Sunday, July 27, 2003

It's Sunday, July 27.

Unfortunately due to bad weather and the need to get permission to go to the cemetery out in the boonies, we had to cancel last weekend's meeting. Sorry, guys!

More soon!

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Today is Sunday, July 20, 2003.

Tonight a number of the founding members of the Cemetery Club are going on our first evening ghost hunt (Mike, if you're reading this, we kept it to the founding members since we did not feel it appropriate to invite you to your very first meeting with us and have you meet us--a whole bunch of strangers--in the middle of nowhere in a cemetery).

We'll be meeting at my house around 6 p.m. and venture off from there to an old cemetery near Edgington. Connie has drawn us a map. Goddess help us! ;-)

Come prepared with flashlights and equipment! Also, wear long pants and be prepared if it gets cool. I'll bring the bug spray!

Happy haunting!

Saturday, July 05, 2003

It's Saturday, July 5.


If you have a ghostly experience, the Cemetery Club wants it! Rather than you guys taking the time to write yours down, I am willing to interview you to get all the details.

As some of you know, I'm currently working on a novel (a ghost story) and am also planning a class on ghosts as well as a compilation of local ghost stories that no one has published before. There are two that are listed in ghost books: one of the digging skeleton and one of the pointing ghost of 23rd Avenue. Boring! All they do is dig and point!

So the Cemetery Club is going to have their own book of stories. I know we have plenty between us. Who knows, we may even publish it via CD on! If you haven't checked out the site, do it. You can also order T-shirts there for the CC. If you order them through me, I can get you a discount. Especially if I order at least 15. Mine is due in the mail any day, so you can see what they look like. You can order caps, too!

Let me know if you would like to be interviewed. It will be a good meeting activity until the heat calms down a bit.

If anyone knows of anyone who lives in a haunted residence who would like us to investigate, e-mail me at or call me. I'd like to set up an investigation soon. Those involved will meet beforehand to discuss plan of action.

Happy haunting!

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

It's 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

Here's the latest news on the Cemetery Club front. Well, there's no news really. No ghost hunts. I went out last Saturday early and came back with maybe one photo. Nothing else. I'm still waiting on my Cemetery Club t-shirt. It should arrive tomorrow. I will be the envy of all the club!

If anyone is interested in "ghosting" any time soon, e-mail me at or call me. I'm hoping to set up a time to investigate Lori and Joe's house...but I need to talk to them first.

In other news, I just sent the info out on a class I'm pitching to the Rock Island Parks and Recreation people. I've previously taught memoir-writing and Feng Shui classes through them (though not at the same time!). Below is the class description I sent them tonight:

Class name: Cemetery Art

Description: Do cemeteries make you want to hold your
breath as you drive by, or are you drawn to their
"morbid" beauty? In "Cemetery Art," we will discuss
cemeteries as as works of art and sculptural parks.
This introductory class will cover the symbolic
imagery of gravestone carvings and how to tell when
and for what type of person the stone was carved. We
promise you'll never look at a cemetery the same way

Days preferred: Saturday, Oct. 4
Times preferred: 1-3 p.m.
For ages: 11 - 111 (children must be accompanied by

I don't know how much the course will cost. They set that up. But I think it will be fun and hope people will sign up for it. Spread the word!

I also pitched a workshop idea to the Rock Island Library.

Class name: I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost!

Description: Have you ever wanted to learn about
things that go bump in the night but were afraid to
ask? Now's your chance! "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost!"
is an introductory workshop to ghosts and local
hauntings, taught by the founding member of the
Cemetery Club (a local ghost hunting club that was
recently started in the Quad Cities). If you want to
take a light-hearted and informative look at the
paranormal, check out this class!

So these are my ideas. If anyone wants to participate in the ghost class as a guest speaker about their experiences, let me know!

Happy haunting and happy 4th of July!