GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #38 All material is © 2004 Ghostvillage.com
October 15, 2004
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I've been having one very supernatural month. It all started with a Haunted campout in Gettysburg with some fellow Ghostvillagers. I can't believe how close I was to my first real ghost sighting! We were walking through the battlefields at Devil's Den, and part of the group saw a figure walking through the field and then it disappeared. The people who saw this apparition didn't call our attention to it because they first thought it was another supernatural tourist who was walking into the field to take pictures. Not until this person disappeared did they realize what it might have been.
A few days after Gettysburg, my wife and I went to London, and we had the opportunity to visit the Tower of London after hours as a guest of Yeoman Warder Sgt. Phil Wilson. Phil was the Yeoman Warder I interviewed in my book, and he took us around to some of the "hot spots" of the fortress. We went through St. Thomas More's cell in the Bloody Tower, the site of the block where several nobles lost their heads, the Chapel of St. Peter, and the Beauchamp Tower. We stayed for the changing of the keys ceremony, an event that has taken place every single night for the last 700 years! I also had the opportunity to hear even more ghost stories from other Yeoman Warders and staff who live and work at the Tower. It was amazing; everyone there has some tale to tell. If you get over to London, definitely make the Tower of London one of your stops. You can see some pictures from my Tower of London trip here.
This month I've also had the opportunity to be on a lot of radio shows and speak with many different people who have had their own brush with the supernatural. I'm always astounded at how many people have a ghost experience to talk about. I'm thankful that so many of you have shared your encounters with me either through Ghostvillage.com, on the radio, or in person. You can see in the calendar below that I have several events coming up the rest of this month. If you have the chance to get to any of them, please do come up and introduce yourself as a Ghostvillager. It's a thrill to be able to meet you great folks in person -- plus it gives me the opportunity to teach you the secret handshake.
Have a fantastic and ghostly Halloween / Samhain!
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com
Find the Ghost and Win!
The "winner" icon on the left has been hidden somewhere on Ghostvillage.com. If you're the first to find it, email us with the page it's on, and you win this month's prize. The graphic could be on any page on the Web site (except in the message boards) -- maybe at the top of the page, maybe the bottom, etc. Once we have a winner, we will announce it on our home page as soon as possible. By clicking on the "winner" icon within Ghostvillage.com, it should launch your email with the appropriate subject. If not, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the subject or body, put the URL of the page you found the icon on. Good luck! (Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are eligible.)
This month's prize: because it's October, we're actually giving away three prizes! The first person to find the "winner" ghost will receive a copy of the new GHOST! Magazine -- For the Ghost Hunting Enthusiast and an autographed copy of The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com! The second and third people to find the "winner" ghost will receive a copy of GHOST! magazine.
Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.
October 16: Newport Bus Trip, Jeff Belanger on KPNW Eugene, Oregon
October 17: Jeff Belanger Book Signing - Bellingham, Massachusetts
October 18: Jeff Belanger on KMKT 93.1 FM in Texas
October 21: Jeff Belanger on Magick Mind Radio
October 24: Russell White on Ghostly Talk Radio, Jeff Belanger Book Signing - Danbury, Connecticut
October 26: Jeff Belanger - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Library
October 27: Jeff Belanger on KIX 101.1 FM Iowa
October 28: Jeff Belanger on WLEV in Allentown, Pennsylvania
October 29: Jeff Belanger on 94.5 3WS in Pittsburgh
October 30: Jeff Belanger at America's Stonehenge New Hampshire
October 31: Ghostvillage Halloween/Samhain Chat!
November 3: Ghosts of Baltimore: History and Mystery
Ghostvillage.com Haunted Campout!
If you'd like to see some of the pictures and read more about our campout, you can see it all here.
Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>hawkerdriver<< - member since September 12, 2003
What is your name?
How old are you?
Now, are you supposed to ask a lady her age?!? If you reply: "I don't see no lady" I'm gonna smack you! 40.
Where do you live?
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.
What do you do for a living?
I am a corporate pilot. I fly large size business jets now. I'm type rated (Captain qualified) on two: the Challenger 601 and Hawker 125.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Yes and no. When I was a kid, I was deathly afraid of seeing an apparition because I could "sense something" there. But because of my fear, I think I blocked out being able to see them. As I got older, I starting to detect unexplained movements in my peripheral vision. Beginning in my thirties, I have had very brief encounters in which I have seen explicit details. These are very rare. There'll be long periods of time when I experience nothing.
Do you believe a certain time of year is more prone to ghost activity than others?
Does your Catholic upbringing affect your belief or disbelief in the supernatural?
Yes it has. In fact, I think my Catholic upbringing has been the cause for my belief in the supernatural. I remember one priest who said, "If you think about it, my profession is the supernatural. It's what I do for a vocation."
What keeps you coming back to Ghostvillage?
It's the people for sure. It's like frequenting a pub where everybody knows me but I don't have to leave my house!
This past month's Library additions:
The New Hermetics by Jason Augustus Newcomb
Charm Spells by Ileana Abrev
Gaia Eros by Jesse Wolf Hardin
Twilight Language of the Nagual by Merilyn Tunneshende
Tarot of the Dead by Monica Knighton
Tree of Sapphires by David Goddard
If You Want to Be a Witch by Edain McCoy
Stephanie in the Window - Painesville, Ohio [pic]
Phantom Funeral Pyre - Nagaland, India
The Visiting Nun - Des Plaines, Illinois
The Nazi Belt - Georgia
Forest Park Cemetery Chase - Troy, New York
Sarah's Nightly Visits - Lawrence, Kansas
My Sixth Sense - Chicago, Illinois
The Old Prisoner - Indianapolis, Indiana [pic]
Fast Food Victorian Ghost - Guthrie, Oklahoma
Camarillo State Mental Hospital "Pipes" - Camarillo, California [pic]
The Insistent Spirit - Litchfield, New Hampshire
Disembodied Voices Speak - Flubdun Township, Pennsylvania
New articles since our last newsletter:
Waiting for God by Lee Prosser - October 4, 2004
An Evening of Supernatural Legends at America's Stonehenge with Jeff Belanger - September 23, 2004
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