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2008 Archive:
Spirits of Christmas and Holidays Past By Edward Shanahan
December 19, 2008

Don't Bark At Me, I'm Not The Dog In The Mirror - by Lee Prosser
December 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

Welcome to Your Psychic Life By Tiffany Johnson
December 1, 2008

Fresh Paths to the Paranormal By Beth Brown
November 26, 2008

The Journals of Willard David Firestone: American Indians - by Lee Prosser
November 21, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Haunted Cemetery - Ghost Chronicles
November 12, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Jeff Belanger and Who's Haunting the White House? - Ghost Chronicles
October 24, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ectoplasm - by Lee Prosser
October 20, 2008

Column - regular feature

Salem Witch Shawn Poirier - Ghost Chronicles
October 15, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Most Famous Phenomenon by Jeff Belanger
October 8, 2008

Haunted House Diary - Ghost Chronicles
October 1, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Paranormal Journaling: A First Step by Jeff Belanger
September 30, 2008

More Horrific Predictions - by Lee Prosser
September 26, 2008

Column - regular feature

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907) - by Lee Prosser
September 18, 2008

Column - regular feature

Evolution of an Entity by Danielle Lee
September 12, 2008

Into the Abyss: Ancient Rites of Exorcism by Bishop Daniel Garguillio
September 2, 2008

Lee Prosser and Jill Peacha - by Lee Prosser
September 1, 2008

Column - regular feature

An Open Letter to the Paranormal Community by Peter James Haviland
August 28, 2008

Return to Mystery Hill - Ghost Chronicles
August 20, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Ghost of Cameron Mitchell at Branson, Missouri - by Lee Prosser
August 8, 2008

Column - regular feature

Confessions of a Grief Councilor - Ghost Chronicles
August 6, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

The Residual "Jiggle" by Jack Roth
July 31, 2008

Farwell to Chris Balzano - Ghost Chronicles
July 23, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

A Matter of Respect by Patrick Burke
July 21, 2008

Economic Collapse and Depression in the United States - by Lee Prosser
July 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Portsmouth Lighthouse - Ghost Chronicles
July 9, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Legends Set in Stone by Beth Brown
July 3, 2008

Investigating the Pukwudgies - Ghost Chronicles
June 25, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Sensitive - by Lee Prosser
June 20, 2008

Column - regular feature

Ghost Hunting Etiquette 102 by Danielle Quinlan Lee
June 13, 2008

Allup, Leiru, Ligil, Uriel, Pulla - by Lee Prosser
May 23, 2008

Column - regular feature

Ohio's Haunted History by Sherri Brake-Recco
May 19, 2008

Weird Massachusetts - Paranormal Journeys
May 9, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Water Ghosts: Theory of the Bobbing Heads and Floating Bodies - by Lee Prosser
May 9, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Shadows Know by Edward Shanahan
May 2, 2008

Weird Massachusetts with Jeff Belanger - Ghost Chronicles
April 23, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

American Negro Civil War Ghosts - by Lee Prosser
April 14, 2008

Column - regular feature

Landmark Ghosts By Beth Brown
April 3, 2008

The Lizzy Borden House - Ghost Chronicles
April 2, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghosts of Hollywood - Ghost Chronicles
March 19, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

On the Nature of Group Dynamics By Rick Moran
March 19, 2008

Billy The Kid - by Lee Prosser
March 12, 2008

Column - regular feature

Women in the Paranormal: Donna LaCroix
March 5, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Amy Bruni
March 2, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Ursula Bielski
February 28, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: L'Aura Hladik
February 25, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Allison Andrews
February 22, 2008

Haunted Cape Cod and the Islands - Ghost Chronicles
February 20, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Women in the Paranormal: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
February 19, 2008

Women in the Paranormal: Lorraine Warren
February 16, 2008

The Ghosts of Tombstone - Paranormal Journeys
February 14, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Valentine's Day Special - Ghost Chronicles
February 13, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Magick and Magic, What is the Difference? - by Lee Prosser
February 13, 2008

Column - regular feature

My Theory on Spirits of the Paranormal by Edward Shanahan
February 1, 2008

Investigating the Sance with U.K. psychic Gavin Cromwell - Ghost Chronicles
January 30, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Electronic Voice Phenomena is affected by Solar Weather by Tom Ginther
January 21, 2008

The Concord Colonial Inn - Ghost Chronicles
January 16, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Ghost Cat - by Lee Prosser
January 15, 2008

Column - regular feature

The Lizzie Borden House - Paranormal Journeys
January 11, 2008

Paranormal Journeys - webcast

Russian Ghosts - Ghost Chronicles
January 9, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Shadows Of Evil by Rick Hayes
January 4, 2008

Haunted Devon, UK - Ghost Chronicles
January 2, 2008

Ghostvillage Radio - podcast

Magickal Rings - by Lee Prosser
January 2, 2008

Column - regular feature

May 5, 2008

The Shadows Know

By Edward Shanahan

Deep in the darkness of the mind, a depth un-reachable by science and the medical field, lurking in the shadows that are beyond common and acceptable thought, is an area that is unknown by many and yet many live with.

In the depths of our own human self who attempt to live and walk on the white or light side of the road, there is the shadow that follows behind or along on the path walked.

In the paranormal world of study and experience, many talk of what is waiting in the shadows, just waiting to be invited into our living world.

Individuals are at times warned about going beyond the veil, into the world that many perceive as being a world of darkness. As lurking in the shadows they say are Demons, Evil Spirits, and a dark side of psychological wrath.

To warn against it, one would have to say then, it would have to have been experienced, yet the majority who talk against going beyond the veil, do so without having experienced what it is actually that they are warning against doing.

I believe that it is more their fear of knowing and tapping into the reality, of the reality that lingers in the shadows of the un-known that is within the reach of those who seek it.

An example could be as simple as one taking a prescribed medicine that has a side effect of taking one's mind to a world that they hope to never experience again. One that opens the closet of skeletons that seemed like they were just waiting in the shadows, to remind one's mind of the past. Is this something to fear? Depends on the person, but consider it a light focusing on the past, to structure one's future, then no it is not something to fear.

With myself being one who has experienced Spirits and the Spirit World and being one who brings this knowledge of experience to others with my attempt of connecting with the Spirits of their loved ones who have passed away. Also providing groups of individuals to experience the Spirits that visit and remain at locations, I have a different thought, one that is gifted to me and not my own, as this written with a knowledge that is beyond my human knowledge, as I'm being guided with what is being written here.

The fear of what could be beyond the veil, the warnings about going in to the dark evil shadows of Demons, Evil Spirits, not to open that closet. Is a mask against the reality and an attempt to take away your free will and experience of the true knowledge that awaits one who does do what others have not experienced, has warned against doing.

By who and why? You may ask.

By what I call the "The Real Dark Side," is the side that is always there and is in the shadows of all of us. Whatever the title is one desires to give it, the majority of the living have their own title or description for it. The source plants the seeds of thought pertaining to the evil that is in the shadows waiting to be invited in. It attempts to take the free will away from individuals to go beyond the veil that takes one into the reality of the Spirit World and Spiritual Side that has no Evil Spirits, Demons, or any wrath that may be waiting in the shadows.

Then there is also the consideration of the inexperienced individuals that I describe as new or young souls, those who are new souls and inexperienced to the Spiritual World do to their own freshness from being within it. During my personal readings for individuals, when the person turns their palms facing up to be read by me, I first look to see if they are a young or old soul. What I have learned with the conversations I have with the old souls, is that like me, they do not fear Spirits or the Spiritual World, nor see any evil present within it, because of their many experiences of being within it.

Spirits, Ghosts, the Paranormal or whatever name one may give them, are showing and being experienced more then ever and to all walks of life. A kind of coming out of the shadows or closet, I would say.

The majority of people know they exist and believe in Spirits and the Spirit World. However, there still are those who need to prove or disprove it. There are those individuals who are searching for proof using tools not yet truly proven and a tool may never come along that will prove a Spirit is present, when proof has been knocking them on the head and for many they internally know it. One has to remember no tool can measure the love one has for another, yet one knows it without the use of any tools.

Individuals have to just research what has been documented by so many who have died and comeback, those who have truly experienced the Spiritual World and come back to share that experience for reasons known to them.

The proof is out there to be experienced in a living state, but many warn us not to go there. Not to go beyond the veil with mind and soul to experience what is there in the shadows waiting and wanting in this fragment of time we live in, for us to experience what we once were and what we will be again, a Spirit of the Spiritual World, something we already know.

The spiritual side attempts to get our attention, many call it a haunting or ghosts, and if you experience this in your home, then you are told that you need someone to somehow get rid of the paranormal activities. What are you really getting rid of? May it be a Spirit as you your self once were? In addition, you will be again part of the Spiritual World that the Spirit you are experiencing came from.

Consider that thought and also consider the reality of the fact that no living person is more powerful then the spiritual world when you read about those who claim to be and claim to have control over spirits. One with internal knowledge can bring calmness to a paranormal situation with the knowledge from within of being an old soul, but the living controlling a spiritual power will never be allowed by the Spirit World, nor will those with internal knowledge of being an old soul attempt it.

I have personally gone deep and will go deeper in my experiences and with what I do and how I do it with Spirits and the Spiritual World. To do so is to give those who participate with me, the experience of the true Spirit World that is at a location. The plans have been made for the very near future to take others and my self to locations that the fear of what may be present at the location waiting in the shadows beyond the veil, rests in the closet of the mind.

In the past, we placed a Ouija board in my Circle of Energy to see if the spirit world would interact with it with no assistance of an individual. What is documented on video and posted on our Web site, is what appears to be a Spirit or Shadow Person walking within the area of the Ouija board. The Spirit did not interact with the board, but did with those individuals who were present; as did other spirits and those, who participated in my Circle of Energy can be heard talking about the activities as they happened.

With the locations that are planned for the near future that we will bring groups to, I plan to bring a ghost box with us, to place in my Circle of Energy in an attempt to see if the Spirits at the location will interact with it, as they do with the individuals that participate in my Circle of Energy.

One day I may experience what others warn that is out there waiting in the shadows. The last few years I have yet to encounter what is warned about. However, I have met it in the living with one who worships with rituals based and directed to the powers of evil. It was a meeting meant to happen, to show me were evil resides, the power of it is within the living, and that there is the free will to walk either side that one should decide on.

I had his ability proven to me personally with my own blood that ran free from the palm of my right hand that required stitches to stop the bleeding. The ability shown to me was a sign of respect for me and a gift of the knowledge given to me of were evil resides, a knowledge that could only come from the experience that would show me were the reality of the source of evil comes from.

With that experience I nodded yes, as I knew that he knew my internal knowledge of the Spiritual World, that he was aware of my own abilities and that there is mutual respect and knowledge of both sides of the gray line we all walk.

You as the reader of this, have the free will to take from this what ever you desire and take it any way you want.

The knowledge written here and that I have personally experienced is gifted to me, to pass on to you, to open the door within yourself, to shed some light on what the internal knowledge of what the shadows within you already know.

Edward Shanahan

Edward Shanahan is a Spiritual Observer, Medium and Reader. He has been written about in two paranormal books and will be in at least two more books in 2008. Sunday nights he co-hosts the Internet radio show 'The Unexplained World'.

He also does private readings and runs Psychic Fairs in the Chicago land area, plus takes groups of individuals to paranormal locations.

To find out more about Edward Shanahan, go to his personal web site at: or the paranormal site: The Unexplained World.

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