GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #131 - September 17, 2012
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There are many reasons why we approach the paranormal table. Some of us had a profound experience that drew us into the unexplained and forced us to keep searching for answers. Others are compelled to investigate what others scoff because we want to find out for ourselves whether this stuff is real or not. Eventually you find yourself deep down the rabbit hole in places you never imagined.
As many of you know, I work for the Ghost Adventures show on the Travel Channel as their researcher and writer. It’s been an amazing job for me! I’m grateful to those involved and those who watch the show. Over the past four years of working on that show, I’ve gained some perspective on myself, on the paranormal, and on Zak, Nick, and Aaron -- you know -- the guys on TV. This month I’m proud to share with you Nick Groff’s story. I helped Nick write his brand-new biography: Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew. This book traces Nick’s earliest paranormal experience -- his near-death experience -- and shows how one television ghost investigator was formed. Unlike other paranormal shows, these guys weren’t casted. They set out to document the paranormal, they edited their own footage, and through hard work and a lot of determination, they were able to turn their investigations into a documentary and then into a successful television series.
Chasing Spirits is an amazing story and a detailed look behind the scenes of how Ghost Adventures came together. This is a book for fans of the show, but it’s also for people who are fans of the paranormal. The book officially goes on sale October 2nd. Please pre-order it right now! This book has a great chance at becoming a New York Times best-seller with your help! And of course… being Ghostvillagers, you get first crack at an advanced copy autographed by Nick and myself. Win this month’s contest, and the copy is yours!
It’s mid-September, so that means the world is starting to pay attention to ghosts in a way that most of you Ghostvillagers pay attention year-round. My lecture and event schedule is almost completely full! Though the run up to Halloween will be exhausting, it’s also an opportunity to further the discussion. I welcome it every year. I get to hear from folks first-hand what they think about different paranormal topics, what they want to know more about, and what they’re tired of. The paranormal has never been a subject with clear answers. It’s an on-going dialogue that each of us, whether believer, skeptic, debunker, religious, atheist, or that-person-in-the-middle-somewhere, contributes to each time we hear a ghost story.
You can check out some of my many events and lectures below. I hope you’ll come out and say hello. Also, next month I’m participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk” to help raise money for people with blood cancer. I hope you’ll consider sponsoring me with a tax-deductible contribution to a good cause. http://pages.lightthenight.org/ma/Worcestr12/JBelanger
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
Conscious Spirit Paranormal Group and The Mirror Magazine Francestown Paranormal Event - Francestown, New Hampshire - September 29, 2012, 5:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Langley-Adams Library - Groveland, Massachusetts - October 1, 2012, 6:30PM
Central Texas Paranormal Conference - Austin, Texas - October 6-7, 2012
A Supernatural Evening: The White House and Other Famous Haunts - Tewksbury Public Library - Tewksbury, Massachusetts - October 9, 2012, 7:00PM
Supernatural Siege at Fort Taber - New Bedford, Massachusetts - October 12, 2012
Halloween with Jeff Belanger - Mattapoisett Free Public Library - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts - October 16, 2012, 6:00PM
A Weird (Massachusetts) Evening with Jeff Belanger - Thayer Public Library - Braintree, Massachusetts - October 17, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Bellingham Public Library - Bellingham, Massachusetts - October 18, 2012, 7:00PM
Wareham Haunted History Night 2012 - Wareham, Massachusetts - October 20, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Ashland Public Library - Ashland, Massachusetts - October 23, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Falmouth Public Library - Falmouth, Massachusetts - October 24, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts - October 25, 2012, 3:30PM
Halloween with Jeff Belanger - Middleborough Public Library - Middleborough, Massachusetts - October 26, 2012, 6:30PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Mystical Parlors - South Norwalk, Connecticut - October 27, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Uxbridge Free Public Library - Uxbridge, Massachusetts - October 29, 2012, 7:00PM
Darkness Radio's End of Days Paranormal Conference - Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - November 15-18, 2012
The Real Dracula Tour and Ghost Hunt with Dave Schrader and Jeff Belanger - Romania - May 19-27, 2013
|Supernatural Siege at Fort Taber
October 12, 2012 for a "Supernatural Siege" at Fort Taber in New Bedford, Massachusetts! This Civil War-era fort is full of history and hauntings. The location dates back to 1857 and includes the main fort,
bunkers, and even a tank on the grounds. If you like locations that haven't been on television, and are relatively unknown, this is for you. There is much to discover at Fort Taber. The event includes
dinner, lectures, and hours of investigating this historic site.
Click here for more information: http://www.legendtrips.com/forttaber.shtml
|Wareham Haunted History Night 2012
October 20, 2012 - What better name is there for a haunted location than Fearing Tavern? The legendary landmark located in Wareham’s historical district was first built in the
early 1690s. It’s seen every day of this country’s history and has played a major role in it—from loyalty to the Redcoats in the Revolutionary War (including a hidden
room that allegedly housed British soldiers) to possibly serving as a stop in the Underground Railroad, this amazing building is full of period-era antiques and artifacts.
Investigations included: The Fearing Tavern, The Meeting House, and The Old Schoolhouse.
Click here for more information: http://www.legendtrips.com/wareham2012.shtml
Congratulations to Mary-Beth Adams of East Haven, Connecticut, who was the August winner of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's book, Who's Haunting the White House? and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (September 18, 2012).
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.
When 30 Odd Minutes crashed the Ghost Adventures Crew's hotel on 30 Odd Minutes, what room were they staying in?
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 advanced autographed copy of Nick Groff's new book, Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.
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New features added since our last newsletter:
Your Cryptid Encounters September 4, 2012 [VIDEO]
Lost Technology from the Great Pyramids with Steven Myers August 28, 2012 [VIDEO]
Harassing Spirits by Sharon Schindlbeck August 27, 2012
Black Eyed Kids with David Weatherly August 21, 2012 [VIDEO]
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:
In The Ipod's Reflection -- United Kingdom
The Grey Lady of Birmingham -- United Kingdom
Weird Things in Brighton -- United Kingdom
Haunted Daughter -- California
The Haunted Third Floor -- Wethersfield, Connecticut
Is Apple Haunted? Cult of Mac Cupertino, California - September 1, 2012 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
eBay to Prohibit Selling of Psychic and Other Paranormal Services Huffington Post August 17, 2012 [EXTERNAL NEWS]
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