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2005 News:
Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation and the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada Present the 2006 Canadian Paranormal Conference
December 7, 2005
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ABC Television and Wife Swap are Seeking Families Involved in the Paranormal World
November 29, 2005

The Nightmare Encyclopedia Offers Insight into Our Darkest Dreams
November 17, 2005

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts October 29th
October 17, 2005

TLC presents Dead Tenants Premiering Thursday, October 13th at 10:00PM ET
October 10, 2005

California Author Launches Paranormal Animal Research Group
October 7, 2005

World's Leading Ghost Hunters Unite to Produce Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World
September 29, 2005

Parapsychologist and Director of East Coast Hauntings Organization (ECHO) Has Opened a Business Office in Historic Downtown Washington
September 19, 2005

Paranormal Community Comes Together to Offer Relief to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
September 12, 2005

Author Seeks True Stories for Book on Animal Ghosts
September 9, 2005

The W Network In Canada Seeks High-Spirited Homeowners With a Haunting
August 31, 2005

HAUNT X, 2006 L.A. eXtreme Halloween eXpo - February 16th-20th, 2006
August 29, 2005
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Ghosts In Reno? You Bet!
August 24, 2005

Haunted Hamilton Presents the Second Annual Paranormal Summit on October 1, 2005
August 23, 2005
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2005 Mid-South Paranormal Convention to Be Held September 24th and 25th at Waverly Hills
August 17, 2005
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1st Annual Paranormal Ghost Hunting Conference to Be Held in Cedar Key, Florida, August 20th and 21st
August 15, 2005
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San Diego Pagan Pride Day 2005 to Be Held September 17th
August 12, 2005

Philip Gardiner's Forbidden Knowledge Conference to be Held July 1, 2006
July 25, 2005
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The Learning Channel Seeks People With Haunted Possessions
July 19, 2005

Ghosts of Griffin Gate: Dinner, Ghost Hunting Workshop and Investigation
June 24, 2005

Biography Channel Launches Supernatural Series: Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters
June 17, 2005

Southern Ghosts Offers A Weekend in Haunted Savannah August 26-28, 2005
June 15, 2005
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The 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest of the Writers Room of Bucks County
June 8, 2005

Las Vegas Paranormal Conference Beckons Ghost Investigators October 2-4, 2005
May 27, 2005
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Communicating with the Dead... Truth or Hoax?
May 9, 2005

"Ghost Hunt Nevada" - an Exciting New Class at WNCC
May 4, 2005

"CONTACT" The Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar Coming to North Adams, Massachusetts, July 15-17, 2005
May 2, 2005
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Ghost Convention International: Convening Global Ghost Hunters and Researchers at the Haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, Sept. 9 11, 2005
April 27, 2005
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Smoking Gun Research Agency to Host ParaCon '05 in Stratford, Connecticut
April 13, 2005
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Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2005
April 1, 2005
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A Weekend in St. Augustine
March 28, 2005
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New Jersey Ghost Conference 2005
February 11, 2005
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Haunted Virginia Paranormal Conference
February 9, 2005
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2004 Archive
An Evening of Supernatural Legends at America's Stonehenge with Jeff Belanger
September 23, 2004

New Page Books and Announce The World's Most Haunted Places
August 24, 2004

The Science of the Unexplained Summer Forum To Feature Key Speakers From Connecticut And Surrounding Area
July 13, 2004
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TV Show Looking to Assemble a Paranormal Investigative Team
June 21, 2004

The ARC 2004 ~ Alternate Realities Conference
February 18, 2004
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$50,000 for PROOF of Paranormal in Canada
January 16, 2004

2003 Archive Celebrates Four Years of Ghost Research, Evidence, and Discussion
October 20, 2003

October 7, 2005


California Author Launches Paranormal Animal Research Group

Ghost-hunting group specializing in animal-spirit hauntings, investigates houses and other places where the spirits of animals have been seen, heard, or felt. They also gather data on living animals and their apparent sensitivity to spirits and other paranormal phenomena.

Los Angeles, CA - If your house is being haunted by a ghostly animal, whether it be a phantom feline or a disembodied dog, the person to call is occult author and freelance ghost-hunter, Gerina Dunwich. You see, ghosts of the four-legged variety are her specialty.

"Encounters with the spirits of deceased pets and other animals are almost as common as those involving human spirits," says Dunwich. "However, I didn't feel that enough attention had been paid to this particular area of the paranormal, especially where scientific research and investigation are concerned. So I decided to start the Paranormal Animal Research Group, which, as far as I know, is the only group of its kind in existence."

A cat-lover herself, Dunwich feels it's "important for people to realize that the bond forged between many individuals and their pets is, in certain cases, so strong that it remains even after the death of the physical body."

She is a firm believer that "animals, like all living things, have a spirit. And just like their human counterparts, these spirits sometimes, for one reason or another, remain earthbound. Therefore, it would be a highly inaccurate statement to say that everyone who has ever witnessed an animal apparition, heard or sensed the presence of a beloved pet that has passed on, or experienced the sensation of a phantom animal brushing against his or her legs, is simply a victim of an over-active imagination."

When not busy compiling true animal ghost stories for her latest book, Phantom Felines and Other Ghostly Animals (scheduled for publication by Citadel Press in the fall of 2006), Dunwich and her highly-trained group of paranormal researchers investigate houses and other places where the spirits of animals have been seen, heard, or felt. The equipment they use includes EMF detectors, infra-red thermometers, cameras, and tape recorders for picking up EVP animal sounds. They also gather data on living animals and their apparent sensitivity to spirits and other paranormal phenomena. Dealing with each case on a purely scientific level, Dunwich makes it clear that "we are neither ghost-busters nor pet psychics, and we do not perform exorcisms or any other religious services."

At the present time the investigations that are carried out by Dunwich and her group are limited to Southern California, particularly in the Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Simi Valley areas. Dunwich hopes to eventually establish PAR-Group chapters in other states and perhaps in other countries as well.

If you would like to contact Gerina Dunwich regarding a ghost-animal investigation or a media interview, she can be reached by e-mail at: or at: Gerina Dunwich, P.O. Box 4263, Chatsworth, CA 91313.

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