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The Latest From the Weird World of Florida's Man in Black, Charlie Carlson…  

News Release
By Lynn Gilbert

An exclusive report to our insider contacts...
Photo of the cast for The Hunt for the Devil. Sitting in the real devil's chair is Susan Thompson, Florida's Golden Goddess of Ghosts, and Diana McCreight co-host and staunch believer of anything. In the orange ghost-busters suit is Owen Sliter, skeptical host and director. The Master of the Weird is standing, the others are extras who are in the film. SOME THINGS ARE BEST LEFT ALONE..... in this case it should be the cast.
Filming of a new paranormal DVD has wrapped-up in Central Florida. The fright documentary, titled, The Hunt for the Devil, explores the mystery of an alleged portal to Hell, the infamous Devil's Chair. It is the first of several DVD mini-documentaries planned by Spookhunters.com and contains re-enactments as it takes you on a spooky adventure spiced with humor that will not only scare the pants off you, but will leave you wondering "is the Devil's Chair legend" real or not.....?"

The DVD was shot on location in Central Florida and contains testimonials by several well-known mediums of Cassadaga, Florida. More than a dozen film and sound technicians were used in the production along with a cast including producer Owen Sliter and Diana McCreight as hosts, Charlie Carlson, Florida's Master of the Weird, and Susan Thompson, Florida's most publicized medium. More information about the Devil's Chair can be found in the book "Weird Florida," or on www.weird-florida.com, or on Florida's leading paranormal investigative webpage spookhunters.com. Of course, as emphasized in this eerie documentary, "Some of these things are best left alone!!"

September 25,2005
Charlie Carlson Productions Public Relations indigosun@earthlink.com

...and His Wife Dot
Be sure to read the September 26, 2005 edition of Florida Today that further encapsulates this Florida Folk Hero's battle against corrupt politicians and developers intent on burying the state's wildlife for the sake of quick financial gain in Jim Waymer's article, "Tortoises May Slow Florida's Rapid Growth" at http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_action=doc&p_docid=10CE59304B05FDB0&p_docnum=1&p_theme=gannett&s_site=floridatoday&p_product=FLTB

Will's Recommended Websites

The Paranormal in Florida
Orlando Ghost Tours http://www.hauntedorlando.com/
The Original Key West Ghost Tours http://www.hauntedtours.com/
Ghost Tours of St. Augustine http://www.ghosttoursofstaugustine.com
Ghost Tours of Historic Haunted St. Petersburg http://www.ghosttour.net/
The Florida Jaguarundi http://www.pangeainstitute.us/expeditions/jaguarundi/
The Florida Skunk Ape http://www.floridaskunkape.com/
Florida Paranormal Research Association http://www.floridaparanormal.com/
SpookHunters http://www.spookhunters.com/
New Smyrna Beach Historical Ghost Tours http://www.nsbghosttour.com/
Daytona Beach Ghost walk http://www.hauntsofdaytona.com/
Florida Ghosts Haunted Index http://www.floridaghost.com/hauntedindex.htm

Good Eatin' in Florida
Cafe de France, Winter Park http://www.lecafedefrance.com/
Maison et Jardin, Altamonte Springs http://www.maisonjardin.com/

Florida's Fast Cars
Florida Camaro and Firebird Association http://forums.flcfa.net/index.php?sid=184f3bac8ac5b4b279c4f413775e4179

Florida Aviation
Plane Boats "Cosmic Muffin" http://www.planeboats.com/
David Henderson's tribute to Shawnee Airlines http://www.geocities.com/pinkdc3/shawnee/shawnee.html

Florida's Photographic History
State Archives of Florida http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/

Tampa T.V. and Radio
Tedd Webb http://www.teddwebb.com/
Mike Clark's Big 13 Website http://www.big13.net/index.html
The Graveyard Shift Radio Show http://www.emisuniverse.com/

Florida Road Trips
Don Ce Sar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach http://www.doncesar.com/
Marrero's Guest Manaion, Key West http://www.marreros.com/
Florida's Lost Toursit Attractions http://www.lostparks.com/index.html
Scenic Boat Tours, Winter Park http://www.scenicboattours.com/home.htm
Park Plaza Hotel, Winter Park http://www.parkplazahotel.com/index.html
Dinosaur World, Plant City http://www.dinoworld.net/

Florida's Fantastic Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables http://www.ftg.org/
Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando http://www.leugardens.org/
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota http://www.selby.org/
Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo http://www.flbg.org/
Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg http://www.stpete.org/fun/parks/sunken.htm

The Best In Florida Reading
Charlie Carlson's "Weird Florida" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0760759456/qid=1125458482/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-9238911-3327057?v=glance&s=books
Owl Goingback http://www.owlgoingback.com/
Tim Dorsey http://www.timdorsey.com/home.html
Carl Hiassen http://www.carlhiaasen.com/
Randy Wayne White http://rwwhite.com/
William Moriaty http://www.lafloridiana.com/index.htm

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