PAR 511 Ghost-Hunting Techniques
Instructor: Dale Kaczmarek
Students who enroll in this course will be taught the proper methods of ghost investigation beginning with the Interview process with how to conduct a proper interview to which questions to ask.
We will then progress to the investigation itself and how to set up the actual investigation, proper use of paranormal gadgets, spirit photography through the use of both 35mm, digital cameras and camcorders. A session on EVP (electronic voice phenomena) will include how to record a session properly without outside contamination and equipment interference.
Finally a session will inform the students of how to analyze their findings to writing up the final report with any collected evidence to return back to their clients. Additional sessions will touch on early ghost investigators and how techniques have changed through the centuries, to famous cases investigated and concluded and what their results were.
A history of paranormal research will begin so that students will see the progression to current standards.
Students who complete this course will receive a certificate in ghost-hunting proficiency from IMU.
Required Text and Support Materials:
Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques and Field Guide to Spirit Photography written by Dale Kaczmarek. Optional materials would include E.L.F.-Zone Gaussmeter (Cat. #P121) which can be ordered online at: http://www.ghostresearch.org/IMU for $12.95. A digital or cassette tape recorder is a must for sessions.
- Become familiar with ghost hunting, research and investigative techniques.
- Become familiar with the tools used in ghost hunting.
- Become able to utilize the camera and tape recorders for investigations.
- Be able to differentiate between natural and supernatural cases.
- Early history of paranormal studies, investigators and famous cases.
- The interview process.
- The investigation and set up.
- Use of paranormal equipment.
- Study of cameras and camcorders for paranormal research.
- EVP and the use of tape recorders.
- How to analyze and determine if it’s a haunting.
Reading assignments from prescribed text books, field work, audio sessions and required tests. Interaction will be live through Ventrilo computer program (computer microphone required).
Students will complete course readings and audio sessions, conduct field assignments with paranormal equipment, conduct an EVP session and report results, and take required tests.
Overall performance in the field, use and understanding of equipment, photography, EVP and objective tests.
Self-paced. Students have twelve weeks to complete this course.
90-100 = A; 89-80 = B; 79-70 = C; 69-60 = D