GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #54 - February 16, 2006
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It's Ghost Hunting Equipment Month here at Ghostvillage.com. Between now and the next newsletter we're going to explore the equipment, the methods, and the people who search for ghosts and spirits.
When people have asked me what piece of equipment is most critical to this pursuit, I've often answered, "breath mints." You laugh, but I mean it. I find that we speak to the living a lot more often than we do the dead, and it's critical to make a good impression on those we communicate with during an investigation. We're trying to establish our own credibility and present ourselves as professionals every time we go on a case.
There is very little agreement on what methods and techniques work best for ghost investigating, which certainly reflects the diversity of the ghost hunters. Some employ very esoteric means such as psychics, Ouija boards, or other channeling devices in order to establish whether there is a haunting or not; while other investigators would never dream of using anything that isn't scientifically based -- they may use EMF meters, thermometers, infrared photography, and other environmental measuring equipment to establish whether ghosts are present. Still, there are others who incorporate both the spiritual and the scientific. At Ghostvillage.com, we applaud them all because paranormal investigators of all backgrounds are asking big questions and delving into the unexplained in an effort to shine some light down a seemingly dark tunnel.
Ghost investigators can't be stereotyped -- they come from all backgrounds, are varied in age from very young to the elderly, and live all over the world. Some do this work as a full-time pursuit, while other people are content with being a supernatural tourist and taking in the occasional ghost tour during family vacations. Whatever level of interest you have, this month we want to explore how we can all come to understand the supernatural a little better. Have an opinion on orbs? Want to get more serious about your own study of spirits? Let us know. Post in the
message board of the month or
Thank you to those who shared your thoughts and experiences on tarot, last month's theme. This community and living paranormal magazine continues to grow with your support. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.
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Congratulations to David Albaugh of Jamestown, Rhode Island, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's book, Communicating With the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
This month, we're doing the contest again, but we ask that you first click this link:
If it says, "The search is on" then we don't have a winner yet and go ahead and send in your answer. If you see today's date
and "We have a winner!" that means you weren't the first to email us. Sorry, please try again next month.
On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Ghostvillage.com. The first
person to reply to this email with the correct answer will win this month's prize.
What's the city and state of the school that wouldn't allow author Charles J. Adams to mention death in his ghost stories presentation?
Once we have a winner, we will announce it on our home page as soon
as possible. Good luck! (Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are eligible.)
This month's prize:
We're giving away an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!
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The Supernatural Calendar is the place where thousands will learn about your events of interest to the supernatural world. The service is only available to registered members of the message boards, and it's free!
We'd like your help filling our calendar in -- so add your events for thousands of Ghostvillagers to see.
February 3-28: Chicago
Hauntings Ghost Tours - Fridays and Saturdays
February 18: Dead
of Winter Event
February 19: Inaugural
Tour of the Springfield Hauntings Ghost Tour
March 4: Jeff
Belanger on Exploring Unexplained Phenomena
March 16: Troy
Taylor presents "Weird & Haunted Illinois"
March 17: Chicago
Hauntings Irish Ghosts & Haunted Pub Crawl
March 21: Troy
Taylor presents "Weird & Haunted Illinois"
March 31: Spirits
of the Civil War in Gettysburg
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
>>Grim Undertakings<< - member since November 4, 2005
What is your name?
How old are you?
Where do you live?
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
What do you do for a living?
I work at a hotel. It's called The Overlook.
What got you interested in the supernatural?
The short answer is that there has to be a reason for all of these
sightings of ghosts. Why do they exist? Why do they haunt? Do they have
common behavioral patterns?
Is it possible to obtain photographic proof of the existence of ghosts?
Yes. For example, how can the picture of the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall be explained?
What is your favorite junk food?
Our last month's theme was tarot. Many of you weighed in on the subject in our message board of the month, and others contributed feature articles. Here's
what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:
|Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Book Review: Three Oracle Card Collections from Connections Book Publishing
Book Review: Tarot Journaling by Corrine Kenner
Book Review: Babylonian Tarot by Sandra Tabatha Cicero
The Witchcraft Connection "The Fools Journey: A Magickal Roadmap to Life" by Lord Foxglove
Bide One's Time "Tarot and Spiritual Alchemy" by Lee Prosser
It's in the Cards - This month's feature article by Jeff Belanger
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser, has brought us several new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.
This past month's Library additions:
Three Oracle Card Collections from Connections Book Publishing
The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran by Robert Feather
The Sacred Power of Huna by Rima A. Morrell
Hidden Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston
Tarot Journaling by Corrine Kenner
Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile by Margaret Starbird
Babylonian Tarot by Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Elemental Magick by D. J. Conway
St. Mary Magdalene by Tau Malachi
Coyote Healing by Lewis Mehl-Madrona
We receive personal encounters from all over the world. Many are scary, some are touching, but they are always profound. If you would like
to share your own experience, please click >>here<<. Since our last newsletter, we added the following new encounters:
A House Too Good to Be True - Pueblo, Colorado
Three Strange Knocks - South Boston, Virginia
Great Grandmother's Mirror - Jackson, Mississippi
Our Red Balloon - Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Grandfather's Image - Delhi, New York
Creature Beyond - Milton, Florida [PIC]
Childhood Friends - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Floating Mass - Las Vegas, Nevada
Voices on New York Street - Long Beach, California
Catwoman's Bridge - Lancaster, South Carolina
Anya's Tom - Connecticut [PIC]
This is the place to find press releases and news items on paranormal
happenings around the world. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, please see our
Secrets and Lies: Fact or Fiction? - February 16, 2006
Penn State Paranormal Research Society to Film a Television Pilot - January 27, 2006
Our "Features" section is a place for editorials, research articles, open letters to our readers, and other content of interest to
Ghostvillagers. If you have a topic on your mind, agree or disagree with something you read
recently, we want to hear from you! For guidelines, click
New features added since our last newsletter:
Divination and Geomancy - by Lee Prosser - February 15, 2006 [COLUMN]
Spirit Messages from a Murderer by Richard Senate - February 8, 2006
The Ghosts of Springfield, Missouri - by Lee Prosser - February 3, 2006 [COLUMN]
The Ghost Storyteller: A Dinosaur Among Lemmings? by Charles J. Adams III - January 23, 2006
The Fools Journey: A Magickal Roadmap to Life - by Lord Foxglove - January 20, 2006 [COLUMN]
This is the place to find out where author and Ghostvillage.com founder Jeff Belanger will be speaking on the subject of the
supernatural. If you're interested in booking Jeff for a conference or other event, please
email us for more information.
|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
New Jersey Ghost Conference 2006 - April 22, 2006
2006 New England Ghost Conference - October 13-15, 2006
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|Hot Threads in the Community
Fact? Fiction? Annoying?
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
The psychology of human evil.
Can a ghost attach itself to jewelry?
One of the most common legends to be found.
Paranormal Investigative Groups
Got one? Want to start one?
The Old Salem, Massachusetts Jail
Come and read the history of a haunted jail, full of stories of lights and screams.
Is this an anomaly or something else? You decide.
What do you think?
The Boiling Point
Dismayed by dog desertion.
To quote or not to quote, that is the question.
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Board of the Month -- Ghost Hunting Equipment!
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