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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

March 16, 2005

Connecting Through Reincarnation?

By Rick Hayes

Columbus, Ben Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln utilizing the same spirit? In a recent session, it was requested that I share my thoughts on the subject of reincarnation, or more specifically, if I felt that we have "past lives." Could we have lived as another person within an earthly shell many years ago? Why do we feel as though we have actually lived in a particular place or setting, but yet never have physically set foot in a particular place or setting? Why do we feel as though we personally know someone that lived many years ago, yet have no connection to this person? 

The definition of reincarnation is "a rebirth of a soul in a new human body" (Webster's Dictionary). The definition is a comparison to overhauling a motor in an automobile. It is as though the spirit is "placed on a shelf until needed for placement within a new shell." I have struggled with thoughts of reincarnation, partly due, I guess, to the abilities given. I feel we are each created as a unique spirit, and that we are given a unique life's path. Upon completion of our earthly plan, we move on to life-everlasting. 

So could we not be placed in a new body many years later and follow another earthly plan? The question is truly only answered by our Creator -- and no doubt all things are possible through our creator. I am in wonder each day of the many blessings both small and large given to one on their lifes path. From the creation and birth of a child, to the beauty of our universe, is one that cannot be duplicated.

With this said, I share my thoughts regarding this subject. As stated earlier, I feel that we are each created as a unique spirit and placed within a specially-created earthly shell to follow a unique earthly path. Throughout this path, we learn and grow and to understand through trials, choices, and blessings. Upon completion of our earthly plan, we move on to be with those loved ones who have moved on before us. We then continue our choices by which we can continue to guide and protect our loved ones still in earths plan. I tend to view it as one huge family reunion filled with joy and love. Our "family bond" traces back hundreds of thousands of years. Have you ever traced your family tree? You may have a descendent whose earthly plan placed him as a close friend of President Lincoln during the 1800s. You might find that a family member actually assisted Mr. Franklin with many of his accomplishments, or quite possibly sailed the ocean blue to the new world with Columbus. Now think of your own current earthly plan. I cannot count the times that I heard from my parents, back when I was your age, I and proceed to share an experience that would become sound advice for me. I now catch myself repeating this statement with my own children, as they ask for advice. 

Could it be when you feel you have been in a particular place or setting that a loved one who has moved on is simply relaying to you been there, done that? The loved one may be relaying guidance to you with a, back when I was your age in my earthly plan, I 

My thoughts are my own of course and I may find that our Creator allows us to be in spirit along different paths. I somehow cannot replace my thoughts that if everyone connected to me in family sat down for dinner, the table would never have and end, and the love and guidance would fill the room. So great-great-great-great-great Uncle President Rutherford Hayes, please pass the green beans and tell me more about when you were my age.

As the founder of LifesGift, Rick Hayes's given abilities to relay messages from loved ones who have moved on have brought to those worldwide the understanding that life is eternal and a moment, is forever cherished. Rick is co-author of the book You're Not Crazy, You Have A Ghost available at and is also available for speaking engagements. For more information, go to

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