Contents of a Nightmare: The Artwork of Stephen Gammell and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

When I was in elementary school during the mid-1980’s to the early 90’s, there was ONE book fought over more than any other book in the library. Especially in October. Kids would try to get in the front of the library line so they could be the first one...
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The Spooky Attic is ALIVE!

So this idea/website I've been shifting around in my head for the past few years has finally gone live. It's called "The Spooky Attic: All Things Strange and Wonderful." It's basically an outlet for everything else I like that doesn't revolve around Michigan. This...

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This Weekend at the Haunted America Conference

When Troy Taylor asked me to speak at this year's Haunted America Conference, my jaw crashed into the ground. When I started to explore paranormal investigation in 2000, Troy Taylor's book The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook was the only excellent resource out there, along...

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Tours at the Asylum!!!

One of my all time favorite historical places in Michigan is the old Traverse City State Hospital. It's been sitting there since 1885 and is filled with the memories and haunts of so many people and events. While they are not offering "ghost tours," they are...

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What Are You Doing Next?

One of the most common questions I get asked is, "What are you writing next?" My current response? A chorus of crickets and me hesitantly replying, "Ummm...I'm not sure yet..." One of the best parts about what I do is the research. I'm a research junkie. I love...

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Ghostly Talk Is Back

Long, long ago, back in 2002, a show called "Ghostly Talk" was born! It was one of the early Internet, paranormal radio shows out there and the show ran until 2009. After a long hiatus, we have decided to bring it back in the form of a podcast. We have no idea where...

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Fall Cemetery Tours

I love exploring cemeteries any time of the year, but there's just something about being in a cemetery in the fall that is like no other time, especially for us ghost story loving types. I have three historical cemetery tours coming up in Grand Haven this season....

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Great Interview with Michigan author Elizabeth Meyette

I LOVE teaching classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. The people who sign up for my lectures are always a riot, open minded and fun to speak to. Plus, I get to meet awesome people like Michigan author Elizabeth Meyette....

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Haunted Hotels in Michigan

If you have ever wanted to stay at a haunted hotel, here is a list I researched of some of the cooler ones in Michigan. If you have stayed at any of these and had an experience, make sure to leave a comment under the article. I'd love to know if you have experienced...

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Little Traverse Bay Parafest

Tickets are limited to this event so while none of us want to think of October at this moment, get your tickets early! Lot's of great speakers (including myself) and hosted by wonderful people! I'm so excited and honored to be speaking this...

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2016 Lectures

If you are interested in having me speak at your location this year, please write early in the season. So many people try to book me for October and I'm only scheduling a small amount for October 2016. Distance will play a large role in whether I can get to your...

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New Year, New Stuff.

Ummm..wait up. It's 2016 already? Hmm....ok 2015 went kinda fast. Too fast. I'm not sure I even accomplished anything. For 2016, I have plans to launch a new website. I'm not saying anything about it yet, only that it has a national appeal and is not solely focused on...

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Old Mill Parafest

Pick up your tickets to the Old Mill Parafest happening November 7, 2015 at Dundee, MI. Speakers include Grant Wilson (SyFy's Ghost Hunters), John Zaffis (Haunted Collector), Jeff Belanger, John Tenney and many more! Lot's of great people sharing their experience...

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Allendale = Awesome

A big THANK YOU to the Allendale Historical Society for having me out to present on Wicked Ottawa County at the Allendale Township Library. I appreciate it and it was a great crowd that turned...

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Warm Fuzzies

It's nice when I stumble upon a review of my books I never noticed before. I found this one inspiring and it put a smile on my face. It's a string of words like this that makes me want to keep writing and researching because it appears there are a few people who dig...

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Allendale Historical Society

Come join me August 5 for a night of "wicked" stories and help support your local historical societies! I don't always get to present on my book Wicked Ottawa County as much as the ghostly topics so I'm really looking forward to this! Lot's of great stories to...

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Bigfoot in Michigan?

Poor Bigfoot. He's usually the laughing stock of the paranormal world. No one takes Bigfoot seriously it seems. Hoaxes are very prevalent in the Bigfoot scene and the people claiming they have "evidence" are not always the most credible sources. So what are the...

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Strange, Spooky & Wicked Michigan History Presentations

Hello 2015! If you are looking for a unique, fun and entertaining presentation for an event this year, contact me! I start booking programs for 2015 in the Spring and of course September and October fill up fast! Programs are based off of my books and website material...

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Lake Forest Cemetery Tour

Thanks to everyone who came out to the "Wicked Cemetery Tour" in Grand Haven on October 3. We had a great crowd! We'll be working on new stories to add for next year! If you have some old family stories or know of a little history that would fit our tour of the...

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The Incredibly Creepy Shadow People

Have you ever heard of or encountered the strange entities known as "the shadow people?" Head over to my website Michigan's Otherside.com and check out the newest article on shadow people. If you have had an experience with them, send along your story! I want to hear...

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REVUE Magazine Interview for “Wicked Grand Rapids”

Reading an interview you did with someone can be scary. "Did they quote me right? Did I say something stupid they are going to focus on? Bla bla bla..." All of these questions and more go through my head after an interview. You always hope the outcome is good and in...

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Adult Play Time With a Ouija Board

I haven't played with a Ouija board in years. I suppose I don't even believe they really work seeing I am now a somewhat intelligent adult. Well...let's be honest here: somewhat intelligent adult/child. But I've had an obsession with talking boards for years. In fact...

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Wicked Grand Rapids – New Book!

It's almost here! Wicked Grand Rapids will be out on May 27! You can pre-order a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble at a pre-order discount which is always nice, or better yet, you can wait for a signed copy and some other goodies and perks when I have them in my...

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New Book Coming in May!

I've been researching and writing for the past year for my newest book, "Wicked Grand Rapids." It's a fun look into the Furniture City and some of the more colorful, bloody and forgotten crimes that are part of the history. The book is available for pre-order through...

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Bringing Back the Nightlight

William J. Konkolesky is a completely normal guy…he might beg to differ, but he is normal by all current standards: He’s well dressed, he showers, he’s intelligent and he's the president of our Michigan MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). He also wrote a book about his...

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Gravity Falls Review: Awesome Show

  "Just west of weird." I have a fondness for the Disney Channel show "Good Luck Charlie," (and well, Disney and Disney World in general.) I love it! It's not just for kids! So while getting my dose of GLC, I kept seeing previews for a new Disney cartoon called...

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1980’s Toys Pt 1: When Being a Kid Rawked

If you were a kid in the 1980's, it's my opinion that you were one of the luckiest kids in the world. Why? Because our toys were awesome. We were "pre" computers and Internet but "post" tin cans and wooden dolls. Toys were what fueled our imaginations. It was the age...

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