Online Class: Haunted Places
with CEU Certificate*
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.
Lesson 2: The Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica
Lesson 3: The Winchester Mystery House
Lesson 4: The Bell Witch
Lesson 5: Gettysburg Battlefield
Lesson 6: Alcatraz
Lesson 7: The Tower of London
Lesson 8: The 1886 Crescent Hotel
Lesson 9: The Paris Catacombs & Bran Castle
Lesson 10: Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Lesson 11: The Republic Ghost Train, The Queen Mary & The Flying Dutchman
Apparition: a ghostly manifestation of spirit energy in the form of a person or an animal, the form most people imagine when they think of ghosts.
Electromagnetic Voice Phenomena (EVP): unexpected and often unexplained, disembodied voices captured with audio-recording devices. This is a popular form of paranormal “evidence.”
Ghost: a recognizable figure that is repeatedly and predictably witnessed in a particular area performing a particular activity.
Medium: someone who acts as a go-between for the world of the living and spirits.
Orb: a sphere of light that seems to contain spirit energy, it often appears in reputedly paranormal photographs and is sometimes said to be witnessed in person.
Poltergeist: this word literally means “noisy ghost” in German and refers to an environment that interacts with an unseen force. Activity may include loud noises, breaking objects or other noisy events.
Psychic: a person who believes they can see, hear or sense spirits.
Séance: Channeling or meeting of spirits and the living, either via a medium or a channeling device.
Spirit: any entity that interacts with humans but is from another physical plane.
|Assignment 1: The Haunted White House||30|
|Quiz for Lesson 1: The White House and Edinburgh, Scotland||10|
|Assignment 2: Who was Annie Palmer?||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 2: The Rose Hall Great House||17|
|Assignment 3: The Mystery House||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 3: The Winchester Mystery House||11|
|Assignment 4: Why so popular?||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 4: The Bell Witch of Bell Farm||10|
|Assignment 5: Gettysburg Epicenter||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 5: Gettysburg Battlefield||10|
|Assignment 6:Behind the Bars||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 6: Alcatraz||11|
|Assignment 7: Talking about the Tower||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 7: The Tower of London||10|
|Assignment 8: Who was the Doc?||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 8: The 1886 Crescent Hotel||12|
|Assignment 9: The Museum||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 9: The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle||12|
|Assignment 10: TB Takes its Toll||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 10: Waverly Hills Sanatorium||13|
|Assignment 11: The Queen Mary||20|
|Quiz for Lesson 11: The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary & The Flying Dutchman||12|
|The Final Exam||58|