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2006 Archive:
The Winchester Mystery House - Ghost Chronicles
December 28, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Investigating Jane Doherty - Ghost Chronicles
December 20, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Shadow People - by Lee Prosser
December 16, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Westford Knight - Ghost Chronicles
December 15, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Haunted Real Estate by Richard Senate
December 13, 2006


Traditions Behind Christmas By Vince Wilson
December 8, 2006


The Haunted Dibbuk Box - Ghost Chronicles
December 6, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Have Ghosts? Will Travel: A Ghostgeek's Guide to the RMS Queen Mary By Jen Brown
December 4, 2006


Thanksgiving: A Day of Forgiveness - by Lee Prosser
December 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

America's Stonehenge - Ghost Chronicles
November 29, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC) - by Jeff Belanger
November 16, 2006


Ghost Hunt Seminar - Ghost Chronicles
November 15, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Photography: Orbs by Robbin Van Pelt
November 9, 2006


Pet Ghosts - Ghost Chronicles
November 6, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghosts Haunt the Inn by Richard Senate
November 3, 2006


Japanese Woman Artist - by Lee Prosser
November 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Ghosts of the Windham Restaurant - Ghost Chronicles
October 30, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Salem Witches - Ghost Chronicles
October 23, 2006

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Homan House, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: A Preliminary Report by John Sabol
October 20, 2006


What Does Halloween/Samhain Mean to You? - Compiled by Jeff Belanger
October 16, 2006


That is the Way of It - by Lee Prosser
October 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Fooling the Ghost Hunter by Richard Senate
October 11, 2006


Jack Kerouac - by Lee Prosser
October 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

Civil War Re-enactors and the Ghost Experience - by Jeff Belanger
September 15, 2006


Who Goes There in the Shadows? - by Lee Prosser
September 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Engagement and Data Analysis in Symmetrical Field Investigations by John Sabol
September 11, 2006


Occult Warfare by Richard Senate
September 6, 2006


Cats and Other Critters From Beyond the Grave - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

Chicago's Strange Angles and Haunted Architecture by Ursula Bielski
August 25, 2006


I Have a Hunch: A Look at Psychics, Mediums, and Clairvoyants - by Jeff Belanger
August 16, 2006


Geof Gray-Cobb - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Orbs: Have They Become that Boring? by Tuesday Miles
August 14, 2006


A Night on Char-Man Bridge by Richard Senate
August 7, 2006


Five Union Soldier Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
August 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

A Visit With Author and Witch Kala Trobe - Interview by Lee Prosser
July 26, 2006


Perceptual Stratigraphy: Making Sense of Ghostly Manifestations by John Sabol
July 24, 2006


The Trouble With Witches - by Lee Prosser
July 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

A Look at Our Haunted Lives - by Jeff Belanger
July 13, 2006


An Active Ghost Hunt at a Haunted Bed and Breakfast by Richard Senate
July 7, 2006


Lee Prosser, 1969 - by Lee Prosser
July 4, 2006

Column - regular feature

My Theory on Spirits by Edward L. Shanahan
June 28, 2006


Ethnoarchaeoghostology: A Humanistic-Scientific Approach to the Study of Haunt Phenomena by John Sabol
June 19, 2006


Christopher Isherwood & Lee Prosser in 1969 - by Lee Prosser
June 16, 2006

Column - regular feature

ESP, M&Ms, and Reality - by Jeff Belanger
June 15, 2006


A Duel on the Airwaves by Richard Senate
June 5, 2006


Marjorie Firestone and Her Dream Predictions - by Lee Prosser
June 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

Until Death Do Us Part? by Rick Hayes
May 31, 2006


Part Four: the Conclusion: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
May 22, 2006

Column - regular feature

Folklore, Folklore, Folklore with Dr. Michael Bell - interview by Jeff Belanger
May 16, 2006


Swami Chetanananda and Lee Prosser - by Lee Prosser
May 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Theatre, Sance, and the Ghost Script: Performances at Haunted Locations by John Sabol
May 5, 2006


Willard David Firestone and the River Ghost - by Lee Prosser
May 1, 2006

Column - regular feature

When the Spirits Held Sway at the White House by Richard Senate
April 25, 2006


Part Three: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
April 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Talking Reincarnation with Dr. John Gilbert - interview by Lee Prosser
April 17, 2006


Billy Bob Firestone and the Ghosts of Pythian Castle - by Lee Prosser
April 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Cryptobotany: the Search for Lost Plants by Richard Senate
April 7, 2006


The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 4 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
April 6, 2006


Vedanta and Durga - by Lee Prosser
April 2, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 3 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 30, 2006


Ritual, Resonance, and Ghost Research: The Play in the Fields by John Sabol
March 27, 2006


The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 2 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 23, 2006


Celtic This, Druid That, Saint Patrick Hit Me With a Wiffle-Ball Bat - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
March 21, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Mysteries of Druidry Book Excerpt Part 1 of 4 by Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers
March 16, 2006


Christopher Isherwood, Time Loops, and Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
March 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Druids - by Lee Prosser
March 3, 2006

Column - regular feature

Natural Selection and the Involution of the Gettysburg Ghosts by John Sabol
February 28, 2006


Part Two: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
February 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Lights, Camera... Action! by Brian Leffler
February 16, 2006


Divination and Geomancy - by Lee Prosser
February 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Spirit Messages from a Murderer by Richard Senate
February 8, 2006


The Ghosts of Springfield, Missouri - by Lee Prosser
February 3, 2006

Column - regular feature

The Ghost Storyteller: A Dinosaur Among Lemmings? by Charles J. Adams III
January 23, 2006


The Fools Journey: A Magickal Roadmap to Life - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
January 20, 2006

Column - regular feature

Tarot and Spiritual Alchemy - by Lee Prosser
January 15, 2006

Column - regular feature

Demons from the Dark by Chip Coffey
January 9, 2006


Spooky - by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2006

Column - regular feature



June 5, 2006

A Duel on the Airwaves

By Richard Senate

It was to be a simple call in radio show. I would do the show from the comfort of my bedroom using my telephone. I was told it was a program on teenagers and the paranormal. High school students would phone in and ask their questions on ghosts and the supernatural and I would try my best to answer them. I had done shows like this many times in the past. It would prove to be anything but simple but perhaps one of the best radio shows I had ever done.

I waited for the call at the right time. The phone rang and it was the producer saying everything was ready for the show to start. There was one new element. In a quest for fairness and balance a psychologist was added to the program. I have nothing against balance and especially as we were dealing with impressionable teens, it might even be a good idea. Perhaps the both of us could really provide some insights to what the callers had to ask us. 

I heard the musical theme of the show and the modulated voice of the host as she gave the line up including myself and the psychologist. The doctor was in the studio and proceeded to introduce me further and opened his comments by stating he didnt believe in ghosts and such things. He then bombarded me with questions about the existence of ghosts and what proof I had that that ghosts were real. I started to smell a rat. This tack wasnt what I expected but I knew I couldnt withdraw from this fight. After all I had to defend a century of psychic research and two decades of my own study. The doctor invoked the name of the late Carl Segan as if that might wither me as the exposure of a silver cross would wither Dracula. I had little use for Dr. Segan who spent so much effort to brand psychic research as a pseudo-science and ban all psychic research from college campuses. For a man who believed in alien civilizations with no proof save some scattered statistics, the demand that ghost research provide evidence was a shade hypocritical. Carl Sagans opinions on the study of the paranormal doesnt cut much mustard with me. I am sure he was well motivated to stop fraud but the harm he, and his group did, is still today holding back research.

I tried to answer the psychologist as best I could quoting cases and findings as diverse as the investigations of Dr. Thelma Moss and the studies at Duke University. We dueled verbally on the air back and forth with the doctor referring to people who do psychic work as just so many fortunetellers. I informed him that he shouldnt insult fortune tellers as they have much in common with psychologists. Both provide a service to the public and studies show the advise of some so-called fortune tellers was the equal to that given by high priced followers of psychology. Just as there are poor fortune tellers who give out bad advise so there are bad psychotherapists to provide inferior or even harmful care. Even he had to admit this was true.

I pointed out that much of the proof toward the existence of ghosts and the paranormal can only be found in real life experiences. Seeing is truly believing. I told him of my own ghostly encounter in 1978 when, as part of an archaeological team, I saw I what I believe was a ghost. This encounter caused me to take up psychic research. 

The good doctor told of an experience he had many years ago. While taking a cross country motorcycle trip he fell asleep while on the road. In a dream state he saw the image of his dead cousin who told him to wake up, saving his life. He rationalized the whole thing as a trick of the subconscious mind. His subconscious had conjured up the dead cousin from memories into a subjective hallucination and used it to convey the message that he needed to wake up. I asked if he was close to this dead relation. He said no. I asked why would his mind pick the cousin rather than say, a mother ,father, or beloved grandfather, someone who might be an authority figure? This life saving message would be better delivered by a role model rather than an obscure relation. I told him it might be simpler to believe it was a ghost rather than invent a convoluted theory about projected hallucinations. The important part of his vision was it had happened and he avoided a life-threatening accident. 

He did admit that he didnt really believe in an afterlife at all and I contended that might be what was influencing him in his stand on ghosts. A belief in post-death survival is a great comfort to people all over planet earth and it has been for countless centuries. 

As we closed the duel of words I looked up and saw that two hours had passed. We still disagreed on the existence of ghosts but the doctor did state that this belief did give comfort to many who saw this as proof that life doesnt end at the grave, but continues on. He had to admit ghosts do have their place in the world of psychology. Only one teen did call in to the show that night, I cant even recall her question now . The show was one of the hottest debates I have faced in a long time. All in all, the duel did point out that rather than being rivals we both had a great deal in common. We both were on the same path, the quest for truth and the desire to help others who experience things outside the norm. It was great radio if nothing else. 



Richard Senate is a California-based author and lecturer and a regular contributor to Ghostvillage.com. Visit his Web site at: www.ghost-stalker.com



2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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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