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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 19, 2008

Ohio's Haunted History

By Sherri Brake-Recco

Normally when one hears of haunted locations, the state of Ohio does not make the list. Ohio truly has its share of spooky buildings, odd destinations and ghostly towns. Many years ago Ohio was considered the great Northwest Territory, an unknown land of rolling fields, meandering rivers, and dense forests. Many settlers had not pushed west of the boundary lines imposed by our young growing country. Those that did were often met with Native America Indian resistance, frontier slayings, massacres and vicious diseases that crippled the growing population.

Ohio has been home to seven Presidents, the Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison. The Buckeye state is also home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ohio has supplied the nation with cars, steel, rubber, various crops, and dairy products. Ohio has also supplied us with whispered legends of Cry Baby Bridges, vacant orphanages where children are still heard and seen, headless horses and horsemen, haunted cemeteries, UFO sightings, and even Bigfoot. The Buckeye State also boats the highest concentration of Pagans in the nation. It's a state full of oddities, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night!

Ohio boasts 24 Cry Baby Bridges where the legends are basically the same. Stand on a bridge late at night and listen for the baby to cry. Most of the legends mention a woman, usually a local witch, who drowns her baby on purpose. Some legends state you must stand on the bridge at night on the stroke of midnight -- others are not so precise and any time of the night suffices but it must be a full moon.

Several vacant orphanages in Ohio or even the area where the buildings used to stand is said to be haunted. The cries and moans of the children are said to float around you on the wind. Some areas are said to also feature ghostly shadows of children wandering around as if playing a ghostly game of hide-and-go-seek.

Bigfoot sightings and UFO report also grace the buckeye state by the hundreds. Ohio is mentioned in many Top 10 lists as one of the most active UFO states and Bigfoot sightings in America. Salt Fork State Park in Southeastern Ohio hosts the largest annual gathering of Big Foot enthusiasts in the entire state. Director Stephen Spielberg used an Ohio UFO sighting report as a scene in the movie Close Encounters. Remember the scene where the cop car followed the UFO and drove off a cliff?

Any curious person is probably asking the question, "Why is Ohio so odd and haunted?" The answer can probably be attributed to the fact that Ohio has many Ley Lines, which are invisible lines of earth energy. The Native Americans could feel this energy allegedly and therefore put burial grounds, villages and the main trails upon these areas of energy.

It's a popular theory in the paranormal field that energy enhances paranormal activity. If so, would Ohio's multiple Ley Lines help paranormal events to occur and influence hauntings and activity in may areas? Areas that lie upon Ley Lines in Ohio include the Serpent Mound, and the towns of Chillicothe and Coshocton, Ohio -- both native American Indian villages many year ago.

Ohio is truly more than just several interstates running north, south, east, and west. It's a land of wild frontier history, of Indian massacres, haunted locations, ghost towns, creepy cemeteries, and haunted lighthouses. Across this state one can find spooky bridges and unexplained sightings in the woods and in the skies. It's an unending state of mystery, history, and beauty off the beaten path.

Next time that you travel across Ohio, take time to get off the well traveled paths of concrete highways. Jump on a back road and head into the outskirts of any town. Pull off the road and wait till the sun sinks and shadows deepen. You never know what you might experience! Ohio, the haunt of it all!


Sherri Brake-Recco is the owner of Haunted Heartland Tours, you can visit her Web site at: www.HauntedHistory.net.


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