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Dear Ghostvillagers,

It’s spring again here at the world headquarters. The weather is getting warm, and we find ourselves venturing outside as much as possible. It’s good to be active again, whether kicking the soccer ball around or playing catch with the neighbor. It’s a time for sports. Baseball is back, basketball is heating up, hockey is finishing up (and getting ready for what has to be the shortest off-season in all of sports), it’s a time for tennis, swimming, and the Olympics are coming up again this summer in London. We have sports on the brain.

It’s out there on the gridiron, on the pitch, the turf, the court, the field, that so many legends are made. It’s a place where some feats seem almost super human, where some athletes live out their greatest glories. It’s elation when our team or favorite player succeeds, and heartbreak when they fall short of the goal. Sports complexes are a buffet of human activity and emotion, it’s no wonder that so many of them have ghostly legends.

I wonder, could it be the current athletes or fans who hold these spirits in their respective parks? Do we conjure them every time we wax nostalgic for our team’s glory years, or the time we watched an athlete break a record? Think of how superstitious athletes can be. Many baseball players avoid stepping on the first or third baseline when they’re walking off or on the field. Wade Boggs had to eat chicken on game days. Then there are the accounts of players, coaches, and staff from these various parks around the world who swear there’s another presence in the park and sometimes they intervene during the games. These ghosts become scapegoats for when a player misses an easy catch or shot, or the ghosts become angels in the proverbial outfield when a miracle play goes the way of the home team.

This month we’re going to dive into haunted sports. The ghosts of past athletes, fans, coaches, and lost seasons. Got a story? Share it in our message board of the month!

This past month I had the chance to check out some incredible haunts. I spoke at the Phenomenology conference in Gettysburg and then the Darkness Radio event at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. While there, I logged a 30 Odd Minutes mission at each location. You can see Gettysburg’s mission here: and this Tuesday you’ll be able to see the Mansfield mission. I appreciate meeting so many of you at these things. Thanks for sharing your stories and experiences with me!

This weekend I’ll be heading over to the haunted Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, for another event. We’ll be bringing along the 30 Odd Minutes Mother Ship as well, so stop by and see us!

Also, for you Ghost Adventures fans, I'll be appearing in tomorrow night's all-new episode on the Travel Channel at 9 PM.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
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Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
This is the place to find out where author and founder Jeff Belanger will be speaking on the subject of the paranormal. If you're interested in booking Jeff for a conference or other event, please visit: for more information.

Events Scheduled:

Graveyard Shift at the Slater Mill - Pawtucket, Rhode Island - April 21, 2012
Ghosts and Hauntings with Jeff Belanger - Mystical Parlors - South Norwalk, Connecticut - April 28, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Groton Public Library - Groton, Massachusetts - June 21, 2012, 7:00PM
Eastern State 2012 Scared Straight - Darkness Radio - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - July 26-28, 2012
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Townsend Public Library - Townsend, Massachusetts - August 3, 2012, 7:00PM
Central Texas Paranormal Conference - Austin, Texas - October 6-7, 2012
Hales Dam Convention - Guild, Tennessee - October 12-13, 2012
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Mystical Parlors - South Norwalk, Connecticut - October 27, 2012, 6:00PM

Graveyard Shift at Slater Mill
Join us Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the haunted Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The creepy giggling of a little girl. The horrible shouts of a young boy in pain. Shadowy figures seen roaming about the grounds.

All in a day's work at Slater Mill.

For more than 200 years, Slater Mill has sat on the banks of the Blackstone River. It was built in 1793 by Samuel Slater and was the first successful water-powered, cotton-spinning mill in North America. It is considered by many to be the birthplace of American industry.

It's also one of its most tragic haunts... Join us for a dinner, lectures, and hours of investigating! Click here for more information:

Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Kathleen Weir, who was the March winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's latest book, The World's Most Haunted Places, Revised Edition and a window sticker!

How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (April 20, 2012). At 5:00 PM, we will draw a winner at random from the correct entries that have been received. You no longer have to be the first, but you only have until 5:00 PM to get your answer in. If you click on this link:, you see today's date, and "We have a winner!" that means the contest has ended. Sorry, please try again next month. To submit your entry, simply reply to this email with the correct answer.

On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Remember, reply by 5:00 PM tomorrow to be eligible to win.

According to Sherrie James, what is a Paranormal Time Reflection?

At 5:00 PM tomorrow, we will announce the winner on our home page. Good luck! (Only Ghostvillagers who have not won a prize from us in the last year are eligible.)

This month's prize: We're giving away an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book and DVD, Picture Yourself Legend Tripping and a window sticker!

Didn't win? Want to buy a copy? Click on the graphic.

Our "Features" section is a place for editorials, research articles, open letters to our readers, and other content of interest to Ghostvillagers. If you have a topic on your mind, agree or disagree with something you read recently, we want to hear from you! For guidelines, click here.

New features added since our last newsletter:

Growing Up Psychic with Chip Coffey April 17, 2012 [VIDEO]
Residual Haunts or Paranormal Time Reflections? April 13, 2012 [VIDEO]
The Union Screaming House with Steven LaChance April 10, 2012 [VIDEO]
LIVE from the Phenomenology Conference in Gettysburg April 3, 2012 [VIDEO]
Time Travel with Von Braschler March 27, 2012 [VIDEO]
Extraterrestrial Contact with Stan Romanek March 20, 2012 [VIDEO]

Recent Encounters
We receive personal encounters from all over the world. Many are scary, some are touching, but they are always profound. If you would like to share your own experience, please click >>here<<. Since our last newsletter, we added the following new encounters:

Phantom Rooftop Figure - Devon, United Kingdom
The Grandparent's Weird House - Fresno, California
Wolf Ghost - Waco, Kentucky
Rude Awakening - Winnsboro, Texas
Spooky Funeral Home - Tustin, California

Hot Threads and the Community
In the past month, tons of new people registered for free to join our supernatural discussion! Have you?

If you have registered for our message boards but haven't validated your account yet, it's simple to do! Look for the email that was automatically sent to you when you registered and click on the account activation link in the email (note: some bulkmail filters may block this email, so you'll need to check your bulkmail folder if the validation email didn't immediately come through). There are always great discussions going on in our huge message board community. We hope you'll get involved. It's free to register if you're not already a member. Here are some of the hot topics this month:

Evidence Alley
The Winnats Pass investigation.

Urban Legends, Myths, and Folklore
Exploring fairies.

Are vampires real?

Spirit Communication
Birthday wishes from the other side?

Religion and Spirituality
Spiritual Athiest: are you one?

General Board
Two types of shadow people.

Real Life Occurences
The Drawing Gallery - a place to show your artistic talents.

Paranormal Media
Emails from Beyond.

Personal Encounters
Dream/helping a spirit.

Haunted Places
In the woods, west of Boston.

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