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About Editorial Board:

Jeff Belanger

Deonna Kelli Sayed

Christopher Balzano
News Editor

Darci Faiello
Community Manager

Lee Prosser
Library Editor

Welcome to the Web's largest and most comprehensive supernatural community! was launched in the autumn of 1999 when writer Jeff Belanger put up the site to host a few articles he had written on the supernatural. What started as six simple Web pages has exploded to more than 50,000 pages of content with contributions by people from all over the world. The Web site averages more than six million hits per month as tens of thousands of "Ghostvillagers" visit to read, weigh in, or learn about this very big subject.

Our mission is to openly discuss ghost research and evidence. is the place where paranormal investigators, those who have encountered a ghost or spirit, people curious about the paranormal, and even skeptics come to share views. Though we may not agree with all of the ideas posted on the site, we do welcome all viewpoints.

Jeff Belanger still runs with the help of a great team of message board moderators and online content editors.

Jeff Belanger, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
Jeff Belanger founded in October of 1999. He has been writing for publication since 1992 and has worked as a magazine editor, journalist, freelance writer, and has authored numerous books on the paranormal -- his books have been published in six different languages (so far). He's lectured around the United States to audiences big and small, and he's become a recognized media personality -- appearing on over 100 radio and television programs worldwide including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, Coast to Coast AM, and The 'X' Zone. You can visit his personal Web site at: Jeff currently haunts Massachusetts.

Deonna Kelli Sayed, Editor
Deonna Kelli Sayed is an American-Muslim author, global citizen, and cultural commentator. Her first book, Paranormal Obsession: America's Fascination with Ghosts, Haunting, Spooks, and Spirits is a cultural studies discussion regarding the influence of paranormal reality TV in a post 9/11 American society. She also writes decidedly non-paranormal related literary short stories and creative non-fiction. In addition to paranormal investigation and writing, Deonna is an experienced public speaker. She also composes original music on the piano and detests yard work. If you want to be her friend, be prepared to make offerings of strong, hot coffee with cream -- no sugar.

Christopher Balzano, News Editor
Christopher Balzano is the founder and director of Massachusetts Paranormal Crossroads, an online collection of legends and ghost stories from Massachusetts and the surrounding states. He has been investigating the paranormal for more than ten years and has been writing about those experiences for the past five. He has been a contributor to Jeff Belanger's Encyclopedia of Haunted Places and Weird Massachusetts, and was one of the writers behind Weird Hauntings. Christopher is the author of several books, including Dark Woods: Cults, Crime, and Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest and Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle; the collection of true ghosts stories Ghostly Adventures, and the how-to paranormal book Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting. He has appeared on many radio stations and has been called upon by newspapers and television shows to comment on ghosts and urban legends. Chris lives in Florida.

Darci Faiello, Community Manager
Darci Faiello lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and son. She works in recruitment for a major University and in her spare time, enjoys listening to ghost stories around the campfire. She has had an interest in the paranormal ever since working in a "Haunted House." She has informally attended several ghost investigations and looks forward to participating in more in the future. She has been a member of the community since 2000, and considers Ghostvillage her home away from home.

Media Inquiries welcomes media inquiries. If you're working on an article on the supernatural and would like more information on theories behind hauntings, the history behind some of the world's most famous haunted locations, or some help on what's going on in our supernatural world, don't hesitate to contact us. An online media kit with photos, past press releases, links to articles and interviews about us, and more background information, can be found here: Media Room.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014