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Dear Ghostvillagers,

Who are the Celtic people? Who are the Druids? These are two questions we're going to explore this month on

The generally accepted Celtic nations are: Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Spain -- it's from these regions that the Celts emerged as the predominant culture between 900 and 500 BCE. There is evidence of the Celts around Europe before 900 BCE, and the tribal groups certainly didn't stay only in these regions, but these were the times and places for the height of the culture that was eventually driven into the shadows by the conquering Romans between 100 BCE and 100 CE. The religious leaders of the Celtic peoples were the Druids -- a special group who were recognized and respected among the various Celtic tribes. They were the keepers of the magic.

The Celtic mythology and magic was never completely wiped out. I recently read the March issue of National Geographic magazine, which chronicled Tom O'Neill's journey to discover people who still spoke the Celtic languages and still celebrated some of their holidays. Today, Druidism and the Celtic culture are experiencing quite a renaissance. Many people who practice Witchcraft or Wicca will recognize that some of their holidays such as Beltane and Samhain, as well as many rituals and rites, come from the Celtic traditions.

No culture is ever completely conquered or wiped out. As tribes and peoples mix, so too do their ways. If your family heritage ever passed through Eastern Europe, there can be little doubt that Celtic influence is still with you. Ever bob for apples at Halloween (or even celebrate Halloween for that matter)? Ever put up a Christmas wreath made of evergreens? You may be more Celtic than you realize.

To explore the topic in depth, we have a special treat and a exclusive. We're running an excerpt of Dr. Brendan Cathbad Myers's forthcoming book, The Mysteries of Druidry in four parts. The book is being published by New Page Books in May of this year. Part one is up now. The excerpt will no doubt raise some questions and spark a lively conversation in our Message Board of the Month. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter below.

Supernaturally yours,

Jeff Belanger
Mayor of

Monthly Contest
Congratulations to Lauren Gage of Austin, Texas, who was last month's winner of an autographed copy of Jeff Belanger's book, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World, a window sticker, and a t-shirt!

This month, we're doing the contest again, but we ask that you first click this link: If it says, "The search is on" then we don't have a winner yet and go ahead and send in your answer. If you see today's date and "We have a winner!" that means you weren't the first to email us. Sorry, please try again next month.

On to this month's question: This question can be answered by reading a page on The first THREE people to reply to this email with the correct answer will win this month's prize.

What is Brad and Sherry Steiger's favorite personal song?

Once we have our three winners, we will announce them on our home page as soon as possible. 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 three autographed and numbered collector's edition DVDs of the cult hit film, Woodland Haunting 2 (being released March 28th and available at best Buy, Tower Records, Amazon, and more), a window sticker, and a t-shirt!

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Supernatural Calendar
The Supernatural Calendar is the place where thousands will learn about your events of interest to the supernatural world. The service is only available to registered members of the message boards, and it's free! We'd like your help filling our calendar in -- so add your events for thousands of Ghostvillagers to see.

March 16: Troy Taylor presents "Weird & Haunted Illinois"
March 17: Chicago Hauntings Irish Ghosts & Haunted Pub Crawl
March 21: Troy Taylor presents "Weird & Haunted Illinois"
March 25: Haunted Ashbary Coffee House Psychic Fair
March 31: Spirits of the Civil War in Gettysburg
April 1: 2006 Southwest Ghost Conference
April 22: New Jersey Ghost Conference 2006 - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event, 2006 Paranormal Conference - Jefferson, Texas
April 28: 2006 California Ghost Hunters Conference
April 29: Supernatural Summit - Rochester, NY
May 6: Eastern Massachusetts Paranormal Conference - Jeff Belanger will be speaking at this event
May 13: CPRI's 1st Annual Paranormal Conference
May 14: Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2006 - England

Who's Who in the Town Square?
Get to know some of your fellow Ghostvillagers.

>>Mist<< - member since October 21, 2005

What is your name?
Caryn Denise Dundas

How old are you?

Where do you live?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What do you do for a living?
I am an admin clerk for a cartage company. I take care of all the drivers' paperwork.

How did you find
I found Ghostvillage by typing in "ghost" on the Net.

Have you ever seen a ghost?
I did see my grandfather's face in our hall at home. He passed when I was 13. I turned and ran -- I was scared.

What's your all-time favorite movie?

Last Month's Theme - Featured Content
Our last month's theme was ghost hunting equipment. Many of you weighed in on the subject in our message board of the month, and others contributed feature articles. Here's what you missed if you haven't checked in since last month:

News - Revelations: The Eastern Massachusetts Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar on May 6, 2006
Book Review - The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult by Clement Cheroux, et al.
Feature - Natural Selection and the Involution of the Gettysburg Ghosts by John Sabol
The Witchcraft Connection - Part Two: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery by Lord Foxglove
Lights, Camera... Actrion! - This month's feature article by Brian Leffler

Supernatural Library's book reviewer, Lee Prosser and the staff have brought you several new book reviews and author interviews since our last newsletter.

This past month's Library additions:

Conspiracies And Secret Societies by Brad Steiger and Sherry Steiger [AUTHOR INTERVIEW]

Inner Power by Colleen Deatsman

The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult by Clement Cheroux, et al.

How Would It Feel? by Mary Beth Goddard, illustrated by Anna Mycek-Wodecki

Radical Knowing by Christian de Quincey

Sex and the Erotic Lover by Mabel Iam

Magickal Crafts by Kristin Madden and Liz Roberts

Raphael by Richard Webster

Crystal Ball by Sibyl Ferguson

The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity by Jeffrey J. Butz

Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process by Noel Tyl

The Secret History of Freemasonry by Paul Naudon

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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:

Me and Great Uncle Mike - Los Angeles, California

Spirit Guides Around the Moon - Gretna, Louisiana [PIC]

A Hand in the Dark - Southeastern Ohio

Spectral Gardener - Mississippi

Angry 1800s Portrait - Monnerville, West Virginia

I Floated Down the Stairs Too - Oxford, England

The Boy Under the Patio - Ridge, Maryland

Claw Marks on the Stairs - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Voices in the Night - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Graveyard Shift at Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia

Dark Shadows in My Burnt Out Apartment - Indianapolis, Indiana

The Man at Birdcage Theatre - Tombstone, Arizona [PIC]

This is the place to find press releases and news items on paranormal happenings around the world. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, please see our guidelines.

Revelations: The Eastern Massachusetts Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar on May 6, 2006 - March 15, 2006 [CONFERENCE WATCH]

Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2006 - Cheshire, England - March 10, 2006 [CONFERENCE WATCH]

Jeff Belanger to Hold Creative Writing Workshop at Bellingham, Massachusetts Library - March 7, 2006

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:

Christopher Isherwood, Time Loops, and Ghosts by Lee Prosser - March 15, 2006 [COLUMN]

Druids by Lee Prosser - March 3, 2006 [COLUMN]

Natural Selection and the Involution of the Gettysburg Ghosts by John Sabol - February 28, 2006

Part Two: Investigation: Primrose Road - Adams St. Cemetery by Lord Foxglove - February 20, 2006 [COLUMN]

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 supernatural. If you're interested in booking Jeff for a conference or other event, please email us for more information.

Events Scheduled:

New Jersey Ghost Conference 2006 - Hackettstown, New Jersey - April 22, 2006

Revelations: The Eastern Massachusetts Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar - Methuen, Massachusetts - May 6, 2006

SGRA's 8th Annual Paranormal Conference - Milford, Connecticut - June 16-18, 2006

2006 New England Ghost Conference - South Portland, Maine - October 13-15, 2006

Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party at the Sprague Mansion - Cranston, Rhode Island - October 26, 2006

Paranormal Radio
There's only one place where you can tune in to the leading paranormal radio programs available online, and that's right here on's Paranormal Radio: 

Tune in to: A.P.S.R. Talk Radio, Exploring Unexplained Phenomena, The Ghost Chronicles, Ghostly Talk Radio, The Graveyard Shift, Magick Mind Radio, Nightwatch, Weird Stuff Happens, and The 'X' Zone Radio Show.

Hot Threads in the Community
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:

Ghostly Indications
What are the most common indicators of ghostly activity?

Wiccan Bible
Have you read it?

Spirit Photography
Sometimes we really do get surprise guests at Christmas time... see what you think!

Can building noises be recorded and considered EVP? You decide.

Spirit Video
Wow... watch an orb manifest into a dark shadow ghost

Your Superstitions
What are you afraid of?

Sixth Sense
Do you or someone you know exhibit a sixth sense?

Haunted Lighthouses
Come and read some intriguing tales of lighthouse hauntings.

Paranormal Media
You know you've watched them, so 'fess up, what is the worst horror movie?

The Boiling Point
Ah, spring is in the air, the birds are chirping, grass is green, and the weather is every which way but up.

Fun N Games: Save the Red Square
If you last for more than 18 seconds you are very very good.

Board of the Month -- Celtics and Druids
Come in and discuss the mysterious ways of the Celtics and Druids.

Welcome New Members
In the last month, the following people have joined our ghostly community -- now more than 10,000 strong! Please welcome:

arosie32, SkylerAden, tennesseerat, Catstarbird, ghosty_gurl, erin_r2006, mackinmama1, shebasmom, blackroot, gipijudi, Angelis, brown36, Jenga1980, graveyard girls, fluid, spooky joe, superlovingfreak, The Ghost Lady, linkmaster03, titi64, Guardian, punky evil, tallulahbloggs, Rex Nash, traviesa, spiderBsider, senseless, Mike Chaos,, Zara, douglas k, tigerflame69, nadine21, Jennie Robbins, spooky1938, Tj12761, tarcigam, PerfesserCoffee, ssvp, RedMaeve, Ghost_researcher, wolfishlestat, bobbybojones, Bob Lange, Renée Schultz, Randy loves drums, Jesikkaa, vickivain, punkgirl14, SalemGirl, shady_freak, litlbit65, cindykay65, nirvana, holymoly, crystalmoon, daleglen, BaliGirl, openup, dln362, SanuX, threetstepstofreedom, robert68, cerebus33, Se7en, derry, memac, hatshepsut, lewisgirl2004, I_LOVE_SOS, SPSII, stardustmom, firmehighna, marty, YtownPara, forgottenamanda, d.gaines, link1982, GEFT63, kendra, larscrue99, paulacox55, mopi427, yazman666, wildhair65, cowboy1, SEMGHS Director, green is suicide, kodelka, medgirl_itboy, olveres, xzion6, tom172003, shakin134, jennie, Stroupe1983, raerae14, boywithscissors, shain, easyee, BobMcafee2000, baloney12478, mswendalyn, emeraldchild, dontpushurluck, phenom, cindy19, snowtiger123, dungeonangel, jands317, LindenD, halloweenpixie, Jessa_, KBURGER, thorn1357, erickson,, Curious2know, medic427, IBeliveInGhosts34, love_ones_past, LadySorrow, brissy6, izzie, Groovyg, allie_cat_08, lynnettemarie, witchypoo, Easy Money, drpatelv, ketchup, Sani123, hollywood69, firezen, DarkMessenger, janhess858, Gabba-Kay, gfox, Olinda, craigndawn03, latessa3701, jedimasterwitchypoo, MajikZombi, Renee7562, Charmed, morganawitch, nena, YetiSan, marianwrk, southernexposureak, vampgurl23, fluffkins, kroeckel, babyboomerjim, mairkk81, gidgett, powerlitch, garbagesiren, sweetz, Eidolon, courtney, greenman, ghostlygirl, ocparanormal, Reddawg, CIGI, Halifax Hauntings, Delilahblue, Jack K., Graizer, Ryan540, Gortball, grievous, Knighthawk, Jacqueline, ninx, jakob493, Calico, GhostSeerer, scully, jan biggs, joys, brigidshine, babiedixie05, Alexa, dippy, DEMONSEEKER, WAYPOINT1, lazylobos, odd, SkuttleBucket, drewboy1980, kristina12, robson2519, TimeWillTell, giftedsisters, Lkitty, ALFA CURIOUS, dantheman_24, tearsofblack06, JKH, budgetfilmmaker, grantless, paranorm13, biker_gal, Vianney, blackphoenix1489, Mishmash, Guiness, biggs, Dark_Angel2001, Chapster, snake, emptybottles310, PARANORMALWISH, crystal_mist, flash69runner, rnichols2112, m.a.l., debs.sumner, dragonmage, 12345, hatterM, lonewolf66613, 357951, Daniel A.D., KittyKat1388, miladekramnia, test, Samm65,, Christine06, carrie, kapora, carriestafford, mattsin30, OldSacred, sbolt2, De_Lama, daemonicterror, morbidgrotesque, ericvogt, reaper72, lineman, jeanettejmm, hellopeople10111, misdirected_soul, psychic_chicka, mclucero, gmkinley2005, Estrella, LilYetisan,, krystal-clear, Twinkle, stepsofthenight, bearlyhere, hanauma726, knifefreak24, RosieO, Spiritus, wendylynn, luke, Ebbie, ensorcel, joyelainejoy, Icevixen, invadermel, KieranB, Mystical1, Merlin1983, creepsncrawls, cashface, alien099, whiteheart, drumbang0904, Akantha, penny, nomum, Snoogies311, jeremy0818, Lindawmn, BSARRO, ancalv, jakey, paralife, imel, cassandraxx, jozefa, Antediluvian Fear, shadow hunter, GhostTraveler188, dan_nwmps, Darla1224, AnthonyWStanton, lesliegianni, divvy, cfguxfg5, adamtaylor750@bt, skeezix1970,, masterj1129, DarkPrincess, Libi83, bigoldevil, troytaylorsux, and z28unlimited. Quick Stats:
172,066 Messages in the Town Square Message Boards
10,074 Members in the Town Square
473 "Personal Encounters" published on
461 Paranormal Web sites in the Ghost Links directory
18,843 Subscribers to this newsletter
3,146,096 total Web site "hits" for in February

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