(PRWEB) January 25, 2005
At 7:30PM on October 31st, "Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories" will be featured on "Chronicle" on WCVB-ABC Channel 5 Boston. The popular TV newsmagazine will focus on unexplained happenings in New England and the second half of the show will focus on the content of "Cape Encounters."
Dan Gordon and Gary Joseph--co-authors of the runaway regional bestseller--will be interviewed on their research. The show will also show footage of four of the settings and seven of the interviewees profiled in the book.
The roster of interviewees will include Jerry Ellis, a Korean war veteran and caretaker of the Sagamore Cemetery, who has had eerie encounters near the oldest stones on the grounds. Cast and crew of the Falmouth Theatre Guild will describe their sightings of Fay, the resident ghost in the Highland Theatre. The show will also profile a woman who hears organ music in her bedroom late at night and tavern owners who report ghosts joining in on musical acts on stage.
Gordon and Joseph will talk about their decade spent researching the haunted houses of America’s most beloved summer travel destination, and the writing of the runaway regional bestseller Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories (Cockle Cove Press/July 2004/$14.95).
In Cape Encounters, over forty Cape Cod residents describe paranormal sightings and activities as part of their everyday lives. Like most New Englanders, these Cape Cod residents are always practical and sometimes humorous; they relate their ghost encounters in a matter of fact way that keeps their stories identifiable and intriguing.
Gordon and Joseph have previously appeared on WBZ Radio-Boston, WCAI-NPR Woods Hole, WMAS Springfield, WHJJ Providence, WEIM Fitchburg, WBSM New Bedford, WSAR Fall River, WATD Boston’s South Shore, WJDA Boston’s South Shore, WPEP Taunton, WOON Woonsocket, WNRI Woonsocket, WQRC Hyannis, WOMR Provincetown, and WSMU Dartmouth.
Rave Reviews for Cape Encounters:
Lawrence Brown, columnist, Cape Cod Times
"A marvelous collection of stories, some spooky, all interesting, and some unexpectedly touching."
Standard-Times, December 2, 2004
"What distinguishes this collection from virtually all other compendiums of bizarre encounters is the intelligence and sensitivity the two writers bring to their quest for ghost stories. What they were after in their interviews is personal history, the kind that Studs Terkel and Ken Burns have made so compelling."
New London Day, October 27, 2004
”If you're a skeptic, be warned: you might be converted.”
Improper Bostonian, December 3, 2004
"The many people in this book who claim to have seen, heard, even been kissed by intruders from the gauzy past in their Cape Cod houses seem remarkable sane. If anything, they have an almost Puritanical practicality that would suggest they'd never believe in such things as ghosts. The stair-tromping, door-unlocking, window-opening visitors described in these exciting , uncanny stories are mostly sympathetic, as are the visitees."
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 29, 2004
”These encounters are recounted by everyday people, who seem to treat the paranormal as, perhaps, a normal part of life."
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