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2005 Archive:
Whose Scrooge? - by Lee Prosser
December 15, 2005

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Spirit Dor by John Richards
December 9, 2005

The Witchcraft Connection - The Ghostly Carpenter - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
December 6, 2005

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Nature is a Haunted House - by Lee Prosser
December 1, 2005

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Hollywood Ghost Hunt Weekend by Richard Senate
November 28, 2005

Clairvoyance, Ghosts, and Music - by Lee Prosser
November 15, 2005

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Halloween and the End Times - by Lee Prosser
November 1, 2005

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The Witchcraft Connection - Resurrection Mary: The Conclusion - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
October 20, 2005

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1 Corinthians 12:10 - by Lee Prosser
October 15, 2005

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Gift From A Child By Rick Hayes
October 14, 2005

Ghost Hunt: The Liberace Mansion by Richard Senate
October 7, 2005

Mimosa, Marigold, Cayenne, Dandelion, Mullein, Clairvoyance, Uncle Willard, and Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
October 1, 2005

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Today's Cults of Personality by Wayne Harrup
September 19, 2005

Clairvoyance and the River of the Mind - by Lee Prosser
September 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Rev. Pat Robertson - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2005

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Cedar Key Inn - The Man in the Kitchen by Janice Cottrill
August 29, 2005

Bide One's Time - High Spirits - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2005

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CBS Introduces the Ghost Whisperer by Jeff Belanger
August 5, 2005

Bide One's Time - Ghostly Encounter - by Lee Prosser
August 1, 2005

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Bide One's Time - Don Bachardy - by Lee Prosser
July 15, 2005

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Bide One's Time - New Mexico, Land of Enchantment - by Lee Prosser
July 1, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 2 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 20, 2005

Bide One's Time - Why Do We Enjoy Ghost Story Movies? - by Lee Prosser
June 15, 2005

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Tibetan Beliefs On Death and Beyond Part 1 of 2 by Janice Cottrill
June 13, 2005

Bide One's Time - We are Each a Living Ghost in Our Own Story - by Lee Prosser
June 1, 2005

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Electronic Voice Phenomena (E.V.P.) by Todd M. Bates
May 23, 2005

Bide One's Time - Sensitive to Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
May 17, 2005

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Emotions of the Paranormal by Brian Leffler
May 13, 2005

George Lutz's Amityville Horror by Jeff Belanger
April 12, 2005

Connecting Through Reincarnation? by Rick Hayes
March 16, 2005

Chinese Hopping Ghosts by Janice Cottrill
March 4, 2005

Dr. Hans Holzer - A Lifetime of Explaining the Unexplained by Jeff Belanger
February 7, 2005

The Legend of Lucy Keyes by John Stimpson
February 4, 2005

Raymond Buckland by Lee Prosser
January 28, 2005

The Mysterious Haunting of Stone's Public House by David Retalic
January 23, 2005

Some Musings on White Noise by Lee Prosser
January 12, 2005

India and the Supernatural by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2005

December 1, 2005

Bide One's Time

Nature is a Haunted House
By Lee Prosser

Lee Prosser - Bide One's Time is Lee's bi-weekly column on the supernatural.In the poet Emily Dickinson's numerous letters, there was a phrase that stands out boldly: Nature is a haunted house. Yes, Nature is that, and Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) knew it intuitively. I oftentimes sense image overlap in a kind of inner planes directional message system, coming to us in numerous ways which Nature with its infinite wisdom gives us in the images best suited to each of us.

Once upon a time in the 1960s, I worked with a young man named Vic. He was tall, androgynous in physical appearance, twenty-six years old, and a natural blond. His blond hair reflected the hair color of an individual who spent a life in the sun, outdoors, and on the beach. I recall he always would say that old American proverb: Save your nickels and dimes in case a flood comes. 

Well, Vic was a character and full of life. He lost his life in a drowning accident. That was back in the late 1960s. Nature forgets nothing, catalogs everything.

Now, upon awakening this morning, I came away with a dream so intact that I sensed it was a clairvoyant sending. I found myself on a beach, and in the distance, here came Vic wearing a white dress coat with high collar and matching white slacks -- it was the type of clothes fashion in the late 1960s patterned after those worn in India. He was wearing leather sandals and no socks. He came right beside me and said: "You and Debra save your nickels and dimes, and I will protect you from the flood coming to Oklahoma!" What type of flood, I thought to myself, but he was gone as quickly as he had arrived. 

I woke from the pleasant encounter and shared the story with my wife, Debra. We both lay in bed together wondering what type of flood was coming. A flood can be anything, not always water. A flood of horrible weather disasters, an invasion, what? I had not thought of Vic for decades, why this warning from beyond the grave at this point in time... I wonder!

Nature is a haunted house. We are each playing both a ghost role and a living role within its remarkable structure. There is room for everything there to be encountered. Some good encounters, some not so good. But it is what humans are attracted to, and curiosity is what humans do best.

Thanks for the visit, Vic. It was good to see you again on November 28, 2005. I am glad you still have that zest and verve for living which I remember most about you.

Lee Prosser is's book reviewer and a regular contributor. "Bide One's Time" is Prosser's twice-monthly column on his supernatural musings.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014