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2007 Archive:
Table Tilting with the Witches of Salem, Massachusetts - Ghost Chronicles
December 26, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

A Sance in Salem - Paranormal Journeys
December 10, 2007

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Psychic Vampire: Michelle Belanger - Ghost Chronicles
December 5, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Nazi Theocracy - by Lee Prosser
December 3, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Orb House - Ghost Chronicles
November 28, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Haunted Lighthouses - Ghost Chronicles
November 21, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Violet Road: The Grave of Michael Bashor - by Marcus Foxglove Griffin
April 6, 2007

Column - regular feature

Phyllis Glade and Fate Magazine - Ghost Chronicles
November 14, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Stone's Public House - Paranormal Journeys
November 12, 2007

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

The Ghosts of Dartmouth College - Ghost Chronicles
November 7, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Halloween 2007 - by Lee Prosser
October 30, 2007

Column - regular feature

Jeff Belanger's Halloween Spell by Jeff Belanger
October 26, 2007


John Kachuba - Ghost Chronicles
October 24, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Haunted Australia - Ghost Chronicles
October 17, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Stepping Into the Dark World of The Vampire of Sacramento: Richard Trenton Chase by Paul Dale Roberts
October 17, 2007


Madison, Georgia - Ghost Chronicles
October 10, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Halloween Special: New London Ledge Lighthouse - Ghost Chronicles
October 3, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

French Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
October 3, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Psychomanteum Chamber - Ghost Chronicles
September 26, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Hunters Spotlight: C.A.S.P.R. - Ghost Chronicles
September 19, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Jesse James - by Lee Prosser
September 18, 2007

Column - regular feature

Heritage Hall: Madison, Georgia - Ghost Chronicles
September 12, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Ghosts of the Knight House - Ghost Chronicles
September 5, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Children in Missouri and Elsewhere - by Lee Prosser
September 3, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Death of a Psychic by Tuesday Miles
August 31, 2007


Ghost Hunters Spotlight: The Spirit Light Network - Ghost Chronicles
August 29, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Paranormal State - Ghost Chronicles
August 22, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

A Look at Haunted Baseball by Dan Gordon
August 16, 2007


Gettysburg: Devil's Den and Sachs Bridge - Ghost Chronicles
August 15, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Russ Columbo - by Lee Prosser
August 15, 2007

Column - regular feature

Gettysburg: Investigating the Daniel Lady Farm - Ghost Chronicles
August 8, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

A Frightening Moment in Marysville, California by Paul Dale Roberts
August 7, 2007


Passing Wind - by Lee Prosser
August 2, 2007

Column - regular feature

Gettysburg: The Ghost World Conference Part II - Ghost Chronicles
August 1, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Gettysburg: The Ghost World Conference - Ghost Chronicles
July 25, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Andrea: A True Story of Unleashed Terror - Ghost Chronicles
July 18, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Shadow People with Thomas Durant - Ghost Chronicles
July 11, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Fort Revere with East Bridgewater's Most Haunted - Ghost Chronicles
July 4, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghostly Nighttime Visitor by Alexandra Holzer
July 3, 2007


American Western Film Ghosts: Audie Murphy, Randolph Scott, John Wayne - by Lee Prosser
July 1, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Haunted Queen Mary - Ghost Chronicles
June 27, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Moultonborough House - Ghost Chronicles
June 20, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Southern Ghosts - Ghost Chronicles
June 13, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Hunters Spotlight - John Speer and Leslie Boyce of the Southern Spirit Seeker Society - Ghost Chronicles
June 6, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Ghost in the Pantry - by Lee Prosser
June 4, 2007

Column - regular feature

Dog Town - Ghost Chronicles
May 30, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Classifying Paranormal Photographs by Josh Mantello
May 29, 2007


Five Foot Nothin' of Guardian Angel by Dr. J. Lee Choron
May 25, 2007


Mark Nesbitt: The Ghosts of Gettysburg - Ghost Chronicles
May 23, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Spirit Children of the Fontaine Manse - Ghost Chronicles
May 16, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Borrowing Ghost - by Lee Prosser
May 15, 2007

Column - regular feature

Oak View: Time Port? By Richard Senate
May 14, 2007


Papal Knight and Author Charles A. Coulombe - Ghost Chronicles
May 9, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Signs - Messages from Beyond - Ghost Chronicles
May 2, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Beware of False Teachers - by Lee Prosser
May 1, 2007

Column - regular feature

Dungeon Rock - Ghost Chronicles
April 26, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Remote Viewing - Ghost Chronicles
April 18, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Investigating Tenney Gatehouse and Grey Court Castle - Ghost Chronicles
April 12, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Hunters Spotlight: The Ghost Stalker, Richard Senate - Ghost Chronicles
April 4, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Mark of Cain - by Lee Prosser
April 1, 2007

Column - regular feature

Bloody Mary: The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - Ghost Chronicles
March 28, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Marija: The half-life of Resurrection Mary by Ursula Bielski
March 23, 2007


The Haunted Farnsworth House - Ghost Chronicles
March 21, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Aleister Crowley - by Lee Prosser
March 16, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Ghost Investigator: Linda Zimmermann - Ghost Chronicles
March 14, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Exploring the Tarot Cards - Ghost Chronicles
March 8, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Vodou - by Lee Prosser
March 2, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Ghost Bride: Lydia Carver - Ghost Chronicles
February 28, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Skeptical Learning by Rick Hayes
February 23, 2007


The Myrtles Plantation - Ghost Chronicles
February 21, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Ghosts of the Reyes Adobe by Richard Senate
February 16, 2007


How To Contact Your Guardian Angel - by Lee Prosser
February 15, 2007

Column - regular feature

The Eyes of the Mothman - Ghost Chronicles
February 14, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Mystery of the Ouija Board - Ghost Chronicles
February 7, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Hunter Spotlight: Brad Duplechien of Louisiana Spirits Paranormal Investigations - Ghost Chronicles
January 31, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Hunting and Dead Presidents by Vince Wilson
January 29, 2007


The Bell Witch and Witch Bonney - Ghost Chronicles
January 24, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Paranormal Investigator Profile: Derek Bartlett, Founder of Cape and Islands Paranormal Research Society
January 19, 2007


EVP, Featuring Tom and Lisa Butler of the A.A.E.V.P. - Ghost Chronicles
January 17, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Paul Bowles, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural - by Lee Prosser
January 15, 2007

Column - regular feature

Brian Leffler of The Northern Minnesota Paranormal Investigators - Ghost Chronicles
January 10, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Homan House, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by John Sabol
January 8, 2007


How To Photograph The Paranormal - Ghost Chronicles
January 3, 2007

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

DVD Widescreen Format Contains Subliminal Occult Messages - by Lee Prosser
January 1, 2007

Column - regular feature



February 16, 2007

The Ghosts of the Reyes Adobe

By Richard Senate

Richard Senate Driving south on the 101 freeway, at Agoura Hills, one sees a curiously named highway marked as an off ramp. It is Reyes Adobe Road, and as the name implies, at the roadway stands the historic Reyes Adobe.

It was built in 1830 and once was one of the few structures between San Fernando and Ventura along the old El Camino Real -- the legendary King's Highway of old California (in truth it was the only highway in Spanish California and it was more a dirt path than a road). I had heard it was haunted from several sources. One visitor said he looked in the window and saw a burning candle floating as if carried by an invisible hand. Another person, a self proclaimed psychic, said she saw a woman dressed in white walking between the house and the barn. Such stories were enough to interest me in doing a ghost hunt at the historic site. Fortunately, myself and my wife Debbie, a gifted psychic, got the chance. We would have with us a reporter from the Acorn Press Newspaper and a bevy of high school students (who mostly worked on their school's newspapers). We were granted the rare opportunity to explore the historic adobe at night in our quest for supernatural activity. We would not be disappointed.

We met at the gate to the historic park, and after some delays, we went inside the thick-walled house and stepped back in time to another California. The rooms were cold and there seemed a sense of dread as one walked though the dark house. I was waiting for the familiar feeling I get when I go to a haunted place -- a tingle on the back of my neck. It wasn't there at first. Debbie, my wife, felt ill at ease here whispering to me -- "Someone died here." I informed her that being an old place built in an era without hospitals, the odds were good that several people passed away within the place. "No," she corrected, "I mean someone was murdered here."

I hadn't told her of the legend of the house. One story says that long ago the women of the Reyes Family were cooking in preparation for a fiesta when an outlaw broke into the house. The men were away at the time tending to the ranch. It is true that the area was at one time infested with bandit gangs. The outlaw grabbed her and tried to force himself upon the woman. As they struggled, she managed to get her hand upon his pistol, pull it from his holster, and discharge the weapon into his chest. The bandit died on the floor. Still in shock, the woman went calmly back to her cooking. Later, when the men returned, the body was taken away and buried. No report was made of the event out of fear the bandit's outlaw friends might seek revenge upon the family. Is it true? Who knows for sure, but such things might well have happened long ago in less civilized times.

One of the students looked out the window of the adobe toward the barn and said he saw a face looking out of the structure. Debbie looked and saw it too. There wasn't anyone in the barn at that time. Debbie said she thought it might have been a piece of paper in the window -- until it abruptly vanished. Was it the face of the slain bandit? One psychic researcher believes it may have been the ghostly face of Paulino Reyes whom they say haunts the barn. We next went into the near bedroom of the house. That's where the tingle finally came to the back of my scalp. Others felt it too. The room seemed colder than the rest of the house. Debbie was shaken now. Did the murder take place in the bedroom? A simple code was set up using dowsing rods and questions asked of the unhappy spirits. The rods confirmed the tale of the murdered bandit. Some students took pictures that night with digital cameras and were rewarded with strange ball-like orbs. Were they ghosts or dust on the lenses? Who is to say?

The reporter, Ms. Stephanie Bertholdo, took a skeptical stance, as we debated if we should go to the second floor. It was then that she saw something. It didn't last long, but then, ghost sightings don't as a rule. She saw a glowing snake-like image on the foot of the stairs. It had an eerie three-dimensional quality to it. The thing squirmed and quickly went through a hole at the base of the stairs. Whatever it was, it left a profound impression on the reporter. Ms. Bertholdo was convinced it wasn't the beam of a flashlight or something from her imagination. She was at a loss to explain the thing, whatever it was.

As the evening progressed Debbie didn't feel right about the place and wanted to leave. We did explore further, but no more odd events occurred. Many of the people involved were convinced that the old adobe house is haunted. It was a strange evening and it confirmed the stories of ghosts were at least partly true. The old place needed more investigation to learn more of her supernatural secrets. It is open to the public as a museum now and, I believe, with more visit the Reyes Adobe, further encounters with the unknown will be told.


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
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