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Monday, February 19, 2007

Special Presentation in a very Haunted Location!

For all of you who have asked where you can go to experience a real haunted house, here's a unique opportunity. On Friday, April 27th at 7pm, I will be giving a lecture (with photos) on some of my best cases at the very haunted Shanley's Hotel in Napanoch, New York. My ghost hunting partner, Mike, will also be making a special presentation on "Ghost Hunting Tech and Techniques" to introduce everyone to all the gear and gadgets, and how to conduct an effective investigation.

Shanley's Hotel has a long colorful history as a popular spot for tourists since the mid-1800s. It also served as a bootlegger's hideout during prohibition, and a brothel during the 20th century. It has been the scene of murders, accidental deaths, and enough tragedies to provide very fertile grounds for ghosts. Current owners, Sal and Cindy, have been transforming the dilapidated structure into a beautiful bed and breakfast, scheduled to open this fall.

Mike and I conducted an investigation of the old hotel last year, and it was one of the most intense experiences we've ever had. There are so many different personalities there, many of which really affected us personally. There are bedrooms that make you feel completely disoriented, a hidden room in the basement that gives you a terrible sense of panic, and I swear in the brothel it's like another dimension, where the floor seems to shift right under your feet. Many figures have been witnessed, as well as footsteps, voices...I could go on and on. Suffice to say, this is one the most haunted places I have ever been.

So, if you want to learn how to conduct a ghost hunt and hear about some fascinating and frightening investigations of haunted places in the Hudson Valley--while having some delightful refreshments--all in a very, very haunted old hotel, then please consider attending the special presentation on April 27th. Seating will be limited and reservations are required. Admission is $20. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Barbara Bleitzhofer at 845-647-2787, or email

Barbara has been working on the restoration with Sal and Cindy, and she has had many paranormal experiences at Shanley's. She has also been conducting research on the history of the place, and will be available that night with a display of photos and newspaper clippings that shed light on the lives of the spirits that now walk the halls of the old hotel.

Don't miss this unique opportunity! It promises to be a night you won't soon forget...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Psychic Impressions

Well, it was quite a day. Early this morning in this incessant bitter cold I headed out to pick up psychic Lisa Ann. I have worked with her before on a couple of cases, and was so impressed I wanted to see what she would find at "Grandma's House" in Port Jervis, NY. This is a case I have written about for several years, and investigated many times with my ghost hunting partner Mike. As activity had been picking up of late, it seemed to be a good time for a fresh perspective.

Lisa Ann once again hit on all the major paranormal themes of this house--the emotions, the cast of spiritual characters. Also, as a previous psychic had felt, she sensed that there exists what is known as a spiritual vortex that acts like a portal between worlds, through which many entities come and go. Great stuff for a ghost investigator, not so good for the living who have to put up with all the activity!

The next stop was Mike's house in Port Jervis. Lisa Ann did not sense anything negative, but did get several distinct impressions of former occupants--more residual feelings than active spitual energy, though. She provided some very interesting info, which hopefully can someday be confirmed through research on the early owners of the old house.

Although not wanting to impose upon her time much longer, I did want to drive by the house we had investigated last year, where I had a very close and unpleasant encounter with a suicide victim, and a dark, shadowy figure. The owners were not at home, so Mike just pulled over on the side of the road in front of the house. Nothing like a drive-by psychic reading...

Almost immediately, Lisa Ann described a negative male entity that appears on the front porch, which is exactly what people have seen.

Then she blew our minds by describing another male spirit, wondering out loud if he had committed suicide. Fortunately, I was sitting behind her so she couldn't see my amazed expression. However, a moment later when she said, "I think he shot himself," I couldn't contain myself any longer. She nailed it, once again.

You know, good pyschics are about as hard to find as honest politicians. I am always reluctant to endorse anyone in these matters as my reputation is on the line, as well. However, I am pleased to be able to recommend Lisa Ann without hesitation for personal readings or other matters of a psychic or healing nature. You can check out her website and email her at

I am also pleased to announce that Mike, Lisa Ann, and I are considering holding a ghost/paranormal conference somewhere in the Hudson Valley this fall. I will certainly post info as it becomes available, so if you are interested please check back in a couple of months. And check back sooner than that for other updates. I have quite a few investigations to schedule in the coming months, and I'll continue to post some tantalizing tidbits of evidence...