GHOSTVILLAGE.COM NEWSLETTER #130 - August 20, 2012
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I love history. It’s an amazing story full of drama, hope, danger, redemption, and all of the other emotions that remind us that we’re human, and each of us is bound to everyone else in some way. Those emotions and feelings were created by people in unique situations. That human energy doesn’t vanish. It’s etched into history books, and into the very environment in which those energies were created.
I’ve said before that ghosts are the past demanding to be remembered. No place is that more true than the White House in Washington DC. The building is iconic. The first time I saw the president’s mansion, I was star struck -- the way some people get when they meet a big celebrity. Of course I know it’s just brick, mortar, wood, and a security system that could detect a mouse’s fart from three blocks away. But there’s so much more to any building than those things. A building’s story is written by all who passed through its doors. In the case of the White House, it’s an impressive list. Not just American presidents and First Families, there have been many foreign leaders, royalty, athletes, movie stars, and heroes from all walks of life. If any place in the United States should be haunted, it would be the White House.
When I had the chance to visit the building back in 2006, I got to interview some of the staff and walk those hallowed halls. If you ever get the opportunity to go inside, do it! No, I didn’t get the chance to do a proper investigation (though Mr. President, if you’re reading this… call me!), but I did get something just as good: first-hand accounts from some very reliable witnesses.
This month I’m proud to announce the release of the updated version of my children’s book, Who’s Haunting the White House?: The President’s Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There. It’s a ghost book, it’s a history book, it's a journey through the building and through time. I’d appreciate your support on this one. It will only set you back $9.95. You can buy it cheap online, or ask for it in your favorite local bookstore.
Yesterday I walked into a local grocery store here and I saw a sight that got me choked up… I felt a swelling of pride in my heart as I wiped that salty drip from the corner of my eye. The Halloween candy and decorations were already out! In mid-August!!! (Those who know me know I don’t use multiple exclamation points lightly!!!!) The busy season has begun -- earlier than ever. My lecture schedule is packed already with more dates being added constantly. Also, there are some big conferences coming up. See the list below. And Ghost Adventures fans: the wait is almost over. The new season begins Friday, September 14th at 9PM on the Travel Channel.
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|Jeff Belanger's Upcoming Events
Dead of Summer - Lizzie Borden House - Fall River, Massachusetts - August 25, 2012, 6:30PM
Ghosts and Hauntings with Jeff Belanger - East Hampton Public Library - East Hampton, Connecticut - September 15, 2012, 2:00PM
Conscious Spirit Paranormal Group and The Mirror Magazine Francestown Paranormal Event - Francestown, New Hampshire - September 29, 2012, 5:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Langley-Adams Library - Groveland, Massachusetts - October 1, 2012, 6:30PM
Central Texas Paranormal Conference - Austin, Texas - October 6-7, 2012
Dead Air Paranormal Presents: Old South Pittsburg Hospital Paranormal Conference - Pittsburg, Tennessee - October 11-14, 2012
Halloween with Jeff Belanger - Mattapoisett Free Public Library - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts - October 16, 2012, 6:00PM
A Weird (Massachusetts) Evening with Jeff Belanger - Thayer Public Library - Braintree, Massachusetts - October 17, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Bellingham Public Library - Bellingham, Massachusetts - October 18, 2012, 7:00PM
Wareham Haunted History Night 2012 - Wareham, Massachusetts - October 20, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Ashland Public Library - Ashland, Massachusetts - October 23, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Falmouth Public Library - Falmouth, Massachusetts - October 24, 2012, 7:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Mystical Parlors - South Norwalk, Connecticut - October 27, 2012, 6:00PM
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger - Uxbridge Free Public Library - Uxbridge, Massachusetts - October 29, 2012, 7:00PM
Darkness Radio's End of Days Paranormal Conference - Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado - November 15-18, 2012
The Real Dracula Tour and Ghost Hunt with Dave Schrader and Jeff Belanger - Romania - May 19-27, 2013
October 20, 2012 - What better name is there for a haunted location than Fearing Tavern? The legendary landmark located in Wareham’s historical district was first built in the
early 1690s. It’s seen every day of this country’s history and has played a major role in it—from loyalty to the Redcoats in the Revolutionary War (including a hidden
room that allegedly housed British soldiers) to possibly serving as a stop in the Underground Railroad, this amazing building is full of period-era antiques and artifacts.
|Wareham Haunted History Night 2012
Investigations included: The Fearing Tavern, The Meeting House, and The Old Schoolhouse.
Click here for more information: http://www.legendtrips.com/wareham2012.shtml
Congratulations to Barbara Muscolo of Youngstown, Ohio, who was the June winner of an autographed copy of
Jeff Belanger's book, Picture Yourself Legend Tripping and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
How to win: Entries will be accepted up until 5:00 PM (eastern time) tomorrow (August 21, 2012).
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On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on Ghostvillage.com. Remember, reply by 5:00 PM tomorrow to
be eligible to win.
According to Mark Potter, what are the names of the top-five Cornish haunts?
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 the new edition of Jeff Belanger's children's book, Who's Haunting the White House? and a Ghostvillage.com window sticker!
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New features added since our last newsletter:
LIVE From the 3rd Annual Michigan ParaCon August 14, 2012 [VIDEO]
Time Slips August 7, 2012 [VIDEO]
LIVE from Eastern State Penitentiary: Scared Straight July 31, 2012 [VIDEO]
Top Five Cornish Haunted Locations by Mark Porter July 31, 2012
U.S. Civil War Ghosts with Mark Nesbitt July 24, 2012 [VIDEO]
Haunted Objects with Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg July 17, 2012 [VIDEO]
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:
A Blessed Rosary -- Phoenix, Arizona
The House of Many Experiences - Brandenton, Florida
Phantom Great Dane - Darlington
Baltimore Museum of Industry presents the most extensive Ouija and Talking Board exhibit ever assembled
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Board of the Month -- Ghosts of the White House
From former presidents to British soldiers... the White House might be the most haunted building in the United States!
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