From the “brains” behind the long running radio show/podcast From The Basement comes a decidedly different paranormal webseries. Exploring all aspects of the paranormal — from ghosts to possession to monsters — through on-site investigations, interviews and somewhat serious discussions….
We Want to Believe is a paranormal reality show that takes
an un-Hollywood approach to the pseudo science of paranormal investigation. Episodes chronicle investigations by writer/director/investigator Jason Hewlett, paranormal investigator Peter Renn and their team as they tackle hauntings, spectral encounters, Bigfoot, UFO sightings, and other high strangeness, No false evidence, no camera tricks or special effects — this is the real deal; what you see is raw and intact. Check out the first two episodes below…
The Demon Jar Part One – The first installment of our Demon Jar investigation finds Jason, Peter and the team at an undisclosed location in the Interior of British Columbia — a hotel that’s seen its fair share of deaths, apparitions and negative energy! We’re introduced to the team and the location, and given eerie hints at what was uncovered during the investigation.
The Demon Jar Part Two: The investigation at the allegedly haunted hotel begins, as lead investigator Peter Renn splits the team up to best cover the most ground. We learn more about the hotel, its history, and how a paranormal investigation is conducted. Jason, Sarah and Marcus explore a couple of rooms, while Peter, Shawn and Brandon tackle a few others. Things slowly begin to happen, and build to a startling discovery.
The Demon Jar Part Three: The Room Investigations Continues
Peter, Jason and the team continue their investigation at the allegedly haunted hotel, and evidence begins to present itself. Peter captures a startling voice on the Spirit Box that might tie into a number of incidents at the hotel. And Jason and Sarah pick up what could be a woman’s voice whispering to them in one of the rooms. But is this real evidence of ghostly activity? Or can it be easily explained away?
As someone with a long-time interest in the paranormal, I was excited to partner with Peter Renn of Vancouver Paranormal Society to investigate this fascinating and under-studied topic. As a journalist and filmmaker, it seemed natural to document our adventures in as authentic a way possible, and allow the viewer to make up his or her own mind. We hope this series informs and entertains, while opening people to the possibility there’s more going on around us than we think.
Jason Hewlett (Writer/Director/Creator)
Jason is a journalist, broadcaster, and podcaster with a degree in filmmaking and film studies. He has more than a decade’s experience as an investigator and researcher. He’s experienced paranormal phenomenon since childhood, and went on his first ghost hunt in 2003. Jason conducted his own investigations until joining Vancouver Paranormal Society in 2017, where he is now a lead investigator and society director.
Peter Renn ( Lead Investigator/Executive Producer)
Peter is president of Vancouver Paranormal Society and has more than 25-years-experience as an investigator. Born in London, England, he’s been fortunate to investigate documented locations all around the world, and specializes in negative (demonic) cases. He’s also a documenting investigator for an exorcist in Washington state. Skeptical by nature, Peter looks for a logical explanation first, before jumping to paranormal conclusions.
WE WANT TO BELIEVE was created by Jason Hewlett, Peter Renn is the Executive Producers. Berge Garabedian and John Fallon also Produced.