A PARANORMAL investigator hopes to shed new light on what happens when we die in a ground-breaking documentary project.

Stourbridge-born Jayne Harris, of HD Paranormal, is hoping to get people talking about the taboo subject - which she aims to delve deeply into if she can secure enough support for her Afterlife documentary.

Author, film-maker and investigator Jayne has spent the last 20 years working as a paranormal researcher – seeking out answers to the unexplained and life’s ultimate questions and she said: “In that time I’ve come to understand that deep within most of us there is a desire to believe that physical death is not the end.”

She said she hopes to “remove fear and raise awareness” through the film project which she says will be “an investigative, anthropological journey into our past, our present and most importantly – our potential future”.

Jayne, who enjoyed a successful screening of her first-ever documentary - Bella in the Wych Elm - at Stourbridge Town last August, plans to combine latest scientific findings, ancient religious faiths and reports of near-death experiences and she said: “From religion and reincarnation to consciousness and cryonic preservation - we will leave no stone unturned in our quest for deeper understanding.”

To help bring the film to fruition – Jayne has set up a crowdfunding page to try and raise £5,000 to cover the costs of making the documentary.

She said: "We have set ourselves an ambitious goal - to bring to viewers a thorough and thought-provoking piece of film on the subject of the afterlife, designed to challenge beliefs and expand minds. As well as some amazing individual contributors, we are also privileged to have consulted with several academic organisations and representatives from the world’s major religions."

As well as a host of experts lined up to interview - singer and actress Toyah Wilcox has jumped on board with the project, having professed a deep interest in the subject.

Jayne also plans to immerse herself in the journey - by undergoing past life regression on camera, meeting a psychometrist who will attempt to teach her how to read the infinite energy stored in objects and having a reading with a psychic medium.

She also aims to organise a series of 'death cafes' to reach out to people who wish to speak openly about death and to carry out a study into death bed visions.

Pledges and donations totalling more than £3,000 have already been made to help cover production costs but if the target can be reached it would enable Jayne and her production team go the extra mile to make the film stand out.

She said: "We are excited and passionate about this project. As an independent production we are relying on the depth of our own personal pockets and the generosity of the people who would love to see this documentary on their TV screens.

“This is a subject that is relevant to us all. We will all die.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation towards the project can go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/afterlifedocumentary. There are just three days left to make donations.

To find out more search 'Afterlife - The Documentary' on Facebook.