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There's been big changes here at the Ghostvillage.com world headquarters.
First, we've moved! Ghostvillage.com was born in New Haven, Connecticut on
October 31, 1999, and two weeks ago we moved shop to Bellingham,
Massachusetts. What does this mean for you? Nothing. Just letting you know
of the happenings around here -- but this does mean that we're only about 45
minutes from Salem... if some Ghostvillagers want to meet up there some
weekend close to Halloween, let me know.
We're moving into the Halloween season -- by far the busiest time of year
for us. Our Web traffic tends to more than double during October, so stop by
often. There is new content added almost daily, and we average 10 - 30 new
posts in the message boards per day.
I also want to make a comment about the main page of Ghostvillage.com. Some
of you may have noticed this already,
but for those who haven't, here's the secret: Whenever there is an update to
any section of the site, there is a spot on the home page that lists how
recently each section was updated. So if you follow the Encounters section
closely, you can see on the home page when it was last updated. Check it
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Ghostvillage.com would like to extend a very big thank-you to Tony Mellard (a.k.a.
SpectralSpy), for his $100 donation to our Web site. It takes people like
Tony and all of you other Ghostvillagers to make this the great supernatural
community that it is, but it takes money to run our servers and buy
enhancements to the site.
If you would like to help out, you can donate
here. We simply ask that
you put a value on what you get out of Ghostvillage.com, and give
accordingly. Remember, even one dollar helps.
Legends of the Supernatural
Our bi-weekly column has been launched, and two installments have already
been sent out. The column is published every other Saturday and is
distributed to everyone on this list. I have been talking to a couple of
newspapers about the possibility of running the column in print and there is
interest. Keep your fingers crossed! If you know of a publication that may
be interested in running the column as a feature, drop me a line.
Thank you to all who have commented on the two columns so far, and
especially to those people who continue to
and share their supernatural encounters.
A Note on Plagiarism
This is an ugly bit of business we need to take care of this month and is
only directed to a very few of our Ghostvillagers. Please do not reprint any
material from this Web site without permission from me, and from the
original author. And even worse, don't take material (photos, text,
diagrams, etc.) and try and pass it off as your own work without giving any
credit or citing the source. (I know, I know, they teach us these basics in
middle school, but some people don't get it). This is called "plagiarism,"
and it's against the law. I'm not going to name names here... yet.
We are here to help any budding researcher out there, but just ask first!
Okay, end of lecture.
New Books in the Supernatural Library
A special thanks to the two people who have already submitted reviews of
books they have read (see below). Just to clarify the policy, anyone can
review any book they have read on the topic of ghosts and the supernatural.
And if you see that someone else reviewed a book that you have also read, please
add your comments by submitting your own review.
Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors by Joseph A. Citro
The Complete Book of Ghosts and Poltergeists by Leonard R.N. Ashley
Here are some Encounters that have been added since the last newsletter, but we are always looking for more. If you have shared your experience yet, please do so
here. Also, another new feature in the Encounters section is the ability to rate each story. Give it a try!
Nightly Visitor to a Dying Friend - San Diego, California
Headstone Specter - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia
The Lost City - Rhodesia, Louisiana
Haunted U.S.S. Alabama - Mobile, Alabama
Gettysburg's Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A Dark Shadow on a Tennessee Creek - Lyles, Tennessee
Welcome New Members
Since our last newsletter, we have had a lot of new people join us (77
in only a month!) in the Town Square. Please welcome:
catmayus, panthereyes180, Sammie618,
jseminario421, Gwendolian, Lille_ghostie, Red_riding_ghost, Amanda, 3sided_dice,
ACTOR_AJ, brewster, Sara5757, Virgosara, old_lady, roaryblue, Catman07, janet, elfling,
Byrne49, GHOSTLY13, Snuggles143, iaintafraidofnoghost, susmith, legend671, Naomi_Maxwell,
astarisborn, jasonjm, Sapphire_DeIvIon, Kittii, Freaked_Out, Phoenix, Molliemags,
lousgal45, xxConscriptionest, FallenFromGrace, IM_A_GHOST_HUNTER, jennijay16, FaerieBad,
ShannonRoth, PolarBear, rscorpiogirl, Elf Princess Shareela, dante129, phantomgirl325,
catscradle, moonstonewolf, catsandy, Irish, Selemat, desmond78, realslo, LisaMrieTheresa,
angeleyes, cag1518, Randi22us, Noelle1966, ghosthuntersinc, citygirl50, Spooky, jkay43,
gypsyqueen1968, shadowgirl, SpiritChaser, ThunderHead19, GHIceman, masquarade, wanna_be_ghost, JRS77304, southpatrole, reggie27983, gilly, Jhangles, Lilith, email@example.com, zany68, and Catlara.
Ghostvillage.com Quick Stats:
6,579 Messages in the Town Square Message Boards
643 Members in the Town Square
43 "Encounters" listed so far in 2002
225 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Search directory
958 Subscribers to this newsletter.
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