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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

February 20, 2006

The Witchcraft Connection: Metaphysical Investigations into the Paranormal

Part Two: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana
By Marcus Foxglove Griffin

Marcus Foxglove Griffin - The Witch Connection is Foxglove's monthly column on Witchcraft and the paranormal.True to the legend, cell phones appeared to be useless on Primrose Road. Was there some supernatural force at work suppressing the signal as the legend suggested? Considering Primroses relatively remote location and the thick canopy of trees surrounding the entire area, this seemed highly unlikely. Earthly forces were undoubtedly to blame for the lack of any signal. As we continued our slow drive along Primroses gravel surface, I asked my teammates to open themselves to sensing any unusual feelings or sensations and to report anything they felt to the rest of the team. About a half a mile down the road, Amber and I simultaneously experienced an uneasy feeling and felt a profound sense of sadness that seemed to be emanating from an area of woods along the roadside. I had reset the van's trip meter at the point where Primrose changed from pavement to gravel, and I made note of the mileage so that we could pinpoint this exact location on our return trip later in the evening. Sensing nothing else unusual, I decided to test another part of the legend of Primrose Road; vehicular trouble. 

The legend states that if you drive along Primrose at exactly twenty miles an hour your tires will be slashed, and that if you drive exactly thirty miles an hour your vehicle will simply die. Even though it was still daylight, and for whatever reason ghostly activity is more commonly experienced after nightfall, my curiosity got the better of me. I brought the van up to exactly twenty miles an hour and maintained that speed for approximately half a mile. Nothing happened. This didnt surprise me, as I really didnt suspect that anything would. That part of the legend seemed so farfetched to me that the mere thought of it put a cynical grin on my face. I applied more pressure to the gas pedal and brought the van up to exactly thirty miles an hour. The surface of Primrose is anything but smooth, and even though the increase in speed made for quite a bumpy ride, I somehow managed to keep the van at an even thirty miles an hour. Before long I could see a stop sign in the distance with nothing but woods beyond it. We were quickly running out of supposedly haunted road. I was just about to take my foot off the gas pedal and apply the brake when something happened that I had never before experienced with my van; it shimmied, coughed, and acted as though it were going to stop running altogether. Although the vans engine never completely died, I had to put the transmission in neutral and coax the gas pedal to keep it going. The van's forward momentum was enough to allow us to reach the stop sign, and as we did, the van started to idle normally once again. There were a few moments of uncomfortable silence in the van at that point. It was as if we were all waiting for something really bizarre to happen. Nothing did. Sampsun asked if I had ever had trouble with the van dying on me before. My truthful answer was no. I explained that the van had never given me a lick of trouble before now, and that the shimmy and cough were just plain weird. Having neither a natural or supernatural explanation for the van's strange behavior, I turned right onto Adams Street and we went in search of the cemetery. 

Adams Street Cemetery, also known as Portage Prairie Cemetery, turned out to only be a short drive from Primrose Road. Most of the written accounts by previous ghosthunters that have researched Adams Street Cemetery only described strange lights and ghostly mists, so we really didnt expect to see much of anything during daylight hours. Upon first sight, Adams Street Cemetery appeared to be very old. There were reportedly graves in the cemetery that dated back to the seventeen hundreds, and judging from the dilapidated condition of the cemeteries iron gate and a large number of the tombstones, this seemed likely. The cemetery is located on the outskirts of several mid-sized neighborhoods, and I was immediately suspicious that the purported strange lights and ghostly mists were of earthly origin. There was no way to validate my suspicions until after nightfall however, so I asked my teammates to disperse themselves throughout the graveyard and see if they could pick up on anything unusual. After about fifteen minutes of looking around and inspecting tombstones, no one had anything to report. Adams Street Cemetery in fact seemed oddly devoid of otherworldly feelings or sensations. Amber did pick up on a singe tombstone that seemed to emanate a sensation of sadness very similar to the one we felt on Primrose Road, but even it felt weak in comparison. The oldest gave marker we could find with an intelligible inscription was dated 1856. There were tombstones that appeared to be even older, but time and weathering had taken their toll on the stone surfaces. Reports of graves in the cemetery dating in the seventeen hundreds could be either proved or disproved. It was getting late in the afternoon at that point, so we decided to head back to the ops base to prepare for our late night incursions into Primrose Road and Adams Street Cemetery. Unbeknownst to the members of team WISP, one of these two locations would become an entirely different world after nightfall: A world literally crawling with ghosts and paranormal activity. 

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Marcus Foxglove Griffin has been a student and teacher of the occult for over twenty years and is the creator and lead investigator for Witches In Search of the Paranormal (WISP). He is High Priest for the Temple of Aradia located in northern Indiana and teacher in the temples school. Under the penname Lord Foxglove, he is the author of Advancing the Witches Craft (New Page Books, 2005) and numerous articles in the areas of Witchcraft and metaphysics. "The Witchcraft Connection" is Marcus Foxglove Griffin's monthly column on the metaphysical and paranormal.

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