Jeff Belanger - book author
Jeff Belanger was first introduced to ghosts and the supernatural at age ten, when he and some friends took a Ouija board to a known haunted house in Newtown, Connecticut. He has been writing about ghosts and the supernatural since 1997 when he first interviewed renowned ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. In 1998, he was tapped to research and write the script for a documentary film on Dudleytown -- an abandoned ghost town in the hills of northeastern Connecticut. The documentary project was never sold, so he took the research and wrote the definitive work on the history and hauntings behind this legendary Connecticut town. That article would be the impetus for Belanger to start Ghostvillage.com.
Jeff brings personality and humor to this subject which makes him one of the most sought-after experts in the field. He's a regular lecturer on the subject of the supernatural, he's been a guest on more than 100 radio programs around the world, and has been featured in television programs covering the paranormal on ABC, NBC, and various regional television stations. Visit our Media Room for more information.
Ghostvillage.com was launched on October 31, 1999 as a repository for Belanger's research and writings on the subject of ghosts and the supernatural. Over time, the site grew to include a vast collection of ghost stories and ghost photos from around the world, and it is now one of the largest supernatural communities on the Web.
Jeff Belanger is the author of books: The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com, Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales from Around the World, Weird Massachusetts: Your Travel Guide to Massachusetts' Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters, Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There, The Ghost Files: Paranormal Encounters, Discussion, and Research from the Vaults of GhostVillage.com, Nightmare Encyclopedia: Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted, Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, And Saboteurs, Communicating With the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave, What It's Like: To Climb Mount Everest, Blast Off Into Space, Survive a Tornado, and Other Extraordinary Stories
The World's Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of Ghostvillage.com explores the history, folklore, and ghostly legends behind some of the world's most fascinating points of interest. Objective, educational, and entertaining, Ghostvillage.com's founder, Jeff Belanger, speaks with witnesses, psychics, and ghost hunters who tell their stories and share their research on haunted places around the globe.
Take a world tour of history, the supernatural, and the macabre. You will explore libraries, museums, restaurants, inns, and landmarks from North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. But be careful: The World's Most Haunted Places may make you a believer!
Our Haunted Lives features the stories of dozens of people who have witnessed the supernatural firsthand in their homes, at work, and in numerous other locations and explores the profound nature of ghosts and spirits. Through personal interviews, the author captures the many different facets of the experience - the touching, where people come in contact with a loved one who's passed on; the funny, where pranks are played or peculiar disembodied sounds are heard; and the frightening, where people still feel shaken by what they saw, heard, and felt. Ghosts are unbiased - they appear to people from all walks of life, ages, cultures, and religious backgrounds.
Our Haunted Lives features accounts from famous hauntings, such as an extensive interview with George Lutz - the man whose experiences with the paranormal in Amityville, Long Island launched debates, books, and movies. You'll hear from police officers who were the first on the scene after a homeowner reported a break-in, only to find the disturbance wasn't caused by someone living. Doctors who had a brush with the supernatural after losing a patient on the operating table will speak about the very emotional and profound events they witnessed. No, we are not alone.
Has the original landowner decided to stick around? Is Abigail Adams still hanging laundry on the premises? Does President Andrew Jackson still make a ruckus up in the Rose Guest Room? Is Abraham Lincoln a permanent fixture in the bedroom that bears his name? Every one of these figures, and others, has been spotted or heard from. To increase the chills, a variety of archival images and original illustrations capture the hauntings.
In addition to ghost-hunting, kids will learn about the real history inside the White House.
Now Jeff Belanger, the man behind this groundbreaking website, brings you The Ghost Files, a new book featuring compelling evidence and riveting discussion on one of the greatest mysteries of the human experience: what happens after death? Culled from the pages and files of Ghostvillage.com, this book offers dozens of personal and profound accounts of ghost encounters, feature articles, commentary from the experts, and much more. Something like a "best of" the paranormal, it covers topics such as:
The Ghost Files is for fans of ghost stories and paranormal investigation, as well as for anyone who wants to understand the supernatural experience. Objective and open, it dares to go into dark corners, haunted places, and other locales where ghosts lurk and hide. If you're looking for new insight on an ancient mystery, this is the book for you.
Phantom U.S. Civil War regiments still march through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia before vanishing into the evening sunset.
The beaches of Normandy, France still echo with the cries of the men who gave their lives storming the beaches on D-Day.
The disembodied clip-clop of horse's hooves and the clank of swords from the British Civil War battle of January 25, 1644 are still heard in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Wherever battles were fought and people perished, ghost legends have followed.
Ghosts can be found wherever tragedy left its mark. Where men?s and women?s lives ended so quickly that their spirits may not even realize that they're dead. Where soldiers, focused on duty, still patrol the front lines of long-finished wars.
The world's battlefields are imprinted with the passions, fears, and horrors of the soldiers who took their enemies? lives and often sacrificed their own. Battlefields are still rife with spirit activity, centuries after the last cannon was fired and the last casualty lost.
Ghosts of War is a history book told through the eyes of witnesses who have experienced the ghosts who still haunt these locations. Featuring nearly two dozen battlefields from around the world and throughout the centuries, each chapter includes first-hand accounts of the battle (where available), important facts and dates, historic and ghostly photos of the site, and first-hand ghost sightings and supernatural experiences that still occur.