Ghosts of the Civil War

Ghosts of the Civil War

Harper College in Palatine, Illinois will once again run their successful “Ghosts of the Civil War”  lecture starting Oct 22, 2014 through Nov 12, 2014.

Stories of ghosts and hauntings at Civil War sites are still actively investigated by dozens of paranormal investigation groups each year. You will first learn the folklore about ghosts of slavery, the Underground Railroad and Abraham Lincoln. Next, you will hear the stories associated with Gettysburg, battlefields and prisons. Further information can be obtained by clicking HERE.

Tuition/Fees: 99.00

Location : Palatine (Main) Campus

Dates : Oct 22, 2014 through Nov 12, 2014 Every Wednesday night from 7pm-9pm

Enrollment is open currently

 

Possible sighting at Resurrection Cemetery (Not who you’d think either)

On July 29th 2014 GhostLand Society was contacted by a couple from South Carolina that were visiting family members graves located at the Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.

They claim they were looking for a particular grave when this man came over to them and said “The grave you are looking for is over here” and proceeded to show them. A small conversation was struck up and they said this man knew a lot of history on the site and a story of someone named Mary.

The couple said they listened for a bit, thanked the man and ended his conversation with the couple by saying “I must go and find Emily”.

When the couple turned around looking to see where this man went, he was nowhere to be found. They said he was a big man and there is no way he could have moved that fast and didn’t see any car in the immediate area.

I asked them to describe the gentleman they encountered and it fit a particular individual perfectly. I also asked if they hear an audio clip if they could identify the voice, I played a clip and they confirmed the voice. Today I contacted the peoples again via email, asked them to ID a picture of him out of six images I had to find online that all looked the same (NOT AN EASY TASK). They called me back and gave me confirmation as to who the person was.

I proceeded to explain they had the only encounter I have heard of with Chicago’s very own Richard T. Crowe. The claimed they have no clue who Richard and were a bit taken back by the whole experience. Some may say, the story is made up or they are looking for recognition and I would agree except for one thing, Emily. For people who knew him well know of or have met Emily so with that one little comment I do believe that they truly did have a close encounter with the late Richard T. Crowe.

FREE Course at Haper College

Bob Jensen, Founder of GhostLand Society and Scott Cashman, Manager of the Continuing Education Department of Harper College in Palatine, IL are able to offer this fantastic opportunity for persons interested in the paranormal field.

The class is generally a $169.oo , which is a good deal but for LIMITED SEATS they are offering this class FREE of charge! Why, well simply because they are wanting to introduce new people who may be financially strapped but have the passion, to the field.

The information below comes directly from Harper College and the link is included for you to click on and take a look and also see the other paranormal courses offered at Harper College.

LIMITED SEATING

 PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION II: SITE INVESTIGATION – 50205 – LAA 0207 – 001 Fee to cover investigation site fees.
Associated Term: Spring 2014 Non-Credit/CE
Registration Dates: Nov 01, 2013 to Apr 03, 2014
Levels: Continuing Education
Tuition/Fees: 169.00/20.00 (Remember now FREE!!!!!!!)

Prospect Heights (NEC) Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Lecture Instructional Method
1.600 Continuing Education Units Class 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm R Northeast Center 118 Apr 03, 2014 – May 15, 2014 Learn to conduct a paranormal investigation under the direction of Bob Jensen who has more than 20 years of investigative experience. You’ll capture EVPs, and use photography and video to capture images. Prerequisite: Paranormal Investigation Instructor: Bob Jensen, a 25 year veteran of paranormal investigation. LAA 0207
Contact: Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847.925.6707

For further classes in the paranormal field being offered at Harper College CLICK HERE!

 

Harper

NOTE: The Prerequisite of taking Paranormal 1 IS NOT NECESSARY & Enrollment is taking place now

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION II: SITE INVESTIGATION – 50205 – LAA 0207 – 001 Fee to cover investigation site fees.
Associated Term: Spring 2014 Non-Credit/CE
Registration Dates: Nov 01, 2013 to Apr 03, 2014
Levels: Continuing Education
Tuition/Fees: 169.00/20.00

Prospect Heights (NEC) Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Lecture Instructional Method
Continuing Education Units Class 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm R Northeast Center 118 Apr 03, 2014 – May 15, 2014 Learn to conduct a paranormal investigation under the direction of Bob Jensen who has more than 20 years of investigative experience. You’ll capture EVPs, and use photography and video to capture images.

Instructor: Bob Jensen, a 25 year veteran of paranormal investigation. LAA 0207 Contact: Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847.925.6707

Ghost Conference Follow UP

It was a good time meeting new people within the field and spending time with our old friends.  Ursula Bielski did a fine  job (As always) especially this year since the first venue closed their doors with no notice. The Irish-American Heritage Center took us in and it was an interesting spot to be. Minor draw back which as far as we know that were out of her control was keeping all vendors on one floor. Some were placed on the main floor while the vast majority of us were on the third. Thank God that Destination Truth star, Josh Gates, was up there with us and others. Josh is one of the most down to earth guys we have met in a long yet knew how get all of us laughing in between the groups of people leaving the lecture hall.

It will be interesting to see what the totals are of persons who came out this year and what feed back the event gets.

Until next season….

 

Looking for Investigators

GhostLand Society is currently looking to add the following positions. Persons interested please contact at : info@ghostlandsociety.com

Case Manager
Job Description: A case manager is the initial contact person and touch point between the team and the client. The case manager is responsible for collecting initial details surrounding the case and scheduling the investigation. Case managers will also check in with the client after the investigation and report back to the Lead Investigator.

Skills Necessary:
Attention to detail
Task oriented
Organizational skills (must be able to keep neat records and notes
Customer service experience preferred
Proficient interviewing skills

Researcher
Job Description: You have to love history and digging through information, potential researchers will be responsible for supplying the team with a background on the home, property and past owners. You may also be called to research certain phenomena, medications, etc. from time to time.

Skills Necessary:
Attention to detail
Computer saavy
Knowledgeable in history or geneology is a plus but not required
Willing to travel (sometimes you have to go to the town hall or library to get the info you need)
Must have good organizational skills

Tech
Job Description: The tech is responsible for the handling of all equipment, this include leading the setup, breakdown and keeping track of the equipment during the investigation. Must also be willing to research the latest technology being used in the field.

Skills Necessary:
Must have organizational skills
Experiences in video/audio/photography preferred
Ability to multi-task and answer questions
Must be resourceful

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