur, but lately I have had this unexplainable urge for Ben and Jerry's Mint Oreo Cookie. It's gotten me through some tough times, and is always there to make it all better!

Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Our last month's theme was Religion and the Paranormal. Here's what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:

Discussion: DAHESHISM: A New GHOST Religion
Discussion: The Separation of Church and a Haunted State
Library: Origins of Modern Witchcraft: The Evolution of a World Religion

Shopping at
Have you checked out our Ghost-Mart and Ghostvillage U.?

Ghostvillage U.: "Professor Paranormal" Loyd Auerbach and the HCH Institute's Distance Learning Certificate Course on Parapsychological Studies is now available through Ready to take paranormal investigation to the next level? Check out the online courses.

Digital Voice Recorders: Going for EVP? Think DVR.
Paranormal Books: Ghost-Mart has many of the leading paranormal titles.
EMF Meters: Check out our line of EMF meters from cell sensors to tri-field.
Closed Circuit TV: From inexpensive to the high end, we have them all.

Supernatural Library's book reviewer, Lee Prosser and the staff have brought you new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.

This past month's Library additions:

The Secret Life of Genius by John Chambers
Spooky Creepy Baltimore County by D. P. Roseberry

Recent Encounters
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:

The Cloudy Figure - Seaford, East Sussex, England
Burning Our Ouija Board - Oakwood, Illinois
The Man in the Lab Coat - Giessen, Germany
Brown Palace Hotel Ghost - Denver, Colorado [PIC]
Broken Glass and Whispering Voices - Charlotte, Michigan
Shadow on the Wall - Ontario, Canada
Mom's Message From Beyond - Hartsville, South Carolina [PIC]

This is the place to find news items on paranormal happenings around the world. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, please see our guidelines.

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

WANT THESE HEADLINES ON YOUR SITE FOR FREE? Syndicate our news! If you have a Web site or blog, you can syndicate our news feeds to your site for free. Join the growing list of Web sites who carry our news by visiting our syndication page.

Our "Features" section is a place for editorials, research articles, open letters to our readers, and other content of interest to Ghostvillagers. If you have a topic on your mind, agree or disagree with something you read recently, we want to hear from you! For guidelines, click here.

New features added since our last newsletter:

Night Terrors By Lee Prosser - June 8, 2009 [COLUMN]
Vampires By 30 Odd Minutes - June 5, 2009 [VIDCAST]
Those Who Have Crossed Over By Tiffany Johnson [COLUMN]
Thayer's Historic Bed & Breakfast By Mike Brody [COLUMN]

Hot Threads and the Community
In the past month, hundreds of new people registered for free to join our supernatural discussion! Have you?

If you have registered for our message boards but haven't validated your account yet, it's simple to do! Look for the email that was automatically sent to you when you registered and click on the account activation link in the email (note: some bulkmail filters may block this email, so you'll need to check your bulkmail folder if the validation email didn't immediately come through). There are always great discussions going on in our huge message board community. We hope you'll get involved. It's free to register if you're not already a member. Here are some of the hot topics this month:

The difference between a seance and use of the Ouija board, as well as the history of both methods.

Legends and Lore
Tree in lungs.

Pictures in my attic.

Spirit liked our equipment.

Spirit Video
Depot in Duluth, Minnesota.

Personal Encounters
RAF, Falconbury, England.

Haunted Land
Dice Road Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

Haunted Water
La Llorona -- Mexican Legend.

Haunted Dwellings
Old Salem, Massachusetts Jail.

Regional Haunts
Haunted locations in Perth, Western Australia.

Which Is the Best Meter?
What is the difference between Gauss Master EMF, CellSensor Gauss, and a Ghost Meter?

Paranormal Movies
Drag Me to Hell.

Paranormal Web Sites and other Paranormal
Mountain State Spirit Seekers Society.

Wiccan Christians.

Reconciliation of body and soul.

Board of the Month -- Paranormal Landmarks
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If you're ready to put to work for your company or organization, send us an email to get started. Quick Stats:
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25,037 Members in the Town Square
885 "Personal Encounters" published on
1,305 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Links directory
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