July 15, 2002 - #13

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ParaCon 2002
The Smoking Gun Research Agency will be holding its paranormal conference, "ParaCon 2002," on Saturday, August 3, 2002 at the Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, Connecticut from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free. For more information, please visit:

Dear Ghostvillagers,

Sorry things have been running a little slow here in the months of June and July. But I have a good excuse, I swear! I was married on June 8th and went on a two-week honeymoon to Antigua and then to Bar Harbor, Maine. Some of you may be asking, "Did you see any ghosts on your honeymoon?"

And the honest answer is, "Inconclusive." When you live on a diet of pina coladas and daiquiris for two weeks, you can't be expected to give an honest account of anything, really. But I can tell you that of all of the candid wedding pictures we have seen from our wedding day, about 60% contained some kind of activity in it. As a newsletter bonus, I have included some samples below. Both pictures were taken with disposable film cameras which were placed on the tables. In the picture on the left, you'll see some orbs on the left-hand side (I blocked out the image of the beautiful bride in blue for privacy purposes), and in the picture on the right, you'll see a clear orb touching the right side of the picture. I can tell you that my grandfather passed away a few months ago, and I remember he got sick briefly before he died. I told him he had to take better care of himself, and he told me with certainty that he would be at my wedding. I believe in my heart that he kept his word—whether that is him in the picture or not is not for me to decide.

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Now that I'm home and well rested, I'm ready to get back to business here at First, let me apologize to the many people who have been submitting "ENCOUNTERS." I am slowly getting through all of them and am posting a new one almost every day.

It's great to see the volume of "Encounters" being so high and from so many different places around the world. One of the goals for is to become a giant library of personal encounters, pictures, and EVPs. I'm hoping that people may begin to see patterns, or may have had a very similar experience in a different location, or possibly the same location. If you have something to share, please don't be shy. You can submit your experience HERE.

Also, if you live in the Connecticut area, please visit "ParaCon 2002," August 3, 2002 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, Connecticut. Admission is free and if schedules permit, I will be there, so please stop by and say hi. I'll be the guy with the ultra-cool t-shirt on.

Recent Encounters
Here are some Encounters that have been added since the last newsletter:

Tormented Dreams - Douglasville, Georgia
Sixth Sense - Chesapeake, Virginia
Haunted Mirror - Lindsey, Ontario, Canada
Cold Room Tapping - Hazlehurst, Georgia
Faceless Nighttime Visitor - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Angry School Spirit - Chicago, Illinois
Native American Shadow Spirit - Orlando, Florida
Father's Day Spirit Energy - Denver, Colorado
Haunted Queenslander - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Haunted Half Cellar - North Greece, New York

Welcome New Members
Since our last newsletter we have had a lot of new people join us in the Town Square. Please welcome: tina24, WICCAN81, nitas43, Sonya, valkyrie, XHaunted4lifeX, rhiannon, CubanGhost, 13Friday, Ghsthunter700, firewalker, pandoras_box, greeneyedgirl, natgirl275, seeker, Gobrk1, esses1959, ryanne, Marlene, mean_gene, salonheather, NewJonno, XxCaSpeR1xX, waggs, Robyn226, Cute_and__Sexy1, Sketchkat, ika62999, LeoMcDermott, calvinj23, jordanj45, Ghost_Writer, krisanne301, FRiGiDDRMR, Para_Search, Boo_Boo_Boo, kaos, josmith22002, jennifer, RonsWitch9299, Ben_Mahoney, yankeegirl029, Ghost_finder, Txghostsearch, Ghost_daddy, meggles, mrfuzzy, MarchWhelp, wiccan_enchantress, icabod1898, jim_warfield, jakebud, Dees_Shadow, MeggieT07, Jonathan, Ms._Fleury, pandorad2, FashionViktum, roadguy, SGRAHQ, blondedonna, satur9, and prettynpink767. Quick Stats:
4,912 Messages in the Town Square Message Boards
522 Members in the Town Square
28 "Encounters" listed so far in 2002
200 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Search directory
920 Subscribers to this newsletter.

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Happy Hauntings,

Jeff Belanger
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