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2014 Archive

In recent weeks it has come to my attention that certain parties are using my ghost stories and those of my contributors as references for their own commercial enterprises.  If you or someone you know is writing a book on ghosts in the Pacific Northwest, PLEASE DO NOT!!! copy or use the following stories or any other materials within this website as references.  

Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)

 

  

Here are some buttons which will take you to an archive copy of the last  years of the "What's New" section I began in 2001.

 

Finally, a Website Update,  Posted 2 March 2014

 

Oregon Ghost Convention in Oregon City April 2014   Posted  2 Mary 2014

Crypticon in Seattle, WA, May 2014  Posted 2 March 2014

A  Bit Late but Here is a Link to the Dead Files  Posted 2 March 2014

 

Any information on ghosts in Clark County, Washington for a new book?  Posted 2 March 18 August 2014

In 2012, I posted a website update and one follow up on the tv show Dead Files.  And that was it until today.  For those of you who still visit my website, it was a long time between updates and visits.  I hope you will understand. I have told people that ghost hunting and writing of my experiences was a hobby that paid for itself.  Lately that has not been true. In 2012, I retired from the U.S. military and started another career, which has taken quite a while.   I now teach archaeology and cultural anthropology at a nearby college.  In between that, I have become involved in historic preservation and ghost hunting has taken third place in my schedule.  In 2014, I will attempt to put ghost hunting on a higher level.

 

Oregon Ghost Convention April 2014

11 - 13 April 2014  I will be speaking at the  Oregon Ghost Conference in Oregon City.  I am quite honored that I will be the first guest speaker on Friday night.  I will be talking about why we and the other cultures of the earth need ghosts, to tie us to the past and give meaning to our place in the world.  Even if you do not believe in ghosts.  Here is their schedule

The Oregon Ghost Conference has been going on for three years.  It is rare in that entry is free to the public.  It is also geared to the professional/semi-professional as well as people off the street.  It's organizers include Rocky, William and Kristin, among many other volunteers.  Here is their information:  

April 11th around 5 pm till April 13th at 3 pm.  The Oregon Ghost Conference will include guest speakers from all over the Pacific Northwest and the western part of the United States. In addition, the Conference will include special Investigative Ghost Tours of Oregon's oldest incorporated city. The Conference will also include a vendor area, classes, meet and greet events. Oregon Ghost Conference attendees/vendors may stay at the Best Western Rivershore Hotel at a special discounted rate of $80 + tax/night. Just say that you are attending the conference when you make your reservations! For reservations call: 503-655-7141. The Oregon Ghost Conference Meet and Greet will be on Friday April 11th at 7 pm at the Historic Midway Public House. 

 

Crypticon May 2014

23 TO 25 May 2014  I will be at Crypticon in Seatac for the Memorial Day Weekend.  Some of you may or may not know this but there is a paranormal conference subset to Crypticon.  I think I will be speaking there.  I will also be sharing a retail sales table with my cousin, Makeup Artist Enola Grey.

The conference is an extravaganza of horror.  There are many vendors, selling items ranging from artwork, movie props, to costumes, to Venom Energy Drink.  Many of your favorite horror actors and production staff also appear.  Some of them are there to advertise new work or to talk and sign autographs for fans.  There will be a zombie parade, make up contest and manyhttp://enolagrey.weebly.com/ panels.  Somehow I managed to insult Richard (Jaws) Keil two years ago.   Last year I rode up the elevator with Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in her civilian persona.  It was all I could do to NOT yell, 'my father wants you to have his love child!'  You never know who will be there, except Enola and myself.  Click the banner below to see the Crypticon website.

Crypticon has a great relationship with the region's ghost hunting community.  They allow space for paranormal groups to meet and discuss issues of paranormalism, or ghost hunting if you will.  The crypticon page devoted to this is located here.  At this time, there is nothing posted.  However, I expect that other panels and announcements will come soon.  One of the major organizers for this event is WSPIR.  They and the other partners maintain a separate web page, which will have more information, as we get closer to the event.  Please follow the link, below.

 

A  Bit Late but Here is a Link to the Dead Files  Posted 2 March 2014

In early 2011, I was contacted by producers from the show, The Dead Files, which aires on the Travel Channel.  They were looking for locations to film (like all the genre tv shows) Someone from a community theatre, the Slocum House Theater contacted the show.  The producers wanted someone familiar with Vancouverís history to interview.  I was glad to help and put them in touch with a few other people, such as the local historical society.  It was an interesting episode and with a little web hunting you can visit the show.  It aired on 18 May 2012 and was named, The Final Curtain.  You can see the entire episode on Youtube.  I have also included a small video file of my appearance on the show.  Pardon the low quality.

 

 

 

Any information on ghosts in Clark County, Washington for a new book?  Posted 2 March 18 August 2014

It has been several years since I wrote a new book on the haunts of the Pacific Northwest.  I am gathering information for a new book, which I plan to release next spring.  I want to write an overview of the haunts of Clark County, Washington, including my home town of Vancouver.  I will take some information from some of my earlier books, which includes the Vancouver Barracks.  However, I want to include many new listings.  If you have a haunted house or business that you would like to discuss with me or have appear in my book, please contact me.

 

Haunted Vancouver Barracks Article

Here is an article written by the Army Times magazine about haunted military posts across the United States.  Of course, the Vancouver Barracks ranks among the most haunted.  

 

 

 

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