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C.A.S.P.E.R offers a series of lectures on ghost research to educational institutions, civil organizations, and other interested parties.  The following is a list of available topics.  Each topic will consist of a 30-45 minute lecture including audio-visuals and hands-on displays at the end of each lecture, time would be allotted for any individual questions.  A reference biblography of source materials are available upon request.  For more specific into and/or requests please email inquires to: cuicospirit@hotmail.com



Contents of Lecture Series I


1. Ethnographic Field Methods:  Steps Toward the Development of a Paranormal Paradigm.


2. The Paranormal Location:  Excavation of a Site's History Through Participant Observation.


3. The Role and Importance of P.M.S Identification in Paranormal Research: A Case Study (Gettysburg, PA).


4. Ghost Typology:  An Emic/Etic Approach to Data Analysis and Comparison.


5. The Spatial-Temporal Component in S.I.M.S Zones:  A Proxemic Approach.


6. Past Perfect:  Communicative Competence - An E.V.P  Primer.


7. Behind the Mask:  Ritual, Ceremony, and the Ghost Investigator (See Me . . Hear Me . . Feel Me . . )


8. Hold that Ghost:  Territorality and Ghost Organizations.


9. E.V.P Seances:  A Practical Guide to E.M.F.


10. Close Encounters: Apparational Contact-A Guide.


11. Residual Haunts: Guidelines for "Instant Replay".


12. Multiple Realities: Paranormal Observation Seen Through an Anthropological Eye.

12 A.  Paranormal Mapping:  The Spatial Distribution of a Haunting.

13. The Science of the Dead: Archaeoghostography - An Introduction.


14. Praise the Dead and Pass the Evidence: Orb and EVP in Ghost Ritual and Lore.


15. Photographing the Dead, Again: The Gettysburg Experiance.


16. E.M.F, Emotions, and Sensory Erasure:  Retention of Partial Elements in a Residual Haunt.


17. Hocus Pocus:  Ritual and Magical Practices in EVP Recordings.


18. Identity Theft:  The Changing Nature of a Haunt in the S.I.M.S Zone.


19. Play Misty for Me:  The Use of A.T.E in EVP Recording.


20. Life Behind the Veil:  P.M.S Sensory Manifestations at Haunted Locations.


21. Digital Recorders for Stone Age Explorers: The Importance of Investigating the Investigation.


22. DeadSpeak:  The Silent Language.


23. Theatre, Seance, And the GhostScript:  Performances at Haunted Loations.


24. Ethnoarchaeoghostology:  A Humanistic - Scientific approach to the study of Residual and Apparitional Phenomena.


25.  The Perceptual Stratigraphy of Material Ghostly Remains.


26. The Gettysburg Cosmological Universe:  A Call for the Re-evaluation of the Paranormal Evidence.




Finally, I have developed a number of activities especially applicable for children in elementary and middle school.  These activities include:


1. "Ask the "Ghost Hunter"

2. "Grave Matters"

3. "Local Folk Frights"

4. "The Ghost Story Teller Contest"

5. "Ghost Hunt"

6. "I am a Ghost"

7. "Mapping the Macabre"

8. "Cultural Ghosts"

9. "Fright Night Fun"

10. "Ghost Waiting"

11. "The Sounds of Silence"

12. "Ghost Sense"

13. "Ghost Read"

14. "Safe Halloween Horrors"

15. "Phantoms of the Cinema"

16. "Spirits of the Past"

17. "A Haunting Vocabulary"


Specific Information concerning these school programs should be emailed to me at cuicospirit@hotmail.com


I am also available for all your special needs, themed parties, and of course for the Halloween Season.  Please book your events early.  Do so at cuicospirit@hotmail.com




Why children should hear and read ghost stories and hauntings?


1.  Ghost Stories attract students who don;t normally like to read.  Well-written stories help to develop a students imagination, allow different viewpoints to come into focus, increase the proper use of vocabulary and definitions, and allow the student to form opinions and develop ideas.


2.  Ghost stories and folktales increase the students awareness of local legends, ethnic traditions, and culture diversity.


3.  Ghost stories told in front of a group often help children confront and conquer their fears by allowing open-ness and peer group identity.  They also allow a forum for discussion on it.  It also is a form of "innocent" escapism and helps to alleviate boredom.


4.  Ghost stories might interest some students in writing as a profession or acting if the stories are told or read by "acting" out some of the action and events.


5.  Ghost stories can serve as history lessons about events, customs, and activities in the past.  Many of which are not practiced today.  This may be the only way some children can connect with history.


6.  Ghost stories may provoke questions and research paths in older children to explore.


7.  Mostly, ghost stories, traditional ones, are just good "clean" fun!


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