A two-day ghosthunting vacation and learning experience for couples, families, and groups to include the latest techniques in searching for, finding, and dowsing for ghosts from a positive perspective on the afterlife...
Ghost Hunter Training Class Students
Students in the Ghostology 101 Ghost Hunter Training Classes come from varying professions, backgrounds and religions.
Ghost Hunter Getaway Vacations
Students receive this handsome ARC Certificate upon completion of the course.
|Whether you're convinced that there are ghosts or not, everyone loves a good, spine tingling ghost story. So, come and spend a weekend, or a couple of days with The Staff and Instructors of The ARC as we contemplate the deeper levels of our existence. In this two day seminar, you will learn the essentials in conducting a real ghost investigation with step-by-step instructions taught by experienced Certified Ghost Hunting Instructors. By combining one, or more of Appalachian GhostWalks Ghost Tours with this nationally recognized Ghost Hunting Certification program, you can create the ultimate in family fun and adventure, appropriate for all ages...|
The course is taught in either a classroom style environment, or we can arrange for you to stay at one of our "Spook and Save" haunted bed and breakfast vacation partners for the two day seminar where you'll receive personal, one-on-one training and experience with your personal Certified Ghost Hunting Instructor. Discover how to record the presence of spirit activity, either digitally, or on film, and how to record ghostly voices from beyond. You will learn the time honored tradition of dowsing, used to find oil and water, for use in communicating with the ghosts and spirits of a particular location, using several different proven techniques. You will receive hands on training with various types of equipment used in the scientific documentation of localized paranormal activity...
"Dowsing for Ghosts and Listening for EVPs" on DVD
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|All of this and more presented by Satellite Instructors and Certified Ghost Hunters Stacey Allen McGee, CGH and Founder and Director of The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center ~ www.AlternateRealitiesCenter.com - recently voted one of the top ten ghost hunters in America by Haunted America in New Orleans, as well as Michael W Combs, CGH who together offer more than thirty years of combined field investigations experience. Together they now offer what has become one of the most nationally recognized ghost hunting and dowsing classes for excellence in training anywhere in the world. The "Dowsing for Ghosts and Listening for EVPs" DVD pictured left is a very informative video included with materials provided on the first day of class...|
Ghostology 101 Student Training Manual
The above image is the front cover of the new course manual which is provided to students of The Alternate Realities Center's "Ghostology 101" Ghost Hunter Training Program presented on the first day of class.
|The purpose of this course is to present an overview of research into ghosts and hauntings. The course is designed for anyone with the desire to learn about, find and document paranormal activity of ghosts. The book now used in this course was written by Stacey Allen McGee and Michael Combs entitled “Ghostology 101 - A Field Guide To Ghost Hunting” and this is the course manual provided to our students as part of the class materials included. It details a comprehensive coverage in such areas as, understanding ghosts and possible explanations why they are earthbound, the nature of configuration of ghostly energy patterns, where and how to find ghosts, and most important, how to conduct a successful ghost investigation...|
Ghost Hunter Class February 2008
Pictured above is Instructor Michael Combs taken during a quick break in the class conducted in February of 2008.
|Both Stacey Allen McGee, recognized by Haunted America by one of the top ten ghost hunters and paranormal investigators in the United States, as well as Michael W. Combs are very active as ghost researchers, lecturers, consultants, dowsers, and teachers. They refer to this study course of certified ghost hunter as a practical, “how-to-guide” for serious ghost hunting. Once certified, you will be amazed at the opportunities that will become available to you in this field. We conduct the course any two consecutive days throughout the rolling year. We will be your hands-on coach through the entire course and there's no substitute for experience. Upon successful completion of the program, including a very easy open-book test you and your classmates will be awarded a Certificate as “Certified Ghost Hunter”...|
|The course materials include:|
1) Book, “Ghostology 101 - Ghost Hunter Training Class” Course Manual
2) DVD - “Dowsing for Ghosts, Listening for EVPs” with Stacey Allen McGee and Michael Combs
3) A set polarized “Brass Dowsing Rods,” designed and balanced for ghost hunting.
4) Personal experience and support from your satellite instructors, Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W. Combs, through assignment of a live field investigations and training exercise following the class with help in the proper use of equipment such as cameras, recorders, ghost meters, and dowsing rods and
5) Successful completion of the program and open book exam for Certification will result in receiving a beautiful, frameable ARC Certificate as “Certified Ghost Hunter” with lifetime membership with the Alternate Realities Center. Click Here for a more indepth look at "Ghostology 101" and it's origins...
Subjects covered in the course:
1) The different types of hauntings
2) Ghosts - Science versus Spirituality
3) Difference between ghosts and spirits
4) Finding lost objects with the dowsing rods
5) Using dowsing rods to find and communicate with ghosts
6) How weather affect an investigation
7) How to conduct a successful ghost investigation and correct protocol
8) Ghost hunting tool kit
9) How to interview a witness
10) How to research haunted history
11) Learn how to see ghosts
12) How to record voices of ghosts
13) How to use an EMF meter
14) Different ways to do a ghost clearing
15) What to look for in ghost photography
16) Ghost hunting terminology and
17) How moon cycles affect ghost hunting.
Costs vary according to the number of students in your party. See our Vacations Packages page for further details under the heading "Ghosthunter Getaway", or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for further information and details. Ghost hunting equipment is not required to participate in the class, for as any of our former graduates can tell you, this class covers so much more than just how to point and click your camera - much, much more!!! For more information, or to enroll now...
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We were visiting from Minnesota in October of 2013 (17th) and signed up for the Jonesborough GhostWalk! It was worth every penny. We had teens, children, seniors and a toddler along in our group and everyone was totally engaged in listening to the history and ghost stories our tour guide Michael treated us to. We enjoyed it so much we went back to Jonesborough the next day to see everything in the daylight! We would definitely take another tour the next time we are in TN to visit family and would even request Michael as our tour guide a second time. Thanks for a wonderfully spooky and enchanted evening on a Tennessee October night! - Stephanie Cline
Y'all were awesome! I really enjoyed it. Before the tour (Jonesborough, October 15th, 2013) I didn't really want to stay out too late, but once everything got started, I didn't want to leave! Thanks for such a wonderful experience! - Meghan Vannoy
My entire family loved the Jonesborough GhostWalk we attended this past Saturday. (October 12th, 2013) It was by far, the best Haunted excursion I've ever been on. I've been recommending the tours to all of my friends. Thanks for the great time! - Sonya Breeding
My aunt, niece and a friend took the Dandridge GhostWalk. My aunt and I were skeptical but my niece insisted that we go. My aunt and I ended up having so much fun and were so glad we attended. Our tour guy was awesome and very informative. I highly recommend the tour for some family fun and excitement. - Debbie Solomon
Thank you for the great tour (July 5th, 2013). Our group was big (family reunion), but I think everyone had a great time. It is all they talked about when we got home last night. - The Nickersons
I just wanted to send a note to say that our Appalachian Caverns and Jonesborough tours this past Saturday (March 2013) were both very enjoyable and also extrememly educational. We would love to experience more of the tours you have and would really like to attend your Ghostology 101 Class.
- Shane and Sheila Marsh
We just wanted to thank you again for the very informative tour last night (Dandridge, October 2012). It was truly an experience we will not soon forget. We can't wait to take the next walk soon. You are AWESOME!!!! We have already been spreading the experience with friends and family. We hope to see you again in the NEAR future. God bless you and Appalachian GhostWalks, ALWAYS!! Satisfied customers Here! - The Bolens
I just wanted to thank you for this one of a kind experience (September 2012). We had so much fun and it is still fun after the vacation as we keep looking over some of the awesome photos that we got while on the Dandridge GhostWalk. Can't wait to come back and do another tour! - Rob G.
I had a wonderful time taking your Ghostology 101 (Dowsing and Afterlife Research) course (August 2012). Thanks for the very interesting class and tours. I had a great time and enjoyed the days and nights I spent with Appalachian GhostWalks! - MaryLee Trettenero from Boston
My wife and I along with my two teenage Grandchildren went on the Johnson City (Little Chicago GhostWalk) tour (May 2012). We found this tour to be most interesting. I will say... I was a skeptic, but I am not NOW. Wow, Thanks for the experience. - Winston Nixon
We really had a good time (on the Gatlinburg GhostWalk - May 2012) and learned alot about the history of Gatlinburg and also about the more positive side of ghosts in general. We're trying to get a group together to come on one of the Bigfoot trips (the Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour) later in the year. We've been telling family and friends about it (our tour) since we returned. Thanks again! - The Johnson Family, SC
Thank you so much for the tour on the ETSU campus (ETSU GhostWalk - August 2011). Not only was it informative and amazing, it was a great bonding time for our family. Stacey works magic with his stories and abilities to keep everyone entertained. We look forward to more tours. - The Carrier Family
I just wanted to tell you that we all really enjoyed the Abingdon GhostWalk last night (July 2011). We would also like to do some of the other tours in the future! Michael was great!! Thanks so much!!!
- The Hopkins Family
We have taken other tours all across the country and recently (June 2011) took the Jonesborough Ghost Tour with Appalachian GhostWalks. Following the tour, our family unanimously agreed that this ghost and history tour was better than the haunted tour of the Queen Mary that we took in California!
- The Russell Family
We took the Ghostology 101 Ghost Hunting and Dowsing Class and spent five days with you on vacation (April 2011). We just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for all your kindness and the wonderful work you are doing. This has been an experience we'll talk about for a long time to come. Hope to join you again soon!
- The Whitley Family
We had such a GREAT time on our Dandridge GhostWalk last Friday (Aug 2010). We're still talking about how cool and interesting the tour was! Can't wait to do the Jonesborough GhostWalk on our next trip over during Thanksgiving weekend! - Cindy Thomas
I just wanted to email you ASAP to tell you how much we enjoyed the entire day (July 2010). We really learned a lot, not only from the dowsing lesson, but when you spoke about EVP’s. My only regret is that New Jersey is several hours away. I ordered the DVD set of Greeneville, TN to see the other places on the tour we didn’t get to. Again, let me thank you for such a great time. Not only did we all learn a lot, but we laughed a lot and it was really nice to meet someone with the same interests. - Jean Ramalho, NJ