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Ghosts and Hauntings 101
« on: September 12, 2006, 05:40:34 AM »
by Ashley Adams

Apparitions, banshees and incubuses. Don't know the difference?

Now anyone can learn the types of ghosts during the Ghosts and Hauntings 101 class sponsored by the Hanover Borough Leisure Council.

"It's not intended to scare you," said class instructor Becky Baugher of Littlestown. "It's meant to open your eyes to see what is on the other side."

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 3 at the Hanover public library, Baugher will be teaching people about the "Ghost Energy Theory," different ways to experience a ghost and the different types of ghosts.

"I think it is interesting because a lot of people wonder what happens to you after death," Baugher said. "A ghost is validity that life goes on after death."

In addition to learning the basics about ghosts, Baugher plans to tell some local ghost stories and relay her own paranormal experiences.

"I've actually had some ghosts touch me," Baugher said. "I know it sounds kind of freaky, but it is kind of cool, too."

Although not as steeped in ghost stories as Gettysburg, Baugher said Hanover has some of its own stories to tell.

"There are some (stories) around here such as with the Hanover Shoe Farm Bridge and the Conewago Chapel," she said. "Anywhere you have dirt on the earth you have something tied to it, some kind of energy."

To culminate the learning experience, Baugher will take her class on a ghost walk in Gettysburg.

Baugher said she has been on all the ghost tours in Gettysburg and is even studying to become a storyteller. Baugher said she has also taken numerous paranormal classes taught by Judith Pellegrino, a Gettysburg hypnotherapist and psychic.

Baugher has taken Pellegrino's "Developing Your Sixth Sense" class which helps people develop their clairvoyant abilities.

"I've taken her class a lot of times," Baugher said. "I've taken some of the stuff from her class and added my own stuff."

Classes are open to anyone over the age of 18. Participants will only be notified if the class is canceled.

For more information, call Hanover Borough at 637-3877.

source Hanover & Gettysburg Evening Sun