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Top o' the mornin' to ya, Ghostvillagers,

Thank you for the great response to last month’s “Women in the Paranormal” theme! I appreciate all of the kudos and emails. As I mentioned last time, the good news is there isn’t enough days in a month to get to all of the great women making important contributions. I also noticed something interesting about the answers from this month’s group – there seems to be a shift in perception. More women are taking leadership roles in paranormal groups, and the divide between the sexes seems to be getting smaller in the field. Great job all of you!

This month we’re going to turn our focus to monsters, but not just any monsters, nothing of Hollywood creation (though certainly Hollywood plays a part in our perception). We’re talking about monsters with roots in paranormal lore. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, and our news editor Chris Balzano would probably have me shot if I didn’t include Pukwudgies from Wampanoag folklore. Though most people think of these creatures as fictional, all of them have a basis in fact and folklore. They have been vilified, changed, made beautiful or ugly, and always seem to change with the times to keep their relevance. That’s part of the magic of monsters. There are also local variations on these monsters. Region adopt some monsters to make them sound unique to their locale even though the description matches creatures reported elsewhere.

Thank you also to everyone who has been watching my video talk show, 30 Odd Minutes each Tuesday night (or in the download). I was hoping to get your help with the show. First, if you’d like to sign up for the 30 Odd Minutes newsletter, go to the homepage: We’ll only email you on the day of the show to tell you what that night’s topic is. The other thing you can do is contact your local Public Access television station and ask if they will carry our show. We already have dozens of cable stations around the United States playing the show each week. It’s free and we can get the episodes to your local station at no cost to them. Our goal is to get on hundreds of these stations reaching millions of homes to promote the discussion of the paranormal. Email me for details if you want to help!

2010 is looking like my busiest lecture year ever. I’m already booked for many great events around the United States with more being announced soon. Some events coming up soon (and there are just a few tickets left for each of these) include: The Queen City Paranormal Convention in Cincinnati April 9th, The TAPS/Beyond Reality Event at the Mt. Washington Hotel in New Hampshire April 23rd, and the Darkness Radio/Ghost Adventures event at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville May 2nd. Don't miss any of them! I’m hoping to include some international events very soon so we can reach out even further. It’s a great time to be exploring the unexplained and very soon I will be introducing some new ideas and practices into the paranormal. I can’t say more right now, but I do have a book coming out in June that I hope will change everything. Stay tuned, Ghostvillagers!

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
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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:

The Queen City Paranormal Convention - Historic Music Hall - Cincinnati, Ohio - April 9, 2010
Beyond Reality Events - The Mt. Washington Hotel - Bretton Woods, New Hampshire - April 23-26, 2010
Ghost Adventures Crew and Darkness Events - Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, Kentucky - May 2-4, 2010
Houghton Mansion Ghost Conference - North Adams, Massachusetts - May 15, 2010
Ghost Adventures Crew and Darkness Events - Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 3-5, 2010
Beyond Reality Events - The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - June 13-16, 2010
Afterlife Paranormal Conference - Dekalb, Illinois - August 13-14, 2010
2010 Haunted America East Coast Conference - Cape Cod Community College - West Barnstable, Massachusetts - August 28, 2010
A "Weird" Massachusetts Evening - Fiske Public Library - Wrentham, Massachusetts - October 19, 2010, 7 PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Beaman Memorial Library - West Boylston, Massachusetts - October 26, 2010, 7 PM

Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Marybeth Adams of East Haven, Connecticut, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Revised Edition and a window sticker!

How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (March 18, 2010). 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 tomorrow to be eligible to win.

According to Dr. Pamela Heath, are women more likely to experience the paranormal than men?

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 book, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Revised Edition and a window sticker!

Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.

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!

March 18: Mary King's Ghost Fest 2009
March 19: Paranoramal Investigation, Cripple Creek Colorado., Virginia City Paranormal Conference
March 21: Jeff Belanger on Beyond The Edge Radio
March 25: Phenomenology 102
March 28: Paranormal Night in Willow Springs, IL
April 9: Queen City Paranormal Convention -Cincinnati, Ohio - Jeff Belanger will be at this event
April 16: WISP Expo, Awakenings: Psychic Abilities Unleashed
April 17: Meet The Spirits of Southeast Michigan
April 23: Beyond Reality Events -The Mt. Washington Hotel NH
April 24: Circle of Life Expo - Pensacola, Florida
May 2: Waverly Hills Sanitarium with Darkness Radio
May 15: Houghton Mansion Ghost Conference - North Adams MA - Jeff Belanger will be at this event

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

>>Robot<< - Ghostvillager since February 11, 2010

What is your name?
John Matejka.

How old are you?

Where do you live?
Goochland, Virginia.

What do you do for a living?
Manage a department that writes manuals for Automation and Industrial Robots.

What got you interested in the paranormal?
I have had a few paranormal occurences that my Physics background can't explain.

Do you believe there are seasons of the year when there's more ghost activity? If so, why?
Winter? Lower humidity reduces electromagnetic attenuation.

Do you have your own blog?
Ghost Physics Website:

Have you ever sang karaoke, if so, what's the last song you sang?
No Karaoke, I am not that cruel to others.

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:

Astrology With Christopher Renstrom By 30 Odd Minutes
March 9, 2010
Women in the Paranormal 2010: Beth Brown
March 8, 2010

A Real Haunting in Connecticut - Ghost Chronicles
March 3, 2010
"Live" from Lizzie Borden's By 30 Odd Minutes
March 2, 2010
Robert Nathan by Lee Prosser
March 2, 2010
Women in the Paranormal 2010: April Slaughter
March 1, 2010

Cyborgs and A.I. with Dr. Kevin Warwick By 30 Odd Minutes
February 23, 2010
Women in the Paranormal 2010: Dr. Pamela Heath
February 22, 2010

Dr. Michael Bell - Ghost Chronicles
February 17, 2010
Women in the Paranormal 2010: Marie D. Jones
February 16, 2010

Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Our last month's theme was Women in the Paranormal 2010. Here's what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:

Features: Women in the Paranormal 2010: Beth Brown
Features: Women in the Paranormal 2008: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Features: Women in the Paranormal 2010: April Slaughter
Features: Women in the Paranormal 2008: Amy Bruni
Features: Women in the Paranormal 2010: Dr. Pamela Heath
Features: Women in the Paranormal 2010: Marie D. Jones

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

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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:

Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift by Monica Holy

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 Creature in My Lucid Dreams - Thessaloniki, Greece
My Brother's Protective Spirit - Ormond Beach, Florida
Encounters With My Grandfather - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Soldier by the Steam Pipe - West Haven, Connecticut [PIC]
The Thing on the Ceiling - Chemung, New York
Our Protective Spirits - McFarland, Kansas
Demon in the Hall Tree Chair - Houston, Texas
The Ghosts Set the Table - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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.

Your Spiritness Company to expand its holistic expo and psychic fair into Evansville, Indiana
Fairfield Teen with Leukemia Investigates with Travel Channel Ghost Adventure Happy News Alameda, California-March 5, 2010 [External News]
No longer spooked by ghostly goings-on Herald Scotland Glasgow, Scotland-March 4, 2010 [External News]
Ghost Auction Bids Rise Stuff Wellington, New Zealand-March 3, 2010 [External News]
Don’t be spooked by Gwrych Castle’s ghost Daily Post Abergele, North Wales-February 20, 2010 [External News]

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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:

Religion and Spirituality
A discussion about Hinduism to understand it in a better light.

If ghosts exist, why can't we prove it?

Personal Encounters
Text message from beyond?

Haunted Land
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, Connecticut.

Haunted Dwellings
Rest Haven Nursing Home.

Haunted Locations
Your haunted "to visit" list.

Spirit Communication
Is attempting to communicate a good idea?

Something in the picture. What do you think?

Child chanting captured in my home during a burst of paranormal activity.

Spirit Videos
Unexplained object.

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