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Jeff Belanger

Biography:

Jeff Belanger leads a very haunted life. He's been fascinated with the supernatural since age ten when he investigated his first haunted house during a sleepover. Since then, he's been a writer and journalist for various newspapers and magazines, and in 1999 he launched Ghostvillage.com as a repository for his writings on the subject of the supernatural. Over the years, Jeff has interviewed hundreds of people about their experiences with the profound. His objective approach to the subject makes the supernatural accessible to a wide audience. He's written for many paranormal Web sites and print publications and is the author of several books.

Past Shows:

Govt. & Ancient Relics

Fortean researcher Nick Redfern discussed how and why government agencies have, for decades, taken a clandestine and profound interest in numerous archaeological, historical, and religious mysteries. In the first hour, author and lecturer Jeff Belanger talked about White House ghosts as well as the possibility of time travel. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secret Door XII

In our 12th edition of the 'Secret Door,' George Noory welcomed three surprise guests who addressed a variety of topics: investigative mythologist William Henry, Morgellons expert Trisha Springstead, and ghost investigator Jeff Belanger. In tandem with Memorial Day, first hour guest, researcher Douglas Dietrich discussed the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. ... More »

Host: George Noory

History of Voyager / Legend Tripping

In the first half of the program, Prof. Stephen Pyne discussed the history of the Voyager 1 & 2, spacecraft launched in 1977. In the latter half of the show, journalist and sometime ghosthunter, Jeff Belanger talked about legends and the practice of 'legend tripping' to paranormal hot spots. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ghosts & Haunted Places

Journalist and ghosthunter Jeff Belanger discussed his work compiling ghost stories, and described some of the most haunted locations around the world. He also shared his analysis of ghostly activities, and other forms of the supernatural/paranormal. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ghosts in the Ancient World

Expert in theology and biblical languages Mike Heiser discussed ghosts & spirits in the Bible and other ancient literature.The Old Testament occasionally writes of spirits of the deceased and differentiates them from demons. But mostly, the Bible makes prohibitions against contact with the dead (necromancy), such as with a medium. One exception is the incident involving Saul and the Witch of Endor (see below).Belief in disembodied spirits and the underworld was prevalent across many ancient cultures such as in Israel, Egypt, Mesopotamia and Assyria. Interactions between the living and their family ancestors was common place-- in Mesopotamia, the dead were thought to lead normal leaves and even pay taxes, he noted. In the Egyptian concept of the afterlife, the "akh" was a spirit or ghost that could dwell in our realm. The underworld (called Sheol by the Hebrews) had its own "cosmic geography" with both good and bad areas, such as the abyss, pit, meadows, and fields, and was ... More »

Host: George Noory

Ghostly Phenomena

Journalist and ghosthunter Jeff Belanger discussed his work compiling ghost stories and the challenge of viewing the phenomenon in both a scientific and spiritual context. ... More »

Host: George Noory

GhostFest Expo 2006

In a live remote broadcast from GhostFest Expo 2006 aboard the haunted Queen Mary, George Noory presided over a evening of Open Lines featuring stories from both callers and expo attendees, as well as interviews with various GhostFest speakers. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Documenting Ghosts

Journalist and ghost investigator Jeff Belanger shared his work compiling ghost stories as well as his discussions with the late George Lutz of the Amityville house. There is a preponderance of evidence for ghosts, said Belanger, who listed three types of cases: non-intelligent imprints left in an environment, interactive entities that show signs of intelligence, and thought projections that are interpreted as ghost experiences. One theory is that places aren't haunted, but people are-- and they could be seeing ghosts or doppelgangers of themselves. Belanger described his intense visit to the Catacombs of Paris, where thirty generations of human bones were moved from city cemeteries into a tunnel, 30 meters underground. While there, he repeatedly saw a darting shadow though no one else was there. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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