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Expanding Upon Why We Want to Believe Have “Ghosts in a Bottle”

31 Aug

Searching for Sasquatch and things that go bump in the night in the  Southern Interior – Victoria NewsBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Peter Renn (pictured right with Jason Hewlett) of the Canadian Paranormal Foundation has his doubts about whether haunted objects are truly that in We Want to Believe’s latest webisode, “Haunted Objects.” It’s a start at examining the validity of whether energy can be transferred into certain objects and persist. Just when people thought Willy’s Wonderland was disturbing, that’s just Die Hard given a supernatural fiction spin.

This co-founder doesn’t believe that everything can contain a spirit. The little pokes at what other famous paranormal celeberities do–the Warren’s Occult Museum, Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal and Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum–was light as he didn’t want to stir a hornet’s nest. But I also see him having difficulty being accepted if ever invited to a pow-wow from any indigenous tribe since their traditional beliefs won’t jive with his. 

In my studies of folklore and ancient cultures, Shintoism and Native American animism considers the possibility that everything contains a ‘soul’ of sorts. Be it an Elemental or just a transient force inhabiting that white stone by the river, there’s a lot to be said in where spirituality and occult theory crosses over.

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The History on Why We Want to Believe’s Latest “The Village” is Haunted!

22 Jun

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Just when I thought there aren’t enough ghost towns in British Columbia, I learn the tiny community of Ashcroft is also spooked in We Want to Believe’s latest episode, “The Village.” 

This episode doesn’t offer a complete history, so I’m here to fill in the gap: Third Lieutenant Governor of BC, Clement Francis Cornwall and his brother founded this mining community. It’s also the site where freight from the Canadian Pacific Railway gets unloaded and hauled to Cariboo Wagon Road to other communities during the 1861-1867 Cariboo Gold Rush. Many people flocked to the region to make their fortune and many also perished in their attempts.

Typically, where there’s a railroad, there’s also labourers to lay the line. The big reason why this place is very recognizable is because of the many television and film productions that’s been through here. Viewers may remember instances from the movie The A-Team (2010) or television show The X-Files.

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Presenting We Want to Believe’s Bigfoot Hunt in Full

19 May

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The Search for Bigfoot has no end in sight in We Want to Believe. JoBlo.com’s channel rebranded as The Paranormal Network some time ago, and after so many episodes of this type of content, perhaps they need a Cryptoid channel too? 

Jason Hewlett, Chris Bose, Shawn Knippelberg, and Peter Renn (who is finally in this latest arc) are part of the team looking for the seminal beast and using everything from a baby’s cry to a spirit box in an attempt to contact him (or her). They got something, but as for what it is exactly, we’ll never know. Bose’s narrative been a lot more compelling throughout this arc because he connects this giant to his aboriginal heritage (the Secwepemc). He talks about them with great respect, not only as spirits of the land, but also in regards to others–the mimics–who can pretend to be like us or anything we can imagine. They are not the type from Dungeons and Dragons lore, but instead are tricksters if I’m understanding him correctly. They’re known as C’eweneytmx. These entities like to play with us. He also smudges the area so no bad energies will follow the team as they go looking for signs of a Sasquatch late at night.

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We Want to Believe in Part Three of the Bigfoot Hunt!

3 Apr

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The next episode of JoBlo.com‘s We Want To Believe series look for Bigfoot is here. We get theories from Ken Gerhard about why they live alone–sometimes in small packs–and he’s sure they are endangered. Many documentaries said they have adapted their habits so that they can avoid human contact, and after getting newcomers up to speed with common facts, this segment reveals a hamlet a family unit lived in.

It’s well known these creatures are nomads. As for why they are everywhere needs other documentaries to offer ideas too. I’ve been watching a lot of Expedition Bigfoot lately, and an idea this Travel Channel show offered is the possibility they find underground passages (natural or lava tubes) to make travelling further distances easy. This extended series versus the short still has yet to suggest anything concrete.

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We Want to Believe’s Ongoing Search for Bigfoot Mounts in Part Two!

24 Feb

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

We Want to Believe’s Bigfoot Hunt has expanded to four episodes in JoBlo.com’s YouTube channel, The Paranormal Network! Well, in what I was led to believe was that it would be a three-parter, but during the editing process the production team saw they had more to help add to the mystery of what lurks in the forests of British Columbia.

They are not purposely stretching out the content because current health and travel regulations say please stay at home. Regional variants of the COVID-19 virus, like this critter, are creeping in and that’s the last thing anyone wants to be besotted with!

Part Two shows Jason Hewlett talking to other leading Sasquatch hunters, namely paranormal podcaster Shannon LeGro and cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, about why they are invested and what this creature represents in the various cultures around the Earth. Ken wisely reiterates the ideas from the first episode regarding how locals, namely the indigenous people, regard him.

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