GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #73 - September 17, 2007
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It was a dark and stormy night back in October of 1999 when I first started tinkering with the Web pages that would soon become Ghostvillage.com. Back then, I couldn't even spell HTML, but I had a couple of paranormal articles that I had written for a newspaper I was working for, and an idea. The idea was simple: a place to put everything ghostly. An open forum of discussion, from the skeptical to the religious, on the supernatural. I'll take credit for launching the site, but it was the tens of thousands of Ghostvillagers who contributed their experiences, thoughts, and theories that made this place grow into what it is today.
Now that we're coming up on the eighth anniversary of Ghostvillage.com's launch, I'm proud to announce the release of my latest book,
The Ghost Files: Paranormal Encounters, Discussion, and Research From the Vaults of
Ghostvillage.com (from New Page Books). The new book is for fans of ghost stories, paranormal investigators, and for those who want to explore the many facets of the supernatural experience. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to exchange ideas with so many people on this paranormal topic that I wanted to write a book that would be my definitive work on not only the where and when of ghosts, but also delve into the hows and whys. Many Ghostvillagers contributed to this book, and just like on the Web site, their additions were invaluable.
You're dead. Now what? It's the big question and an important discussion we're all a part of, whether we want to acknowledge it or not. The more questions we ask, the more answers we work toward, the better we'll understand ourselves. To that end, I hope
The Ghost Files will help take the supernatural discussion even further. The book offers dozens of personal and profound accounts of ghost encounters; feature articles that explore specific aspects of the subject such as: possession, ghost investigation, psychics, folklore, historic haunts, spirit communication, skepticism, and animal spirits; and much more.
I'd appreciate your support on this one, Ghostvillagers. Whether you pick it up in your local bookstore, online, or in our Ghost-Mart, you'll have a great book and help Ghostvillage.com grow even bigger. After all, I dedicated the book to you (seriously -- check out page 5).
Now that it's September, that also means the busy season is upon us. Our village is going to start getting crowded, and I'll be out and about at some upcoming conferences and lectures. Please see the schedule below. I always welcome the opportunity to meet Ghostvillagers wherever I go. Plus it's always nice to see a friendly face in the audience.
Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!
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Congratulations to Cale Sanders of Charlotte, North Carolina, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of
Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon's new book, Haunted Baseball, 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 Dan Gordon, how can there be peace between Red Sox and Yankees fans?
Once we have our winner, we will announce them 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 latest book, The Ghost Files, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.
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September 19: Jeff
Belanger on Magick Mind Radio
September 20: Jeff
Belanger on Shadows of Doubt Radio
September 22: SERT
September 22: Contact III: Berkshire
Paranormal Conference - North Adams, MA - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event
September 24: Jeff
Belanger on SNEP Live Radio
September 25: Jeff
Belanger on Tuesday After Twilight
September 28: ParAcademy
September 30: Frankie's
Roadhouse, Willow Springs, IL
October 3: Jeff
Belanger on Shadow Talk Paranormal Radio
October 3: Jeff
Belanger on Coast to Coast AM w/ George Noory
October 4: Jeff
Belanger on PsyTalk Paranormal Radio
October 6: Haunted
N.W. Indiana Dunes area
October 7: SWPRG's
6th Annual Paranormal Conference
October 10: Jeff
Belanger at the Hopedale, MA library
October 12: Jeff
Belanger on the Jeff Rense Program
October 13: MASS
October 14: Jeff
Belanger on Creepycast
October 17: Jeff
Belanger at Bellingham, MA Library
October 18: Univ
Con Paranormal Conference
October 24: Jeff
Belanger at the Mendon, MA Library
October 26: First
Annual Chicago Ghost Conference
October 26: 2007
Allegan Paranormal Conference - Michigan, Phantoms
of the Baldwin
October 30: Jeff
Belanger at Bellingham, MA Library
October 30: Jeff
Belanger on CFRB Radio with Richard Syrett
October 30: Michigan's
Haunting Experience Conference
November 2: Virginia
City Ghost Conference - Nevada
November 10: Haunted
Bed & Breakfast over nighter, IL
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Village?
>>DeadTrish<< - member since July 12, 2006
What is your name?
How old are you?
I just turned 30.
Where do you live?
What do you do for a living?
I'm a reconciliation specialist for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and come this November, I will also be a full-time Pastry Arts student at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
What got you interested in investigating the paranormal?
Well, like most I've had an interest in the paranormal since I was a child. I didn't become interested in investigating until I moved into a house that had activity. I guess you can say that is where my paranormal investigator career began. From there I joined up with a couple of local groups and eventually wound up co-founding my own paranormal group. (Distraught Entities Analysis Division, aka D.E.A.D.
Do you have a favorite haunt that you return to again and again to study?
I have many that I frequent, but the one that I hold near and dear to my heart will always be Fort Mifflin. It's probably one of the most overlooked spots in Philadelphia as far as haunts go. It's so rich in history and has plenty of activity to boot. Old Fort Mifflin is certainly my old faithful and never lets me down.
If you could live any celebrity's life for a day, who would it be?
That's easy, since I am aspiring to be a pastry chef, (hey, if I got paid for ghost hunting/researching it'd be a different story...) I'd have to choose Chef Duff Goldman.
Our last month's theme was haunted baseball. Here's what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:
|Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Library: Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends, and Eerie Events
Feature: A Look at Haunted Baseball by Dan Gordon
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Prosser and the staff have brought you several new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.
This past month's Library additions:
Dervish Yoga for Health and Longevity by Idris Lahore, et al.
Haunted Baseball by Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
Flow of Grace by Krishna Das [CD REVIEW]
The Science of The Dogon by Laird Scranton
Real Energy by Phaedra and Isaac Bonewits
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to share your own experience, please click >>here<<. Since our last newsletter, we added the following new encounters:
Daddy's Still Hanging Around - Rosebud, Texas [PIC]
A Glimpse of Arthur - New York, New York
View from a Baptismal Pool - Mobile, Alabama
Grandma's Angel of Death - Orange, California
Hell Hound - Hazard, Kentucky
The Misty Old Man - South Australia
Footsteps and Door Slams - Corona, California
The Man in the TV - London, Ohio
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Our Haunted House - Suffolk, England
An Angel Took My Baby - Bloomington, Illinois
Civil War Soldier in My Bedroom - Waukesha, Wisconsin
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HVRN Corporation Announces Haunted Halloween Radio Special
American Ghost Watchers Mockumentary to Premiere at Mid-South Paranormal Convention
The Haunted Mortuary's Paranormal Observatory, Lab, and Museum Set to Open in New Orleans
A Light on Spirits Athens Banner-Herald Athens, Georgia - September 9, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
First Annual "Michigan's Haunting Experience" Paranormal Conference to Be Held October 30, 2007 [CONFERENCE WATCH]
Haunted Voices and Haunted Voices Radio Now 501(c)(3)
Girls of Ghost Hunting St. Petersburg Times St. Petersburg, Florida - September 2, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Out of Your Body – But Not Out of Your Mind
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New features added since our last newsletter:
Heritage Hall: Madison, Georgia - Ghost Chronicles - September 12, 2007 [PODCAST]
The Ghosts of the Knight House - Ghost Chronicles - September 5, 2007 [PODCAST]
Ghost Children in Missouri and Elsewhere - by Lee Prosser - September 3, 2007 [COLUMN]
The Death of a Psychic - by Tuesday Miles - August 31, 2007
Ghost Hunters Spotlight: The Spirit Light Network - Ghost Chronicles - August 29, 2007 [PODCAST]
Paranormal State - Ghost Chronicles - August 22, 2007 [PODCAST]
A Look at Haunted Baseball - by Dan Gordon - August 16, 2007
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
Contact III: Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar - North Adams, Massachusetts - September 22-23, 2007
Hopedale Library - Hopedale, Massachusetts - October 10, 2007
MASS Monster Mash - Watertown, Massachusetts - October 13, 2007
Bellingham Library - Bellingham, Massachusetts - October 17, 2007
Mendon Town Hall - Mendon, Massachusetts - October 24, 2007
Bellingham Library - Bellingham, Massachusetts - October 30, 2007
Virginia City Ghost Conference - Virginia City, Nevada - November 2-3, 2007
Tombstone Ghost Conference - Tombstone, Arizona - February 7-9, 2008
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