Paranormal Investigation 101

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Course Description



This course is designed to give you a deeper insight into the world of paranormal investigation. If you are a skeptic, but possess an open mind, you will discover that paranormal investigation is similar to the process of forensic investigation.  Essential characteristics of a paranormal investigation require a cautious approach backed up with scientific methodology.


The provided information will prepare you to establish yourself as a leading source when families are plagued by the possibility of ghosts, poltergeists or other haunting specters. We will study the different types of paranormal activities, a typical case study of a "Haunting", the essential investigating equipment, the investigating process and how to deal with the aftermath of an investigation. This course will also include a list of research centers, associations and web sites of interest to a potential or seasoned paranormal investigator.

Course Requirements

Anyone who's interested in learning about how to be a paranormal investigator is welcome to enroll in this class. No previous experience is required.

Course Goals

- Scope of Paranormal Studies (terminology used in this field)
- Various types and degrees of a Haunting that may be discovered
- Essential Investigating Tools
- The Process of Beginning an Investigation
- Investigating Procedures and Policies to follow
- How to Complete an Investigation

Course Topics

Lesson 1. Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities
Lesson 2 A Haunting: A Typical Scenerio
Lesson 3 Investigating Essentials
Lesson 4 The Finer Art of Ghost-Busting
Lesson 5 What To Do If You Find Evidence of Paranormal Activities
Lesson 6 Knowing When the Job Is Done

Course Materials

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources. Links to resources required to perform investigations will be provided.

Grading Policy

A brief quiz and/or 10 pt. assignment will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Recommended Books

There are no required books or materials for this course but here are some Recommended titles for further study:
1. Paranormal Investigation: Ghost Hunting Using Scientific Methods    Booklink to: Paranormal Investigation: Ghost Hunting Using Scientific Methods
2.  Ghost Research 101: Investigating Haunted Homes (Paperback) Booklink to: Ghost Research 101: Investigating Haunted Homes

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a paranormal investigation is and what it consists of.
  • Describe a typical scenario.
  • Identify the investigating essentials.
  • Describe the procedures to follow in conducting an investigation.
  • Know what to do if you find evidence of paranormal activities.
  • Describe how to know when the job is done, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment Lesson 1: Introduction1
1. Introduction to Paranormal Investigation45
Assignment Lesson 2: What is a Haunting?2
2. Hauntings25
Assignment Lesson 3: The Purpose of the Initial Call2
3. Investigation Essentials45
Assignment Lesson 4: Commonly Trusted Policies and Procedures.2
4. The Process of Investigating50
5. Finding Evidence of Paranormal Activities50
Final Assignment2
6. Knowing When the Job Is Done25
Final Exam200
Total Points:449

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