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Haunt Jaunts as a Teaching Tool?

At the beginning of this month I received the following email from a teacher named Sarah:

I just wanted to let you know that, as a student teacher, I’ve been referencing your web page ( for our history lessons. I know it might sound a little weird, but I like to include a couple lessons on haunted historical places. It’s a fun addition to our history classes, and your page has been most helpful…thanks for making it!

I hope you don’t mind me asking, but is there any way you could include a web page my student found? He was pretty excited to share it: “Local Favorites – America’s Famous Hauntings” –

It’s a great collection of historically haunted places from all over the US. I figured you might have a use for it as an additional resource on that page, or maybe somewhere else on your website. I think my student would really get a kick out of seeing his suggestion published…His name is Kyle and we’re in Grade 5, if you would like to give him a little “shout out”! Let me know. Hope I could help!

Help? Holy smokes! That email made my day!

I meant to post all this much sooner than this, but the last couple of weeks have been nutty busy. However, today I’m finally getting around to it.

Of course I made sure to include Kyle’s great find of a link under the Lists of Haunted Places section on our Find Real Haunted Places page. While I was at it, I also Stumbled it, because it’s a note-worthy find. Kyle, great job!

And Ms. Sarah, thank you so much for letting Haunt Jaunts be a part of your classroom. Your email absolutely tickled me pink. I’m so happy you took the time to contact me and share a new resource for me to add to the list.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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8 thoughts on “Haunt Jaunts as a Teaching Tool?

  1. Awww, what a sweet email.  You just never know who you are reaching with your blog. 

  2. That’s the truth, Ruth!!!! (Couldn’t figure out a word to rhyme with Adsila… lol 😉 

  3. I was surfing round for inspiration for a radio segment I prerecord to go to air when I came across the teachers email. It made me smile. I made a page of links on my website for Kyle.

  4. Hate to say it, but that email is spam… I have lost count of the number of these I have received from different ‘teachers’ and ‘students’…

  5. You know, I wondered if it was a subversive link building ploy. So you think that’s what it really is? Makes sense. But makes me sort of sad too. Ah well. Thanks for weighing in.

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