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2005 News:
Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation and the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada Present the 2006 Canadian Paranormal Conference
December 7, 2005
Ghost Conference

ABC Television and Wife Swap are Seeking Families Involved in the Paranormal World
November 29, 2005

The Nightmare Encyclopedia Offers Insight into Our Darkest Dreams
November 17, 2005

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts October 29th
October 17, 2005

TLC presents Dead Tenants Premiering Thursday, October 13th at 10:00PM ET
October 10, 2005

California Author Launches Paranormal Animal Research Group
October 7, 2005

World's Leading Ghost Hunters Unite to Produce Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World
September 29, 2005

Parapsychologist and Director of East Coast Hauntings Organization (ECHO) Has Opened a Business Office in Historic Downtown Washington
September 19, 2005

Paranormal Community Comes Together to Offer Relief to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
September 12, 2005

Author Seeks True Stories for Book on Animal Ghosts
September 9, 2005

The W Network In Canada Seeks High-Spirited Homeowners With a Haunting
August 31, 2005

HAUNT X, 2006 L.A. eXtreme Halloween eXpo - February 16th-20th, 2006
August 29, 2005
Ghost Conference

Ghosts In Reno? You Bet!
August 24, 2005

Haunted Hamilton Presents the Second Annual Paranormal Summit on October 1, 2005
August 23, 2005
Ghost Conference

2005 Mid-South Paranormal Convention to Be Held September 24th and 25th at Waverly Hills
August 17, 2005
Ghost Conference

1st Annual Paranormal Ghost Hunting Conference to Be Held in Cedar Key, Florida, August 20th and 21st
August 15, 2005
Ghost Conference

San Diego Pagan Pride Day 2005 to Be Held September 17th
August 12, 2005

Philip Gardiner's Forbidden Knowledge Conference to be Held July 1, 2006
July 25, 2005
Ghost Conference

The Learning Channel Seeks People With Haunted Possessions
July 19, 2005

Ghosts of Griffin Gate: Dinner, Ghost Hunting Workshop and Investigation
June 24, 2005

Biography Channel Launches Supernatural Series: Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters
June 17, 2005

Southern Ghosts Offers A Weekend in Haunted Savannah August 26-28, 2005
June 15, 2005
Ghost Conference

The 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest of the Writers Room of Bucks County
June 8, 2005

Las Vegas Paranormal Conference Beckons Ghost Investigators October 2-4, 2005
May 27, 2005
Ghost Conference

Communicating with the Dead... Truth or Hoax?
May 9, 2005

"Ghost Hunt Nevada" - an Exciting New Class at WNCC
May 4, 2005

"CONTACT" The Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar Coming to North Adams, Massachusetts, July 15-17, 2005
May 2, 2005
Ghost Conference

Ghost Convention International: Convening Global Ghost Hunters and Researchers at the Haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, Sept. 9 11, 2005
April 27, 2005
Ghost Conference

Smoking Gun Research Agency to Host ParaCon '05 in Stratford, Connecticut
April 13, 2005
Ghost Conference

Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2005
April 1, 2005
Ghost Conference

A Weekend in St. Augustine
March 28, 2005
Ghost Conference

New Jersey Ghost Conference 2005
February 11, 2005
Ghost Conference

Haunted Virginia Paranormal Conference
February 9, 2005
Ghost Conference

2004 Archive
An Evening of Supernatural Legends at America's Stonehenge with Jeff Belanger
September 23, 2004

New Page Books and Announce The World's Most Haunted Places
August 24, 2004

The Science of the Unexplained Summer Forum To Feature Key Speakers From Connecticut And Surrounding Area
July 13, 2004
Ghost Conference

TV Show Looking to Assemble a Paranormal Investigative Team
June 21, 2004

The ARC 2004 ~ Alternate Realities Conference
February 18, 2004
Ghost Conference

$50,000 for PROOF of Paranormal in Canada
January 16, 2004

2003 Archive Celebrates Four Years of Ghost Research, Evidence, and Discussion
October 20, 2003

June 8, 2005


The 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest of the Writers Room of Bucks County

The Writers Room of Bucks County 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest is open to writers of all kinds and levels of experience. All entries must be original and previously unpublished. (See below for complete rules)

Prizes include:
  • A book pitch to a New York literary agent!
  • A tour of haunted houses and castles in Ireland! 
  • Signed first editions of novels by some of the top horror writers in the country! 
  • And much more. (See below for details!)

Entries will be judged anonymously by professional authors, and judging will be based on the writers skill and creativity. Grammar, spelling, and clarity count. 

For additional information and a hardcopy of the Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed and stamped #10 envelope to: 

The Writers Room of Bucks County 
Horror Writing Contest
4 W. Oakland Avenue
Doylestown PA 18901

Submission guidelines are as follows, and can also be found on our website, Please contact the Writers Room staff with questions at 215-348-1663, or send an email question to

Submissions must be unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction.


  • Horror Short Story (maximum 5000 words) 
  • Horror Novel (a synopsis of 3-5 pages and one sample (first or best) chapter) 
  • Horror Poetry (up to three short 1-2 page poems or one long poem of no more than 10 pages) 
  • Nonfiction (article or essay on any aspect of Horror (folklore, literature, film, psychology, pop-culture, etc.) 
  • Script (submit 1-2 page synopsis and any ten consecutive pages. Do NOT send the complete script. Script may be for feature film TV movie, or TV episode). 
  • Science Fiction Short Story (maximum 5000 words) 
  • Fantasy Short Story (maximum 5000 words) 
  • Short-Short Story (horror, SF or fantasy to 1000 words in length) 


GRAND PRIZE #1: A tour of Haunted Castles in Ireland. (Airfare and lodgings included) 

Ireland - enchanted isle of mist and mysteries. Where better to explore the ancient pagan rites of the druids, to visit altars where awful and unspeakable practices were performed in past eras, and to see the many abbeys, castles and country houses haunted by uneasy spirits of the past. Search out little country graveyards where those long buried rise up on Halloween. Hear tales of the paranormal from those who have experience of the inexplicable. Meet some of Europe's friendliest people and enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled countryside. Bask in the comfort of charming old inns, sample delightful food, and listen to seanachies tell tall tales of headless horses and phantom carriages, of pookas and fairies, of witches and enchantment.

This five to seven day tour includes visits to haunted castles and houses as you travel across the Irish countryside from Shannon to Dublin. A great opportunity to see the Enchanted Isle and learn about its ghostly and haunted traditions. Includes hotel, some meals, all admission fees and professional guide!

GRAND PRIZE #2: A pitch to a New York Literary Agent. 

The winning writer will get to pitch a book directly to a top literary agent in New York who has sold a number of horror books to major publishers. 

Additional Prizes include:

  • Signed First Edition books by some of todays top Horror, SF, and Fantasy Authors, including: Peter Straub, Ramsay Campbell, Steve Alten, Katherine Ramsland, Gregory Frost...and many others. 
  • Electronics (Ipods, Discman, etc.) 
  • DVDS (The best in classic Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy) 
  • Framed Artwork 
  • And Much More!


  • Judges for the contest are all professional writers in the fields of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and thrillers. 
  • Judges will NOT know the names of the submitted entries and will be judging strictly on the merit and quality of the writing. 


  • Entries must be post-dated by September 1, 2005 
  • You may submit one entry for each category. 
  • A $35 entry fee must accompany first entry. Each additional entry is $20. Please do not send cash. Checks or money orders only, made payable to The Writers Room 
  • Each entry must be properly formatted: Typed, Double spaced, Stapled, Numbered pages, Printed on only one side of the page.
  • Each entry must include a separate cover sheet clipped, not stapled, to the top with the following information: Authors name, Home address, Date of birth, Phone number, Genre of entry (horror, fantasy or science fiction), Category (see above list), Email address (if available). 
  • All entries must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials. If you do not want the material returned, this must be clearly marked on the contact cover sheet. We will not return any manuscript which does not include a stamped return mailer. 
  • Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere on the entry manuscript(s) - only on the contact information sheet clipped to the top. 
  • We DO NOT accept faxed or emailed submissions. 
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted or returned. 

Send your entries to: 

The Writers Room of Bucks County
1st Annual Horror Writing Contest
4 W. Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901

Awards will be presented at The 1st Annual Writers Room Monster Bash on October 22, 2005. You need not be present to win. Winners who do not attend will be notified by mail.

More information will be sent to you upon submitting your entry

The Writers Room of Bucks County
4 W. Oakland Ave.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: 215-348-8137

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