NEWSLETTER #26 - OCTOBER 11, 2003
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This is it, folks... we wait all year for it... October. Halloween,
Samhain, ghosts, and the supernatural on center-stage
(where we know it belongs anyway). The population of our
Ghostvillage swells, and the "spirit" moves to
full-force in us all. I love it.
September was a significant month of evolution for
Ghostvillage.com. First, if you've been on the site in the
last few weeks, you'll notice a completely new look as
well as a new "Resources" section. The new
section is so we can bring you even more articles,
editorials, and general content.
October is also the month we get to have a little fun with
our rather serious study. To that end, if anyone goes all
out with decorating their house for Halloween, how about sending us a
picture? We'll post it in the new section.
In other news, I will be giving a "Legends of the
Supernatural" lecture in the Milford, Massachusetts
area the week before Halloween. I should have a solid date and time in the next few
days -- watch Ghostvillage.com for more information.
This month also marks Ghostvillage.com's fourth
anniversary of bringing you ghost research, evidence, and
discussion. Four years ago, we broke ground on our village
and we have grown every single day since. This growth
would not have been possible without Ghostvillagers like
you visiting us as often as you do, sharing your personal
encounters and research, and contributing to our
distinguished population. Thank you all for coming
together like you have. Our future is brighter than ever
as our collective voice grows even louder. Have a great
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com
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Lots of events happening this month -- the Supernatural Calendar is the place where thousands will learn about your events. The service is only available to registered members of the message boards. Here's some of what is going on in
October and early November:
Saturday, October 11: Holiday: SUCCOT, LAYLATUL BARAAT
Sunday, October 12: Holiday: SUCCOT
Friday, October 17: Meeting: Ghosts
of the West, Laura
Saturday, October 18: Meeting: Ghosts
of the West Holiday: SHMINI
Sunday, October 19: Meeting: Spirit
Boards Holiday: SIMCHAT
Friday, October 24: Meeting: Chadds
Saturday, October 25: Meeting: Haunted
Fort Possessed Conference: Nevada
Ghost Hunt. Holiday: DEEPAVALI/DIWALI
Sunday, October 26: Meeting: The
Fort Possessed Conference: Nevada
Monday, October 27: Holiday: RAMADAAN
Friday, October 31: Meeting: Haunted
Gettysburg Holiday: Samhain, Halloween
Friday, November 7: Meeting: Stone
Chambers, NY Conference: Paranormal
Saturday, November 8: Conference: Paranormal
Get to know some of your fellow
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where are you from?
What first got you interested in ghosts and the supernatural?
I have always been interested in the paranormal, but recently I met a guy that helped me develop the interest, and I also wrote a college paper on ghost hunting.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
No, I haven't seen one.
What's your favorite part of Ghostvillage.com?
My favorite part is the way that people welcome you into the community there. Everyone is very friendly here.
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser, has brought us four new book reviews for September. Have you read one of these books? Want to add your own review? Click
August's Book Reviews:
How to Be a Ghost Hunter by Richard Southall
Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents by Carl F. Neal
My Proof of Survival: Personal Accounts of Contact With the Hereafter by Andrew Honigman
Overshadows: An Investigation into a Terrifying Modern Canadian Haunting by Richard Palmisano
Since our last newsletter, the following columns have run:
|Legends of the Supernatural
L'Empire de la Mort - A visit to the haunted Catacombs of Paris, France - October 4, 2003
Spell Casting and Green Witchcraft - An interview with author and
Witch Ann Moura, aka Aoumiel - September 20, 2003
If you know of a publication that may be interested in
running this column, drop me a line for pricing information. >>email<<
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<<. The following encounters have been added in September:
Rage at a Malignant Presence - Noblesville, Indiana
The Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Drawn to Psychic Energy - Herndon, Virginia
Ghost of Mars? - Hooe, England
A Sign from Pappaw - Texas
Ouija Boards and a Shaking Bed - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Misplaced Objects and Strange Events - New Hope, Pennsylvania
We are introducing a new section to Ghostvillage.com this month. Our new "Resources" section will be a place
for editorials, research articles, open letters to our readers, press releases, and other content of interest to you.
We'd like to open this section up to all 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.
Here is a link to our first article in this new section:
a Candle - by Lee Prosser
Our >>Supernatural Auction<< has a lot of ghost hunting equipment, books, and videos on it right now.
Check out these new and used products today! If you have a product or service to sell, remember, basic listings are still free -- you have no risk in trying to sell your items on our auction.
New members receive $1.00 credited to their account -- this credit can be used for the extras such as bold listings. This supernatural marketplace is a great way to connect with
people who are interested in your products and services.
Since our last newsletter, the following people have joined us in the Town Square.
shane_cornett, Sarah, jaredpetersen, Ragefull81, and Wanderer81.
27,241 Messages in the Town
Square Message Boards
|Ghostvillage.com Quick Stats:
2,376 Members in the Town
listed in 2003 so far
320 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost
5,162 Subscribers to this newsletter
1,731,890 total Web site "hits" for Ghostvillage.com in
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