Before Andrea and Sara ever met, they both noticed through their own investigations that there was a lack of quality Paranormal discussion and events in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of 2019 they decided to create a Paranormal event that tackled the phenomenon in a respectful and intelligent manner.
Then the plague came.
Of course COVID had other plans for this year, putting our plans to film and investigate in locations that had to do with Mother Joseph or Hidden Bricks, Sara's main research focus at the moment, on hold.
While we are continuing to film what we can, when we can, the City of Vancouver continues to march towards demolition orders for the Providence Academy Smokestack and outbuildings.
While of course our initial focus is going to be on the bricks, as that's the main topic of synchronicity running through our lives at the moment, what's important is that the bricks are one vein of the Phenomenon. While all paranormal phenomenon interests us, it's the concept of synchronicity that has personally allowed us to have our most powerful paranormal experiences.
We buy into the theory that all the high strangeness we encounter is a different face of the same phenomenon... and synchronicity is one of the ways that the paranormal interacts with us.
We are running out of time to preserve this amazing place.
It's important to recognize the importance of the Providence Academy's entire site (not just the Academy's main building) and the important work that was done here. Honoring Mother Joseph and the Sisters' legacy should always be the primary objective going forward, but this unique and magical place deserves to be appreciated by a broader audience than just the local Catholics. As of now, the laundry and boiler rooms and iconic smokestack are slated to be demolished by the City in March 2021.
The urgency of the pending demolition has prompted us to finally begin talking publicly about the hauntings here. Despite the major problems with "ghost hunters" and the rise of popular crappy paranormal "reality" television, public interest in verifiably haunted sites has greatly increased as a result. Increasing public interest in this site and shining a light on the City and Historic Trust for their egregious actions are the only ways we can prevent the loss of these amazing buildings.
We hope to get as many people interested in this amazing historic place for as many reasons as possible. We believe Mother Joseph's unique story is far bigger than just the story of a nun. We recognized that the best medium for the situation quickly is a podcast. It is our hope Two Witches can help bring what we call Brick Mojo into your life.
If you'd like to learn about the potential demolition of this historic and haunted site and get involved with trying to save it, you can find more information at Sara's personal blog HERE. You can also join our friends at Protect Providence Academy on Facebook HERE.
Two Witches will be exploring paranormal topics that interest us, weaving a recurring storyline about the Hidden bricks throughout. When we committed to creating a podcast about the hauntings, we spent some time thinking about what we liked (and didn't like) about our favorite podcasts.
The main challenge we both have with listening to most podcasts is their length - even if we genuinely want to listen about an fascinating subject, some podcasts can feel overwhelming. Episodes of Two Witches should be clocking in around half an hour long. We hope that the content is interesting enough that those of you that like a longer podcast can choose to binge parts of the saga, and will likely drop episodes in pairs as a result.
We also want to help amplify the voices of people of all colors, abilities, LGBTQIA identifications and other minorities whenever possible, as we firmly believe that they have long been denied an equal seat at the table. Allowing people to tell their own stories from their own cultures and perspectives is important to us, as is acknowledging white privilege and racism in the occult community.
2020 has thrown all of our lives into chaos - reflecting that, we don't plan on a regular release schedule but will drop episodes as we continue through our journey to figure out and try to save "The Bricks." We hope you will join us.