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New Paranormal Roads Video
My latest video in the Paranormal Roads series has been released. This one features Society of the Haunted on a road trip to Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.
Pre-Order Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma!
My latest paranormal book, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, is now available for pre-order! (Release date: September 28, 2011)
Explore the paranormal history of Oklahoma through its colorful ghost stories and legends, as well as through the eyes of a renowned paranormal team. Have drinks with outlaw ghosts in an old saloon and tip your hat to the lady spirits upstairs in the bordello. Discover why several professional basketball players fear a hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Learn about an alternate ending to the life of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Follow the atlas and investigate the famous Stone Lion Inn, the 101 Ranch, Overholser Mansion, and other historic haunted locales throughout the state. This spine-tingling cross-section of Oklahoma's history includes dozens of tales of Native Americans, the Civil War, famous outlaws, Wild West shows, oil boomtowns, railroad legends, deadly tornados, and historic Route 66. Haunted Oklahoma awaits you!Available at:
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Ghosts & Legends of Oklahoma Release Date
The release date of Ghosts & Legends of Oklahoma has been set! Just in time for Halloween, you can find your copy in books stores, online, and available from mikericksecker.com on September 28, 2011. Preorder information will be available soon!
Fort Reno Video Released
The third episode of the Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma video series has been released and covers a haunted strip of Route 66 through Oklahoma with an emphasis on Fort Reno, an old World War II prisoner of war camp. Cathy Nance and Logan Corelli of Society of the Haunted provide fantastic insight, and my investigator-in-training daughter who also works the cameras is featured.
New Book Deal Inked!
I've signed another book deal with Schiffer Publishing that I'm really excited about. Although they don't usually publish fiction, they are making an exception for a new book series called "Campfire Tales." These are essentially ghost story type tales you would tell around a campfire while roasting marshmallows, but the angle that has enabled this publisher to take on the project is that the tales are based off of local history or legends. Originally, if the project was given the green light I was going to take on the state of Oklahoma. However, I will now be taking on the entire Midwest region. I'm really excited about letting my creativity take off in these tales as well as researching about many other Midwest legends. Campfire Tales: The Midwest if slated for a Spring 2013 release.
New Examiner.com Articles
I've recently become an Oklahoma City paranormal "examiner" at Examiner.com, which is essentially their term for describing a local columnist for their web site. While my article will require a local Oklahoma flavor, I will be touching on a variety of paranormal subjects. Already I've written a spotlight on Society of the Haunted, touched on our "Monster in the Closet" episode on Animal Planet's The Haunted, featured our University of Oklahoma Ellison Hall investigation, and I've written some basics about paranormal photography and audio capture. Keep up to date on all new articles at: http://www.examiner.com/paranormal-140-in-oklahoma-city/michael-ricksecker
Paranormal Vines: Episode 2
This is the second episode of Paranormal Vines featuring a different type of spirit other than wine and a couple interviews from Muskogee, Oklahoma.