Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Guest-Blogger John Kachuba's Top 5 Spooky Sites

Having recently spent five plus years writing a novel about a whole lot of dead people, Madam Mayo is not in the least nonplussed by the notion of ghosts and spirit communication. Flickering blue lights in mid-air... knocking noises... cold drafts... yes, Madam Mayo has witnessed all kinds of shenanigans. But the real expert on this subject is John Kachuba. In celebration of his new book, Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers and Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World, I've invited him to guest-blog with his top five favorite spooky websites.

With Halloween just around the corner (for those of us who await the holiday in gleeful, if not ghoulish, anticipation), I simply could not refuse Madam Mayo’s request for five of my favorite ghost websites.

Ghosts and Spirits of Spiritualism is an intriguing collection of photos depicting after death communication (ADC) between the living and those the Spiritualists say have already passed over into Summerland. Some may be hoaxes, but others…..?

For those of you who think that all ghost hunters are wearers of tin-foil hats, there is the Parapsychological Association, a professional organization of psychologists that specialize in exploring the field of parapsychology. Ghosts, ESP, remote viewing, clairvoyance, telekinesis, are all grist for their paranormal mill.

One of the most extensive collection of ghost photos and videos can be found at Angels and Ghosts. The site archives several years worth of images sent in by ghost hunters all around the world, mixed in with professional television and film productions.

Ghostvillage may be the largest interactive paranormal community on the Internet. There are message boards and forums for a wide range of ghostly topics, as well as interviews, movie and book reviews, resources, and even on-line shopping for all your ghost hunter needs.

Would you like to learn how to ghost hunt or photograph spirits? Care to join a haunted tour on foot, by canoe, or motor coach? Haunted History Tours is a wonderful example of the kinds of paranormal tours available to those who would like to see why interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high in the U.S.

--- John Kachuba

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