“All I got to do is be curious,” he says. “I don’t have an answer about anything. I want to find out what happened to you. What did you see, what did you experience, why did you experience it? … At the end of the day, I think the world is made of wonder, and I want to dig into it.”
As far as stories Washington would like to pursue, he says he’s interested in pursuing the lore of North Africa and gathering accounts about the Djinn from Islamic belief. He also says he tends to babble on about UFOs in his friend text message thread and wants some solid X-Files type tales.
“I would love a story that allowed us to explore that phenomenon from a first-person perspective, someone who had really seen it. We don’t have that story yet,” he says before adding, excitedly, “I would like to get it! If there’s somebody out there who would like to tell me a story, I would love to have it!”
Washington’s interest in stories for Spooked goes beyond the supernatural as well. “Forget the paranormal stuff,” he says, and points to other mysteries that connect us to long-forgotten people and civilizations.
“When you have a bunch of areas being revealed for the first time in a thousand years due to the impact of climate change, we’re seeing tools, and all sorts of things left behind … The idea you had these civilizations in the Americas before Columbus that are completely wiped out that we know next to nothing about. I want to explore the relationship between those communities and us today. What did they leave behind?”
Whether Washington gets his UFO, Djinn, and ancient civilization stories remains to be seen. But with new episodes posting until at least Spring 2023, there is a lot more Spooked to come.