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About this Course
About the Course
This course, by Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University), explores poltergeists. In the first module, we think about how to define a poltergeist and the characteristics of its activities. In the second module, we think about a history of recorded poltergeist cases, starting in the first century. In the third module, we think about some alternative, paranormal theories of poltergeists. Next, we think about the story of the Enfield poltergeist and the diversity of witnesses of its activity. In the fifth module, we think about the story of the Battersea poltergeist and its unprecedented twelve year duration of activity. In the sixth and final module, we think about some key research into poltergeist activity.
About the Lecturer
Ciarán O’Keeffe is associate professor at Buckinghamshire New University. He specialises in both forensic and criminal psychology, as well as parapsychology (the study of mental phenomena which are inexplicable by conventional psychology). Professor O’Keeffe’s background is in investigative psychology and now teaches across a range of forensic and criminal psychology courses. He has made numerous television and radio appearances alongside an array of celebrities.