Thursday, September 27, 2007

Books of Wonder Appearance

Hey paranormal fans, I want to let all of you in the New York City area know that Michael Teitelbaum, the children's book author who helped get my book, THE SCARY STATES OF AMERICA, published will be appearing at the coolest bookstore in NYC. It called Books of Wonder. Check out their website.

The event is on Sunday, October 28, from 1-3 pm at Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th street in Manhattan.

Michael will be speaking about the book and then signing copies.

He hopes to see you all there!!

Your friend,


Journal from the Grave

Adrian from California sent me this tale of a journal that seemed to have a life (or more accurately, a death) of its own. Read on:

Hello Jason,

My name is Adrian and I'm 12 years old. I have always thought ghost stories were interesting but not real--until really weird things started happening to me!

Just around my 12th birthday things started happening. First there was the book. There's this journal that I keep and its kinda old. I've had it for a while. My parents got it from Italy from a woman who seemed glad to be rid of it. I didnt think about it all that much until one night when I had just finished writing in the journal my room suddenly became cold. I walked outside to see if the air conditioning was on, but it wasn't. Then my door slammed shut with the book still inside my room. I forced open the door then put the book in a drawer and forgot about it. Then one day when I was cleaning my room, I took out the book and put it on a shelf and continued to clean. The next day after school I came into my room to find that everything I had cleaned had been ripped off the shelves and my drawers were all out of place. My mom came into my room and began yelling at me, like I had done this. But I didn't. I put the book away again and things subsided, but a few weeks later I started having odd dreams about the book being robbed from a grave. Also I started feeling nauseous whenever I entered my room. Then one day the creepiest thing of all happened. I heard a scream come from my room but no one was there. I opened the book and writing began to appear by itself, as if some invisble hand was scribbling on the page. "You! You robbed my grave!" the writing said. I shut the book, rushed downstairs with it, and threw it in the fire we had in the fireplace. I heard another scream and then with a puff of smoke, the book was gone. That final scream was inhuman and still haunts my nightmares to this day.

Feel free to tell my story,
Adrian, CA

Nobody likes scary books better than me, but wow, that was one scary book. Thanks for sharing your story, Adrian.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thanks for all the e-mails and the Amazon reviews!

Hey, fellow fans of the paranormal, I want to thank you for all the really cool e-mails I've been getting from all of you. I'm getting flooded with e-mails from readers sharing their close encounters with the strange, the unexplained, and the downright scary.

I've gotten so swamped with e-mails that I can't really answer each one, but trust me--I READ THEM ALL! And some of the stories wind up here on my website.

If you e-mail me your story ( be sure to tell me your first name and what state you are from.

And special thanks to the readers who posted a review of my book on Amazon. If you have read the book and you liked it, all you have to do to post a review is go to, go down to the "Customer Reviews" section and click on "Write your own review." That's it!

Keep those e-mails coming. And tell your friends about the book and about my website.

your friend,

Jason Specter

Shadow People

I first heard about Shadow People from my buddy FreakBoy479 in Arkansas. I was so weirded out by the story he sent me that I included it in my book. Apparently, my Arkansas pal isn't the only one experiencing unwelcome visits from living shadows. Ethan from Indiana sent me this terrifying tale of his encounter with Shadow People:

Hello, my name is Ethan and I am from Indiana.

I am a big fan of the paranormal and wish to send you my own paranormal experience. Once in 2005 I was sleeping in my room. The alarm in my room sounded. I looked at the clock and it was only 3:00am. This was weird since it was set for 7! I sat up and looked into the kitchen and I saw a shadowy figure about 5'11" tall staring right at me! I hid under my blanket and looked back but nothing was there. Then I turned to my window and I saw it there, staring at me with its blank face. I felt like I was in a trance and that the thing was keeping me in place with its stare.

I was sooooooo scared. Eventually I got the courage to get up and run to the kitchen to turn on the light. When I looked back, it was gone!


Phew! That is scary. Thanks for sending your story! I guess there are Shadow People in every state. Now there's a terrifying thought!

The Levitating Ghost

Jessica from California sent me this tale of a ghost that levitated through the air. What creeped me out the most about it was that three people saw exactly the same thing! Check out her story:

Dear Jason,

My name is Jessica and my mom had a little ghost encounter in California.

It was on Christmas Eve and she was with my aunt and her cousin talking in her driveway. Around 11:30 P.M. she said something caught her eye. It looked like an older man in his 70's or 80's. He was wearing an old night shirt and he walked in slow motion. Here's the thing--she could've sworn he was levitating, rising into the air!

After it happened my mom, my aunt, and her cousin all looked at each other asking each other if they had just seen the levitating man.

They did. They had all seen the same thing! To this day they all remember it, and I'm the only other one who knows about it.


Until now! Thanks, Jessica! See what I mean, guys. One person seeing something weird is strange enough. But three people all seeing exactly the same thing! That says paranormal to me!