The Montpelier Public Library is pleased to be hosting author, Don Allison, who met a ghost at Gettysburg. Allison will be sharing his story at the library on October 29 from 6:30-7:00 as a part of the Montpelier Trick or Treat events.
Allison shares that for whatever reason – perhaps fear, perhaps superstition – many people refuse to even consider the possibility of ghosts. In fact, they will go on the attack against those who do share their experiences.
Veteran award-winning daily newspaper editor Allison used to be among those devout skeptics, even going so far as to doubt his own grandmother’s claims of experiences in a haunted house. But after encountering the unexplained many times, he reluctantly concluded he indeed had 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 had encountered.
The result is the latest volume from Faded Banner Publications, “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey into the Paranormal.”
Allison said fear of people’s reactions to a book on this topic made him think long and hard before tackling this project. “Once I decided to proceed with this book,” he explains, “I realized I could hold nothing back. I am treating the paranormal as I would any other topic. I am sharing my own experiences and what I have learned from research. I am passing on what other people have told me about the subject and in some cases their own perceptions of what I have experienced.”
Don Allison is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where the historic home he shares with his wife, Diane, is located. He joined The Bryan Times as 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. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing.
Allison’s sharing of his encounter with a ghost is free to the public. He will have copies of his new book, “I Met a Ghost at Gettysburg: A Journalist’s Journey into the Paranormal” which will be available for purchase. Come and enjoy this tale of an encounter with a ghost! For more information, call the Montpelier Public Library at 419-485-3287.
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