I’m extremely proud to announce that this is GhostTheory’s 1,000th post. GhostTheory came online on the 25th of March, 2008. I actually had it up for about a year during 2006 – 2007, but only had written one article and could not really come up with a concept or model for the proper website that I wanted. I let the domain name expire for a year then re-registered the domain. There are a lot of other websites in the realm of the paranormal that are updated constantly. These site are well built, some use free services like Blogspot.com and seem to attract a lot of readers. When I started the new version of GhostTheory I wanted it to standout from the rest. I didn’t want some website that would just regurgitate “weird news” from other sources, I wanted a site where I could voice my opinions and frustrations with a matter that is dear to me, the paranormal. GhostTheory has quickly made its way to the top, breaking stories, exposing hoaxes and creating an intellectual space on the web for discussing everything paranormal.
Reaching 1,000 posts is not an easy thing to do. Sure you can copy and paste news from other websites and do 1,000 posts a month, but to actually throw in your own opinions and personality in the mix is a daunting task. One that I’m proud to do on a daily basis. Besides lurking for news, GhostTheory also does interviews, editorial articles, investigative reports and even fun posts like contests and ‘Friday Video’ posts. Since the two years that GhostTheory has been online I’ve made contact with people from all over the world. I have associates in different parts of the world and have been fortunate enough to have made a few friends. Of course none of this could have been without the backing of our readers and a group of dedicated and talented writers.
Joe Ruiz, my dearest friend, has been active on GhostTheory for the last year or so if its existence. He has helped me immensely with the project. Strongly voicing his opinions, writing and editing for GhostTheory as well as even gone beyond the call of duty and has provided some hardware support when GhostTheory was on the brink of death. Lately Joe has been extremely busy with raising his son and focusing on his job that it leaves him with very little time to write. Although he does comment and write every once in awhile. Joe has been with me through a lot. Providing backup and helping me interview people who we thought were Vampires for sure, being on several radio interviews, television appearances and even talking to an audience about the paranormal. Thanks Joe.
Gary Popella is another one of GhostTheory’s greatest minds. His personality and viewpoints have helped keep GhostTheory a well balanced and unbiased controversial machine. He’s been with us on radio and website interviews and has given a stellar effort in writing articles. Throughout the time, Gary and I have developed a friendship that I hope lasts well through the years. Gary is also busy with life and writes when he gets a chance. Make sure to look out for his controversial posts. Thanks bud!
I would also like to introduce you guys to two new members of the writing team. William Butt and Scott Macman. These guys have been around for awhile as readers. Commenting and emailing me about certain posts and cases. Always bringing some interesting viewpoint with them. So it’s obvious that I’d only ask them to join the team. They have been working on a few posts lately and are still new to the game. Learning the ropes and churning out articles that makes us question what else is out there. Please help me welcome these two guys to the team.
It has been a long and strange journey for me. I’ve grown a lot throughout these last few years. I started out writing a few sentences during my first few months. Shy and self-conscious about every single word that I wrote. Within time I learned how to better express my feelings; peeling away the layers of insecurities and mental blocks, I’ve become a better writer. There’s been a noticeable difference in my writing throughout the years. Although my typos and grammar has improved a bit, I still catch myself making basic mistakes. So don’t be to harsh.
Overall I really enjoy writing and having had the opportunity to write. I thank you all for overlooking my faults as a writer and seeing the articles for what they truly are: a logical and psychological approach to the paranormal.
Here’s to another 1,000 posts and more!