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OUS class on the paranormal looking for students

A community education class on the paranormal is set to be offered at Ohio University Southern beginning Oct. 20 through Nov. 10 if the class can get at least eight students.

“People can come and take it for what they want to get out of it,” Todd Martin, teacher of the class, said. “This is the first time I’ve tried to do this for a class and we’ll explore several different topics in the area of the paranormal.”

Martin said the paranormal has been a lifelong passion for him.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my learning experiences and what I know with my students and also learning new things from my students,” Martin said. “It’s a good way to increase knowledge of the subject matter.”

Martin said the students’ interests will decide discussion topics as well as areas of strangeness in the Tri-State, local mysteries and subjects like Bigfoot, UFOs and ghosts being touched on.

Although there won’t be any field trips associated with this class, Martin hopes to plan field trips if the class is offered again in the spring.

Martin received his bachelor’s degree in social sciences and has previously taken classes at Ohio University Southern and substitute taught.

“It’s really critical that we get at least eight people to sign up for the class,” Martin said. “It also ties into the Halloween season.”

The four-week class will be Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Ohio University Southern and the cost is $35. Those interested in taking the class can contact Nina Queen, Ohio University Southern student services specialist, at 740-533-4548 to register.