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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

July 21, 2008

A Matter of Respect

How to increase your chances of having or capturing a paranormal event on a battlefield.

By Patrick Burke

It's dark. The sounds of a rural autumn evening fill the air, and then silence. It's not the ambient silence you experience when you can still hear the sounds of nature, but an all-encompassing, eerie silence -- with a shift in temperature, the soft breeze stilled, the air about you stifled and heavy -- when that little voice in your head tells you something isn't right.

These cues often indicate that a paranormal event is about to occur. How you react to this event will determine the level of intensity you feel. Even though the majority of haunting phenomena on battlefields are of a residual nature, sometimes you can still interact with ghostly visitors from the past.

I've been asked why my team and I get some of the most incredible footage and EVP when investigating the haunted history of a battlefield. There are several key elements we incorporate into our investigations. It goes beyond a process, and it's more than just mere mechanics. Anyone can take pictures, record EVP or hunt for a personal encounter with a ghost on a battlefield. The question is: How many times will you have to go out into the field in order to achieve capturing a moment in history?

Considering the amount of documented eyewitness accounts, you most likely increase the probability of experiencing a paranormal event just by going to a battlefield. But if you're seeking to actually trigger a paranormal event, you'll need to incorporate what I call the Intuitive Science Method of investigating (ISM).

This method starts off with a simple premise: Walk onto the battlefield with respect, honor, and gratitude for the men who fought and died there. Let the Ghost Soldiers know you came to capture their story, their moment in time, so you can share it with others.

I always start my investigation on a battlefield by asking permission to interact with the soldiers who might be present there. The first thing I attempt to do is form a bond. A simple offering of water, for example, is all it takes to get a soldier's attention. I let them know I appreciate what they did for their country and, in my case, that I also served my country.

If you haven't been in the military, just allow yourself to imagine what it must have been like for these brave souls -- bullets flying, shells exploding, and men dropping faster than the eye can count. How thirsty would you be for a drink of water after three or more hours of intense combat, fighting for your very life?

If you were in the military, you should be able to form a bond much more quickly. After all, a soldier is a soldier; the time period matters little. A soldier from the American Civil War will understand and relate to the GI in a foxhole during WWII. Even though the time was different, the mechanics are still the same -- march, camp, eat (if you have food), march, fight, dig-in, and march some more.

The other elements of ISM are research, science, attitude, and psychic intuition. The research of the historical facts will accomplish two things: 1) a means for you to draw out the Ghost Soldiers; and 2) a way for you to validate information being received by a sensitive or investigative medium.

The equipment you use will help to validate the paranormal event and is critical in evaluating your evidence in order that you may determine what is a false-positive or proof-positive event. The attitude you have will determine if people, dead or alive, want to hang out with you. In my book, Battlefield Guide to Ghost Hunting, I cover these topics, plus stress the importance of using and listening to your psychic intuition. Your intuition will lead you to the most incredible evidence you'll ever experience. The problem most people have involves learning how to listen to their "gut feelings" as opposed to second-guessing them.

Ted Andrews, in his book, How To Do Psychic Readings Through Touch, stresses the importance of not second-guessing your psychic intuition. This book focuses on psychometry, the ability to read the psychic impressions associated with all objects, places, and people.

My team and I gather compelling evidence because we approach the battlefield with respect, honor, and gratitude while incorporating the elements of ISM.

Patrick Burke is the founder of the American Battlefield Ghost Hunters Society, and the author of Battlefield Guide to Ghost Hunting. You can visit his Web site at:

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