Happy August to you all. In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this is known as the
"Ghost Month" because the gates of the underworld are opened to allow
the deceased to walk the Earth until the month is over. There are festivals to
remember the dead in China this month, with offerings of food and entertainment
for the living as well as the dead. (It would be a shame to prepare a big feast
and only leave it out for ghosts.)
There are big changes coming to this newsletter. First, it will be going to a bi-weekly
format, and then it will turn into a regular column on the supernatural. If you
are signed up to receive this newsletter, you will automatically be signed up for
the new column. The hope is to get this column syndicated on other Web sites,
newspapers, and the like. If you're interested in finding out more about getting
content for your site or publication, email
Our subscriber list has grown significantly, and we now have a Web-based system
to manage the list. If you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe, look for the "Subscribe" box on various pages around the site. This new system
will eliminate any duplicate entries and allow people to come and go from the
list as they please.
This is a brand-new addition to Ghostvillage.com. The Supernatural
Library will feature book reviews, author interviews, and more.
Here's how it's going to work: Someone from Ghostvillage.com will review the
books, and anyone visiting the Ghostvillage.com Web site will have the
opportunity to write their own review of the book, which will be posted
underneath each title. (Okay, so we stole the idea from Amazon, but if it ain't
broke, don't fix it.) Our first book review of A Witch's Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural,
by Gerina Dunwich is up now. If you have written or published a book on the
supernatural and would like it reviewed, contact
us. (Only new books, please.)
Here are some Encounters that have been added since the last newsletter:
Haunted Land - Ashland, Tennessee
Grandmother's Visiting Spirit - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Beating the Angel of Death - Chicago, Illinois
Haunted Graveyard - New Carlisle, Ohio
Footsteps in the Bedroom - Matoaka City Limits, West Virginia
A Spirit Named "Fred" - Manchester, United Kingdom
Children's Dancing Light - Harrogate, Tennessee
Grandma's Hand - River Pines, California
"For My Kids" - Red Lock, Ohio(Our first EVP!)
Welcome New Members
Since our last newsletter, we have had a lot of new people join us in the Town Square. Please welcome:
Ghostvillage.com Quick Stats:
5,573 Messages in the Town Square Message Boards
567 Members in the Town Square
37 "Encounters" listed so far in 2002
216 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Search directory
956 Subscribers to this newsletter.
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