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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.
 

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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.
 
 
 

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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. 46 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Current Paranormal Activities; Media Library; Paranormal Activity Links; Skeptics Dictionary
  • Take Poll: Paranormal Experiences
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review 3 Articles: Ghost Stories; Haunting Stories; Hauntings
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 2: What is a Haunting?
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review 3 Articles: Additional Glossary Terms; Current Paranormal Activities; Check List for Everything
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 3: The Purpose of the Initial Call
  • Complete Exam: 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. 52 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How To Be a GhostHunter; The Ghost Hunter Store
  • Complete: Assignment Lesson 4: Commonly Trusted Policies and Procedures.
  • Complete Exam: 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. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Haunting Stories; Paranormal Activity Links; Skeptics Dictionary
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Review 2 Articles: Resources; State Listings in Paranormal Organizations
  • Take Poll: Are you interested in belonging to a paranormal investigation group?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Complete Exam: 6. Knowing When the Job Is Done
  • Complete: Final Exam
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Course Title: Paranormal Investigation 101
Course Number: 31201
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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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: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
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