Oregon Ghost Conference Inn at Seaside Saltline Hotel River Inn HiTide Inn EbbTide Inn Sponsorship Vendor Info. 2024 Vendors Schedule


CLASS: Investigating the Unconventional (2hr)
Instructor: James Clarkson
Room: Sunrise
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2:00-4:00pm
Investigating the Unconventional    
Class Description:

Maybe you are chasing Cryptids, documenting Contact with those who have crossed over, or Chasing UFOs, how do you keep focused on your investigation? What happens when it is time to write a blog article that might be seen by many people, or what if you are interviewed by the media because your case has grabbed public attention? Will you be ready, or will you sound clueless? The answers to all these questions rest on your mindset as an investigator. James Clarkson, an experienced investigator and veteran of 30-plus years of experience in both the criminal justice and the UFO worlds will guide you through basic principles of Investigating Unconventional Phenomena. Interviewing witnesses – gaining trust and cooperation, assessing credibility, and organizing the information no matter how strange the subject matter. Interactive class with exercises and discussion.

Class Outcome:    

The purpose of the class is to provide the attendees with a basic framework for approaching any investigation in the paranormal field: 1) Basic concepts about what is true in every investigation. 2) Managing your own mental perspective so that you are thorough, objective and organized. 3) A technique for efficiently obtaining the best available relevant information from the witness using a three-step process. 4) Basic approaches to determining credibility. 5) Thinking about what you learn from each witness and situation in terms of how to clearly explain what you have learned from your efforts to others.

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OGC Ticketing Tips:  

Before purchasing tickets for Classes, Evening Events, Investigtions or Ghost Tours, we highly recommend that you make a plan by looking at the 2024 Schedule so you can decide how you want to spend your time and to make sure you don’t purchase tickets for classes or events that overlap or cause scheduling conflicts. Please plan carefully because there are NO CASH REFUNDS. Individual tickets for classes, tours, investigations and events are available from each class or event page and can also be found through the 2024 Schedule or the Online Box Office

In addition to purchasing individual tickets to classes, tours or events, you will also need to purchase a General Admission Ticket.

General Admission Tickets are $20 and are good for the entire weekend. General Admission Passes can be purchased through our Online Box Office or at the Oregon Ghost Conference Box Office at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center: Friday, March 22nd-Sunday, March24th.

General Admission tickets are good for admission to the Vendors Area and all Main Stage Speaker presentations for all three days of the Oregon Ghost Conference.

Sunday Only General Admission Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased in person at the  Oregon Ghost Conference Box Office at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, Sunday, March 24th ONLY. 

Investigating the Unconventional  
2hr Class Registration: $25.00