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2007 Library:
Books on Fire
by Lucien X. Polastron

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The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Author Interview   Published within the last six months.

Pirate Ghosts & Phantom Ships
by Thomas D'Agostino

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Photography and Spirit
by John Harvey

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Tarot Theory and Practice
by Ly de Angeles

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Kuan Yin
by Daniela Schenker

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Ghosts: Minnesota's Other Natural Resource
by Brian Leffler

Author Interview   Published within the last six months.

Haunted Missouri
by Jason Offutt

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

Children of the Grave
by the Booth Brother

Official Ghostvillage.com DVD review   Published within the last six months.

The Return of Sacred Architecture
by Herbert Bangs

Official Ghostvillage.com review

Mystery of 2012
by Gregg Braden, Peter Russell, Daniel Pinchbeck, et. al

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Battlefield Guide to Ghost Hunting
by Patrick Burke

Author Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Ghost Files
by Jeff Belanger

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Witch's Halloween
by Gernia Dunwich

Official Ghostvillage.com review   Published within the last six months.

The Secret of the Butterfly Lovers
by Keith Richardson

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Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
by Nick Redfern

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Dervish Yoga for Health and Longevity by Idris Lahore, et al.
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Haunted Baseball
by Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon

Author Interview   Published within the last six months.

Flow of Grace
by Krishna Das

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The Science of The Dogon
by Laird Scranton

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Real Energy
by Phaedra and Isaac Bonewits

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Ghost Stories of Montana
by Dan Asfar

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Necronomicon Tarot
by Donald Tyson Illustrated by Anne Stokes

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Ghosthunters
by John Kachuba

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The Psychic Energy Codex
by Michelle Belanger

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Ritual Art of India
Ajit Mookerjee

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Pure Magic
by Judika Illes

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Haunted Massachusetts and Haunted New Hampshire
by Thomas D'Agostino

Author Interview   Published within the last six months.

The Voudon Gnostic Workbook
by Michael Bertiaux

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Opening the Ark of the Covenant
by Frank Joseph and Laura Beaudoin

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Secret Societies by Una Birch
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Restoring Your Eyesight
by Doug Marsh

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Reaching Through the Veil to Heal
by Linda Drake

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Ghosts of Valley Forge and Phoenixville
by D. P. Roseberry

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The Origins of Psychic Phenomena
by Stan Gooch

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Footprints in the Snow
by James L. Choron

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In My Own Way
by Alan Watts

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Darkside Zodiac
at Work by Stella Hyde

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Pagan Prayer Beads
by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn

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The Gaia Project 2012
by Hwee-Yong Jang

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DVD:The Other Side
by Exspiro Productions

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Aleister Crowley
by Roger Hutchinson

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Medicine of Light
by Amarananda Bhairavan

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Various Titles by Alesiter Crowley
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Instant Enlightenment
by David Deida

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Love Colors
by Pamala Oslie

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Delaware St. John: The Curse of Midnight Manor and The Town with No Name
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Ritual Craft
by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K

Official Ghostvillage.com review

The Children of Now
by Meg Blackburn Losey

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When the Impossible Happens
by Stanislav Grof

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A Paranormal Casebook
by Loyd Auerbach

Ghostvillage.com author interview

Opus Mago-cabbalisticum Et Theosophicum
by George Von Welling

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The Mind Chronicles
by Barbara Hand Clow

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Yoga and Sound by Dick de Ruiter and Reiki and Sound by Simone Drenkelfort and Rainer Tillman
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Living Wisdom with His Holiness The Dalai Lama
by Don Farber and The Dalai Lama

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Gargoyles
Susan Moonwriter Pesznecker

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How to Practice Mayan Astrology
by Bruce Scofield and Barry C. Orr

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Yoga for Magick
by Nancy Wasserman

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The Dead Won't Hurt You... Or Will They?
by D.B. Lyn

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True Magick
by Amber K

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Strange Indiana Monsters
by Michael Newton

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The Haitian Vodou Handbook
by Kenaz Filan

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The Beginner's Guide to Sex In The Afterlife and The Beginner's Guide For The Recently Deceased
by David Staume

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The Woman's Book of Spirit
by Sue Patton Thoele

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Llewellyn Tarot
by Anna-Marie Ferguson

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The Book of Abramelin
by Abraham von Worms

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Inner Journeys
by Gloria Chadwick

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Ram the Demon Slayer
by Vatsala Sperling

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Instant Magick
by Christopher Penczak

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November 12, 2007

Ghosts: Minnesota's Other Natural Resource by Brian LefflerGhosts: Minnesota's Other Natural Resource
By Brian Leffler
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (October 2007)
Pages: 160 - Price: $14.95

Interview by Jeff Belanger
Ghostvillage.com author interview

Brian Leffler has been exploring the ghosts of Minnesota with the Northern Minnesota Paranormal Investigators since 2002. He's also a regular contributor to Ghostvillage.com and one of our community board moderators. We caught up with Brian to ask him a few questions about his first book, Ghosts: Minnesota's Other Natural Resource.

What first got you interested in researching the paranormal?


Brian Leffler: I first got interested after living in haunted houses. I was beside myself as I never believed in ghosts in any way. It was only after having repeated experiences that I could not explain did I begin to believe that there is more to life than what what I could see in front of me. I began to research, slowly at first, and then began actually investigating. The first real investigating I did was actually EVP collection.

When did you officially launch your group, Northern Minnesota Paranormal Investigators and what's your group's objective?

N.M.P.I. officially launched as it exists today in early 2002. Before that I investigated for quite some time on my own without a group. The objective of our group is simply to do the very best job we can possibly do in two areas:

1. To help others deal with their situation whether they are haunted or not.
2. To collect the best possible paranormal evidence that stands up to scrutiny.

What is Minnesota's most active haunt?

That is a difficult question. Since even the most active haunts can be quiet at times, it is always tough to tell. The most active one that we have experienced so far would have to be the Chase on the Lake. We had constant things happening to everyone on the team in that location. It was a blast!

What's one of your funnier moments during an investigation?

I will probably get killed for this but I can't resist. During the investigation in Grand Marais, one of the guys on our team got an itch. Well, it was more of a compromising position and being it was dark, he figured he was safe to take care of the itch. Well, we did remind him that our infrared cameras can see in the dark but only after the entire team and the homeowner got a great chuckle out of watching him!

Do you have a favorite haunt in Minnesota that you come back to again and again? If so, where and why?

Our favorite locations like the Chase on the Lake, we unfortunately don't get to repeat when we like. One of our new favorites that we do have this luxury of repeating very often is the Lyric Opera House in Virginia, Minnesota. You will have to wait until the sequel to read about it. It is a great place that had people such as Mae West, Roy Rogers, and Trigger perform there.

Is there one region of Minnesota that seems to have more than its share of hauntings?

I really don't think so. I believe that everywhere people have lived and died make great places for ghosts. I think that there are wonderful stories of haunts just waiting to be discovered around every corner.

Can you describe a typical investigation into an historic haunt for you?

Well, we do things a little bit backward than most groups do, I think. We like to go into a location as cold as possible since we use both science and para-science to conduct an investigation. We like to see what our psychics pick up at the location as well as document any paranormal evidence. After we have done all of this we hit the historical records and see what we can confirm. This way we don't contaminate anyone.

What team do you think has the best shot at winning the Super Bowl this year?

I think the team with the best coaching, the most talent, and a winning record will win the Super Bowl. I do know that it will not be the Minnesota Vikings yet again!


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You can visit Brian Leffler's Web site at: www.hauntingresearch.com.



2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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