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2011 Archive:
 Paranormal Peeps and Holiday Traditions
December 29, 2011

Littlest Mummy (A Christmas Story) By Richard Senate
December 21, 2011

Wartime UFOs with Mack Maloney
December 20, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) with Mike Markowicz
December 13, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Ghostly Lowdown on American Horror Story By Deonna Kelli Sayed
December 7, 2011

The Curse of H.H. Holmes with Jeff Mudgett
November 29, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Paranormal Roundtable with David Rountree and Paul Browning By Deonna Kelli Sayed
November 17, 2011

Legends Are Born in October By Christopher Balzano
October 17, 2011

Halloween Nation with Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
October 11, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

The Haunting of Major Graham Mansion by Deonna Kelli Sayed
October 5, 2011

The Hunt for Ohio's River Styx Ghost Train by Ken Summers
September 29, 2011

Evidence of Ancient Aliens with Peter Robbins
September 27, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Southern New England Haunts with Andrew Lake
September 20, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Pop Paranormal Culture and Middle Eastern Legends with Deonna Kelli Sayed
September 13, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Legend Tripping with AdventureMyths by Deonna Kelli Sayed
September 12, 2011

Out of Place in Time and Space with Lamont Wood
September 6, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

TAPS Academy Comes to Town by Deonna Kelli Sayed
September 1, 2011

The Amityville House with Christopher Quaratino (Lutz)
August 30, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Springfield, Missouri’s 150th by Debra Prosser
August 26, 2011

Column - regular feature

Paranormal Pastoring by Rev. Sherrie James
August 22, 2011

Live-ish From the Haunted Fearing Tavern
August 16, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

In Defense of Paranormal Reality TV by Deonna Kelli Sayed
August 8, 2011

Gone From Sight by Debra Prosser
August 3, 2011

Column - regular feature

The Psychology of Being Watched By Wayne Harris-Wyrick
August 2, 2011

The Paranormal Pastor Robin Swope
July 26, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Living Voices: Dr. Dave Oester By Deonna Kelli Sayed
July 20, 2011

Living Voices: Richard Senate By Bobby Garcia
July 13, 2011

What's in a Name? Let's Try "Paranormalogy!" By Rev. Sherrie James
July 6, 2011

Caged and Staged by Katie Mullaly
June 23, 2011

The Haunted Dibbuk Box with Jason Haxton
June 14, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - Ghost Hunter's Grant Wilson
June 13, 2011

The Haunted Book by Lee Prosser
June 10, 2011

Column - regular feature

Raymond Cass - EVP Pioneer by Bobby Garcia
June 9, 2011

Illinois Haunts with Michael Kleen
June 7, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - Artist Paulina Cassidy
June 2, 2011

Alien/Human Hybrids with Barbara Lamb
May 31, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - Author Marley Harbuck Gibson
May 26, 2011

Biblical Apocalypse Prophecies with Dr. Robert M. Price
May 24, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

America's Strangest House by Deonna Kelli Sayed
May 23, 2011

Two-Year Anniversary Special
May 17, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - Artist Jackie Williams
May 13, 2011

Wiliford by Lee Prosser
May 12, 2011

Column - regular feature

The Spirit Box with Psychic Chris Fleming
May 10, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Violating the 13th Amendment Paranormal Style by Reverend Sherrie James
May 6, 2011

Inside the Church of Satan with Joshua P. Warren
May 3, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - Terri J. Garofalo, creator of Entities-R-Us
April 28, 2011

Haunted San Francisco with Loyd Auerbach
April 26, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Future Predictions with Dr. Louis Turi
April 12, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spring of Culture at Ghostvillage - H.C. Noel, Creator of Tara Normal
April 7, 2011

Pennsylvania Bigfoot with Eric Altman
April 5, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Spontaneous Human Combustion with Larry Arnold
March 29, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Japanese Earthquake Ghosts, 2011 by Lee Prosser
March 28, 2011

Column - regular feature

UFOs with Stanton Friedman
February 8, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Ophiuchus with Astrologer Christopher Renstrom
February 1, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Crashing the Ghost Adventures Shoot
January 11, 2011

30 Odd Minutes - webcast

Marjorie Myrene Hart by Lee Prosser
January 3, 2011

Column - regular feature

May 12, 2011

Bide One's Time

By Lee Prosser

Lee Prosser - Bide One's Time is Lee's column on the supernatural. It is always interesting to find your presence has coincided with a friendly ghost who wants to converse. Let me tell you about my experience with such a situation. My encounter was with Wiliford.

Wiliford was just there one day on the second landing of the home where my wife and I live. An old, comfortable home, it was built not long after 1900 and has an enjoyable feel about its atmosphere. Located in an area of intense American Civil War conflicts, and the World War One Flu Epidemic as part of its Missouri history, it is mostly quiet and a comfortable, old renovated home. Sometimes a ghost passes through. Sometimes I manage to encounter them. As my late Uncle, Willard David Firestone told me at times, "You seem to have an affinity for ghosts and extraterrestrials." Well, they do at times find me, and vice versa, and that is all right.

Wiliford first appeared and told me in a dry husk of a voice: "I have no quarrel with you." It was a visual and telepathic encounter, and amazing in its clarity. At that initial encounter, he appeared lanky, tall, and faded as quickly as he came. I dismissed it as a ghost in transit. But a recent contact suggested otherwise. Let me now share that contact with you.

First, let me give you a description of this ghost's apparel and the overall setting. He wore the clothes and tie of a circuit rider, which is a broad term for a cleric who travels the country preaching the word of God. He wore no hat. The circuit rider may be of the Christian faith. There are different opinions of what this roving cleric did, and was capable of.

At the moment of contact, I was looking for some CDs, an old jazz CD, in fact. Not so oddly enough, after he departed, the CD appeared on top of a small oak table amongst some others where it had not been before. Ghosts and entities can, and do, borrow things at times; usually, they return them.

Let me share the actual contact with you. Suddenly, I turned around and there he was. I thought to myself, Well, here is the lanky old man again! He looked at me and said, "I have no quarrel with you." I said, in turn, "I have no quarrel with you! So, that's settled. Do you have a name?" The ghost answered: "Wiliford." I heard his words in my mind, and he had a pleasant voice. The thought crossed my mind that Wiliford might be more than a ghost, possibly an entity in transit, or something caught up in a time portal. We looked at each other, and he nodded as I did. Then he was gone, vanished as quickly as he had arrived. I went on my way, and so did he.

Later, I came across a vintage drawing of what is oftentimes referred to as a circuit rider. Although Wiliford was much older and much more weary looking, this is close to what I saw. Now you can see it as well, and maybe you will come across such a being in your lifetime and know it for what it is.

I wish Wiliford well, wherever he is on his way to. Whether a ghost, time portal participant or resident, or a lingering at-will intelligent haunting out for a haunting looking for somebody to talk with, it is becoming evident with the passage of time that the thin veil that separates human reality from paranormal reality is becoming leaner, and more frail, as time runs out for humankind as we have come to know it. Will the dead contact humans the closer time it comes for most of humankind to blink out of existence, is there a message they may have for each of us? What?

We will know soon enough. Everything comes in its own time.

I enjoyed the contact. My wife has also seen this Wiliford at times. Others have sensed his presence. What was his precise era, that I have no idea. But wherever you are, Wiliford, come again. Best of travels to you. Thanks for the visit and the conversation.

Lee Prosser is's book reviewer and a regular contributor. He is also the author of Missouri Hauntings. among other books. "Bide One's Time" is Prosser's column on his supernatural musings.

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