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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
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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
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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
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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
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New Jersey Ghost Conference 2005
February 11, 2005
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Haunted Virginia Paranormal Conference
February 9, 2005
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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

September 29, 2005


World’s Leading Ghost Hunters Unite to Produce Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World

New directory is the first book written by dozens of paranormal investigators from around the globe and features over 250 haunted locations.

BELLINGHAM, MA, September 29, 2005 -- There are haunted homes, restaurants, battlefields, cemeteries, inns, castles, and ghost towns in every corner of the globe. Though spirits and specters are often the fodder for frightening local legends, there are people who actually go looking for ghosts -- they’re the paranormal investigators. The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World is the first book to be written by scores of these investigators. The Encyclopedia includes ghost hunters’ investigation notes from some of the world’s most notable haunts like the Tower of London, Gettysburg, and the North Head Quarantine Station in Australia, to more obscure locales that only regional investigators would know about.

“To truly understand a haunted location, you need to get local,” said Jeff Belanger, editor and compiler for the Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. “What makes this book unique is that the entries are written by people who have done the haunted field work to back up each ghostly claim -- hearsay and urban legends weren’t enough. Each entry combines the history, the tragedies, and the eyewitness accounts of each haunted locale.”

Ghost hunting techniques can differ among investigators. Some ghost hunters utilize psychics as part of their investigation methods, while others stick with traditional science -- trying to measure temperature and electromagnetic field fluctuations, but all are looking for tangible evidence of the existence of life after death.

“Ghost hunting” is one of the fastest growing fields of study in the world today. Families are taking haunted and historic ghost tours in cities around the world, and individuals who are interested in the paranormal are coming together to investigate reported ghostly activity using both scientific and esoteric means. People are talking about ghosts and many want to learn more and see the phenomenon for themselves. 

About Jeff Belanger
Jeff Belanger leads a very haunted life. He’s been fascinated with the supernatural since age ten when he investigated his first haunted house during a sleepover. In 1999 he launched as a repository for his writings on the subject of the supernatural. The site has since grown to become the largest paranormal community on the Web receiving more than five million hits per month. Belanger is also the author of: The World’s Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of (New Page Books, August 2004) and Communicating With the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave (New Page Books, April 2005). He’s been a guest on more than 50 radio programs across North America and has also been featured on televisions programs covering the paranormal. 

About the Encyclopedia of Haunted Places
The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World (ISBN: 1-56414-799-1, pages: 360, price: $19.99) is published by New Page Books ( The book features over 250 haunted locations from the United States, Canada, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East. The book also includes a region-by-region directory of contact information for the various paranormal investigators whose work was featured in the book. The Encyclopedia is a haunted travel guide, a ghost hunter directory, and a repository of ghostly legends. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders,, and many other booksellers.

Jeff Belanger

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