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Course Description

Welcome to a study of the unusual, the eerie and the unexplained. It's widely believed that there are forces acting upon us every day from the spirit world--forces we could learn to use to our advantage, if only we knew how to interact effectively with the spirit world. That's quite a challenge, when we have yet to even prove it exists!


Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, you can still enjoy the ghost stories that send a chill down your spine sitting around the campfire. Our love of scary stories has inspired horror movies and scary television shows, creepy novels and ghostly folk tales. We visit haunted houses and take flashlight tours of spooky cemeteries, all in the hopes of catching a glimpse of a ghost or catching a supernatural thrill. Harmless fun.


Whatever your reasons for delving further, there is fuel for learning more about the spirit world. After all, there was a time we thought the world was flat… so how can we be sure our sixth sense can't be trusted? Who's to say whether or not ghosts are real? To make a final decision, it seems we should at least take a close look at the evidence that surrounds us.


This course on hauntings is an overview of 15 locations around the world that are popularly described as haunted. Students of the paranormal can use these stories as an introduction to the subject and a foundation for further study. The lessons are specifically designed for beginners, and the locations were carefully chosen to represent a variety of different types of hauntings and their accounts.


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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: The White House & Edinburgh, Scotland

The White House & Edinburgh, Scotland hauntings. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Angels and Ghosts; Ghosts of the White House
  • Take Poll: Ghost Experiences
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Assignment 1: The Haunted White House
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1: The White House and Edinburgh, Scotland

Lesson 2: The Rose Hall Great House

This lesson is the story of Annie Palmer and her voodoo powers. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Frommer's Rose Hall Great House Page
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Who was Annie Palmer?
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2: The Rose Hall Great House

Lesson 3: The Winchester Mystery House

This lesson discusses Sarah Winchester and her obsession with building this mansion. 31 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Winchester Mystery House site
  • Take Poll: Movies
  • Complete: Assignment 3: The Mystery House
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3: The Winchester Mystery House

Lesson 4: The Bell Witch of Bell Farm

In this lesson we will travel to Tennessee and explore the Bell Witch. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: The Bell Witch online
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Why so popular?
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4: The Bell Witch of Bell Farm

Lesson 5: Gettysburg Battlefield

This lesson describes different hauntings from the Civil War. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Haunted America Tours - Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Gettysburg Epicenter
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5: Gettysburg Battlefield

Lesson 6: Alcatraz

This lesson describes the legends of Alcatraz Island hauntings. 31 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: About.com - Alcatraz
  • Complete: Assignment 6:Behind the Bars
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6: Alcatraz

Lesson 7: The Tower of London

Because of the well-known prisoners and executions, the Tower of London is said to have many hauntings. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Tower of London; Prisoners Of The Tower
  • Take Poll: Meet who?
  • Complete: Assignment 7: Talking about the Tower
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 7: The Tower of London

Lesson 8: The 1886 Crescent Hotel

A colorful and controversial hotel in Arkansas has many visitors believing in hauntings. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Crescent Hotel Site
  • Complete: Assignment 8: Who was the Doc?
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 8: The 1886 Crescent Hotel

Lesson 9: The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle

Here are some of the most famous European haunts. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Ghostvillage.com
  • Complete: Assignment 9: The Museum
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9: The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle

Lesson 10: Waverly Hills Sanatorium

In this lesson we will learn about a tuberculosis sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky and a little about the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10: TB Takes its Toll
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 10: Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Lesson 11: The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary & The Flying Dutchman

Trains and ships are not immune to hauntings. 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Haunted Queen Mary; Republic Ghost Train
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 11: The Queen Mary
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 11: The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary & The Flying Dutchman
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the famous hauntings of The White House and Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Know the hauntings of the Rose Hall Great House, The Winchester Mystery House, and The Bell Witch of Bell Farm.
  • Describe the hauntings of the Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • Describe the hauntings of Alcatraz, The Tower of London, and The 1886 Crescent Hotel
  • Describe the hauntings of The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle.
  • Know the hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  • Describe The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary and The Flying Dutchman, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Haunted Places
Course Number: 7550483
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Student Testimonials

  • "The fast response from the instructor and his comments about the submissions. He is extremely personable." -- Doris S.
  • "This was a really fun and interesting class. The instructor was knowledgeable and encouraging. I appreciated the videos for each lesson." -- Marie R.
  • "The history and detail for each lesson was unique and extremely helpful." -- Shanda K.
  • "Mr. McKenna was very professional, very nice. He knows his stuff and I learned a lot. I think the overall presentation of the lessons helped me to understand the material. I especially found the video links helpful. It gave me a birds eye view of the places themselves." -- Jacqueline S.
  • "The quizzes helped me remember the facts that I might have otherwise forgotten. The instructer was also very helpful." -- Laura O.
  • "Fun and interesting......creepy and unnerving.... Great instructor....always so timely in grading assignments and gives good feedback so it always appears as though he is reading the essays." -- Lianne S.
  • "I had fun learning. Thank you!" -- Rose A.
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