GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #69 - May 15, 2007

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Dear Ghostvillagers,

Spring has sprung a leak here at the Ghostvillage.com world headquarters in Massachusetts. The warmer weather and occasional rain has caused some of the flowers to bloom, the grass to grab for our ankles, and the ghost conference season to start. There are some great events coming up over the next two months, and I'm hoping all 31,345 of you who receive this newsletter will join me at all of them (yes, all of them). A quick reminder on a few of these events that I'll be speaking at: The Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Conference is June 8-9. It's your last chance to get tickets to spend the night in one of America's most haunted prisons in Moundsville, West Virginia; Troy Taylor's Haunted America Conference is June 22-23 in Decatur, Illinois. It's the eleventh year for that event so you know it will be a hit; and the Ghost World Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is July 20-22 -- you absolutely don't want to miss this huge conference, trade show, and symposium.

The warmer months means it's a time to get out and explore the haunts and legends in our own backyards. It's a time for campfire ghost stories and an opportunity to talk about everything that goes bump in the night. And if you're one of our many Ghostvillagers in the southern hemisphere of this big, round ball we call Earth, then you know the fall and winter may not be the best time to head outside for ghost tripping, but it is the perfect time to huddle close and philosophize and contemplate what the ghost experience means. No matter where you live, this month we're going to delve into the supernatural encounter a little deeper. What does the experience mean? What's the cause? What's the effect after seeing a ghost? Our encounters section is full of these experiences, and in our message board of the month we're going to discuss the how's and why's of this profound event.

A few other items worth noting this month: you have until May 17th to nominate someone for the Paranormal Awards that are being held at the Ghost World Conference in July. After May 17th, we'll take the top five nominees in each category and allow people to vote for the best of the best. You can nominate your favorite person or organization here: http://www.ghostworldconference.com/nomination.shtml. Also, if you're in to MySpace, definitely check out the Web site I Am Haunted -- it's like MySpace for the paranormal. By sure to add me to your friends list: http://www.iamhaunted.com/JeffBelanger.

One last note: there's still time to contribute to the forthcoming Ghostvillage.com Ghost Files book (that's already available for pre-order on Amazon.com). Be sure to visit the Ghost Files Message Board for more information. Have a great and haunted month, dear Ghostvillagers. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
Mayor of Ghostvillage.com



Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Scott Wise of Farmville, Virginia, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Our Haunted Lives, 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: http://www.ghostvillage.com/index.shtml#winner. 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.

According to Andrew and Tonya Keyser, what's one of the funnier moments that occurred during the filming of the DVD The Other Side?

Once we have our winner, we will announce them 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, Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters, a Ghostvillage.com window sticker, and a Ghostvillage.com t-shirt!


Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.



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!

May 15: Jeff Belanger at Sprague Mansion, Cranston, RI
May 18: Spirits of Schoenbrunn Village
May 25: 5th Annual East Coast Ghost Conference
June 1: Jeff Belanger at Book Expo America - New York, NY
June 8: Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Conference - Moundsville - Jeff Belanger is speaking at this event
June 9: SGRA Paracon - Milford, Connecticut
June 13: Jeff Belanger on Paranormal Perceptions
June 19: Jeff Belanger on APSR Paranormal Talk Radio
June 22: 2007 Haunted America Conference Decatur, Illinois - Jeff Belanger is speaking at this event
July 8: Jeff Belanger on Ghostly Talk Radio

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

>>lonely leonie<< - member since June 8, 2005

What is your name?
Leonie-Jade Briggs (aka Leo)

How old are you?
Seventeen. Yeah pretty young, but I come across as very mature. I'm not your average seventeen-year-old.

Where do you live?
West Yorkshire, England

What do you do for a living?
I am currently doing a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. Most of the course is based on work experience, so I'm just working with three to five years at the moment. It's really rewarding, but I hope to work with disabled children in the future.

What first got you interested in the supernatural?
I'm not sure, a number of things really. I've always been interested, but my really big turning point was my granddad's death.

Do you believe we all have psychic abilities?
I think we all have a part of us that we don't allow to surface, whether it is psychic or not. I'm not sure, but it allows us to reveal things about ourselves and find new inner powers.

What's in your CD player right now?
David Bowie!

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

Encounters: Our Red Balloon
Discussion: Small Miracles
Book Review: Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine


Supernatural Library
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:

Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn

The Gaia Project 2012 by Hwee-Yong Jang

DVD:The Other Side by Exspiro Productions [INTERVIEW]

Aleister Crowley by Roger Hutchinson

Medicine of Light by Amarananda Bhairavan


Ghostvillage.com Advertising Opportunities
Each month Ghostvillage.com reaches tens of thousands of people interested in the paranormal. We offer the most effective and best-valued advertising and sponsorship packages of any paranormal media outlet. We now also offer audio ads on Ghostvillage Radio, please visit: http://www.ghostvillage.com/advertising.htm for details.

If you're ready to put Ghostvillage.com to work for your company or organization, send us an email to get started.

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:

A Lively House at Ft. Sam Houston - San Antonio, Texas, July 2003

Shadow People and Creatures - Torrington, Connecticut

Demons Around My Child - Northern Mississippi

Black-Hooded Figure - Cleveland, Texas

The Man in the Cabin - Near South Indian Lake, Manitoba, Canada

Daddy Donald - Carlotta, California

My Love Coming Home - Memphis, Tennessee

Three Signs From Mom - North Easton, Massachusetts

The Grandmother I Never Knew - Minto, North Dakota

Spirits and Statues on the Land - Milton, Florida [PIC]

Footsteps in the Snow - Arapaho National Park, Colorado

The White Lady in My Room - Port Hope, Ontario, Canada



News
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 guidelines.

WANT THESE HEADLINES ON YOUR SITE FOR FREE? Syndicate our news! If you have a Web site or blog, you can syndicate our news feeds to your site for free. Check it out by visiting our syndication page.

Ghoul Vibrations

Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Conference at Moundsville Penitentiary Announced [CONFERENCE WATCH]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Sues Psychic San Jose Mercury News San Jose, California - May 10, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

The Unexplained WEAU Western Wisconsin - May 8, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

National Paranormal Clean Up Is the Entire Month of June

Who You Gonna Call...? Wairarapa Times-Age New Zealand - May 7, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

Old School Spirit Refuses to Die Away Scotsman Edinburgh, Scotland - May 3, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

Philadelphia Shuts Down Psychics, Others Who Tell Fortunes for Profit Foxnews.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - April 27, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

They Want To Know: Whooooooo's Playing At Music Unlimited? Tecumseh Countywide News Tecumseh, Oklahoma - April 26, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

Documentary Focuses Upon Interest in the Paranormal

The A-Team Reunites To Contact George Peppard Starpulse.com - April 23, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

Demon Bewitches Still, 30 Years Later Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts - April 22, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

I've Seen Proof of the Afterlife Daily Mail UK - April 19, 2007 [EXTERNAL NEWS]

Smoking Gun Research Agency to Host 9th Annual Paracon in Milford, CT [CONFERENCE WATCH]



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:

The Borrowing Ghost - by Lee Prosser - May 15, 2007 [COLUMN]

Oak View: Time Port? by Richard Senate - May 14, 2007

Papal Knight and Author Charles A. Coulombe - Ghost Chronicles - May 9, 2007 [PODCAST]

Signs - Messages from Beyond - Ghost Chronicles - May 2, 2007 [PODCAST]

Beware of False Teachers - by Lee Prosser - May 1, 2007 [COLUMN]

Dungeon Rock - Ghost Chronicles - April 26, 2007 [PODCAST]

Remote Viewing - Ghost Chronicles - April 18, 2007 [PODCAST]



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:

Haunted Sprague Mansion Lecture - Cranston, Rhode Island - May 15, 2007

Book Expo 2007 - New York, New York - June 1, 2007

2007 Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Conference - Moundsville, West Virginia - June 8-9, 2007

2007 Haunted America Conference - Decatur, Illinois - June 22-23, 2007

Ghost World Conference - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - July 20-22, 2007

Contact III: Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar - North Adams, Massachusetts - September 22-23, 2007

MASS Monster Mash - Watertown, Massachusetts - October 13, 2007



Ghost World Conference 2007 - Meet Your Fellow Ghostvillagers!
You only have until June 15 to get the $130 rate for this incredible conference. You don't want to miss the paranormal event of the year and the chance to mingle with other Ghostvillagers from around the country. Some events are already sold out! We also have only three exhibitor spaces left -- contact us right away if you want a booth. Ghostvillage.com is proud to help organize this giant paranormal conference, tradeshow, and symposium for July 20-22, 2007 in one of the most haunted places on earth: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Space is limited. Be sure to visit the conference Web site for more information or to sign up:


http://www.ghostworldconference.com/


Paranormal Radio
There's only one place where you can tune in to the leading paranormal radio programs available online, and that's right here on Ghostvillage.com's Paranormal Radio: http://www.ghostvillage.com/resources/ghostradio.shtml 

Tune in to: A.P.S.R. Talk Radio, Darkness on the Edge of Town Radio, Exploring Unexplained Phenomena, The Ghost Chronicles, The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show, Ghostly Talk Radio, The Graveyard Shift, Magick Mind Radio, Nightwatch, Weird Stuff Happens, and The 'X' Zone Radio Show.


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:

The Beast of Banff
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=18787
Should you tell someone the truth if you sense something bad will happen to them?

What Is the First Piece of Equipment That You Purchased and Why?
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=14834
Thinking of starting paranormal investigations? Look at what some others have used for equipment when they first started.

Reincarnation Tied to Memory Errors
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=18914
Are people who believe in reincarnation more prone to making errors where memory is concerned?

Real Life Occurrences
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showforum=16
Come in and see the warmth and compassion that our villagers extend to each other, and see how it actually does make a difference. We are more than just a community, we are a family.

Why Are Ghosts "Scary"?
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=19301
Do we just fear the unknown or is it something more?

Faces in the Floor
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=19294
Check out the Belmez Faces.

Paranormal Podcasts
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=18656
Ghostvillage has the Ghost Chronicles. What other paranormal podcasts do you listen to?

Christian Witches
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=19038
Is it possible to be both Wiccan and Christian?


Board of the Month -- Ghost Encounters
http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showforum=27
Has there been a miracle in your life? Do you believe?

Ghostvillage.com Quick Stats:
228,160 Messages in the Town Square Message Boards
16,796 Members in the Town Square
634 "Personal Encounters" published on Ghostvillage.com
747 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Links directory
31,345 Subscribers to this newsletter
7,610,107 total Web site "hits" for Ghostvillage.com in April


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