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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



November 3, 2006

Ghosts Haunt the Inn

By Richard Senate

Richard SenateThe burned roof caught my eye first. It was sad to see the charred wood that scarred one end of the old 1911 hotel. I parked the car and walked passed the workmen doing repairs. I was happy to see all the work restoring the place after the fire. The old Glen Tavern Inn, in Santa Paula, California, would be restored back to her former glory. The Old Glen, as locals call it, had a unique place in this community and I had spent many a day and night in the three-storied Craftsman-style structure. The hotel was not only historic, but also haunted. Several thrilling investigations were held here years back, and my wife and I experienced things most psychic researchers only dream about. 

We had personally met the ghosts of the Glen more than once. 

I stepped into the large lobby and was pleasantly surprised by the detail of the restoration. It looked better than it did years ago. The new owners had brought it back to the way it looked when it opened. I would later learn that the restaurant took most of the damage in the fire and the hotel was open on a limited basis. Once the repairs are made, a new restaurant would replace the one lost in the fire. 

I met Susan Pardo, the front desk clerk, and asked about the ghosts of the Glen Tavern Inn. It seems that the supernatural residents were still making themselves known. Ghosts were seen recently in the lobby. I recalled the time when Debbie, my wife, heard children's footsteps on the stairs. She was ready to reprimand them for running on the steps but as they approached, there was no one there. The invisible children laughed, and went on, leaving Debbie stunned. She wasn't the first, nor would she be the last, to hear them over the years. Once she saw a man walking the hall off the lobby only to see him vanish away as he neared the bathroom. Susan, and her husband Charles, have both seen and heard the ghosts in the lobby. They confirmed that the supernatural activity is continuing. Once, late at night, they both saw a phantom party with dancing people, music and all, appear in the lobby only to vanish away after a few moments. 

The Inn's best know ghost, Calvin, makes his presence known in the lobby. He was a member of a silent movie company making western films in the valley in the early 1920s. Legends say he was murdered at the inn one night during an illegal card game. 

Calvin, the ghost in the western coat, wanders the whole place. I recalled the time I spent the night here in the infamous Houdini Room and saw a shadowy figure cross the room late at night. The Houdini Room is still the scene of strange activities from odd sounds to people photographing "orbs" in the room. Orbs are these controversial balls of light caught in pictures taken in haunted places. Are they ghosts, moisture, or dust? No one knows for sure. I recalled the time when I was using a tape recorder while conducting experiments in the Inn. No one had access to the machine, but when I played back the tape, there was a mysterious voice making the grim statement: "you will die!" Lots of people have picked up odd voices here on tape. These are voices that should not exist. 

Susan told me of her own encounters with Calvin. A visitor came to the Inn, and upon hearing the story of the murdered westerner, she expressed a desire to meet the ghost. Just then she heard a knock on her door. When she looked in the hall, there was no one there. Susan has seen and photographed mysterious orbs in the room they were using at the Inn. 

Calvin is described as having long hair, a goatee, and western style clothing. It seems he is quite the lady's man and is known to wander into the women's bathroom on the first floor. Sometimes he is manifest as the smell of an expensive cigar. They have detected this odor in the stairway. Perhaps it's just Calvin wandering the place. The persistent ghost of Calvin was the real reason I was called into the case years back. 

I have looked and investigated the hotel for years, but I have never seen Calvin once. Still, a student of mine did take a picture of him once using infrared film. The image seemed to show him shuffling cards. Calvin isnt alone at the place and several other ghosts are encountered at the hotel. There is a short French perfume saleswoman, a burned oil worker who seeks out the showers, a crying girl, and a set of children who inhabit the Glen Tavern Inn. After meeting with the front desk people I took a stroll through the halls. As I walked, I felt the distinct chill race up my spine. Near room 221, the hair stood up on the back of my neck. This only happens when I visit places that are haunted, very haunted. The ghosts of the Glen Tavern Inn were welcoming me back. 

I plan further investigations of the old hotel in the winter and spring of 2007. 

If you would like to spend a night at the Inn contact them at:

The Glen Tavern Inn
134 North Mill Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Tel: (805) 933-5550



Richard Senate is a California-based author and lecturer and a regular contributor to Ghostvillage.com. His latest book, The Ghosts of California Missions, is available now. 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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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