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Ghost Town Ghost Hunt: Ft. Churchill

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CourseGraphic Fort Churchill was Nevada’s first, largest and most elaborate military outpost. From 1860 to 1869, troops were stationed here to protect California-bound migrants, as well as Pony Express and telegraph lines. They also intervened in miner disputes, quelled uprisings brought about by the Civil War and fought battles with Native Americans. Investigate this Nevada State Park with its ruins maintained in a state of arrested decay and its historic cemetery. Explore the techniques and challenges involved in outdoor ghost hunts and learn about necessary safety measures when wandering historic sites. Discuss and witness the use of thermal imaging, digital recordings and environmental measuring equipment. Plus, find out how to mitigate false positives from the wind, noise and weather. Pay a $5 entry fee into this Nevada State Park.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat


Paul Lindemuth 



Please read:  Meet in front of the Ft. Churchill Museum. Class end time does not include the drive back to Reno. $5 park entry fee or $15 camping fee will be required to enter the park. Get more out of this class by bringing your camera, phone apps, dowsing rods and other electronic devices. Instructor will be camping at the park and is available after the class concludes for those wishing to stay later to investigate. Anyone who is intoxicated or high will not be permitted to join the class. Bring food, water and flashlight. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes as you will be walking over uneven terrain.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/10/2020 - 10/10/2020 Weekly - Sat 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA, TBA  Map Paul Lindemuth 

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