|My full name is Robert Dustin Cushman, but I go by Dustin both in life and online. I'm 44 years old and live South Jersey close to Philadelphia. I live with my partner of 18 years, three dogs, four cats, and a bird. We also share the house with a few ghosts, yes I said ghosts. More on them later.
| Ghosts have always been a huge interest of mine, for the past 8 years I've been active in investigations at local haunted spots with a paranormal group. I have just begun to build my own paranormal site detailing my experiences at my new website. Investigating is nothing like you see on those television shows. It's generally a lot of sitting around and waiting for something to happen. With patience though, it can be very rewarding.
I'm also a huge fan of halloween, always have been. Every year I decorate my house for it, and every year the decorations get bigger and more complex.
Haunted Room (Orb)
One last thing I enjoy is attending various cons, or conventions. My first ones were soap conventions, but I've moved on to SciFi and Horror conventions lately. I really enjoy them, and of course meeting some of my favorite movie and TV stars. Many of these photos and stores can be found on my blogs.
Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
Betsy Palmer (Mrs. Vorhees, Friday the 13th)
Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elmstreet)
Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers)
MewMew (sitting on my text book)
To totally shift topics for the final time . . . Nowadays I make a living doing several things. I teach anthropology at a local New Jersey University. I mainly teach New World Archaeology, Natives of North America, The Anthropology of Magic and Religion, Food and Culture, and Sex and Sex Roles. As an anthropologist and archaeologist my personal interests lie in ancient religions, burial rituals, the afterlife and ghosts, and popular culture. I have presented several papers at local and national meetings based on my own work studying Native American burial rituals, as well as published a few articles.
My years working running my soap and videogame pages have not been forsaken. I also continue to work in web page design and publishing. I run my partner's business' website, as well as all their social media (Facebook, Twitter and Newsletters). You can visit them at SpringdaleFarms.com.
Below are some photos of various archaeological sites I have visited in my travels.
San Christobal (Puerto Rico)
Kohunlich (Temple of the Masks)