Veteran award-winning daily newspaper editor Don Allison, will be visiting the Stryker Branch Library on Tuesday, April 26. At 5:30 pm Don will be holding a book signing and answering questions on his latest book, “I Met a Ghost in Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey Into the Paranormal,” which he will then be doing a special presentation on at 6:00 pm. If you are a believer in the paranormal, this is one program you don’t want to miss!
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 a 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.
Allison has several published books including, “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.” All of Don’s books are published by Faded Banner Publications, which he and his wife Diane founded.
Don has written extensively on the Civil War, after gaining knowledge from a lifetime of studying the subject. This knowledge combined with personal experiences, has prompted him to tackle an improbable topic, the paranormal. His latest book is “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey into the Paranormal.” This book takes a hard look at an often trivialized topic.
Allison concludes that testimony and evidence from throughout recorded history proves beyond a reasonable doubt that ghosts, or energy giving us the impression of ghosts, do indeed exist. People of impeccable reputations, with no reason to lie, have sworn to paranormal encounters.
For whatever reason – perhaps fear, perhaps superstition – many people refuse to even consider the possibility of spirits and belittle those who do share their experiences. “I Met a Ghost” goes beyond the fear and the superstition, challenging us to look at the science behind it all.
Allison used to be among those devout skeptics. But after encountering the unexplained many times, he reluctantly concluded he indeed has experienced the paranormal. Eventually, after what he described as a mind-blowing paranormal encounter at Gettysburg, Pa., he could contain his curiosity no longer. He decided to write about his experiences, and to go a step further – to share the science behind what he has encountered.
The result is the latest volume from Faded Banner Publications, “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey into the Paranormal.”
This is not a collection of ghost stories. Any incidents Allison relates are actual personal experiences, viewed through a skeptical eye and analyzed as actual evidence. He would like to convince people to embrace and investigate – certainly not fear – the paranormal.
If you’re looking for the perfect book to read this summer, then stop by the Stryker Branch Library on April 26th and pick up your copy of “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg.”
If you are unable to attend the program, all of Don’s books may be ordered online at www.fadedbanner.com
The Stryker Branch Library is located at 304 South Defiance Street. For more information, contact Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.