Inside Gore Orphanage aka Swift Mansion

The legend of the “Gore Orphanage” is just that: a legend. There was never a Gore Orphanage. The building that’s been called this institution for decades was originally known as the Swift Mansion, or Rosedale, built by Joseph Swift in … Continue reading

Live Paranormal Investigation Recap!

This past weekend, Shana and I of Society of the Haunted conducted a live paranormal investigation of Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois. The building is quite large, and with only a limited amount of time our investigation was limited … Continue reading

American History Murdered

It was murder. Premeditated and with malice aforethought, the 108-year old, historic Goldenrod Showboat was murdered by fire in the early morning hours of October 21, 2017. It was the last showboat of its kind anywhere in the world, the … Continue reading

NEW Encounters With The Paranormal: Volume 3!

The new Encounters With The Paranormal book, the haunted Mineral Springs Hotel Edition, is finally here! Actually, it was here last week, but this October has been so busy so far that I’ve barely had time to say much about … Continue reading

Cemetery Crawls and Investigating Graveyards

It’s called “taphophilia” (“taph” from the Greek for tomb and “philia” meaning an inordinate fondness), but we’ve been referring to what we do as a cemetery crawl. Basically, Shana and I enjoy going to cemeteries, observing the intricate masonry work … Continue reading

New Encounters Coming Soon!

Allow me to be candid this Monday morning… I’ve busted my ass, and I’m exhausted. Those who are involved in the publishing industry know what all goes into producing a book, especially when you have a hard deadline. So, in … Continue reading

Ghost Girl of the Goldenrod

Part 2 of the October Haunted Blog: This true ghost story first appeared as “Annie” in ENCOUNTERS WITH THE PARANORMAL: VOLUME 2. I believe I first encountered Annie in the main lobby and concession area of the Goldenrod Showboat. I had … Continue reading

October Haunted Blog!

Welcome to October! What is it about this month that has always made it seemingly magical? Of course, Halloween caps it off at the end, Shana and I had our handfasting last October 29th, and both of my parents were … Continue reading

Happy New Paranormal Year 2017!

Happy New Year! This past year, 2016, proved to be quite and adventurous and eye-opening year, and I’m almost sad to see it gone. However, that just means 2017 is shaping up to be bigger than ever, and we at … Continue reading