V.I.A. Podcast Ep. 27: Ghost hunters from Vancouver Supernatural

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This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we sit down with a pair of hobbyist paranormal sleuths from the group Vancouver Supernatural. Paul and Janine are two of nine in the self-assembled group of ghost hunting enthusiasts who offer their services–free of charge–to investigate (or debunk) spirits in local businesses and homes.

Janine and Paul from Vancouver Supernatural (Vancouver Is Awesome)

Paul and Janine brought not only stories from the field, but also some of the gear in their ghost hunting kits to show us a little bit about how they do what they do. We talk about some haunted places in the city, the logistics of working with paranormal investigators, and just how the couple came to this particular kind of hobby.

One of the tools used for tracking supernatural activity (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

Hosts Bob Kronbauer and Lindsay William-Ross also talk about suburban cougars on the loose, garbage bears, and a possum problem that has Lindsay keeping a close eye on her home shower. And on the supernatural tip, we touch on the more sinister element included in our story about a 100-year-old murder inside the crazy Sumas Substation that’s now a private home for sale.

Plus, we talk about the nature of B.C. recurring seasonal campfire ban, as well as the New York Times’ love for Richmond, and Seth Rogen’s love for the Richmond Night Market (which the Times gives a big shout out to).

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Show notes for Ep. 27

INTRO

INTERVIEW

OUTRO

Credits:

Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji and Melissa Shaw.
Our Associate Producer is Albert Van Santvoort.
We record in the studio at Glacier Media, 303 West 5th Avenue in Mt Pleasant.
Theme song is Vancouver BC by The Smugglers ©1990, available on iTunes.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com