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2008 Library:
Shamanic Witch
by Gail Wood

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Missouri Hauntings
by Lee Prosser

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Zombies
by Dr. Bob Curran

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Phantoms in the Looking Glass
by Len Adams

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Ghost Files
by The Ghost Society

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Otherworldly Affaires
by Brad Steiger

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The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls
by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas

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Who's Haunting the White House?
by Jeff Belanger

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My Life as a Psychic
by Gavin Cromwell

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Lore of the Ghost
by Brian Haughton

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Ghosts and Haunted Places
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

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The Secret Language of Tarot
by Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone

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Ghosthunting New Jersey
by L'Aura Hladik

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Ghosts of Colorado
by Dennis Baker

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Magic and the Power of the Goddess
by Gareth Knight

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Lucifer's Court
by Otto Rahn

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The World of Shamanism
by Roger Walsh

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Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting
by Christopher Balzano

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The Mentalist's Handbook
by Clint Marsh

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Lessons from the Light
by Kenneth Ring and Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino

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Ghost Hunter's Guide to Seattle and Puget Sound
by Jeff Dwyer

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The Reiki Touch
by William Lee Rand

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The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt
by Edward F. Malkowski

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Twist Your Fate: 7 Steps to Fortune
by Geof Gray-Cobb

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Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Thomas Avery Garran

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A Conversation with Judith Hawkins-Tillirson
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Between the Gates
by Mark Stavish

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Grimoire of the Necronomicon
by Donald Tyson

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Darkside Zodiac in Love
by Stella Hyde

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Illuminating the Afterlife
by Cyndi Dale

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Enochian Vision Magick
by Lon Milo DuQuette

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Ghost Hunter's Guide to Indianapolis
by Lorri Sankowsky and Keri Young

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Gift of the White Light
by James N. Frey

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The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses
edited by Joseph Peterson

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The Parapsychology Revolution
by Robert M. Schoch

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Weird Massachusetts
by Jeff Belanger

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Is There Life After Death?
by Anthony Peake

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My Life with the Spirits
by Lon Milo DuQuette

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Psychic Dreamwalking
by Michelle Belanger

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MindLight
by Silver Ravenwolf

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Haunted Daytona Beach
by Dusty Smith

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The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick
by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson

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Ghosts of Fort Worth
by Brian Righi

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The Thoth Companion
by Michael Osiris Snuffin

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Angels
by Maiya and Geof Gray-Cobb

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Kitchen Witch's Guide to Magickal Tools
by Patricia Telesco

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The Druid Magic Handbook
by John Michael Greer

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On Becoming an Alchemist
by Catherine MacCoun

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Dark Woods
by Christopher Balzano

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Seduction and the Secret Power of Women
by Meri Lao

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Gems From The Equinox
By Aleister Crowley selected by Israel Regardie

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September 22, 2008

Ghosts of Colorado by Dennis BakerGhosts of Colorado
By Dennis Baker
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (August 2008)
Pages: 160 - Price: $14.99

Interview by Jeff Belanger - info@ghostvillage.com
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Colorado is known for its Rocky Mountain scenery, snowy winters, and now, for its ghosts thanks to Dennis Baker, whose new book, Ghosts of Colorado explores over 40 of the state's haunted locales. Dennis Baker is also a filmmaker who is best known for a character he plays called Denton Rose, an Elvis look-a-like (sort of) ghost hunter who goes in search of the paranormal. Ghostvillage.com caught up with Dennis to ask him about his new book.

How did a boy who grew up in a haunted house in Michigan make his way to Colorado?


Dennis Baker: I got a job at IBM in Boulder. Oddly enough, I lived in Colorado for most the 80s and moved back to Michigan in 1990 only to return to Colorado in 2000.

On your Web series, you play a character named Denton Rose, an Elvis impersonating ghost hunter. How much of Denton Rose comes with you on your own investigations?

I try and keep the two separate. Denton Rose is now under the direction of the creator of Disney's Ernest which was huge in the 80s and 90s. Jim Varney passed away- oddly enough, I recently moved to Nashville near John Cherry who created Ernest P. Worell. We are now working on a new series Denton Rose: Investigator of the Paranormal. Denton will have a new look as well as be filmed in a real studio. There is talk about a feature film, but for the immediate future a ghost hunting spoof from the creator of Ernest will be out by Halloween.

But back to the question -- a little Denton comes out in my real ghost hunting. But I try and keep the two separate to respect the real ghost hunters out there. I don't want everyone thinking I believe it's all just a joke. I do have a new series "Haunted America" it is kind of like Ghost Hunters but more history, and we team with local investigators in each state.

You're also an actor and filmmaker. Do you find yourself drawing on real legends as inspiration for your fiction work?

Yes indeed! The best fiction is based on real life. Entertainment is always better if it's plausible or based somewhere in fact. Vampires are not that scary because you know it's not real. But a movie like the Exorcist, well it really happened. Acting is in essentially making something believable.

What is your favorite Colorado haunt?

Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. It's very old, and a lot of history. We had the most activity there as well.

Do you think Colorado's mountainous terrain plays any role in the legends and haunts of that state?

I do -- something about the state at night, especially. The terrain seems to have a life all its own; it is so big it comes to life in your mind. I think this plays into the stories about local hauntings.

Have you personally encountered any ghosts in Colorado?

At the Stanley Hotel something knocked my glasses across the room in the middle of the night. And the bed kept shaking. In the Hotel Colorado at about 1 AM, walking down the hall I ran into the smell of lilac perfume, but no one was around. A legend has it, it is from a local ghost who died from a bad love affair 100 years ago.

But the strangest thing I encountered was with a friend in the late 80s. We pulled up to a stop sign in the middle of nowhere. There was a street lamp with the light on (it was dark). As we pulled up, we noticed the thing was shaking wildly. We thought, is it windy? We stopped and no wind could be felt. We took off of course -- no clue what that was.

What future projects are your working on?

Denton Rose has a new Halloween special coming to Joost, Veoh, and the Horror Channel. Written and Directed by John Cherry the Disney man behind Ernest. Haunted America is going state-by-state looking for the best local haunted history and seeing if there is any current proof. Darrel a new comedy romance series is in development. Early stages -- it is kind of like Quantum Leap. And The Visitors with Calicoo Cooper will begin shooting in November of this year.

What is Denton Rose's favorite Elvis song?

"All Shook Up" reminds him of when Scobby and Shaggy see a ghost.

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