Mid-September News (2020)

Since I last posted, I’ve completed a few projects. Others are still in-progress.

By late August, I knew that my trusty old computer needed to be retired. It was slowing down and doing odd things, like freezing for no apparent reason.

As I’m typing this, a shiny new computer is next to me, but I still need to transfer files and licenses and all that tedious stuff.

This means a few projects are running late, but I’m pleased with what has been accomplished.

The ghost hunting course at Hallowfields has been (mostly) updated. I’d like to add a few features, like more videos, but – for now – it is more current and follows a clearer sequence.

My Ghost Hunters Journal is back in print. It’s 6″x9″ to fit into your backpack or ghost hunting kit. Some portions are far simpler now, but I also added extra text and prompts to save time. Let me know if you’d like further changes.

Though I’m still working on the updated edition of Is Your House Haunted?, I’ve created an Is Your House Haunted? Journal, since it’s essential for homeowners and tenants to keep a diary of what happens, where it happens, and when.

That journal includes basic information at the front of the book, and some essential tips – condensed from the full-length book – at the back.

Updating my websites

In my free time, I’m updating my Hollow Hill site so it’s more useful to new ghost hunters.

So far, one of my most important updates was related the GFI Poasttown Apparitions video.  With additional insights by one of the lead investigators, Adam Bennett, some anomalies become clearer and make more sense. (At that article, be sure to scroll down to what he shared with us.)

In the future, I may not add much to the Hollow Hill site.  Since the late 1990s, one of Hollow Hill’s main purposes has been: to introduce new ghost hunters to the field, and help them get more from their investigations.

Preparing for 2021, I’m looking at ways to maintain my focus on the work that really matters to me. That’s documenting what I’ve learned in over 30 years of paranormal research, mostly ghost hunting.

The Mandela Effect site

The Mandela Effect site was created on a whim. From the start, I assumed people understood that I saw those odd memories as quirks.

My favorite explanation – then and now – has always been: maybe it’s evidence of “time slips” and parallel realities.

By around 2015, the topic had been thoroughly co-opted by those with agendas very different to mine.

In late 2020, I knew things had to change. I’m working with my publisher on various options, including turning the site over to someone with more time for – and interest in – how this topic has evolved (or devolved, depending on your viewpoint and cynicism).

Other sites

In general, I’m phasing out several of my websites. That will – I hope – give me more time and focus for books.

For example, my Faerie Magick site – a name that never truly suited it –  is now Fairies101.com. As time permits, I’ll shift that site to focus on history & folklore.

So, that’s the news. I hope you’re staying safe, healthy, happy, and – if you’re a ghost hunter – looking forward to your next investigations. (Remember that haunted cemeteries make it easy to maintain social distancing as you search for evidence of ghosts.)