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. Different types of phenomena such as ghosts, aliens, and 'Old Hag' could actually be linked, he suggested-- they might be identified as one or the other, depending on the interpretation or perception of the witness.
"Legend tripping," in which people visit known haunted places or sighting hot spots has become increasingly popular, and is how some paranormal researchers are getting their start, he said. The paranormal in general has grown in public interest, with a plethora of TV shows, "paranormal cruises," and haunted tours-- Chicago alone has five competing ghost tour companies, he pointed out.
Belanger detailed some of the most classic haunted locations and shared some of his personal experiences at them:
Check out Jeff's weekly Internet TV talk show, 30 Odd Minutes, which plays live on Thursdays at 5pm PT/8pm ET. He'll also be appearing at the MASS Mystery Weekend in Watertown, MA, Oct 16-18, 2009.
The last hour of C2C featured Open Lines.
Jeff Belanger brought to our attention some interesting images recently featured on his site, GhostVillage.com. Pictured is the "Colfax Cemetery Apparition" taken by the Midwest/Minnesota Paranormal Society. They were not able to reproduce this anomaly under various conditions. Other photos include the Brown Palace Hotel Ghost, and the Girl in Her Easter Dress.
Bumper music from Monday October 05, 2009