In the News: Paranormal Activity on the Decline?

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

I read an interesting story out of Poland recently. “Poland’s only officially registered ghost hunter” Piotr Shalkevitz from Chrzanow is of the opinion that the spirit world is “giving up on mankind.”

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Washington County Writers’ Club Reading March 3rd, 2012!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Washington County Writers’ Club Reading

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Sneak Peek: Table of Contents

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I’ve been getting lots of requests for a list of locations to be featured in the book. Here’s an unofficial list. Keep in mind this is subject to change prior to publication.

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Why Journalism’s a Joke These Days: Wisconsin Sickness and the Girl Scouts

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

If you’ve not heard about Stacy Hintz, the West Bend mom who was fired from her position as Girl Scouts troop leader over her involvement with her husband Charlie’s website Wisconsin Sickness, then you’ve probably been in a coma for the last three days or so.

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The Mysterious Stacked Stones of Bloody Bride Bridge (Stevens Point, WI)

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Upon closer inspection I couldn’t determine any logical way these stones could be balanced as they were, though, as ashamed as I am to say, I didn’t actually touch the stones in fear of angering the Bloody Bride. This was back before I’d worked up enough gumption to spend entire nights in haunted locations all for the sake of writing a book. If I could go back and touch those stones, I would. Every time I think of that day I wonder if those stones were a hoax.

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That First Draft Whatchahoozits

Friday, December 30th, 2011

The first draft of any particularly essay I’ve written is largely paranormal experiences. For instance, when I wrote the first draft for Old West Bend City Hall in (located in down town West Bend on 6th Ave). I wrote an essay based entirely on the experiences of one witness. A couple of months later others came forward…

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Washington County Paranormal Needs YOU (Or Your Grandma)!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

It won’t be a whole lot longer until I’ve exhausted the WCHS research center’s materials. I’ve decided a wise course of action would be to present these legends to long time residents of the county to see if they’ve heard of any of these incidents so that I may prioritize my research. I need YOUR help. If you’ve a parent or grandparent, neighbor or friend who’s lived a long life in the Washington County area…

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Wishing You A Very Scary Christmas

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

This blog post originally appeared as a feature article in the October, 2010 issue of the Washington County Historical Society’s “Court Reporter.” I’m posting it here (slightly extended) as a Christmas gift for all of you.

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Two Investigations, Historical Research, and Strange Lights in West Bend

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A week ago tomorrow we visited the Healing Elements Day Spa in West Bend. The employees have been having unsettling encounters there for years. Objects have been seen moving seemingly on their own power, apparitions have been glimpsed, even some strange orbs of light caught changing direction in midair by security cameras.

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No Holiday for Ghost Writers

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

In between I’ve worked on pieces for the Poplar Inn and UW-WC. I’ve done additional interviews and research on the Schauer Art and Activity Center and Old West Bend City Hall. The most exciting news to report is…

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