GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #51 - November 15, 2005
The World's Most Haunted Places
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Everyone dreams. Though we may not be able to remember all of our dreams, we certainly remember our nightmares. Hell hath no fury and no horror compared with what we can create from the deepest bowels of our own imaginations and psyches. Religious texts and folklore are filled with accounts of dreams, and their interpretations have played a significant role in the decision-making of religious and political leaders. But what do dreams mean? Why do nightmares affect us so powerfully?
I'm proud to introduce my latest book, The Nightmare Encyclopedia: Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted. Myself and my co-author, Kirsten Dalley, have put together a tome that features hundreds of entries on the role of dreams and nightmares in various cultures around the world, on the influence of nightmares in popular culture, music, literature, and art, and what some of the many dream symbols mean. The best person to interpret the meaning of a dream is the dreamer, because only the dreamer can put the images into the context of his or her life.
So little is understood about dreams and sleeping, and the topic incorporates so many aspects of the supernatural. For example, some people claim to have out-of-body experiences during sleep, others believe they have been the victim of a spectral or old hag attack, and some have woken up believing they have just received a premonition in their dream. All of these are human experiences and worth talking about. This was an amazing project to work on because it forced me to pay closer attention to my own dreams and to ask more questions of their meaning. The most true answers from life's most important questions always come from within. Dreams and nightmares are oftentimes the conduit for some of those answers.
This past month has been the busiest ever at Ghostvillage.com. We welcome all of the new names and faces to our global discussion of the supernatural. We encourage you to get involved, to ask questions, and to find your own answers.
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com
Congratulations to Melissa Noakes of Mesa, Arizona, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's book, The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World, 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:
If it says, "The search is on" then we don't have a winner yet and go ahead and send in your answer. If you see today's date
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.
According to author Mary Roach, what should one never order in Milwaukee?
Once we have a winner, we will announce it 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 new book, The Nightmare Encyclopedia: Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted, 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!
We'd like your help filling our calendar in -- so add your events for thousands of Ghostvillagers to see. Here's some of the conferences, happenings, and meetings going on in the next two months:
November 18: Jeff
Belanger on The Ghost Chronicles
November 30: Jeff
Belanger on CKWR FM in Ontario
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>becksrn<< - member since September 6, 2005
What is your name?
Jen L. (It's a short Irish/Italian name.)
How old are you?
Where do you live?
In the boonies... heeheehee... yes, literally! It's a town called Latrobe in southwestern Pennsylvania. We live out in the
country at the foot of the mountain and get tons of snow... it's awesome! No one out of state has ever heard of it until
I mention Rolling Rock beer; then they smile and nod their head.
What do you do for a living?
I'm taking a break from the medical
field right now as I work for an advertising firm. It's a wonderful change
from the craziness of healthcare. A lot less stressful in my eyes.
What brought you to Ghostvillage.com?
Actually, I was missing Fall and Halloween (my favorite time of year) and I used a search engine to look up
ghost stuff and stumbled along Ghostvillage. I stopped in and looked
around, and thought it would be really cool to swap
experiences/ideas/stories with others and meet new people. Now since I've
joined, I'm here almost every day! My husband doesn't believe in the
supernatural and doesn't get excited about ghosts or Halloween, so it's a
real bummer this time of year when the season just calls for it. I mean, really,
who wouldn't enjoy getting the bejeezus scared out of them?
What's it like living with a skeptic?
Well, "boring" when it comes to ghost hunting/exploring or attending the festive events of Halloween. He's
definitely not into it and doesn't get excited about it as much as me. He
doesn't like to go to haunted houses or watch horror movies. I've always
heard him mention that he doesn't believe in ghosts, so it makes it hard to
ask him about anything and get feedback from him. That's another reason I'm
on Ghostvillage. My friends here don't think I'm nuts, they don't think I'm
hearing things or making up stories, and some of them have even had similar
experiences. I've already gotten a lot of answers about what's going on in
my current house. My husband thinks I'm either asleep and dreaming about the stuff and
it's not really happening, or "it's just the wind." If I had a nickel for
every time I've heard that! Don't get me wrong, he's a wonderful guy.
We're just polar opposites when it comes to the supernatural.
Do you think there is a way to convince everyone that ghosts exist?
In my opinion, I think we've got a lot of "doubting Thomases" around. People
want proof that they exist. They hear a story about one and don't believe
it because they weren't there to see it, hear it, or touch it. I myself
have never seen one, but that doesn't mean I don't believe. I've
experienced enough to make me believe. That's all the proof I need. I don't
need a ghost/presence to slap me in the face to let me know that they're
What was the first movie you ever saw in a theater?
Funny you should ask. Would you believe me if I told you it was E.T. The Extra Terrestrial?
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser, has brought us several new book reviews since our last newsletter.
This past month's Library additions:
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
The Mystic Christ by Ethan Walker [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
The Fog by Rob MacGregor and Bruce Gernon
How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head AND How Parvati Won the Heart of Shiva by Harish Johari and Vatsala Sperling
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:
Belleview's Haunted Biltmore Hotel - Clearwater, Florida
In Memory of Uncle Fred - Shelby Twp., Michigan
Floating Down the Stairs - Omaha, Nebraska
Our Old-Time Visitor - Savannah, Georgia
The Footsteps and Opaque Mist - Fraser, Michigan
Graveyard Shift at the Water Plant - Dayton, Tennessee
University of West Florida Pirate Apparition - Pensacola, Florida [PIC]
The White Lady of Easton - Easton, Connecticut [PIC]
A Spirit Saved My Life - Austin, Texas
My Sign From Dad - Kansas City, Missouri
Gram's Warning - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jordan's Vigilant Watch - Tehachapi, California
A Strange Light in Willer Hall, Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
This is a new section we have added to Ghostvillage.com. This is the place to find press releases and news items on paranormal
happenings around the world. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, please see our
Ghost Hunting 101 at the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts October 29th - October 17, 2005
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
New features added since our last newsletter:
Clairvoyance, Ghosts, and Music - by Lee Prosser - November 15, 2005 [COLUMN]
Halloween and the End Times - by Lee Prosser - November 1, 2005 [COLUMN]
The Witchcraft Connection - Resurrection Mary: The Conclusion - by Lord Foxglove - October 20, 2005 [COLUMN]
1 Corinthians 12:10 - by Lee Prosser - October 15, 2005 [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
New Jersey Ghost Conference 2006 - April 22, 2006
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The Devil Baby of Hull House
Examining the hows and whys of this famous Chicago legend.
Do you have one?
The Bermuda Triangle and Flight 19
What happened to flight 19 and are there similar incidents happening in other parts of the world?
What has your spirit guide told you?
Ghosts in the News
Security Guard fired... why?
Does anybody else get peeved at this?
Well, what do you call it?
Life's unanswerable questions
What are yours?
Make up a sentence with your screen name.
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