The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 17, 2013

New River CTC to offer class on ghost hunting


For The Register-Herald

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New River Community and Technical College is offering a new, one-of-a-kind class April 23 and 25 in Summersville. Ghost Hunting 101, an informative and intriguing class on the popular subject of ghosts, will be taught by Sherri Brake.

Brake is an author and paranormal investigator with nearly 30 years of experience on paranormal TV shows. She also has led ghost tours in several states.

Class participants will learn about ghosts and spirits while examining the basics of the paranormal. Students will learn by hands-on use of equipment both scientific and metaphysical such as EMF meters, night vision, pendulums and dowsing rods. They also will learn how to do a proper ghost investigation and to research hauntings.

Some of the topics covered will be: Defining Paranormal Hauntings vs. Paranormal Activity, Ghosts and Spirits, Demons and Hollywood, West Virginia Haunted Locations, Ghosts in Photos, Tools of the Trade and How to Use Them, Proper Investigation Documentation and Safety Protocols.

The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. at the WorkForce West Virginia Building, 830 Northside Drive, for the first night and at a field location to be determined by the instructor for the second night.

Tuition is $75. This class does have limited registration and is expected to fill quickly.

For more information or to register, call 304-883-2446.