Final Call for Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal

We will be closing open submissions for Tails from the Other Side within the next few weeks, which proceeds will be donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.

Click here to be taken to the project page or read below for all the details on How to Contribute

Paranormal Investigator/Animal Rescuer Christopher Mancuso and Myth Ink Books are teaming up to benefit Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue with a project dedicated to pets and the paranormal.

At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience.

We’re happy to announce that this project is supported by, and will have contributions from Demonologist, Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis, groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc. ,a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, author of Conspiracy of Angels, Michelle Belanger and Occult Researcher, Artist and Paranormal State’s Eilfie Music.

Guest Contributors:

John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. Zaffis spent his first years studying under his uncle and aunt Ed and Lorraine Warren, both demonologists.  Mr Zaffis starred in the SyFy paranormal reality TV show, Haunted Collector, and runs the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England, which he founded in 1998.  Click here to read more of his work and the Museum of the Paranormal


Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert in the metaphysical and paranormal fields, with more than 60 books published on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias and reference works. She has worked full-time in the field since 1983. Rosemary runs her own independent publishing company, Visionary Living, Inc., and also publishes an e-newsletter, Strange Dimensions. She lectures internationally and makes numerous media appearances.

Click here to read more of her work.


Belanger_PromoMichelle Belanger is most widely recognized for her work on television’s Paranormal State, where she explored abandoned prisons and haunted houses while blindfolded and in high heels. A leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, her non-fiction research in books like The Dictionary of Demons and The Psychic Vampire Codex has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and numerous publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities in the occult and paranormal world, performed with gothic and metal bands, and designed immersive live action gaming events for companies such as Wizards of the Coast. Her thrilling paranormal fiction series launches this fall through Titan Books with Conspiracy of Angels. Michelle resides near Cleveland, Ohio. More information on Michelle and her work can be found at She is active on Twitter as @sethanikeem.


EilfieMEilfie Music Edwards grew up in a Pagan household where the Occult became synonymous with everyday life. Her father, Dr. James Music was a Ceremonial Magician and artist, which was a huge influence on her budding artistic career as it intermingled with her desire to learn more about the Occult. Both her Mother and Father also instilled her love of reading and collecting books. Most of her interest moved more into not just occult practice but also the investigation of the paranormal. From 2007 until the shows end in 2011 Eilfie was a regular on the A&E series Paranormal State as a researcher and using her occult knowledge. She continues to investigate the paranormal during her off time.  When not tracking down specters in old buildings she is working on her art inspired by years of study and her personal passions. She lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband Chris, puppy Temujin and kitties.

-A&E Paranormal State Researcher, Investigator, Occultist 2007-2011

– Have a Heart for Horror Cookbook 2012

– Lemont Cafe Featured Artist, November 2012

Vampire Evolution, From Myth to Modern Day by E.R. “Corvis Nocturnum”Vernor & L.E. Carruba 2015

How to Contribute

In order to contribute to Tails from the Other Side you do not have to be a paranormal investigator, part of an investigation, a member of a paranormal team, nor do you have to be a published writer.

What is required is your real life paranormal experience of a deceased pet, your having been witness to your current animal companion having a paranormal experience, or an experience of a similar nature involving a pet (past or present). We do NOT want secondary or tertiary accounts and NO FICTION. We DO WANT firsthand accounts. You do NOT need to be a writer to contribute.

We ask that the experience be documented in written form. If you are interested in submitting your experience to this collection.
If you need any assistance at all in writing your contribution please refer to our Questionnaire, which will prompt you with information we need for the collection (biographical info etc) and with questions to help round out your submission.
Click here to download the questionnaire If you need assistance in telling your story are happy to help you.

All finalized contributions should be a minimum of 1000 words and should be no more than 5000 words. However, if your contribution exceeds 5000 words we are open to discussion.

We are not offering contributors monetary payment as proceeds will be donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.

Please send all inquiries and completed submissions to


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