The Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series starts Sept. 14.

I wanted to give you a heads-up on what’s being offered this fall and to share that I will be teaching this time as well!


Ghost Hunting 101—Stewart Indian School

Gain a solid understanding of how to conduct a legitimate ghost hunt and then put your new skills into action during an outdoor paranormal investigation at Carson City’s Stewart Indian School. Learn about the equipment frequently used in investigations—digital voice recorders, cameras, thermometers, electromagnetic frequency meters and ovilus. Discuss protocol, techniques and how skepticism is a vital tool for any hunt. Learn about the importance of historical research, ethics and respect of spirits. Afterward, walk the grounds of the Stewart Indian School, founded in 1890 to assimilate Native American youth into the white culture. Among the old stone buildings and grand cottonwood trees, practice EVP, paranormal photography and more. This class—which will be held on Sat., Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.—

will be taught by veteran paranormal investigator, historian and author Janice Oberding.


Ghost Hunting—Attract Positive Spirits

This is the class I’ll be teaching this year on Thurs., Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Become a more effective paranormal investigator by learning how to attract positive spirit interactions. Find out how your mental state affects energies around you, as well as how to set boundaries and stay in control of a situation. Gain tips on how to engage a spirit through giving back and what members of your team should specialize in. If you have a spirit in your home or office, learn about your options in dealing with a ghost and how to rid yourself of fear.


Historic Dayton Ghost Hunt Field Trip

This class is a great opportunity to get into a building that’s been closed to the public for many years..

Don’t miss this chance to explore the Union Hotel in historic Dayton, one of Nevada’s oldest communities. Built in 1870, this two-story building was the place to stay in Dayton, located next door to the overland stage and Pony Express building. Four spirits are said to inhabit the hotel. Visitors report being touched in the lobby and seeing things move across a room, and some have captured arguing spirits with EVP. There is an additional $5 fee to enter the hotel. Both psychic-led and instrument-led investigations will be held on Sat., Sept. 28 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.


Develop Your Psychic Abilities

Discover how to recognize and better develop your intuitive abilities through practicing simple techniques. Find out about the different energies and how they affect you. Learn how to clear your space to maintain optimum balance between your physical and spiritual needs. Practice releasing energy that does not serve you and replace it with your own good energy. Delve into energy healing by learning how energy can contribute to discomfort and how to replace it with energy that promotes health and well-being. This class, taught by Pride Hansen on Thursdays from Oct. 3 to 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is open to all levels of energy workers.

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How Spirits Engage Us        

This class is taught by the Leong sisters, whom I’ve refered to numerous times in my blogs. If you live out of town, this is a great day to come to Reno as we offer this class in the afternoon and the Truckee Ghost Hunt that evening.

Learn to recognize spirit communications when they occur. Common methods spirits use to reach out to the living are physical touch, manifestations, dreams, whispers, sentimental objects being moved, unexplained sounds and scents. Modern technology has opened up new avenues for spirits to communicate with us through devices such as computers, televisions, cameras, telephone answering machines and any other instrument with high electrical conductivity.  This class will be held on Sat., Oct. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Virginia City Midnight Historical Tour and Ghost Hunt 

This is more fun, than true paranormal investigating—but it’s still a good way to get a taste of ghost hunting.

Embark on a late-night adventure combing Virginia City’s streets for ghosts and delving into the past of this historic gem. Hear ghost stories, such as the last hanging in Storey County where some still hear the clanging of a trap door opening. The instructor has had groups witness apparitions outside the Mackay Mansion and dancing figures on D Street near Julia Bulette’s old haunt. Bring your cameras and other investigative equipment to try your hand at nabbing evidence of the paranormal. This is taught by Debbie Bender on Sat., Oct. 5 from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


Historic Truckee Ghost Hunt Field Trip

The last time we investigated Truckee many experienced the paranormal first-hand.

Comb historic downtown Truckee for signs of the paranormal. Visit three haunted locations-the murder room of the Truckee Hotel, Art Obsessions Gallery and the Wagon Train Coffee Shop. See if you can coax the hotel’s Woman in Red apparition to visit, and spy the eerie SOS in the hotel lobby mirror, which survived the 1909 fire. Investigate the gallery’s basement where a man was killed in a bar fight long ago and check out the haunted table at the diner where people strangely make the same odd request. Owners of the gallery and diner report strange happenings, such as objects moving on their own and lights turning off and on. Groups will be kept small to insure the best investigative results. This hunt, which includes both technology-led and psychic led groups, will be held on Sat., Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.


Skeptical Ghost Hunting     

Aside from gut feelings, intuition and anecdotal evidence, there is scant evidence that ghosts exist. Yet there is an almost universal acceptance that something exists outside our corporal realm. Through discussion and examples of how fake evidence can be gathered and accepted in the field, gain an understanding of the important role skepticism plays in paranormal research. Being a skeptical believer utilizes a common-sense approach to paranormal investigation where one seeks evidence that may or may not substantiate one’s beliefs. Janice Oberding will teach this class on Sat., Oct. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Register while there’s still room!