Become a Paranormal Journalist!
Reading, writing and ghost sightings
November 10, 2008
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Witnessing a translucent human being as a little boy has a way of leaving a permanent imprint.
Jason Offutt wasn’t traumatized by the brown-haired kid wearing a flannel shirt that he saw through in his home in Orrick, Mo., as a pre-teen. It spurred an interest that he’s turned into a book, a popular blog, a newspaper column and now a 300-level journalism class.
The journalism instructor at Northwest Missouri State University is continually finding ways to teach his students how to research, interview and write news stories. As a former newspaper reporter, photographer and editor, Mr. Offutt knows the tedium that comes with covering bureaucratic powwows. So he’s offering an outlet to students that allows them to hone their reporting skills while exploring a quirky and fun subject.
“Every culture on the planet, separated by oceans, all have ghosts in their belief systems,” Mr. Offutt said, explaining that there must be something to the phenomenon of ghost sightings.
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