Online Class: Paranormal Investigation 201

This online paranormal course covers more advanced paranormal investigation encounters, such as dealing with actual spiritual contact as well as reviews technical tools available for paranormal activity identification.

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Course Description

Advanced Paranormal Investigations: Unraveling the Unknown

Have you ever felt a chill in the air, unexplained by the weather? Or sensed a presence, even when you’re alone? Paranormal events have intrigued and mystified humans for centuries. This course, designed for those passionate about the paranormal, goes beyond mere "ghost-busting" to offer a comprehensive exploration of paranormal phenomena and the methodologies to investigate them.

Why Choose this Course

Paranormal investigations are more than mere thrill-seeking. They are about understanding the unexplained, about exploring the boundaries between our world and the ethereal. Contrary to popular beliefs often portrayed on television, there’s a scientific and sensitive approach to paranormal investigations. This course equips you with both knowledge and tools to approach the world beyond.

Course Highlights

  • Deep Dive into the Paranormal - Understand the nuanced differences between various types of ghosts and hauntings. Learn not just to spot them but also the theories behind their existence.

  • Sensitivity Training - Not all interactions with the spirit world are initiated by them. By developing personal transformation techniques, learn to become more perceptive and sensitive to energies and entities. This not only enhances investigations but can also lead to a more profound personal understanding of the unknown.

  • Assisting the Spirits - Sometimes spirits may need help, be it understanding their situation or finding peace. Acquire the skills to assist them, transcending the role of a mere observer to someone who can make a difference.

Detailed Course Breakdown

  • Lesson One: Introduction - Set the stage by understanding what paranormal investigations truly entail.

  • Lesson Two: The Nature of Ghosts - Delve into the heart of the subject. Who or what are ghosts? How do they differ?

  • Lesson Three: Extra Sensory Perception - Grasp the phenomenon where information is gained through means aside from the five traditional senses.

  • Lesson Four: Clairvoyance and Clairaudience - Discover the psychic abilities of 'clear seeing' and 'clear hearing' and their roles in paranormal investigations.

  • Lesson Five: Mediumship and Channeling - Explore the fascinating world of mediums who can communicate with spirits and the art of channeling.

  • Lesson Six: Experiencing the Paranormal - Dive into personal experiences, accounts, and methodologies to document them.

  • Lesson Seven: Preparing For a Paranormal Investigation - Understand the preliminary steps, from selecting locations to gathering a skilled team.

  • Lesson Eight: Nuts and Bolts of a Spirit Contact Vigil - Learn the intricacies of conducting a spirit contact session.

  • Lesson Nine: The Challenge of Evidence Gathering - Focus on gathering irrefutable evidence, the challenges, and tools to assist.

  • Lesson Ten: Further Considerations - Dive deeper into specific considerations that might arise during investigations.

  • Lesson Eleven: Summing Up the Logistics - From equipment to team roles, understand the operational aspects of an investigation.

  • Lesson Twelve: Financing Your Hobby - Paranormal investigations can be pricey. Learn effective ways to finance your passion.

  • Lesson Thirteen: Ghost Stories - A treat for the curious mind. Dive into tales, their origins, and their implications.

A New Perspective Awaits

By the end of this course, not only will you be more informed about the spectral world, but you'll also have the tools and knowledge to investigate it responsibly and effectively. Whether you're seeking to validate personal experiences, aiming to assist distressed spirits, or purely intrigued by the unexplained, this course will elevate your journey into the paranormal. Dive deep into the mysteries of the beyond, and let the unseen stories unfold before you.

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Course Motivation

This course is designed to take the student beyond the basic level of "ghost-busting" by offering suggestions and information that will assist those who are seriously interested in investigating paranormal phenomenon. The course will cover the basics of spiritual contact as well as technical tools available for ghost identification. The primary focus of the course is gaining an understanding and awareness of after-life theories and methods to attain the personal transformation necessary to become a more sensitive and perceptive to the energies we are seeking to understand.
The course offers no guarantees that the student will gain psychic powers, but instead, will suggest ways in which the serious student of the paranormal can gain an increased awareness and expanded consciousness with practice and meditation. Resources for further information are marked within the text, and more are provided at the end of this course. The student is encouraged to access as many of these sources as possible to develop a wide-ranging view of the subject matter.

The mysteries of the paranormal: 
For this course, it is recommended that the student sincerely undertake to read and explore every available resource to become well-rounded and grounded in the decision to become involved in paranormal investigations.  Although periodically in and out of favor, the study of paranormal activity is becoming less a mystery, as an increasing number of "ghost-busting" organizations form around the world. 
Why is this field experiencing such a renewed surge of interest? Many believe humanity is currently in an era of major transformation.
We are all seeking answers and hope, and the current rush to uncover and understand the paranormal is endemic. However, involving oneself in this field is a serious consideration that must not be taken lightly. This course will attempt to provoke responsible and mature thinking with regard to paranormal phenomena, beyond simple "ghost-busting."
Anyone who has read Michael Newton's hypnosis studies on the life in between lives on earth is aware that there is a vast and dynamic "alive" presence beyond what we are able to perceive. This physical existence is apparently but a drop in the bucket of intelligent experience in the universe, albeit an important one. 

Age old questions
As humans, we have always probed for answers as to whether our present state of consciousness ends abruptly, leaving us with nothingness at the time of death, or whether the personality, with all of its intricate characteristics, might live on. Religions for time eternal have posed the question and have even professed to answer it: Is there an afterlife? Contemplating our mortality, we wonder if we will have the chance to come back and try again. Where do we go when we die? Will we ever see our loved ones again? Is this all there is to me? Do my departed loved ones know what I am doing every day?

There is no study that can begin to answer these questions with any real authority. It is only in the individual experience of each of us that determines what is true, and truth is quite subjective. However, enough people have experienced paranormal activity that we know there is something beyond the physical.  

Why do we care?   
This is a much deeper question than it appears on its face. We care for many reasons, not the least of which is our programmed need to survive. Another reason is the desire to see those who have left this plane and to believe that they live on. Yet another is to break into a mysterious realm that only a relatively few people have managed to crack, but one that everyone wonders about. The paranormal is an exciting frontier of exploration that still awaits our understanding.

Furthering the research into this fascinating field of study is an honorable and important endeavor. We all want to understand what, so far, has not been explainable. Therefore, aside from the exciting aspect of finding ghostly evidence, we may be providing a great service to humanity by furthering the study of the paranormal. After all, would our lives not be a bit easier if we knew what to expect after death?

There has been considerable exposure recently on entertainment television regarding paranormal investigative teams who respond to calls from people who suspect their homes or buildings are haunted. These shows make the process seem exciting and whenever possible, frightening. However, to "bust" ghosts based on what we see on these shows is not necessarily a valid motive for wanting to investigate the paranormal nor is the simple desire to get frightened or appear on television. Investigating the paranormal involves elimination of every rational possibility, a sound knowledge of science, and a cool head.

Allison DuBois, a well known medium, feels that those who have passed on depend upon us for their joy, and that "we are their heaven." If there is such a thing as an afterlife, to stab into it carelessly without respect or knowledge is foolhardy, just as it would be if an alien being were to jump into our culture and behave unpredictably or make false assumptions about us. Watching the recent ghost-busting television shows reminds us that there is more to an investigation than confronting and challenging a lingering spirit. As investigators of the paranormal, we may have an excellent opportunity to help those who may feel trapped or stuck between realms. 
It is important, then, to understand not only what has already been studied about the world beyond this, but to be introspective and respectful as you explore. 
It is also essential that we be willing to be of assistance to those who may need us in the realms beyond and to be mindful of their reasons for making themselves known. Remember, the domain of spirits is one that we all, more than likely, will inhabit one day. When dealing with other realms, it seems honorable to assume the same sense of stewardship that we have toward the earth – the consciousness and willingness to show respect and assistance toward what we may not understand.

Is paranormal investigation right for you? 

Most people who want to investigate the paranormal would like to enhance their sensitivity to the vibrations of other realms. While some are more sensitive than others, a true medium is able to perceive messages and information from the world of spirit, and these sensitivities can be heightened with practice.

As you develop the skills of mediumship, you may be faced with tasks you did not expect. Contacting those who have gone on is, by all accounts, generally a pleasant and positive experience. However, the spiritual world, in its denser levels, can occasionally be just as brutal and confusing as our own physical world. Be sure you are ready to face these challenges, whatever they might be.

Examine your motives. 

In addition to a desire to further the body of research into this field, perhaps it is important to contact those who have passed in order to soothe our grief and to reassure ourselves that life continues beyond the earthly body. Whatever motivates your particular interest in this field, it is advisable to be clear about it. Because "like attracts like," if your motives are connected with fear, anger, the need for recognition, or other less desirable emotions, it is possible to attract into your life some energies which are not welcome.

Current ghost-busting television shows have encouraged thousands of people to explore the field of paranormal investigation. However, as the TAPS people demonstrate, they have kept their day-jobs as plumbers, and they are only a small minority of investigators who have been tapped for a television series.

Further, most organized societies and associations of paranormal study around the country do not charge for the services they provide. Spiritual work deals with a different currency than that of our dollars and, as most mediums might confirm, it not necessarily appropriate to charge for your services beyond the basic costs of the investigation. Donations are likely to be offered, but should not be expected. Therefore, a major consideration is whether it makes sense to take time from a paying occupation to pursue this interest. Paranormal investigations must be performed as an act of honor, concern, and goodwill as opposed to a service one performs for profit. 
If this does not fit your profile, you may want to consider taking the time to meditate on your goals and see if, perhaps, there is a better fit for you.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson One: Introduction

The course will cover the basics of spiritual contact as well as technical tools available for ghost identification. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Paranormal Investigations Course; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson One: Introduction

Lesson Two: The Nature of Ghosts

Since paranormal research tends to focus on spirits who make themselves known to the living through sounds, sensations, tastes, smells, and apparitions, it is important to understand what is believed about the nature of these ascended spirits. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Ghosts
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Two: The nature of ghosts

Lesson Three: Extra Sensory Perception

There are many theories and philosophies about ESP. Some feel that ESP is dependent upon environmental and physical factors and some believe that higher perception is not associated with any of our five physical senses. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Three: Extra Sensory Perception

Lesson Four: Clairvoyance and Clairaudience

Clairvoyance is the psychic ability to receive messages from other realms through the imagery that is already present in your mind. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Four: Clairvoyance and Clairaudience

Lesson Five: Mediumship and Channeling

A medium or channel receive information from the spirit world. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Five: Mediumship and Channeling

Lesson Six: Experiencing the Paranormal

In this lesson, we will prepare for a sitting without using any gadgets or technology, but simply a small group of people interested in contacting the spirit world. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Six: Experiencing the Paranormal

Lesson Seven: Preparing For a Paranormal Investigation

Whether your mission is to rule out paranormal activity or to prove it, it is advisable to conduct the investigation with the mind-set of a scientist. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Paranormal Investigations
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment - Interview Template
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Seven: Preparing For a Paranormal Investigation

Lesson Eight: Nuts and Bolts of a Spirit Contact Vigil

Gathering evidence is the most important part of paranormal research so you need to have the right equipment. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Eight: Nuts and Bolts of a Spirit Contact Vigil

Lesson Nine: The Challenge of Evidence Gathering

Here is a checklist for a team of paranomal investigators before gathering evidence. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Nine: The Challenge of Evidence Gathering

Lesson Ten: Further Considerations

Along with respecting the clients confidentiality, there may be times when the paranormal investigator encounters troubled spirits. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Ten: Further Considerations

Lesson Eleven: Summing Up the Logistics

There are a number of steps to follow before starting an investigation. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Eleven: Summing Up the Logistics

Lesson Twelve: Financing Your Hobby

Investigating the paranormal is not generally paid work. To afford the equipment and maintenance, gas, and time that it takes to conduct paranormal investigations can be daunting. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Twelve: Financing your hobby.

Lesson Thirteen: Ghost Stories

Here are a few stories about the spirit world and sightings. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 13 - Your Favorite Ghost Story
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson Thirteen: Ghost Stories
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the nature of ghosts.
  • Summarize extra sensory perception.
  • Describe clairvoyance and clairaudience.
  • Describe mediumship and channeling.
  • Summarize experiencing the paranormal.
  • Summarize preparing for a paranormal investigation.
  • Describe the nuts and bolts of a spirit contact vigil.
  • Describe the challenges of evidence gathering.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Paranormal Investigation 201
Course Number: 7550047
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (2,564 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, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 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
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Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I really enjoyed it. It helped me learn more about the different types of entities and equipment needed to begin investigating." -- Crystal L.
  • "This was a great course that really covered every aspect of what you didn't think you needed to know about the business of Paranormal Investigation." -- Justin E.
  • "I enjoyed this course the material was presented in a clear and easy to understand format. As a seasoned investigator I found both 101 and 201 be good foundation information for planning, organizing and conducting a paranormal investigation." -- Robert M.
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