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Kelly "Claire" Berge has always felt a connection with the spirit world. As a child, she found herself face to face with ghosts, and she kept seeing them through her teenage and adult years. But Claire never knew how to deal with the apparitions - she never knew what they were or why they were following her around. Then Claire got a message from the other side and she decided to take things into her own hands.
Today, Claire is the co-vice president of the Vancouver Paranormal Society, a small non-profit investigative team that hunts for ghosts across Metro Vancouver. Using scientific instruments and recording equipment, the group sets up at haunted sites and attempts to connect with the other side.
Interesting Vancouver Portraits (formerly Interesting Vancouver Presents) is a podcast series hosted and produced by Josh Gabert-Doyon with help from David Swanson. It features conversations with ordinary Vancouverites leading extraordinary lives. The series features past, present and future Interesting Vancouver speakers and members of the IV community. You can follow IV and listen to episodes on Soundcloud, find them on your favourite podcast app, or download for offline listening.
Planning for the 2017 event is already underway, so if you feel inspired to volunteer, nominate a speaker, or financially support Interesting Vancouver, you can email the organizers at email@example.com.