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Ghosts and Legends Episode 6 Release!

The latest episode of Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, "101 Ranch Wild West Spirits," has just been released! Step into the ruins of this once famed 110,000 acre ranch and it's experience its wild west show lore and the spirits that remain on the grounds.


Watch "Do You Believe" Interview

If you missed my July 31 interview with Norene Balovich, you can now watch the playback of this internet TV conversation:



"Ghosts and Legends" Nominated for Two Paranormal Emmie Awards!

My show on GTN (http://www.ghosttalestv.com) "Ghosts and Legends" has been nominated for two Paranormal Emmie Awards! The first is for New Show of the Year and the other is for Episode of the Year with "Beginnings." This is quite an honor to be considered and nominated for both of these awards! There is also a viewer's choice award for the fans' favorite show in which all are nominated, so you can vote for that at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Internet TV Interview with "Do You Believe" July 31

I'll be interview by Norene on Paranormal Zone TV's "Do You Believe?" show on July 31. We'll discuss an assortment of topics about the paranormal, legends, and writing.

Tues. July 31: 10:30 PM EDT / 9:30 PM CDT

"Do You Believe" on Paranormal Zone TV


Speaking at PTVN ParaCon

I'll be speaking about the relationship of history and the paranormal at the PTVN ParaCon July 28-29 in Waverly, Ohio!

Presenation: Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 PM

PTVN ParaCon Information:

"PTVN ParaCon 2012 will be the largest event held in Ohio ever and is now in the top 3 largest events held in the USA in 2012. This is a once and a life time chance
to meet all these people under one roof because the PTVN ParaCon moves to Orlando, FL in 2013.​

​What can you expect? You will be able to experience two days of all the paranormal you could ever imagine at the famous Haunted Emmitt House. You will have the opportunity to meet & talk to some the of most recognized names & celebrities from the paranormal field on both July 28 & 29, 2012."

For more information visit: http://www.ptvnparacon.com/


Presenting @ Ghost Excavation Convention

I'll be presenting and giving a workshop about the relationship of history and the paranormal at the Forensic Ghost Excavation Congress – Convention.

Workshop: Friday, June 22 @ 8:30 PM, $5

Presenation: Saturday, June 23 @ 4:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Archaeological Studies of Presence through Ethnographic Research (CASPER), this convention is a multi-layered/multi-sensory approach to haunting phenomena at historical locations. This trans-disciplinary approach integrates:

Archaeology - investigate by layers of occupation and socio-cultural uncertainty;
Anthropology – an ethnographic radical-participatory, rather than physical, science focus;
Theatre – role, identity, scenery, script, and audience as essential elements of fieldwork;
History – local and regional; and
Multi-Species – ecologically-oriented landscape presence that includes the presence of flora, fauna, human, and “spirit” presence.

City Park Building
655 East Potomac Street
Brunswick, Maryland 21716

Date: Friday through Sunday, June 22 – 24, 2012

Full details are here:

You can find the full schedule here:


System of the Dead Book Cover

With the second Chase Michael DeBarlo mystery novel SYSTEM OF THE DEAD soon to be released later this summer, here is a preview of the book cover...