Changes Ahead, Here

In the past couple of months, so much in our world has changed. It’s astonishing.

And, at my publisher’s urging, I’m shifting even more of my focus to books. That makes sense, since I’m in stay-at-home mode, anyway.

So, this website is changing to reflect that. It will feature more of my books as well as free downloads – worksheets, etc. – related to them.

My main publisher and I are still discussing whether I should have a separate blog for articles that aren’t specifically about my books.

Since my books represent a wide range of topics – and websites – I’m not sure a blog is necessary.

In fact, a blog might be more trouble than it’s worth. Even at this site, people still ask me to confirm their personal Mandela Effect memories, etc… and I’m sorry, but that’s something I cannot do.

For questions like those, my advice remains the same:

    • If you’re concerned about your memories or mental health, speak with a professional – such as a doctor – who specializes in memory issues.
    • If you’re certain your house is haunted, contact a trusted priest or minister at a local, mainstream church.
    • Don’t look for help from strangers, especially online. That includes me, TV stars, and so on. Online and on TV, appearances can be deceptive. If your questions are serious, speak with local, trusted professionals.

Meanwhile, I think everyone’s wondering what’s ahead for researchers.

Me…? I have no idea what the new “normal” will be, even a few months from now. Everything seems to be changing, and – if you look at history – that’s how some of the most important progress is made.

So, while the current pause in our everyday routines may be uncomfortable, it’s also a chance for us to review what’s important. We can take broad steps at improving the things that matter most. And, we can reduce information overload, and get back to basics.

I’m working on books – updating old ones and outlining new ones – and wondering how we’ll organize ghost hunting events in the future. (Meanwhile, most haunted cemeteries are free to explore, and it’s easy to maintain social distancing at them.)

Times Change – and So Do My Websites

Today, I made a decision that I’ve been dodging for over a year.

It’s time to accept that the Mandela Effect site has become unmanageable, with daily crashes and related hosting headaches. Between traffic surges and the occasional DDoS… it’s taken too much time from other important projects. (And email…? 3k non-spam emails per day, just to the Mandela Effect address…? There’s no way I could read all of them, much less reply.)

Mandela Effect Book 1 - Major Memories 1So, for now, visitors to the Mandela Effect site (now hosted at WordPress.com) will see a simple, scaled-down version of the original site.

Serious Mandela Effect enthusiasts can read the books that feature all the comments from the Major Memories pages, as well as all of the theories & explanations offered by readers.

I believe those comments hold many key insights that will help us understand this phenomenon (or perhaps phenomena) better in the future.

Those books are FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited, and many public libraries provide access to my books – in digital and printed formats – as well.

So, those important stories and insights will remain within the reach of everyone.

Meanwhile…

That’s not the only site I’m changing, radically. 

I’ll be reorganizing Hollow Hill’s articles so people can easily find the information they need. Some of the older, outdated articles will be updated, and others will be deleted.

Hallowfields was a fun concept, but I think that information is better presented in other formats. Different people have different learning modalities. So, that site will transform in the near future, too.

Ghosts 101 evolved from my book of the same name. Over the past year or so, it’s clear that ghost hunting has lost some of its appeal as a personal pursuit. Most people watch related TV shows, instead, especially now as many of us are in “stay at home” mode.

So, I’ve updated the answers, and republished my related book.

More Projects and More Books

Ghost Hunting in Haunted CemeteriesHaving time at home, I’ve had a chance to look at the stack of projects on my to-do list. There are so many books I’ve wanted to write, to share important insights about paranormal research.

Also, I’m enjoying updating some of my past books so they can return to print.

But I’ve also wanted to write new books, like the actual history of “shadow people,” and what we know – and don’t yet know – about them.

I also want to share exactly how I use ley lines to find “hidden” haunted sites. There are simple ways to construct those lines, and they can be fairly reliable.

But, I’d like to explain how to take the concept to the next step, so your research can be laser-focused… pointing you to locations with a very high probability of having paranormal activity.

And, I’ve outlined a series of short, focused books about various aspects of ghost hunting… and now I’ll have more time to write them.

So… that’s what I’m working on. And a big piece of the puzzle – which is helping me reclaim far more time than most people may have realized – was making this decision about the ongoing headaches of the Mandela Effect site.

It was kind of excruciating to remove the Mandela Effect site’s original contents, but – in a day or two, with more time and less stress – I think I may wish I’d taken this step a year ago. Or longer. (Update: Yes, that’s exactly how I feel now.)

Thanks for understanding how difficult this decision was. And I look forward to sharing new insights and fun information with you, in the very near future.

New Decade, New Focus

When Hollow Hill first appeared online around 1999 – from its previous GeoCities location – it was one of the only websites explaining how and where to go ghost hunting.

Today, people find my articles and videos through search engines like Google.

However, since 2004, little has changed at my sites.

Oh, I’ve written hundreds of new articles, added a YouTube channel, more social media, and so on.

But now… bigger changes are needed. In fact, they’re long overdue.

Here’s what’s planned for 2020:

  • Streamline HollowHill.com so it’s easier to find what interests you the most.
  • Convert most Mandela Effect articles to books, and reduce that site’s contents so – with less bandwidth (and fewer site crashes) – more people can access the most essential content.
  • Merge content from Ghosts101.com and Hallowfields.com at HollowHill.com. Combine the most important articles – by topic – into books.
  • Maybe add a News Stories page at HollowHill.com, instead of relying on social media (mostly Twitter) as a way to share important paranormal research news links with fellow researchers.
  • Create short, highly focused, single-topic books that explain paranormal research in more detail. All will be free in Kindle Unlimited.

Meanwhile, this website will become my author site.

So, an exciting year is ahead. Thanks for being on this journey with me!