GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #60 - August 16, 2006
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I know what you're thinking... you're thinking, "Jeff, you have no idea what I'm thinking." And we'd both be right... sort of. Confused? Don't be, we'll get through this together. My name is Jeff Belanger, and I'm just not a psychic. I don't know what the future holds, but I do get my own gut instincts and intuitions. I have hypotheses and hunches on what lies ahead in my own future, and I'm usually pretty close in the short term. Maybe we're all just a little sensitive to these things.
This month on Ghostvillage we're going to explore psychics, mediums, and those feelings we get that make no logical sense, but we act on them anyway. It's a journalistic journey we're going to take. We'll ask the hard questions like: Why don't psychics win the lottery every night? Then we'll ask even harder follow-up questions like: If psychics are above using their abilities for personal gain like winning the lottery, why don't they tell me the winning numbers?
Our world has always had its psychics and mediums. Throughout history they have had labels like: oracle, prophet, medicine man, witch, shaman, and Carnac the Magnificent. No matter the label, we have always needed those who could offer us insight and a vicarious glimpse into the realm of what lies beyond death. We need these bridges on many levels, and this month we're going to explore psychic reading, using mediums as part of ghost investigations, and delve into our own hunches and impressions. We'll take a walk on the psychic side. To get us started on the discussion, I took a look at the
movement; where it came from and where it's going.
It's also mid-August, which means the busy season is coming soon. This past month I had the pleasure to meet the great folks who attended the 3rd Annual Eastern Regional Paranormal Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and of course there are many other great conferences coming up in the next few months which offer a great opportunity to meet some fellow Ghostvillagers
and paranormal enthusiasts. We also have a great new development to announce this month: Ghostvillage.com is starting to
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content. That means if you have a Web site, blog, or page on services like MySpace, you can add content from our site that will be automatically updated for you. Let the world know about the supernatural news and events happening in the realm of paranormal research.
I'd also like to extend a big thank-you to those who picked up my new book, Our Haunted
Lives. I appreciate all of the kind words, emails, and great feedback. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.
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Congratulations to Kristen Dittman of Conklin, New York, who was last month's winner of a copy of an autographed copy of
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What's the first movie author Ursula Bielski saw in a theater?
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This month's prize:
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August 19: 2nd
Annual Paranormal Ghost Hunting Conference
August 23: Jeff
Belanger on the Lou Gentile Show
September 14: Jeff
Belanger on WCANRadio Phenomenon
September 22: CONTACT:
Berkshire Paranormal Conference, Massachusetts - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event.
October 1: Second
Annual Las Vegas Paranormal Conference
October 5: UNIV-CON
- University Park, Pennsylvania, Jeff
Belanger on Darker Side of the Moon Radio
October 7: ESP
Expo - Spokane, Washington - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event
October 14: Jeff
Belanger on Exploring Unexplained Phenomena
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>Redhead<< - member since March 14, 2004
What is your name?
Dana Burt. My first name is pronounced more like "Donna."
How old are you?
48. Yikes, already?
Where do you live?
La Crosse, Wisconsin. Itís in a valley of the Mississippi River, and very beautiful with a rich history.
What do you do for a living?
Right now I am a homemaker, but looking for a part-time job.
What got you interested in the supernatural?
I grew up in a haunted house. My sister told me that within a couple of weeks of moving into the house, I, age two, was talking
and singing to/with an imaginary friend I called Mr. Ghost. You could hear things being moved in the attic late at night, see
smoke wisps, objects disappearing and reappearing. When I was about twelve, I woke at dawn and looked out my window to see
a man hanging in a tree on our property line, which was about a quarter of a mile from the house. Gradually this figure was
gone from my sight. When I was about 18, I would see a man in my closet if the door was left open. He seemed very sad and
lonely to me. I have always accepted the paranormal as normal because I grew up with it. I was around 10 when it dawned on
me that not everyone has this stuff going on in their house.
Have you ever used your dowsing rods to try and find spirit energy?
I only recently purchased dowsing rods, and am still in the stage of learning how to use them. I am planning to go out to a local cemetery with a reputation to test this soon.
What's in your CD player right now?
The Band/Greatest Hits, The Eagles/Greatest Hits, Soundtrack to Because of Winn Dixie, Wissing & King/Live at the Brew Note (local musicians), and Fleetwood Mac/Greatest Hits.
Our last month's theme was Our Haunted Lives. Here's
what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:
|Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Discussion: How has the ghost experience affected you?
Feature Article: A Look at Our Haunted Lives by Jeff Belanger
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser and the staff have brought you several new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.
This past month's Library additions:
Be Blessed by Denise Dumars
Witch in the Bedroom by Stacey Demarco
On the Prayer of Jesus by Ignatius Brianchaninov
Voices of Flowers by Rhonda PallasDowney
Creepy Chicago by Ursula Bielski [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]
On The Toltec Path by Ken Eagle Feather
Tarot Talismans by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
The Remote Viewing Training Course by David Morehouse
The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals by Stan Gooch
The Mysteries of Druidry by Brendan Cathbad Myers
Astrology for Yourself by Douglas Bloch and Demetra George
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes by Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith
The Pocket Guide to Rituals by Kerri Connor
Ghosts of the World by Susan Smitten
Reader of Hearts by Darrin Owens
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Old Woman on Route 10 - near El Paso, Texas
Finding Lost Family - Chicago, Illinois
The Haunting Returns - Middletown/Carlisle, Ohio
Our Haunted House - Waterbury, Connecticut
The Ghost of a Prankster Sailor - London, England
Ghostly Car - Palisade, Nebraska
Golf Course Joker - Ruidoso, New Mexico
Payton's Kiss - Denver, Colorado
The Spinning Ferris Wheel - Albany, New York
Visit From Mom's Patient - Little Rock, Arkansas
The Old Woman in the Hotel - Somewhere in the North Rockies
Grandma's Outline? - Boise, Idaho
Attack at Rolling Hills - Bethany, New York
Pinching Premonition - Auckland, New Zealand
Mammaw and Pappaw's Visit - Toledo, Ohio
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West Virginia Boasts Army of Ghosts, Guided Tours The Mercury News San Jose, California - August 14, 2006 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Ghost Buster - Asia Paranormal Investigators The Star Malaysia - August 14, 2006 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Ghosts at the Library? Phoenixville News Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - August 14, 2006 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
Author Philip Gardiner Launches Weekly Radio Show
UNIV-CON Poised to Become Largest Paranormal Conference in the U.S. [CONFERENCE WATCH]
Maine's First School of Metaphysics Opens its Doors in Westbrook
Planet Paranormal Introduces Its Paranormal Radio
Alannah Myles to Host Paranormal Series for Renegade Motion Pictures
Ghost World 2007 to Open in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania [CONFERENCE WATCH]
First Annual Spirit Ball to Haunt Old Louisville, Kentucky
2nd Annual Paranormal Conference to Be Held in Crystal River, Florida, August 19th [CONFERENCE WATCH]
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New features added since our last newsletter:
Geof Gray-Cobb - by Lee Prosser - August 15, 2006 [COLUMN]
Orbs: Have They Become that Boring? by Tuesday Miles - August 14, 2006
A Night on Char-Man Bridge by Richard Senate - August 7, 2006
Five Union Soldier Ghosts - by Lee Prosser - August 2, 2006 [COLUMN]
A Visit With Author and Witch Kala Trobe - Interview by Lee Prosser - July 26, 2006
Perceptual Stratigraphy: Making Sense of Ghostly Manifestations by John Sabol - July 24, 2006
Part two of Belle Gunness: McClung Road and the Blood Farm Horror - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin - July 20, 2006 [COLUMN]
The Trouble With Witches - by Lee Prosser - July 15, 2006 [COLUMN]
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
Berkshire Paranormal Conference, Houghton Mansion - North Adams, Massachusetts - September 22-24, 2006
ESP Expo - Spokane, Washington - October 7-8, 2006
Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party at the Sprague Mansion - Cranston, Rhode Island - October 26, 2006
The 4th Annual Ghost Hunter's Getaway - Astoria, Oregon - November 11-12, 2006
Ghostfest - RMS Queen Mary Long Beach, California - November 17-19, 2006
2007 Haunted America Conference - Decatur, Illinois - June 22-23, 2007
Ghost World Conference - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - July 20-22, 2007
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|Ghost World Conference 2007
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Where is the Soul?
Can your soul find its way back after you are cryonically frozen?
Old Asylum in Connecticut
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