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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



December 21, 2011

Littlest Mummy (A Christmas Story)

by Richard Senate


Ghostvillage.com is pleased to announce a series of holiday-themed features! Our first selection is a lovely Christmas story by longtime paranormal researcher, Richard Senate. Mr. Senate was one of the first "ghost hunters" with an online presence, and was recently seen on Travel Channel's Paranormal Challenge. He remains a prolific author, investigator, and commentator.

Mr. Senate's daughter, Megan Senate, provided the wonderful artwork!


Little Rahotep was a small mummy. His tomb in Egypt was a very poor one with no treasure. They buried him with just a jar of ointment and his cat, also mummified, named Mewfu. His tomb was so poor the grave robbers would laugh at it. It wasn't even well hidden. "Why should we waste our time robbing this tomb?" the robbers would say. "It is a foolish tomb! Let us find something better and this will not be hard."

Megan Senate
All of the other mummies were bigger than little Rahotep and because he had no gold or silver the other mummies would have nothing to do with him. "Let us go next door and try to make a friend,: said Rahotep to his cat Mewfu. He peeked out of his tomb and walked to the other tomb. "Hello, is anyone there?" he called out. Presently a musical voice came from the fine tomb. It was a haughty voice. "Who are you?" it asked.

"I am Rahotep from the tomb next door," he answered. The door opened and a grand lady mummy stepped out. "I am the princess Anksenamen," she said. "Did you bring me any gifts? I like gold. Did you bring me something made of gold?" All Rahotep had was his jar of ointment and it wasn't made of gold. "I brought you some fine ointment," answered the littlest mummy.

"It is very good ointment in a nice jar!" "Does it come in a gold jar?" asked the princess. She didn't even bother to look down at Rahpotep. "If it is not gold, silver will do." Rahotep looked at the little jar of ointment he had and offered it to the princess. "The jar is a very fine pottery one with a painting of a lady on it. It is the best I have. Please take my gift and be my friend."

Megan Senate
"Be gone little mummy," said the princess. "If you have no gold or silver you are not worth having as a friend. Be gone and take away your smelly ointment." With that the princess laughed and went back into her tomb, slamming the stone door closed. Rahotep bent his head low and walked back to his tomb. Mewfu purred and tried to cheer him up.

"Mewfu, No one likes me. I am not worth anything to anyone," he said. The littlest mummy sat down in front of his tomb door and rested. Mewfu sat next to him and rubbed his bandages. Just then a shadow came upon them. "Who is there?" Rahotep asked.

He saw it was a man with a beard leading a donkey. On the animal was a beautiful woman who carried a bundle in her arms tenderly. Rahotep saw it was a baby, a wonderful baby. They all looked so very tired and he could see they had traveled far. "We are out of the land of Herod the tyrant and seek a place to rest. I am Joseph and this is my wife Mary and our son." Rahotep looked at the baby and saw its beautiful eyes and smiled. The baby even smiled back at him and Mewfu.

"You may stay the night in my tomb to rest. It isn't very large but it will keep you dry and warm." Rahotep opened his door and let them come in. was still holding his jar of ointment and he went to the woman Mary and presented it to her. "Please accept my gift," he said. "The ointment will protect the baby from the hot Egyptian sun." The woman smiled at him and took the jar. "Thank you," she said. Even Mewfu liked the guests, and rubbed next to the baby and purred him to sleep.

The next morning the travelers were gone. But, when Rahotep got up, his bandages fell away. His dry mummy skin was gone and now warm living skin was there. He was alive again! He called for his pet cat Mewfu and saw that had fur now and not bandages. He was alive again too! "We are alive again!" he shouted. "It is a miracle."

Megan Senate
The boy, for that is what he was now, took his cat and went from the tomb and went to play with the other boys at the bank of the Nile River. From that day on Rahotep was never lonely again! The Holy Family had given them both the gift of a new life. Let us remember in our giving this Christmas that our gifts are nothing without love.

THE END

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!








Each year Mr. Senate makes a special Christmas Story for his friends and family. Some he puts into little books that are hung as ornaments on the Christmas Tree. Each one has a message for the season. Learn more about Mr. Senate by follwing him on Twitter @richardsenate.




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