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Journalist Don Allison went to Gettysburg and met a ghost, and the bucolic Pennsylvania town where the American Civil War reached a turning point is the perfect haunted battlefield to meet a spirit. On episode 76, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas spend some time with an amazing scholar, sensitive and paranormal journalist from Ohio, Don Allison.
Don Allison is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where the historic home he shares with his wife, Diane, is located. A 1976 graduate of Stryker High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Toledo in 1980.
As a high school student in the early 1970’s Don got his start in journalism as a sports writer and photographer with the weekly Advance Reporter newspaper, now known as the Village Reporter. He joined The Bryan Times as county editor in 1981, where he later served as editor and currently is senior editor. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing.
Drawing on knowledge gained from a lifetime of studying the Civil War, Don has written extensively about that conflict. He and Diane are the founders of Faded Banner Publications, which publishes books on the Civil War and Northwest Ohio history.
Don’s books include “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey Into the Paranormal,” “Hell on Belle Isle: Diary of a Civil War POW” and “The Best of On My Mind: The Bryan Times Newspaper Columns of Don Allison.” Each is available for $15.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling from Faded Banner Publications, PO Box 101, Bryan, OH 43506. In addition, copies may be ordered online at www.fadedbanner.com.
HE MET A GHOST IN GETTYSBURG
For years, the ghosts of his new home called to him. First, they nearly killed him in a car accident. Then, after he renovated the house, they kept rolling marbles upstairs or pulled pranks like changing radio stations, forcing him to listen to Bowling Green State University play basketball, which was a horror-in-itself because Don’s a Toledo graduate! Don shares his many stories with the paranormal, and British singer David Walton narrates two selections from his book.
After years of experiences that he could not rationally explain — experiences that many people encounter, and do shrug off or rationalize – award winning newspaper editor and columnist Don Allison decided to search for answers. Experiences that Don and his grandson experienced in Gettysburg in the spring of 2015 finally convinced Don to present this serious look at the paranormal..
This is what noted paranormal investigator and historian Mark Nesbitt, author of the “Ghosts of Gettysburg” series of books, has to say about “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg”:
As weird as those hauntings seemed to us, John also added a story about what seemed to be an alien encounter. He looked out of the bathroom window, he said, and saw two strange beings on the back porch looking back at him. He described them as having large heads, prominent eyes and elongated arms and legs. When they saw him at the window, John said, the beings ran off into the cornfield beside the house, not making a sound.
–From I Met a Ghost in Gettysburg by Don Allison
DAVID ROVICS –
SONGS OF SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE
Also, we bring you music from a folk-singing talent and social protestor, David Rovics: The Last Lincoln Veteran & If I Die Tomorrow. Don writes songs of social protest that are quite relevant in today’s society of violence and war. This is what we’re really afraid of.
1ST PARANORMAL EXPO in NORRISTOWN PA
Fox, Phil and Bram Stoker award-winning author PD Cacek will have a table and be at the 1st Paranormal Expo in Norristown PA. The 1ST Annual PARANORMAL EXPO AT SELMA will be held on June 9th, 2018 from 10 am to 6pm and June 10th 10 am to 4 pm at 1305 W Airy St, Norristown, PA 19401
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(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)
By T. Fox Dunham
(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)
FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.“ READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night
“Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos
William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.
This was my death.
Life is an addiction.
Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.
Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham
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