#29 - January 14, 2004
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Happy New Year
to you all! I can tell you without a doubt that 2004 will
be our biggest year ever. Here are just a few things we're
working on for this year:
- Even more great
content written by experts and lay people alike
- Our first-ever
mini-convention - a haunted campout in Gettysburg
Ghost Chats in our chat room
- A book on true ghost
stories from around the world will be on bookshelves
everywhere this fall!
We now have more than
3,000 registered members in our message boards, and there
are well over 6,000 subscribers to our newsletters. By all
accounts, our village has become a city! You have all
played a big part in this growth, so I thank you all. I'd
also like to take a minute to ask you to contribute
even more. We're always on the lookout for open letters,
essays, opinions, research, and even more people to join
Congratulations to Jeanne G. Pocius of East Boston, Massachusetts! Jeanne was last month's winner of an autographed copy of
The Forgotten and Eternity.
As a New Year's resolution, please take a minute to tell a
friend or two about Ghostvillage.com. Let's get 2004 off
to a huge start!
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com
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subject. If not, email email@example.com, and in the subject or body, put the URL of the page you found the icon on. Good luck!
(Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are
prize: a free one-year subscription to FATE
magazine (a $29.95 value)! Each month, FATE
brings you true reports of the strange and unknown. UFOs, ghosts, psychic phenomena, ancient mysteries, cryptozoology, and the paranormal since 1948.
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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! Here's some of what is going on in
Wednesday, January 14: Birthdays: Bardok_911
Thursday, January 15: Birthday: Ghostly_Girls
Friday, January 16: Birthdays: GOYO
Saturday, January 17: Birthdays: Emerald_eyed,
Monday, January 19: Birthdays: Aphrodite
Tuesday, January 20: Birthday: Tracer007
Wednesday, January 21: Birthdays: hmw1977
Friday, January 23: Birthdays: GHI-Bill
Saturday, January 24: Birthdays: jtree26
Sunday, January 25: Birthdays: Seven
Monday, January 26: Birthday: T-Buck
Wednesday, January 28: Birthdays: radbaby777
Thursday, January 29: Birthdays: Anadori
Friday, January 30: Birthday: krcguns
Saturday, January 31: Birthdays: mrsspookypants
Tuesday, February 3: Birthdays: TrippyChick3
Wednesday, February 4: Birthdays: FashionViktum
Thursday, February 5: Birthday: Gidget
Friday, February 6: Birthdays: shirhia
Saturday, February 7: Birthdays: Salvatore
Sunday, February 8: Birthdays: amy_gorg
Monday, February 9: Birthdays: babyarm26
Get to know some of your fellow
Ghostvillagers. (Kats_god is on the left, next to actress Claudia Christian)
|Who's Who in the Town Square?
What is your name?
What do you do for a living?
I am an artist looking for work, and I detail cars to make money in the meantime.
Where do you live?
Have you ever had an experience with a ghost? If so, what happened?
I have a friend that was living in the apartment right above
me. She moved out about two weeks ago. There is nobody living there yet, but at
night sometimes I can hear somebody walking around up there. Before the woman
moved out, she and I talked deeply about ghosts being in this building. We both
would get this strange feeling in the same spot of each other's bedroom right by
the bathroom. Like something was after us, and we had to get into the next room
as fast as we could. Now I am very sure we were right.
This just took place on February 25, 2003: I was sitting
in bed watching TV. It was in the mid-day. My TV sits right behind the door, so I
can see right through the crack between the door and the door frame if the door
isn't all the way shut. Well, the door was about halfway open and I saw a figure
go past the door on the other side. Right after that, the cat started freaking out.
I was the only one in the apartment at that time.
Do you think there is something supernatural about artistic inspiration?
I never really thought about it. I think there may be something to it. I guess that's why not everybody can do it.
It's kind of like there's a chosen few to do it.
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee
Prosser, has brought us new book reviews since our last newsletter. Have you read one of these books? Want to add your own review? Click
This past month's Book Reviews:
Western Seeker, Eastern Paths: Exploring Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Tantra by David Pond
Celtic Astrology: How the Mystical Power of the Druid Tree Signs Can Transform Your Life by Phyllis Vega
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
Jeff Belanger is currently working on his book that will be due out this fall. It's about ghosts, it's about history, and you will definitely find out more in the coming months.
Because of this huge undertaking, the "Legends of the Supernatural" column is going to go on a three-month
hiatus. After April, the column will go back to bi-weekly. Watch this newsletter and the Web site for more information on this project. Since our last newsletter, the following column ran:
|Legends of the Supernatural
Ley Lines, Old Straight Tracks, and Earth Energies - an interview with Paul Devereux
December 13, 2003
If you know of a publication that may be interested in
running this column, drop me a line for pricing information. >>email<<
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:
Black-Hooded Ghost - Hamilton, Ohio
Ka Huaka'i Po (The Night Marchers) - La'ie, O'ahu, Hawai'i
The Lady in the Blue Dress at Captain Tony's Bar - Key West, Florida
Haunted House in Princeton - Princeton, West Virginia
Haunted House and Failed Exorcism - La Plata, Maryland
Mt. Iron Apparition Caught on Videotape - Mt. Iron, Minnesota
Dissolving Figure at Fort Garry Hotel - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Dark Specter on Charles Island - Milford, Connecticut
Our new "Resources" section is a place for editorials, research articles, open letters to our readers, press releases, 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 articleThe Life of a Ghost Hunter by
January 14, 2004 added since our last newsletter:
The Life of a Ghost Hunter by Brian Leffler - January 14, 2004
Our >>Supernatural Auction<< has a lot of ghost hunting equipment, books, and videos on it right now.
Check out these new and used products today! If you have a product or service to sell, remember, basic listings are still free -- you have no risk in trying to sell your items on our auction.
New members receive $1.00 credited to their account -- this credit can be used for the extras such as bold listings. This supernatural marketplace is a great way to connect with
people who are interested in your products and services.
Here is this month's featured item: Ghost
Hunter School CD
Since our last newsletter, the following people have joined us in the Town Square!
the Aloha Spirit,
havstar, rabid_hobbit, crashpowers, and harrish.
23,206 Messages in the Town
Square Message Boards
|Ghostvillage.com Quick Stats:
3,029 Members in the Town
listed in 2003. 4 listed in 2004 so far.
362 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost
6,433 Subscribers to this newsletter
1,501,846 total Web site "hits" for Ghostvillage.com in
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