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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

These Mysterious Hills October Extravaganza

UPDATED 10/14/12
These Mysterious Hills' Joe Durwin, w/ family

Exorcism in the Berkshire Eagle- Sunday, Oct. 14:  With a little help from These Mysterious Hills, Adam Poulisse of the Berkshire Eagle has been investigating the phenomenon of modern exorcisms, and revisiting the curious case of an alleged demonic entity which one family claimed plagued their Lee, Massachusetts home in 1981.  As a complimentary extra, I will be uploading a (never-before-online) article I penned on the case for Haunted Times in 2006, along with a supplemental piece on the disturbing problem of accidental deaths by exorcism in modern history.

Blog Extras- In addition to the exorcisms items, throughout the next couple weeks I'll be adding numerous photos from mysterious sites around the region, and some other articles from my research that have never been made available online, such as Science & Ghost-Hunting (Haunted Times) and The Hauntings Behind the Haunting of Hill House (Fate Magazine), featuring the Bennington area houses that helped inspire the classic Shirley Jackson novel.

Historic Hauntings for Halloween- Berkshire Family Focus October 16: These Mysterious Hills profiles some family friendly thrills and chills around the Berkshires, including a variety of tours which combine historic and cultural value with a touch of the spooky.  See also this special report: Pittsfield to Host Zombie Hordes at Downtown Festival 

These Mysterious Hills in each weekend from now until the end of the month, there will be a brand new installment of traditional These Mysterious Hills, with topics ranging over a variety of items from my local X-Files that I haven't previously touched on.
Installment #1: Pontoosuc's Lost Lovers Legend is Classic Local Lore
Installment #2 Historic Cheshire Resident Tangled With the Mysterious

5 Days of Halloween on Live 95.9 : October 25 through October 31, at 7:50AM Live 95.9 FM will present five days of five minute These Mysterious Hills vignettes on local legends, ghost stories and mysteries in the Berkshires.

A Haunted Halloween on Berkshire Viewpoint-WBRK: Special two hour broadcast covering tons of local folklore and forteana, w/ special guests Nick Mantello and Tony Dunne, and a chance to call in with your own strange experience or local ghost story.  10-Noon, October 31 1340am /

The lore of October Mountain on WGBY's Connecting Point: 7:30PM, Oct. 31- PBS's western Massachusetts station will air a ten minute segment we filmed last month on the colorful history and trail of strange sightings surrounding Massachusetts' largest state forest.

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