A.S.Santos is the author of the young adult paranormal romance novels under the SPRG Series (SPRG stands for Student Paranormal Research Group) and has done extensive research on the science, spirituality, and psychology of the paranormal.
In order to help Tourism students understand the special considerations involved in putting together a haunted attraction or ghost hunting tour, A.S.Santos talked to them about "The Paranormal Side of Dark Tourism," particularly the 6 kinds of paranormal phenomena that may be present at haunted locations.
The event was attended by about 200 tourism students from different universities.
Here are some of the snapshots. :-)
Hosted by LPU's H457 Enigma: Illuminating Dark Tourism
Photos by Karen Lucille Escabusa
|Miniature lamps to "illuminate" Dark Tourism.
|The lovely ladies manning the registration table.
|A.S.Santos shows an actual shot of an unexpected apparition
(behind the woman in the photo) taken at a popular tourist destination.
|The most important thing in putting together ghost tours: RESPECT.
Respect the history, the rules, and the significance of a location.
|A.S.Santos (far right) with the winners of the ebooks
"Voices in the Theater" and "Corpse in the Mirror"
-- books 1 and 2 of the SPRG series.
|The tourism and events management students behind the event.
|A.S.Santos receives tokens of appreciation from the team.
|The event's venue: Maestranza Plaza in historic