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New England Legends
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Dear Ghostvillagers,

What is it about New England? I grew up here, so it’s easy for me to take it for granted. But when I travel and tell people where I’m from, I often hear, “Man, you’re lucky! You guys have all of the best haunts.” While there are truly great haunts all over the world, I understand what they mean. New Englanders tend to embrace our old buildings, our history, and even our ghosts.

We’re a bit more matter-of-fact about hauntings in these parts. “Yes, the house was constructed in 1820, and I’ve heard it’s haunted,” you might hear someone say. We don’t even whisper such things. Head over to Europe where a house built in 1820 is considered a baby, and you might hear, “Of course it’s haunted! It’s 400 years old!”

New England. So much history and legend, from Native American tales that go back thousands of years, to the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War. Our mountains, rivers, lakes, buildings, and ocean set a rich tapestry and stage for both the quick and the dead. Being autumn, we get the best of that tapestry. We get the harvest of the land like crisp apples off the tree, and the harvest of the sea as shellfish and other sea creatures start to fatten up for the winter. And right in the middle of all of this autumn calendar is Halloween.

For the last year or so, I’ve turned a lot of my attention toward home. Earlier this year I announced my 2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar, and last month I gave you a sneak peek at my new PBS project: New England Legends. DVDs are now available for sale on our Web site. My goal is to take you into the history and legends like never before. These legends define us as much as our ancestors did, and as much as the landscape. I hope you’ll support me in this project by buying the DVDs. We’re shipping them out daily, so you’ll get them soon if you order today!

Being November, we’re also knocking on the holiday season. Last week I finished my last event for the year. I’ve met thousands of new people this fall, investigated new locations, and enriched my life in doing so. Thank you to everyone who came out to see me. Now that winter is coming, it’s time for me to go back to the lab and work on a bunch of new material for next year.

One of those projects includes my book on time travel. I’m now focusing a lot more attention on that subject. I’m still actively seeking people who believe they have had some kind of time slip or time travel experience. What makes a time slip experience different than a ghost experience is this: With a ghost experience, the “ghost” is out of place in our time and space. For example, you’re in a restaurant, there are electric lights on the wall, flat-screen TVs hanging behind the bar, etc. and a woman in Victorian dress floats by and disappears. In that case, the “ghost” was out of place. With a time slip, you are out of place. Taking that same example, you walk into that same restaurant, and suddenly you see people in Victorian dress, no electric lights, no TVs, no modern anything. The entire scene is from a different time period. It may last only a second or two, or the experience may go on for what seems like minutes before you’re returned to modern time.

If you’ve had a time slip experience, I’d appreciate hearing from you!

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
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Events Scheduled:

Oddfest 2013 – Knuckleheads - New Bedford, Massachusetts - December 13, 2013
Jeff Belanger TEDx talk – Spence School - New York, New York - January 28, 2014
A Weird Massachusetts Evening with Jeff Belanger - Norton Public Library - Norton, Massachusetts - August 12, 2014 6:30PM

Monthly Contest
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When did Toby Evans discover a disappearing underground tunnel in Germany?

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Recent Encounters
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:

My Psychic Awakening -- San Diego, California
Spectral Attack in My Sleep -- Leicester, United Kingdom
The Disappearing Underground Tunnel -- Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
A Visit from My Friend -- Central Falls, Rhode Island
Spirit Attachment at the Palmer House Hotel -- Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Dark Figures and a Sultry Voice -- San Francisco, California
Our Haunted Home in the Vanderlip Estate -- Palos Verdes, California
The Dead Lady in My Room -- South Australia

Hot Threads and the Community
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Urban Legends, Myths, and Folklore
Black-eyed people: do they exist?

Personal Encounters
I think I am haunted.

Beginner's Block: In your area?
Rhode Island-based team looking for new members.

General Board
It's behind you!

Haunted Places
Greenfield Villiage in Dearborn, Michigan.

Right, left, wrong: People reject science because...

Paranormal Media
Zelda's Zombie Zoo.

Ghost Investigation Equipment
Design requirements for inductive sensors for EVP work.

Spirit Communication
Questions about seeing and feeling spirits.

Religion and Spirituality
A Gnostic rite of exorcism.

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