Online Class: Haunted Places

This intriguing course on real haunted places 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.

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Course Description

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.

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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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  • Lesson 1: The White House & Edinburgh, Scotland

    The White House & Edinburgh, Scotland hauntings.
  • Lesson 2: The Rose Hall Great House

    This lesson is the story of Annie Palmer and her voodoo powers.
  • Lesson 3: The Winchester Mystery House

    This lesson discusses Sarah Winchester and her obsession with building this mansion.
  • Lesson 4: The Bell Witch of Bell Farm

    In this lesson we will travel to Tennessee and explore the Bell Witch.
  • Lesson 5: Gettysburg Battlefield

    This lesson describes different hauntings from the Civil War.
  • Lesson 6: Alcatraz

    This lesson describes the legends of Alcatraz Island hauntings.
  • Lesson 7: The Tower of London

    Because of the well-known prisoners and executions, the Tower of London is said to have many hauntings.
  • Lesson 8: The 1886 Crescent Hotel

    A colorful and controversial hotel in Arkansas has many visitors believing in hauntings.
  • Lesson 9: The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle

    Here are some of the most famous European haunts.
  • Lesson 10: Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    In this lesson we will learn about a tuberculosis sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky and a little about the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis.
  • Lesson 11: The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary & The Flying Dutchman

    Trains and ships are not immune to hauntings.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the famous hauntings of The White House and Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Summarize the hauntings of the Rose Hall Great House, The Winchester Mystery House, and The Bell Witch of Bell Farm.
  • Describe the hauntings of the Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • Describe the hauntings of Alcatraz, The Tower of London, and The 1886 Crescent Hotel
  • Describe the hauntings of The Paris Catacombs and Bran Castle.
  • Summarize the hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  • Describe The Republic Ghost Train, The RMS Queen Mary and The Flying Dutchman.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Haunted Places
Course Number: 7550483
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (3,790 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 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 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

Student Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed learning about all that was covered in this course. I don't think you should change a thing." -- Jennifer D.
  • "I enjoyed the course and learned really interesting haunted history about my home country and other countries." -- Ginger H.
  • "I loved this class. I signed up for it because of my interest in the paranormal but loved the history of the various locations. The instructor could not have done a better job. He was quick to respond to questions and brought the locations to life with his personal experiences at the locations. I would definitely recommend this class to others." -- Donna P.
  • "I liked this course very much. The self-study pace was helpful as my schedule did not allow me to finish up the final lesson until later." -- Nina F.
  • "I think it was fun and informative. There were places I hadn't known about and new information about the places I did. Thank you, it was a great course." -- Jessica M.
  • "I truly enjoyed learning about the history and hauntings of these famous places. Your teaching videos and resources are very informative." -- Rebekah C.
  • "This was a fun course to take. When I chose it I was looking for a break from the heavier aspects of history and it was perfect." -- Martha G.
  • "I found this course to be very interesting. I have been getting interested in hauntings and all things paranormal for a couple of years now and this course has increased my interest. My favourite part of the course was The Tower of London but that is because I have been there so many times!" -- Kerry B.
  • "It was such a fun course and I'm happy I took it since it was just for oure interest and not for any outside requirement. Time well spent!" -- Emily T.
  • "This was a fantastic course, I have done courses on similar subjects with other online colleges, and this was the best." -- Paul H.
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