Online Class: Paranormal Investigation 101

This online paranormal investigation course will teach you all the important elements on how to conduct a proper, ethical and legal paranormal investigation of a potentially haunted building.

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Course Description

Unlocking the Unknown: A Comprehensive Course in Paranormal Investigation

In recent years, especially after several reports and studies in 2022, there's been a surge of interest in the paranormal world. From eerie apparitions to objects moving mysteriously, countless individuals have reported experiences that defy conventional explanation. However, in the midst of these curious tales lies the ever-growing field of paranormal investigation—a discipline that marries skepticism with an open mind, operating within the bounds of scientific rigor.

Journey to the Unknown:

Whether you're a firm skeptic or someone whose curiosity has been piqued by uncanny events, our course promises a transformative journey. Crafted meticulously, this program draws parallels between paranormal investigation and forensic science, emphasizing the importance of methodical, cautious approaches.

Imagine this: The Smith family, residing in a 19th-century Victorian home, reports mysterious shadows, sudden temperature drops, and inexplicable whispers. Instead of succumbing to fear, they reach out to an investigator—you. With specialized equipment, knowledge of paranormal typologies, and a scientific methodology, you step into the eerie abode, ready to discern the truth. This is the precision and expertise this course aims to instill in you.

Course Overview:

  1. Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities: Delve deep into the history and intricacies of paranormal events. Understand various phenomena, from ghostly apparitions to unexplained energies, and learn about famous paranormal occurrences throughout history.

  2. A Haunting: A Typical Scenario: Analyze real-life case studies that present a comprehensive view of a typical haunting. Learn about the most common signs and manifestations, understanding how to differentiate genuine paranormal activities from explainable events.

  3. Investigating Essentials: Equip yourself with essential tools and techniques. From electromagnetic field meters to digital voice recorders, understand the equipment's function, and importance in capturing evidence.

  4. The Finer Art of Ghost-Busting: Beyond the tools, master the art of conducting an investigation. Learn how to approach a scene, interview witnesses, and collate evidence without tampering.

  5. What To Do If You Find Evidence of Paranormal Activities: Discover the protocols and ethical considerations of handling evidence, ensuring privacy and sensitivity towards the affected individuals.

  6. Knowing When the Job Is Done: Understand the signs that signify the end of an investigation, and learn to provide closure and guidance to those affected by the event.

Moreover, to augment your expertise, the course provides exclusive access to a plethora of resources: renowned research centers, associations, and acclaimed websites dedicated to the world of the paranormal.

Why Choose This Course?

Beyond a mere hobby, paranormal investigation stands as a beacon of hope for countless individuals plagued by mysterious occurrences. Through this course, you become their guiding light, offering solace, understanding, and perhaps, answers. Your role transcends being an investigator; you become a beacon of reason in a world teeming with uncertainty.

Moreover, with a curriculum blending theory, practical assignments, and real-world examples, you're not just reading about the paranormal—you're experiencing it. Each lesson is meticulously designed to ensure comprehensive understanding, drawing you closer to becoming a recognized expert in the field.


The world of the paranormal, with its allure and mystery, beckons. Whether it's to satiate your curiosity, embark on a unique career, or assist those in distress, this course is your gateway. Harnessing scientific methodology, ethical considerations, and a treasure trove of knowledge, prepare to unravel the mysteries of the unseen and the unheard.

Dare to step beyond the known. Enroll today and begin your quest into the realm of the unknown.

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Course Motivation

Have you ever experienced paranormal activity firsthand?

Has the notion that a ghost, poltergeist or other entity inhabits your home crossed your mind more than once?

Maybe one of your friends or relatives has fallen prey to a series of unexplained events and came to you for help 

Or, perhaps you're just passionate about the paranormal and still look forward to your own first close encounter?

Whatever circumstances have prompted your own investigation into the world of paranormal investigators, this comprehensive online course will initiate you into an exciting, relatively unexplored area of scientific study that will change the way you look at the world around you forever.
If you're somewhat of a skeptic, then you'll find this class refreshingly based on facts and measurable data. While some investigators opt to rely on psychic and occult powers for their research, individuals that complete this course will have the latest scientific technology at their disposal to enjoy greater success and heightened credibility.
All in all, you'll find that the procedures and protocols of paranormal investigation are much more like forensic investigations than you've ever have thought possible.
Self-paced and all-inclusive, this class is constructed around convenience. You'll never have to shuffle your schedule around to participate, or race out and load up on expensive textbooks or other materials.
Enrollment is open all day, every day, so you can get your hands on the information you've been seeking even right now!
Get ready to learn the essentials of paranormal investigation! You'll need a careful approach that you can back up with scientific methodology!
Do you know the difference between EMP and EVP? Were you aware that there are actually different kinds of hauntings that can really impact how you'll carry out and follow-through on your investigations?
Are you worried that by becoming a paranormal investigator, you may actually become the center of attention for entities all across your regional area?
All three of these questions are legitimate concerns, and all three of them will be covered for you over the course of the class' six, in-depth lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities

Lesson 2: A Haunting A Typical Scenario

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
When all is said and done, successful completion of the class will prepare you to meet six foundational objectives: 
An improved scope of paranormal studies especially the jargon and terminology prevalent in the field

A better understanding of the various types (not to mention the various degrees) of a haunting

A checklist of essential investigative equipment and tools that should be in every seasoned paranormal investigators toolbox

A familiarity with the procedures and policies to follow in order to give your investigations scientific value and credibility

Plus, keen insight on how to handle the needs of the clients you'll be investigating for, as well as how to successfully wrap up your investigations

Although this class has been developed for the convenience of self-paced learning, all lessons must be completed in order. Before you can access the reading materials, assignments and tests for Lesson 2, you'll first need to complete all objectives and assignments for Lesson 1, and so on.
Fortunately though, you'll find that everything you'll need in order to successfully pass has already been provided for you from the minute you enroll. All class links, resources and other supplemental materials are provided at the end of each lesson. While there are a few books that the Instructor recommends reading, none of the suggested titles are mandatory. Nor will you need to invest in other software programs or other applications. So, not only is this course self-paced and self-contained, its also affordable and convenient to enroll and attend!
You'll never have to totally rearrange your personal or professional schedule in order to show up for class on specific dates or times. Simply attend when (and only when) you can work around the demands on your everyday life.
However, by the time you've completed your final exam, you'll have gained a multitude of tips, tricks and techniques that you can use to turn your passion for the paranormal into professional success.
Class registration is open all day, every day, so sign up now to get prepared for the strange and mysterious journey of professional ghost hunting. 
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to the Study of Paranormal Activities

In this lesson we will go over this growing scientific field, how paranormal activites are detected, terminology used, and further academic studies. Additional lesson topics: Media Library; Paranormal Activity Links 46 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Paranormal Experiences; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Assessment: 1. Introduction to Paranormal Investigation

Lesson 2: A Haunting: A Typical Scenario

In this lesson, we'll cover what a haunting is, as well as the various types of hauntings you might face. We'll also look into the various degrees of a haunting and what you and the affected family should plan to do next. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 2: What is a Haunting?
  • Assessment: 2. Hauntings

Lesson 3: Investigating Essentials

This lesson will focus on four primary objectives: The initial phone call, Making an assessment, Interviewing witnesses and Identifying fraudulent claims. 47 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 3: The Purpose of the Initial Call
  • Assessment: 3. Investigation Essentials

Lesson 4: The Finer Art of Ghost-Busting

Throughout this lesson, we'll cover the basics of an on-site investigation, from signs to look out for; equipment to add to your tool box, as well as some commonly trusted procedures protocols for running a first-rate, professional investigation. Additional lesson topics: Procedures and Protocols for Investigators 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 4: Commonly Trusted Policies and Procedures.
  • Assessment: 4. The Process of Investigating

Lesson 5: What To Do If You Find Evidence of Paranormal Activities

This lesson will focus on deciding how to deal with the activity found, deciding whether you'll seek to communicate directly with the entities involved or do the job without interacting with them directly. Additional lesson topics: The Everything Ghost Hunting Book 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: 5. Finding Evidence of Paranormal Activities

Lesson 6: Knowing When the Job Is Done

In this lesson, we will cover the particulars of follow-up visits, and also some preventative care tips to help eliminate the possibility of future manifestations. 227 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Are you interested in belonging to a paranormal investigation group?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Assessment: 6. Knowing When the Job Is Done
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

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.
  • Summarize what to do if you find evidence of paranormal activities.
  • Describe how to know when the job is done.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Paranormal Investigation 101
Course Number: 31201
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (3,002 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This was very a helpful class. I learned a lot about the ethics of an investigation. I didn't realize all that goes into an investigation. I feel like there was a lot of information covered and I can't think of anything that should be added. I'm looking forward to Paranormal Investigation 201. Thank you for this course!" -- Hazel H.
  • "This course was very informative and to the point. I feel I learned a lot and look forward to the second course." -- Tara A.
  • "I really thought this course was fantastic and I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to being able to help clients in need to the best of my ability. Thank you soooo much." -- Kathleen W.
  • "The course was incredibly helpful, it allowed me to learn the meanings of terminology that I was familiar with but didn't fully understand until now. It also provided tips and tools to help me obtain my goal to become a paranormal investigator and help people." -- Brandon P.
  • "The course was very informative and interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable and grades papers promptly." -- Tina A.
  • "I enjoyed the course and happy there are similar ones available. I look forward to learning more about the paranormal world." -- Kathleen P.
  • "I enjoyed this course very much. I am on to Paranormal Investigation 201 now. Can't wait to finish. Thank you so much." -- Lynn S.
  • "I enjoyed the course I am glad it is offered online and at your own pace. I look forward to starting my investigations. Thank you." -- Patrick J.
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