A letter from Jeff
Tomorrow night viewers of The Other Side will get to witness a personal experience I had while shooting.
On a quiet street, in a quaint Canadian home, my world was flipped upside down.
Due to contractual obligations I can’t divulge exactly what took place until after the episode airs, but I’ve been waiting nearly two years to talk about the experience.
The experience shocked me to the core – and forced me to begin rethinking the path my investigative work had taken, but also my involvement in the shooting of the program.
I contemplated leaving the cast soon after this episode was shot.
At the conclusion of tomorrow’s episode the cameras went off – I spent some time with Bill Connelly and Rob King. A trip to Macdonald’s, Bills reassurance, and a flask of Irish Whiskey from our fearless leader and Director saved me that night. I was about to lose it, and they sensed it. Eventually I went back to my hotel room. It was there – while alone that the gravity of what had just happened finally hit me. I cried. I got sick multiple times. I didn’t sleep. The hotel we stayed in had a steam room and pool that opened at 6 am. After not sleeping the entirety of that night I went down to the steam room and I sat there alone with my thoughts for several hours.
At the center of my thinking was the notion that if it was possible for this to happen to me – it was possible that this could happen to members of my family. People I love and respect.
This was my primary concern. My want to protect those that I love nearly forced me to quit the show.
It wasn’t until breakfast – when I was surrounded by my “on set family” the people who worked and bled to put this show together that I made a decision. I was going to continue on – but I was going to protect myself and those around me ten fold.
I began to take my work in the paranormal much more seriously.
As you watch the episode, consider the following.
If you are a paranormal enthusiast, amateur ghost hunter, or are just interested in dabbling. I strongly caution you against trying to make contact – until you have considered the potentially negative affects of this work.
Even myself having taken every precaution, with years of experience in the paranormal under my belt – was caught off guard.
Protecting yourself and those you love should be your priority.