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2006 Library:
Spirit Rescue
by Wilma Davidson

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Love Lives On
by Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

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Pagan Christmas
by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling

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Llewellyn's 2007 Almanac Series
Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Chakra Mantras
by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

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The Mystic Foundation
by Christopher Penczak

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The General Principles of Astrology
by Aleister Crowley

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Calls to Mystic Alice
by Alice Rose Morgan

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Brady's Book of Fixed Stars
by Bernadette Brady

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Four Seasons of Mojo
by Stephanie Rose Bird

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The Key
by Echo Bodine

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PSIence
by Marie D. Jones

Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Yoga of the Nine Emotions
by Peter Marchand

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Wicca for Beginners
by Thea Sabin

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The Museum of Lost Wonder
by Jeff Hoke

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Ghosts of War
by Jeff Belanger

Interview   Published within the last six months.

Dream Exploration
by Robert P. Gongloff

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Darkside Zodiac
by Stella Hyde

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The Ghosts of the California Missions
by Richard Senate

Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Knights Templar in the Golden Age of Spain
by Juan GarcŪa Atienza

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The Way of Four Spellbook
by Deborah Lipp

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The Wicca Handbook
by Eileen Holland

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The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary
by Jean-Yves Leloup

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The Essence of Tantric Sexuality
by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

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Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh
by Richard Salva

Interview

The Revelation of Saint John
by Zachary F. Lansdowne

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Family Wicca
by Ashleen O'Gaea

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Phantom Felines And Other Ghostly Animals
by Gerina Dunwich

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Kabbalah, Magic and the Great Work of Self-Transformation
by Lyam Thomas Christopher

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Founding Fathers, Secret Societies
by Robert Hieronimus with Laura Cortner

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Hymns of Hermes
by G.R.S. Mead

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Protection & Reversal Magick
by Jason Miller

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Spirit Faces
by Mark Macy

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Creative Visualization for Beginners
by Richard Webster

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Breakthrough Astrology
by Joyce Levine

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Ghost Science
by Vince Wilson

Interview   Published within the last six months.

Elemental Witch
by Tammy Sullivan

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Jesus, King Arthur, and the Journey of the Grail
by Maurice Cotterell

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Our Haunted Lives
by Jeff Belanger

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A Treatise on Angel Magic
edited by Adam McLean

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Dancing the Goddess Incarnate
by Dorothy Morrison and Kristin Madden

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Pet Ghosts
by Joshua P. Warren

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Dragonlore from the Archives of The Grey School of Wizardry
by Ash "LeopardDancer" DeKirk

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Walking with Grandfather
Joseph M. Marshall III

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Pagan Every Day
by Barbara Ardinger

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Be Blessed
by Denise Dumars

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Witch in the Bedroom
by Stacey Demarco

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On the Prayer of Jesus
by Ignatius Brianchaninov

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Voices of Flowers
by Rhonda PallasDowney

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Creepy Chicago
by Ursula Bielski

Interview

On The Toltec Path
by Ken Eagle Feather

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Tarot Talismans
by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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The Remote Viewing Training Course
by David Morehouse

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The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals
by Stan Gooch

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The Mysteries of Druidry
by Brendan Cathbad Myers

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Astrology for Yourself
by Douglas Bloch and Demetra George

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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith

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The Pocket Guide to Rituals
by Kerri Connor

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Ghosts of the World
by Susan Smitten

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Reader of Hearts by Darrin Owens
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Supernatural California
by Preston Dennett

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Da Vinci Tarot
by Mark McElroy

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The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy
by Brian Cotnoir

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The Case For Ghosts
by J. Allan Danelek

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Interview with author Devadatta Kali
Interview

The Healing Power of Neurofeedback
by Stephen Larsen

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Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
by John Jay Harper

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Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

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The Lost Civilization of Lemuria
by Frank Joseph

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Haunted Rhode Island
by Thomas D'Agostino

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Kali: the Feminine Force
by Ajit Mookerjee

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So You Want To Be A Medium
by Rose Vanden Eynden

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The "True" Story of the Woodland Haunting
by Dennis Baker

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Glimpses 2
by Martha Jette

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Chakra Yoga with Gurutej Kaur
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Sacred Signs
by Adrian Calabrese

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The Mystery Traditions
by James Wasserman

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The Book of Lilith
by Barbara Black Koltuv

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An Unlikely Prophet
by Alvin Schwartz

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Shamanic Journeying
by Sandra Ingerman

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Herb Magic For Beginners
by Ellen Dugan

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The Virgin Mary Conspiracy
by Graham Phillips

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Facial Reflexology
by Marie-France Muller

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Ghost Tech
by Vince Wilson

Interview

Silver's Spells for Love, Abundance, and Protection by Silver RavenWolf
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Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary
edited by James Wasserman

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Sacred Plant Medicine
by Stephen Harrod Buhner

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Self Hypnosis
by Dr. Bruce Goldberg

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Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World
by Graham Phillips

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The Reflexology Atlas
by Bernard C. Kolster, M.D. and Astrid Waskowiak, M.D.

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Roads to Eternity
by Sarah Wilson Estep

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Beyond Reincarnation
by Joe. H. Slate Ph.D.

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Shamanic Christianity
by Bradford Keeney

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The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja
by Ross Heaven

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Trigger Point Therapy
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The Enchanted Cat
by Ellen Dugan

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Chinese Home Remedies
by Lihua Wang

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The Ibis Western Mystery Tradition Series
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Pagan Spirituality
by Joyce and River Higginbotham

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Inner Journeys
by Dr. G. Michael Vasey

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Encyclopedia of the Undead
by Dr. Bob Curran

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Oracles of the Dead
by Robert Temple

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Witch in the Boardroom
by Stacey Demarco

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The Druidry Handbook
by John Michael Greer

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The Cherokee Herbal by J. T. Garrett
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Conspiracies And Secret Societies
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Steiger

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Inner Power
by Colleen Deatsman

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The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
by Clement Cheroux, et al.

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How Would It Feel?
by Mary Beth Goddard, illustrated by Anna Mycek-Wodecki

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Radical Knowing
by Christian de Quincey

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Sex and the Erotic Lover
by Mabel Iam

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Magickal Crafts
by Kristin Madden and Liz Roberts

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Raphael
by Richard Webster

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Crystal Ball
by Sibyl Ferguson

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The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity
by Jeffrey J. Butz

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Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process
by Noel Tyl

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The Secret History of Freemasonry
by Paul Naudon

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Three Oracle Card Collections from Connections Book Publishing
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The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran
by Robert Feather

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The Sacred Power of Huna
by Rima A. Morrell

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Hidden Language Codes
by R. Neville Johnston

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Tarot Journaling
by Corrine Kenner

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Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile
by Margaret Starbird

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Babylonian Tarot
by Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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Elemental Magick
by D. J. Conway

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St. Mary Magdalene
by Tau Malachi

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Coyote Healing
by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia
by Jeff Belanger and Kirsten Dalley

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Nocturnicon
by Konstantinos

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The Dreamer's Book of the Dead
by Robert Moss

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Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead
by Dion Fortune

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Sexy Witch
by LaSara FireFox

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Working With Fairies
by Anna Franklin

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Seeing the Dead, Talking with Spirits
by Alexandra Leclere

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November 6, 2006

Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, And Saboteurs by Jeff BelangerGhosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, And Saboteurs
By Jeff Belanger
Publisher: New Page Books (September 2006)
Pages: 236 - Price: $14.99

Interview by Lee Prosser - leep@ghostvillage.com
Ghostvillage.com author interview

Jeff Belanger is the author of The Worldís Most Haunted Places, among other fine books dealing with the paranormal and the supernatural. The founder of Ghostvillage.com, he has witnessed that Web site become the largest paranormal community on the Internet. An eclectic writer, it is always a pleasure to interview him! His latest book is titled Ghosts of War, published by New Page books in 2006. Jeff, it is good to visit with you. Let's look at this new book of yours, and please share your thoughts on it with the readers, and as you know, readers are always curious about war ghosts! Let me start by asking, what is your interest in these restless spirits of dead spies, saboteurs, and soldiers?

Jeff Belanger: Haunted places have intrigued me for many years. When you investigate and research haunted locations, you start to notice a pattern -- wherever history (especially tragic history) left its mark, ghostly legends follow. This is true at the sites of accidents, murders, and of course, battlegrounds. In addition to being a long-time student to the supernatural, Iím also a history buff, so it was natural for me to dedicate a book toward locations that played a significant role in history, where many lost their lives in an untimely manner, and where ghostlore abounds.

Did you find the research more involved this time, more information to sort through?

Ghosts of War is a closer look at history than Iíve done before. To understand why a location may be haunted, we need to go back and understand who lived and died in these specific places and why. When we can put an identity to some of the phenomena occurring at battle sites, thatís a supernatural homerun and is a big part of the reason why I do this work.

In more than one case, I found that the ghosts led to an important historical discovery. For example, in Fort Erie, Ontario, there was a legend that the ghosts of two American soldiers leftover from the War of 1812 walked the shores by the old Fort -- one soldier had no head, the other had no arms. This all seemed to be just a story. But then during an archaeological dig in 1987, bodies of American soldiers were unearthed in the backyard of a local schoolteacher and a headless body was discovered near another set of remains with no arms. Further historical digging revealed the diary of a 14-year-old boy who was serving with the American troops. In the diary, young Jarvis Hanks describes a scene during the fighting at Fort Erie where one soldier was shaving another when a cannonball came through and took the arms off the shaver and the head off the shavee. No one paid any attention to this diary until the ghostlore and archaeological dig collided. Itís important to pay attention to the ghosts.

You have always had a fine gift for getting to the heart of the matter when it comes to documentation and factual happenings. Does this just come naturally to you or is it a process of many years of hard work and experience?

Before I can write on any subject, I need to really get my hands around it and understand the material from all angles. So I read a lot and think about what the beginning, middle, and end of the story are before I start writing. Itís work. Itís always been work, but itís a labor of love.

Do you see something along the lines of a documentary for film on the contents found in Ghosts of War? The book lends itself nicely to a film adaptation.

I would love to see a project like this make its way to the screen. Anything that can teach history and further the discussion of the supernatural is a good thing. 

I like the approach you took in this book, that history is not dead, and that it still lingers in many ways. You explore these ways in Ghosts of War. Could you share with the readers the most direct manner by which you feel they could have a paranormal experience with a war ghost?

When you walk onto a battlefield anywhere in the world, just stand there and listen, see, and feel. When youíre in a location where hundreds or even thousands of men and women died for a cause they felt was greater than themselves, you feel something. This isnít about being psychic or New Age-y in any way, itís about being human. History does indeed live.

The Black Hills War (1876 - 1877) and the Battle at the Little Big Horn is but one of your well-written chapters in Ghosts of War. Ever since the death of Custer, people have claimed to have seen him. Is this possible? And how much of that is fostered by Americansí enduring interest in its own Wild, Wild West? 

Itís difficult to put a statistic on how many ghost sightings are genuine and how many are wishful thinking/misinterpretation by the witness. The reason is because many witnesses perceive their encounters as real. Itís reality to them, and thereís often no way for us to say what exactly happened after the fact. Whenever we can find multiple witnesses to the same encounter, thatís always worth noting in this field of study. General Custer is certainly an American legend, and so many are intrigued with who he was and where he fought and died that we canít be surprised that people claim to see his ghost. Another interesting aspect to ghost encounters is that often the most famous person to ever visit a location gets their name attached to any ghost sightings. For example, at the Little Big Horn Monument, if someone sees a white mist float by, they may claim it to be Custer even though there were no defining features. 

What did you like best in your researching and writing of Ghosts of War?

I loved interviewing United States Civil War re-enactors. These folks are full of ghostlore. They understand the history, theyíre often at the right locations on the anniversary of the battles, theyíre dressed as the soldiers were in the 1860s, and whether itís conscious or subconscious, their minds are open to the past and they see a lot of ghosts. Folks like Harold ďPappyĒ Harmon from the 28th Georgia and 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry made this project a joy because when you speak to folks like this, you know the history is sacred to them, which makes their ghost encounters even more profound. 

Will an ancient battlefield maintain its paranormal aspects of a period of centuries, or do you feel there is a sense of decline in regard to sightings? Do you think an ancient Egyptian battlefield would have as many paranormal sightings of ghosts as an American Civil War battlefield?

Thatís a great question. There does seem to be a connection between how closely we pay attention to a location and the number of ghost sightings. If a battle was waged many centuries ago, not as many people will be focusing on the site of the battle as say, a battlefield from more recent history. If a site like Gettysburg were paved over and turned into parking lots and strip malls, I would imagine the ghost accounts would start to fade because the historical aspect of the site will slowly dissolve from our minds and consciousness.

If you were a ghost and wanted to appear, which sacred ground or battlefield would it be at, and why?

Iíd love to be a fly on the wall at the White House in Washington, DC. 

Do you see an increase in people's ability to see and encounter ghosts?

I donít know if Iíd call it an increase in the ability, but I do see an increase in the discussion of the topic. When we take this phenomenon into the mainstream and make it not taboo to talk about, more people will be open to sharing the kinds of experiences that have always occurred, but that were kept quiet for fear of ridicule.

Are you working on a new book concerning the paranormal now?

Yes, I am. Iím working on a book for children called Who Is Haunting the White House? and Iím also working on a book about my home state of Massachusetts.

Jeff, again, it is a pleasure to visit with you. This interview was enjoyable. 

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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 ‚ÄúThe Bridgewater Triangle‚ÄĚ 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





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