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2008 News:
Teens accused of breaking into paranormal research center
The Democrat and Chronicle
Bethany, New York-December 29, 2008
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Teenage ghost busters caught roaming Fort Worth middle school
The Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth, Texas-December 29, 2008
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Michelle Williams: Heath's ghostly visit
Monsters and Critics
Los Angeles, California-December 27, 2008
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Former Hotel, Possibly Haunted, For Sale in San Francisco
The Wall Street Journal
San Francisco, California-December 23, 2008
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Photo captures image of an angel in hospital hallway
The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte, North Carolina-December 23, 2008
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Ghost hunters busted by game officer
The Panama City News Herald
Panama City, Florida-December 22, 2008
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Salem's Witch House slams the door on ghost hunters
SalemNews.com
Salem, Massachusetts-December 19, 2008
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Soul Smack Productions Releases New Documentary

Meet the man eager to get to the bottom of the ghost mysteries
Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh, Scotland -December 17, 2008
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Burglar who picked the wrong house
The Star Online
Kemanan, Malaysia -December 13, 2008
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NJ Ghost Hunter Society Holiday Spirit Gathering

Photography captures spirit of the spirit world
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minnesota -December 4, 2008
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California Ghost Hunters Seeking Aid for Tea House Fire Survivors

Local church leader speaks out
Trading Markets.com, Daily Iowegian - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX
Centerville, Iowa-December 1, 2008
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Farmer Uses Special Connection To Find Pets
WCSH6, Portland NBC
Portland, Maine-November 26, 2008
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Ghost classes are OK; ghost hunts are not
The Columbus Dispatch
Groveport, Ohio-November 20, 2008
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Green Park Paranormal Conference to be held in Blowing Rock Nov. 21-23
The Watauga Democrat
Blowing Rock, North Carolina-November 17, 2008
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Child-witches of Nigeria seek refuge
The Telegraph
Akwa Ibom, Nigeria-November 9, 2008
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Beggars and ghosts light up arson probe
Weekend Post News
London, England-November 1, 2008
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Calls from Beyond
Snopes.com
Chatsworth, California-November 1, 2008
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Why I believe in ghosts
The Standard Times via SouthCoast Today
New Bedford, Massachusetts-October 31, 2008
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Bay State Paranormal Center Opens In Taunton, Massachusetts

Ghost Lusters: If You Want to See a Specter Badly Enough, Will You?
Scientific American
Ontario, Canada-October 27, 2008
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Supernatural folklore attached to some East Tennessee churches
Knoxnews.com
Knoxville, Tennessee-October 26, 2008
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Texas military members investigate paranormal phenomenon
The Scrippnews
Witchita Falls, Texas-October 24, 2008
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Texas military members investigate paranormal phenomenon
The Scrippnews
Witchita Falls, Texas-October 24, 2008
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The Thrill of the Chill
(a classic reprint of an important paranormal news article)
The Standard Times via SouthCoast Today
New Bedford, Massachusetts-October 29, 2006
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Ghostly visitor seen at Rialto church
The Daily Bulletin
Rialto, California-October 22, 2008
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Ghostly experience can be jarring, but also may instill belief
The Huntsville Times
Huntsville, Alabama-October 17, 2008
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The police and the paranormal
The Straits Times
Singapore-October 13, 2008
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Top 5 Real-life Haunted Houses
How Stuff Works
Atlanta, Georgia-October 18, 2008
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Ghosthunters capture spirit voices in Montrose
Montrose Today
Montrose, Scotland-October 13, 2008
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6 notorious prisons offer ghostly thrills
MSNBC
October 10, 2008
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Ghostvillage.com Launches New Ghost Web Site for Kids, Parents, and Educators

Exploring the Shadows of the Paranormal: An Interview with Dr. Robert M. Schoch
Vision Magazine-San Diego, California-October 4, 2008
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New Children's Book Explores the Ghosts of the White House

Lorraine Warren to speak in Southbury about the paranormal
The News Times-Southbury, Connecticut-October 3, 2008
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Ghost of nun photographed at Wepre Park HAVE YOUR SAY
The Evening Leader-Wrexham, Wales -September 30, 2008
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Ghostly Image Caught in Gym
CNN-Overland Park, Kansas-September 25, 2008
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New details on bizarre and violent exorcism in the Valley
azFamily.com-Phoenix, Arizona-September 25, 2008
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Go for the flowers, stay for the phantoms
The New Tribune-Tacoma, Washington-September 23, 2008
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New Travel Website Asks for Paranormal Submissions, Debunkings
Beachconnection.net-Portland, Oregon-September 18, 2008
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The Religious Pressure to Not Believe

Guardian Angels Are Here, Say Most Americans
Time Magazine-Tampa, Florida-September 18, 2008
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For $30M: A Local Mansion. The Catch? May Come With Ghosts.
The Hoya-Georgetown, Washington DC-September 16, 2008
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Ghosts, Goals, and Political Unrest

This could only happen in Massachusetts, believe it or not
The Boston Globe-Boston, Massachusetts-September 7, 2008
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Why I need wheelchair for ghostly tours
The Norwich 24 Evening News-Norwich, England-September 14, 2008
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Ghouls on film
The Daily Echo-Bournemouth, Dorset-September 9, 2008
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MU anthropologist develops new approach to explain religious behavior
PHYSORG.comSeptember 9, 2008
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Horror Channel comes to Michigan
Mlive.com -Ann Arbor, Michigan- September 5, 2008
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School for occult sciences: Supernatural only for the rich?
The Daily Times -Lahore, Pakistan- September 3, 2008
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Suspects tell police they were looking for Casper
Worcester Telegram -Worcester, Massachusetts- September 4, 2008
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Tourism trend: Halloween is now its own season
The Associated Press via the Mercury News -New York, New York- September 3, 2008
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Stay the night, ghost-hunt at the Putnam
The Quad-City Times -Davenport, Iowa- August 28, 2008
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Scary speakers on the way to Haunted Hickory Paranormal Conference
Hickory Daily Record -Hickory, North Carolina- August 27, 2008
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Ghost conference planned in West Virginia
Associated Press via the Herald Dispatch -Parkersburg, West Virgina- August 26, 2008
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Evil spirits possess 25 high school students in Mindoro
Inquirer.net -Makati City, Philippines- August 20, 2008
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Spooky timing for Olympics photo-finding
Connecticut Post -Stratford, Connecticut- August 19, 2008
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Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting takes a new look at looking for ghosts

Ex-Salem cop finds fulfillment channeling spirit world
Boston Herald -Boston, Massachusetts- August 18, 2008
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Military wants to study mind-reading
Associated Press via CNN.com -Los Angeles, California- August 15, 2008
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The 7th Annual Mid-South Paranormal Convention

Ghost Tails Dog Walk To Benefit Humane Society

Hey ghosts, take a hike ... in New Hampshire
Seacostonline.com -Portsmouth, New Hampshire- August 8, 2008
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Developer has big plans for former TB hospital
WAVE Channel 3, NBC Affiliate -Louisville, Kentucky- August 7, 2008
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Ghost Hunters: Ashland landmark searched for paranormal activity
The MetroWest Daily News -Ashland, Massachusetts- August 6, 2008
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Have you captured paranormal activity?
The Northampton Chronicle and Echo -Northampton, England- August 1, 2008
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2008 Valley Paranormal Seminar

Lockport man says hes a paranormal magnet
The Daily Comet -Thibodaux, Louisiana- July 30, 2008
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Bangladesh cracks down on genie-powered godmen
AFP via Canada.com -Paris, France/Ontario, Canada - July 30, 2008
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David Wells Is Dining in New England

Spirits possess Tublay students
Sun.Star Baguio -Tublay, Benguet, Philippines - July 28, 2008
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A Face to Meet the Faces That You Meet

10 great haunts for seekers of the paranormal
USA Today -McLean, Virginia - July 24, 2008
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Spooky broadcast to feature live theater and more
The Standard-Times/SouthCoast Today -New Bedford, Massachusetts- July 25, 2008
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Beware: Haunting plans await
The Peoria Journal Star -Peoria, Illinois - July 23, 2008
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Haunted Waverly Hills Gets National Attention from Paranormal Groups

Ghostly goings-on at Leeds museum
Yorkshire Evening Post - Yorkshire, England - July 19, 2008
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Amy Winehouse's dad speaks out on Blake, touring and ghostly gran
New Musical Express - London, England - July 12, 2008
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English Civil War ghost captured on film by paranormal enthusiasts
The Telegraph - Northhamptonshire, England - July 13, 2008
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3rd Annual Paranormal Meet and Greet in Indiana

Casting Call: Haunted House Residents and Paranormal Groups Across the US

Haunted Lighthouses Tour to Feature Medium David Wells

Casting Call: The After-School Paranormal Club

Did Ghosts Crash Wedding at Middleboro Town Hall?
Enterprise News - Brockton, MA - June 24, 2008
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Communicating With the Paranormal in Petawawa
Pembroke Daily Observer - Ontario, Canada - June 21, 2008
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Paranormal Books and Curiosities Opens in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Casting Call: Do You Live in a Haunted House?

Most Haunted Live to Air From Gettysburg
The Evening Sun - Hanover, Pennsylvania - June 10, 2008
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Paranormal Probers on Grave Mission
San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino, California - June 6, 2008
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Teen Snaps Eerie Ghost
The Sun - Dingwall, Scotland - May 28, 2008
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Investigators Conduct Paranormal Research At Ritz Theater Downtown
KRIS - Corpus Christi, Texas - May 24, 2008
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The Sinister Images Caught on Camera that Could Prove Poltergeists Do Exist
Mail on Sunday - London, UK - May 21, 2008
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Alleged Apparitions an Annoyance for Residents
WMTV - Madison, Wisconsin - May 19, 2008
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Las Vegas Sance Searches For The Answers

Ghost Hunters Asked to Get On the Case
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - Kettering, England, UK - May 7, 2008
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Paranormal Investigators Spend Night at Castle
Malton and Pickering Mercury - Malton, UK - April 30, 2008
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Ghost Hunters Called in for Unearthly Disturbances in Herriott Hall
Times-Delphic - Des Moines, Iowa - April 22, 2008
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Stricter Regulations for Paranormal Industry
The Herald - Glasgow, Scotland - April 18, 2008
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New Book Explores the Weird Side of Massachusetts

Blogtalkradio's "Shadows In The Dark" One Year Anniversary Featuring 24-Hour Paranormal Extravaganza

GhoStock Paranormal Enthusiasts Convention Returns to Savannah, Georgia

Ghost Hunt Canceled at Former Asylum
WJLA - IOWA CITY, Iowa - April 10, 2008
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Mom Stabbed Girl Because of Demon: Police
Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago, Illinois - April 9, 2008
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Paranormal Team Checks Out Police Station
First Coast News - Homestead, Pennsylvania - April 7, 2008
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Ghost Hunters Part I: South Jersey Research Organization Offers Sanity for Those Plagued by Ghosts
The SJU Hawk - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - April 2, 2008
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Paranormal Researchers Hear Voices on Tapes; Schedule Return Visit
Times-Herald - Forrest City, Arkansas - April 1, 2008
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Professor To Explore The Paranormal Universe
Planet Blacksburg - Blacksburg, Virginia - March 25, 2008
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Paranormal Viewer Offering His Help
Watertown Daily Times - Watertown, New York - March 22, 2008
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Ghost Seminar and Investigation at the Lizzie Borden House

Report: Spielberg's Spooky Social Site
CNET - San Francisco, California - March 4, 2008
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Father: Son's Spirit Saved My Life
WLWT - Butler, Kentucky - February 27, 2008
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The International Fortean Organization (INFO) Presents FortFest '08: Beyond Belief in Baltimore

Indiana-S.P.I., EERIE Radio and Crossroads Paranormal Present Indiana-PhenomeCon 2008 in Historic Columbus, Indiana

Ghostbuster Goes After Green Lady!
Highland News - Inverness, Scotland, UK - February 21, 2008
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Chasing Television's Ghosts
Broadcast Newsroom - Newport Beach, California - February 19, 2008
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Local Paranormal Investigators Explore Waynesboro Home
Staunton News Leader - Staunton, Virginia - February 17, 2008
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"The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure" Goes Gold

Obsessed Ouija Board Collector Builds Virtual Shrine to Those Responsible for Its Invention

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghost Hunters!
Cohasset Mariner - Marshfield, Massachusetts - January 31, 2008
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Loneliness Breeds Belief in Supernatural
LiveScience.com - New York, New York - January 24, 2008
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Ghost of a Chance in Amador County Hotel
The Sacramento Bee - Sacramento, California - January 22, 2008
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Ghost Hunter Wants to Explore Ayscoughfee
Spalding Guardian - Spalding, England - January 16, 2008
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Spooky Goings-On to Mark Battle Anniversary
Mid Devon Star - Taunton, England - January 11, 2008
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HVRN Corporation Launches Web site Honoring the Late Sarah Estep

Mysterious Object Captured On Camera
KIRO TV - Seattle, Washington - January 3, 2008
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The Night I Talked to a Ghost Called Dave
This is Local London - London, England - January 2, 2008
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April 18, 2008

New Book Explores the Weird Side of Massachusetts

Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, authors of Weird U.S. present Weird Massachusetts: Your Alternative Travel Guide to Massachusetts's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets.

Massachusetts and weird: not too much of a stretch, some would say. WEIRD MASSACHUSETTS (Sterling; May 2008; hardcover; $19.95) by Jeff Belanger digs just a bit deeper and reveals all kinds of local legends, bizarre beasts, surprising cemeteries, and uncovered the best kept secrets from all over the Bay State.

With so many places named after the devil, it's a wonder Massachusetts isn't called the Devil State or the Witch State, but see for yourself at the Witch Museum, dedicated to educating the public on what witchcraft was, and is today; for the really daring, unlock some of the spooky secrets at the Houghton Mansion or stay a night at Concord's Colonial Inn; circle around haunted trees in cemeteries, or try climbing Dighton Rock and unravel the messages in its centuries-old carvings. It's all here. It's all weird, and it's all in Massachusetts.

WEIRD MASSACHUSETTS, like all the books in the Weird series, is filled with stories about unusual people and amazing sights. Abandoned places, cursed roads, friendly and not-so-friendly ghosts, bizarre personal properties, and eye-catching roadside oddities are all here, all for you, and all very weird.

As you travel through the pages of WEIRD MASSACHUSETTS you'll:
  • Visit Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden in his hometown of Springfield
  • Uncover the murders at the Lizzie Borden house - sleepovers are available if you dare
  • Witness the mystery of the Nantucket UFO
  • Tour the Salem Witch Museum - you might just encounter one of the many modern day witches who visit each year
And so much more!

ABOUT JEFF BELANGER
Jeff Belanger leads a very haunted life. He's been fascinated with the supernatural since age ten, when he investigated his first haunted house during a sleepover. Since then, he's been a writer and journalist for various newspapers and magazines, and in 1999, he launched Ghostvillage.com, as a repository for his writings on the subject of the supernatural. The site has since grown to become the largest paranormal community on the Web, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Jeff is the author of seven books on the paranormal, including The World's Most Haunted Places and Our Haunted Lives. He lectures regularly on the subject of supernatural phenomena and has appeared on many radio and television programs covering the paranormal.

ABOUT THE CREATORS OF THE WEIRD SERIES
MARK SCEURMAN

Mark Sceurman is known as a graphic artist, publisher, and all-around nice guy. His journey to discover the weirder aspects of local history and legends began many years ago when his brother told him tales of Albino Village, where "they come out at night to get you!" Since then the roads less traveled have been the only paths he chooses to take. He has an affection for rock and roll, draft beer, and collecting odd stories from newspapers. He resides in New Jersey (which he calls the weirdest state) with his wife, Shirley, and their daughter.

MARK MORAN
Mark Moran is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he studied fine art, illustration, and photography. It was a boring and misspent suburban New Jersey childhood that first led him to his lifelong fascination with exploring the lost history and forgotten landmarks of his surroundings. Eventually he would share what he had found with others through his pictures and stories. These days he lives with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters in a boring suburban New Jersey neighborhood (when he is not out tracking down satanic albino cannibals).

WEIRD MASSACHUSETTS
Hardcover: 256 pages
Price: $19.95
Publisher: Sterling (May 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1402754371


For more information about the Weird U.S. series, including a complete list of its available titles, please visit: www.weirdus.com.




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