GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #105 - June 17, 2010

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Dear Ghostvillagers,

Hey, see any ghosts lately? Man oh man, what a month this has been. Iíve been doing a bunch of traveling. I spoke at a great event at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, with Darkness Radio and the Ghost Adventures guys, and then this past week I went to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado with Beyond Reality Events and the folks from Ghost Hunters. What an amazing few weeks itís been meeting fans of the paranormal and investigating some famous haunts with great people. Thanks to all of you who said hello! (You can see pictures on my Facebook page.)

Iím looking forward to getting back to my base camp here at the Ghostvillage.com world headquarters for a little while and legend tripping through some regional oddities. Speaking of thatÖ I have a huge announcement coming in the next Ghostvillage.com newsletter. Next month Iím offering a new direction to the paranormal community. I canít wait to tell you about it. Sorry to be a tease, but this cake it still baking in the oven -- it will be ready by next month.

This month weíre going to focus on nightmares: those bad dreams that frighten us to the tips of our toes. Why are they so powerful? Because no one knows our fears like our subconscious.

What is a dream? I believe itís a way for our subconscious to communicate with our higher selves, itís a way for our brains to process memories, and itís a prone state where we find ourselves subject to outside influencesÖ maybe even paranormal influences if weíre to believe the many witnesses who have come forward with claims of experiencing Old Hag Syndrome, or an incubus or succubus, or a visitation from beyond the grave. Weíll touch on all of that this month on Ghostvillage.com.

A big welcome to all of our new subscribers, and a happy haunting wish to those of you who have been with us a while.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below!

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com

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Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
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.

Events Scheduled:

2010 Haunted America East Coast Conference - Cape Cod Community College - West Barnstable, Massachusetts - August 28, 2010
Ghost Adventures Crew and Darkness Events - Mansfield Reformatory - Mansfield, Ohio - September 9-12, 2010
A Paranormal Retreat: Virginia City - Virginia City, Nevada - October 1-4, 2010
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Bancroft Memorial Library - Hopedale, Massachusetts - October 13, 2010, 7 PM
A "Weird" Massachusetts Evening - Fiske Public Library - Wrentham, Massachusetts - October 19, 2010, 7 PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Beaman Memorial Library - West Boylston, Massachusetts - October 26, 2010, 7 PM
Beyond Reality Events - The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - November 5-8, 2010


Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Ken Greer of Niles, Michigan, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Revised Edition and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!

How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (May 18, 2010). At 5:00 PM, we will draw a winner at random from the correct entries that have been received. You no longer have to be the first, but you only have until 5:00 PM to get your answer in. If you click on this link: http://www.ghostvillage.com/index.shtml#winner, you see today's date, and "We have a winner!" that means the contest has ended. Sorry, please try again next month. To submit your entry, simply reply to this email with the correct answer.

On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Ghostvillage.com. Remember, reply by 5:00 PM tomorrow to be eligible to win.

According to Mike Brody, is it true that the ghost who haunts the Princess Room of the Mt. Washington Hotel gets jealous and increases paranormal activity when you're dressed better than her?

At 5:00 PM tomorrow, we will announce the winner on our home page. 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: Revised Edition and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!


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Supernatural Calendar
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! Ghostvillage.com now syndicates our calendar of events so other Web sites can also display these supernatural happenings at no charge! To learn more about installing our calendar of events RSS feed, please visit our syndication page. Adding your own local events to our calendar is more important than ever!

June 18: The Hill View Manor Experience Event
June 29: Jeff Belanger on the Sheena Metal Experience
July 3: Paranormal/Psychic Faire
July 8: Jeff Belanger on Shadows & Lost Souls Radio
July 15: Jeff Belanger on Down at the Crossroads Radio



Who's Who in the Village?
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.

>>Daewen<< - Ghostvillager since June 15, 2004

What is your name?
Amanda

How old are you?
25

Where do you live?
Near Madison, Wisconsin

What do you do for a living?
Iím a writer of poetry and novels. To support myself, I work with antiques.

What first got you interested in ghosts and the supernatural?
When I was a child, I started ďseeingĒ things as they looked in the past. Iím still unsure about how this happens or why or if it even is real. However, those experiences, along with being able to seemingly communicate with and be contacted by spirits, really got me interested in learning more about why these things happen to people and the supernatural, in general.

What is the most compelling piece of ghost evidence you have seen?
I think for most people, the most compelling evidence they have seen is what they experience with their own senses. The same is true for me. To be more specific, I would have to say the experiences Iíve had with my Uncleís spirit have been the most heartfelt and eye-opening for me.

What is your favorite summer treat?
Chilled carrot cake.



Features
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 here.

New features added since our last newsletter:

Kids and the Paranormal with Dave Schrader By 30 Odd Minutes June 8, 2010 [VIDCAST]
12 Rumors about the Mt. Washington Beyond Reality Event By Mike Brody June 2, 2010 [COLUMN]
The Wisconsin Werewolf with Linda Godfrey By 30 Odd Minutes June 1, 2010 [VIDCAST]
Live-ish From the Haunted Houghton Mansion By 30 Odd Minutes May 25, 2010 [VIDCAST]
One Year Anniversary Show By 30 Odd Minutes May 18, 2010 [VIDCAST]



Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Our last month's theme was Battlefield Ghosts. Here's what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:

Discussion: Voices from the Battlefield
Features: Episode 41: Gettysburg - Investigating the Daniel Lady Farm
Encounters: Wilderness Battlefield Apparition - Locust Grove, Virginia
Encounters: Civil War Soldier Visitor - Manassas Battlefield, Virginia
Library: Ghosts of War - Library Archive



Shopping at Ghostvillage.com
Have you checked out our Ghost-Mart and Ghostvillage U.?

Ghostvillage U.: "Professor Paranormal" Loyd Auerbach and the HCH Institute's Distance Learning Certificate Course on Parapsychological Studies is now available through Ghostvillage.com. Ready to take paranormal investigation to the next level? Check out the online courses.

Ghost-Mart:
Digital Voice Recorders: Going for EVP? Think DVR.
Paranormal Books: Ghost-Mart has many of the leading paranormal titles.
EMF Meters: Check out our line of EMF meters from cell sensors to tri-field.
Closed Circuit TV: From inexpensive to the high end, we have them all.


Supernatural Library
Ghostvillage.com's book reviewer, Lee Prosser and the staff have brought you new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.

This past month's Library additions:

Kids Who See Ghosts by Caron B. Goode



Recent Encounters
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:

The Spirit in My House - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Seneca Spook Light - Seneca, Missouri
The Presence in Our Home - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Civil War Soldier Visitor - Manassas Battlefield, Virginia [PIC]
A Ghost at My Birthday Party - Walla Walla, Washington



News
This is the place to find news items on paranormal happenings around the world. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, please see our guidelines.

Ghost Hunters Lose Access to Perry Cemetery
13wmaz.com
Perry, Georgia - June 15, 2010
[External News]
Million Ghost March To Defy Logic

Officials approve investigation of paranormal activity at cemetery Newton Citizen Covington, Georgia - June 8, 2010 [External News]
Perry council debates budget, paranormal activity Macon.com Macon, Georgia - June 8, 2010 [External News]
No Second Life for Ghost Hunters Case Courthouse News Service Los Angeles, California - June 3, 2010 [External News]
Female Ghost Haunting Malaysian Police Ghost Theory Betong, Malaysia - June 3, 2010 [External News]
Lady Gaga Calls London Ghostbusters to Rid Concert Arena of Bad Energy Associated Content London, England - June 2, 2010 [External News]
SGRA To open library & research center
Ghost at New Inn in Gloucester throws pint of beer BBC Gloucestershire Gloucester, England - May 27, 2010 [External News]
Hawaii Ghost Hunters Profit From Spooks KITV Honolulu, Hawaii - May 12, 2010 [External News]

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Hot Threads and the Ghostvillage.com Community
In the past month, hundreds of new people registered for free to join our supernatural discussion! Have you?

If you have registered for our message boards but haven't validated your account yet, it's simple to do! Look for the email that was automatically sent to you when you registered and click on the account activation link in the email (note: some bulkmail filters may block this email, so you'll need to check your bulkmail folder if the validation email didn't immediately come through). There are always great discussions going on in our huge message board community. We hope you'll get involved. It's free to register if you're not already a member. Here are some of the hot topics this month:

Spiritography
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30619
Strange picture in a fire.

EVP
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30648
What do you hear?

Spirit Videos
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30605
Aura caught on film.

Religion and Spirituality
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=26765
Satanism: a brief discussion.

Skeptics
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30644
Can ghosts be created?

Personal Encounters
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30650
My family's curious spirit.

Urban Legends
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30600
Are vampires real?

Spirit Communication
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=30638
My learning.


Board of the Month -- Nightmares
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showforum=27
What scares you while you're sleeping? Let's discuss!


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