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Ghost Hunters
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Title screenshot of Ghost Hunters, depicting Race Rock Light, which was investigated during season one.
Genre Paranormal
Reality
Format Live-action
Starring (See Investigators below.)
Narrated by Mike Rowe (intro only)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 100 + 11 specials (as of March 3, 2010) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Piligian
Tom Thayer
Alan David
Rob Katz
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Distributor NBC Universal
Broadcast
Original channel Syfy
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06) – present
Chronology
Followed by Ghost Hunters International (2008–present)
Ghost Hunters Academy (2009–present)
External links
Official website

Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004 on Syfy (previously the Sci Fi Channel). The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson who investigate places that are reported to be haunted. The two originally worked as plumbers for Roto-Rooter as a day job while investigating locations at night. Since the show's success, the series now takes precedence in their lives, but they are still honorary employees with the company and continue to do jobs for them if time permits.[1]

The show should not be confused with the original 1996 Inca Productions show Ghosthunters produced for the Discovery Channel. The format was sold to Pilgrim Films & Television in the United States to become Ghost Hunters. The only link between the two shows is presenter Ian Cashmore who anchored the UK/Europe show. Cashmore piloted the U.S. show, but chose not to remain part of the U.S. venture after he filmed the promos.

Contents

Investigative procedures

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, along with other team members who belong to the group they founded, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), investigate locations of interest by using various electronic equipment, which they believe is capable of detecting paranormal activity.

When investigating a location, TAPS team members first survey the property with its owners, who describe their experiences at the site. Next, the team sets up electronic equipment in the apparent paranormal "hotspots." The TAPS team then spends several hours taking electromagnetic field and temperature readings, recording audio for electronic voice phenomena (EVPs), and filming with digital video cameras. Many times, they will even try to verbally coax the "ghosts" into responding, while recording. Afterwards, the team spends several hours analyzing all of the data for signs of possible paranormal activity.

A few days after reviewing the information, Hawes and Wilson discuss their findings with the location site owners, offer suggestions for dealing with any apparent activity, and answer any questions the owners may have.

The TAPS members state that they do not believe that every phenomenon captured is evidence of the paranormal. To lend credibility to their investigations, the team tries to debunk what they find and look for reasonable explanations for things such as "cold spots" (which may be drafty windows), "strange noises" (which may be a thumping branch or vermin in the walls), "moving objects" (which may have been accidentally bumped or tugged), and "phantom lights" (which may be reflections of light from a passing vehicle).

Since the series began airing, TAPS has recorded thousands of hours of audio and video data. Most investigations, according to TAPS, turn up cold with very little, if any, paranormal activity occurring; however, the ghost hunters claim to have several decent recordings of moving objects, mysterious lights, strange mists, and shadowy figures that manifest before the camera and are highlighted at the end of the show.

Syfy categorizes the program as a docu-soap. In addition to the investigative aspect, the show has also presented personal conflicts and relationships among members of the TAPS team. Portions of some episodes portray Hawes and Wilson involved with their plumbing job or personal lives, but this varies by episode and is not always included. As the series progressed, however, the "behind-the-scenes" and "docu-soap" aspects have been reduced, and the fifth season has so far focused primarily on the investigations, with virtually none of the docu-soap material that characterized earlier episodes.

Equipment used

During investigations, the TAPS ghost hunters use various equipment, including digital thermometers, EMF meters, thermographic and night vision cameras, handheld and static digital video cameras, digital audio recorders, and laptop computers.

The team has also experimented, in at least one episode, with a geiger counter during their investigation to see if it would register any anomalous readings.

Starting around the third season, the team has used the K-2 (or K-II) meter,[2] a type of EMF meter that uses a series of LEDs to measure the strength of an energy field instead of a numerical LCD screen. During the Manson murders investigation in particular, the team used a K-2 meter in an attempt to get "yes" and "no" responses to verbal questions posed to a supposed entity in a room.

In the fifth season's "Edith Wharton Estate" case, the team introduced two new pieces of equipment. One is a custom-made geophone, which detects vibrations and flashes a series of LEDs that measure the intensity of the vibration. The second is a new EMF detector that makes a buzzing sound when in the presence of an electromagnetic field, and the stronger the field, the louder it buzzes. In the episode, the geophones were recorded on video flashing to the vibrations of what sound like footsteps across a floor even though no one was supposedly in the room.

Other gear not typically shown on screen are an ion generator, a device that charges the air with electricity and theorized to help spirits manifest, and the white noise generator, an audio device that makes a static background noise and theorized to act as a catalyst for assisting entities in making EVPs.[3]

Success and growth

Ghost Hunters has garnered some of the highest ratings of any Syfy programming.[4] From the start, the show has found an audience for its mix of paranormal investigation and interpersonal drama. It has since been syndicated on NBC Universal sister cable channel Oxygen and also airs on the Canadian cable network, OLN.

In the early shows, TAPS was headquartered in a trailer located behind Jason Hawes' house, and they drove one white van to investigations. Within one season, they had moved the entire operation to a storefront in Warwick, RI, and acquired several new TAPS vehicles.

In addition to their successful television venture, TAPS operates a website where they share their stories, photographs, and ghost hunting videos with an ever-growing membership list. Because of the popularity of the show, TAPS cast members have signed contracts with at least two talent agencies, Escape Artistry and GP Entertainment, to manage their appearances at lectures, conferences and public events.

In addition to the success of the television show, TAPS have ventured into the venue of radio broadcast hosting a 3 hour weekly show called Beyond Reality. New episodes are broadcast every Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time, though sometimes may skip a week with possibilities of the hosts being busy with other ventures. The radio show goes into topics in a vast array of areas such as cryptozoology, spiritualism, ufology, and ghosts. The show is hosted by Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes, and includes guest appearances from other TAPS members and special guests like John Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Chris Fleming and others which specialize in certain fields.

On March 3, 2010 Ghost Hunters 100th episode aired featuring their investigation of Alcatraz Prison. The two hour special featured a live studio audience with question and answer segments, hosted by Joshua Gates of Destination Truth. The special also featured the GHI crew and the winning contestants of Ghost Hunters Academy as well as the creator and executive producer of Ghost Hunters Craig Piligian.

Criticism

Ghost Hunters has attracted various critics and skeptics, such as Joe Nickell of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Skeptical Inquirer author Lynne Kelly,[5] James Randi, and Benjamin Radford. The Skeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society (SAPS) was founded with the intent to recreate and debunk segments of the show.[6]

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Unscientific methodology

Critics point to a lack of scientific methodology and critical examination in their investigations as well as questionable production aspects involving editing, action that is rarely captured on tape, and findings that are unsupported by evidence. Tools are used in ways that are not proven effective, or in ways in which they have been proven ineffective, such as infrared thermometers that are claimed to detect cold spots in the middle of rooms when such tools are able only to measure the surface temperature of objects unless equipped with a probe accessory. The show has been seen using a probe attached to the infrared thermometer that would then give the temperature of both the surface it is pointed at and the area around the probe.[6]

Techniques with thermal imaging cameras, Geiger counters, electronic voice phenomenon, and EMF detectors are used with little or no explanation as to how the techniques have proven to provide evidence of ghosts or other entities. Concerns that the devices are misused are common, with Benjamin Radford noting an article for CSI, "you may own the world's most sophisticated thermometer, but if you are using it as a barometer, your measurements are worthless. Just as using a calculator doesn't make you a mathematician, using a scientific instrument doesn't make you a scientist."[7]

Accusations of faking evidence

Following the seven-hour long, live Halloween show on October 31, 2008[8] at least two events took place that critics have attacked: One is where Grant Wilson, a lead investigator, has his jacket collar pulled down by an unseen force three times; all the while one of his hands remained at his side, which led detractors to claim he was pulling a hidden string. Another is when a supposed disembodied voice tells the hunters, "You're not supposed to be here." Critics have claimed the voice sounded like it was piped in from an external audio source. Video of the incidents has been meticulously scrutinized on various websites.[9] In regards to the scrutiny, Grant and Jason defended themselves, stating that they are accused of faking evidence all the time, and maintained that everything in the show is real.[10]

On November 11, 2009, former Ghost Hunters cast member Donna LaCroix appeared as a guest on the internet paranormal radio show Ghost Divas where she addressed rumors of a staging crew saying only that she experienced suspicious activity going on during investigations. Because of possible legal repercussions, she did not discuss the specific details of these events, but she did reveal that she had been directed to "act" in certain scenes. She also claimed to be upset over how she and fellow investigators Brian Harnois and Andy Andrews were treated by producers, especially over contract terms. [11]

Spin-off series

Ghost Hunters International

A spin-off series which premiered Wednesday, January 9, 2008 and has featured investigators Robb Demarest, and Barry Fitzgerald (who appeared in the summer 2007 Ireland episodes of Ghost Hunters) since the onset along with other rotating members from the TAPS family.[12] The format is similar to Ghost Hunters but features investigations in various locations around the world. The team has included former Ghost Hunters investigators Andy Andrews, Brian Harnois, Shannon Sylvia, Donna LaCroix, Dustin Pari, and Joe Chin.

UFO Hunters

Ghost Hunters producers Craig Pilligan and Tom Thayer released another paranormal investigation series titled UFO Hunters which first aired on January 30, 2008, however the show only aired one episode. The episode followed New York Strange Phenomena Investigators (NY-SPI) co-founders Oliver Kemenczky and Ted Davis, along with paranormal researcher Dennis Anderson, as they investigated an alleged alien abduction case in Carteret, New Jersey and a strange fireball sighting in Normandy Beach, New Jersey. The format was similar to a typical Ghost Hunters episode with most of the program dedicated to the investigation and wrapped up with a review of findings and evidence that was gathered. The pilot episode was reformatted and returned on December 13, 2008 as a special called Ny-Spi Investigates on Investigation Discovery,[13] but was not picked up as a continuing series.

Ghost Hunters Academy

On October 23, 2008, TV Guide reported that Syfy will launch a spin-off of the show called Ghost Hunters: College Edition, which will feature co-eds in the ghost hunter roles. [14] The name was later revealed to be Ghost Hunters Academy and began airing November 11, 2009. The series features Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango leading a group of college students through various ghost-hunting investigations.[15]

Investigators

  • Jason Hawes – Producer, Lead Investigator/TAPS Founder
  • Grant Wilson – Producer, Lead Investigator/TAPS Co-founder
  • Steve Gonsalves – Investigator/Technical Manager
  • Dave Tango – Investigator
  • Kris Williams – Investigator/Case Manager
  • Amy Bruni – Investigator

Alternate investigators

  • Britt Griffith – Investigator from West Coast TAPS
  • Heather Drolet – Investigator
  • Mike Dion – Investigator
  • Kristyn Gartland – Investigator/Case Manager
  • Jen Rossi – Investigator

Guest investigators

  • Robb Demarest – Florida TAPS investigator, now Lead Investigator for GHI/Central Florida TAPS
  • Barry Fitzgerald – Guest TAPS member on Ghost Hunters Ireland case, now Lead Investigator for GHI/TAPS Europe
  • Dustin Pari — Former TAPS member, now Investigator for GHI
  • Joe Chin — Former TAPS member, now Investigator for GHI
  • Bruce Tango – Investigator
  • Joshua Gates – Investigator from Destination Truth

Celebrity investigators

Additional crew

  • Craig Piligian – Executive Producer
  • Tom Thayer – Executive Producer
  • Alan David – Executive Producer
  • Rob Katz – Co-Executive Producer
  • Mike Rowe – Series announcer

DVD releases

  • Best of Ghost Hunters Vol. 1
  • Best of Ghost Hunters Vol. 2
  • Ghost Hunters — Scary Pack (Best of Ghost Hunters Vol. 1 & Vol. 2) - (2 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — The Complete First Season - (3 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 2 Part 1 - (4 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 2 Part 2 - (4 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 3 Part 1 - (3 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 3 Part 2 - (3 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 4 Part 1 - (4 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 4 Part 2 - (4 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Live from the Shining Hotel
  • Ghost Hunters — Stanley Hotel 2006 Halloween Special UNCUT - (2 DVD set)
  • Ghost Hunters — Waverly Hills Sanatorium 2007 Halloween Special

See also

Notes

References

External links


Ghost Hunters
Genre Paranormal
Format Live-action
Starring (See Investigators below.)
Narrated by Mike Rowe (intro only)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 110 + 11 specials (as of May 5, 2010) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Craig Piligian
Tom Thayer
Alan David
Rob Katz
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Distributor NBC Universal
Broadcast
Original channel Syfy
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 6, 2004 (2004-10-06) – present
Chronology
Followed by Ghost Hunters International (2008–present)
Ghost Hunters Academy (2009–present)
External links
Official website

Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004 on Syfy (previously the Sci Fi Channel). The program features paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson who investigate places that are reported to be haunted. The two originally worked as plumbers for Roto-Rooter as a day job while investigating locations at night. Since the show's success, the series now takes precedence in their lives, but they are still honorary employees with the company and continue to do jobs for them if time permits.[1]

The show is unrelated to the original 1996 Inca Productions show Ghosthunters produced for the Discovery Channel. The format was sold to Pilgrim Films & Television in the United States to become Ghost Hunters. The only link between the two shows is presenter Ian Cashmore who anchored the UK/Europe show. Cashmore piloted the U.S. show, but chose not to remain part of the U.S. venture after he filmed the promos.

Contents

Investigative procedures

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, along with other team members who belong to the group they founded, The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), investigate locations of interest by using various electronic equipment, which they believe is capable of detecting paranormal activity.

When investigating a location, TAPS team members first survey the property with its owners, who describe their experiences at the site. Next, the team sets up electronic equipment in the apparent paranormal "hotspots." The TAPS team then spends several hours taking electromagnetic field and temperature readings, recording audio for electronic voice phenomena (EVPs), and filming with digital video cameras. Many times, they will even try to verbally coax the "ghosts" into responding, while recording. Afterwards, the team spends several hours analyzing all of the data for signs of possible paranormal activity.

A few days after reviewing the information, Hawes and Wilson discuss their findings with the location site owners, offer suggestions for dealing with any apparent activity, and answer any questions the owners may have.

The TAPS members state that they do not believe that every phenomenon captured is evidence of the paranormal. To lend credibility to their investigations, the team tries to debunk what they find and look for reasonable explanations for things such as "cold spots" (which may be drafty windows), "strange noises" (which may be a thumping branch or vermin in the walls), "moving objects" (which may have been accidentally bumped or tugged), and "phantom lights" (which may be reflections of light from a passing vehicle).

Since the series began airing, TAPS has recorded thousands of hours of audio and video data. Most investigations, according to TAPS, turn up cold with very little, if any, paranormal activity occurring; however, the ghost hunters claim to have several decent recordings of moving objects, mysterious lights, strange mists, and shadowy figures that manifest before the camera and are highlighted at the end of the show.

Syfy categorizes the program as a docu-soap. In addition to the investigative aspect, the show has also presented personal conflicts and relationships among members of the TAPS team. Portions of some episodes portray Hawes and Wilson involved with their plumbing job or personal lives, but this varies by episode and is not always included. As the series progressed, however, the "behind-the-scenes" and "docu-soap" aspects have been reduced, and the fifth season has so far focused primarily on the investigations, with virtually none of the docu-soap material that characterized earlier episodes.

Equipment used

During investigations, the TAPS ghost hunters use various equipment, including digital thermometers, EMF meters, thermographic and night vision cameras, handheld and static digital video cameras, digital audio recorders, and laptop computers.

The team has also experimented, in at least one episode, with a geiger counter during their investigation to see if it would register any anomalous readings.

Starting around the third season, the team has used the K-2 (or K-II) meter,[2] a type of EMF meter that uses a series of LEDs to measure the strength of an energy field instead of a numerical LCD screen. During the Manson murders investigation in particular, the team used a K-2 meter in an attempt to get "yes" and "no" responses to verbal questions posed to a supposed entity in a room.

In the fifth season's "Edith Wharton Estate" case, the team introduced two new pieces of equipment. One is a custom-made geophone, which detects vibrations and flashes a series of LEDs that measure the intensity of the vibration. The second is a new EMF detector that makes a buzzing sound when in the presence of an electromagnetic field, and the stronger the field, the louder it buzzes. In the episode, the geophones were recorded on video flashing to the vibrations of what sound like footsteps across a floor even though no one was supposedly in the room.

Other gear not typically shown on screen are an ion generator, a device that charges the air with electricity and theorized to help spirits manifest, and the white noise generator, an audio device that makes a static background noise and theorized to act as a catalyst for assisting entities in making EVPs.[3]

Success and growth

Ghost Hunters has garnered some of the highest ratings of any Syfy reality programming.[4] From the start, the show has found an audience for its mix of paranormal investigation and interpersonal drama. It has since been syndicated on NBC Universal sister cable channel Oxygen and also airs on the Canadian cable network, OLN.

In the early shows, TAPS was headquartered in a trailer located behind Jason Hawes' house, and they drove one white van to investigations. Within one season, they had moved the entire operation to a storefront in Warwick, Rhode Island, and acquired several new TAPS vehicles.

In addition to their successful television venture, TAPS operates a website where they share their stories, photographs, and ghost hunting videos with an ever-growing membership list. Because of the popularity of the show, TAPS cast members have signed contracts with at least two talent agencies, Escape Artistry and GP Entertainment, to manage their appearances at lectures, conferences and public events.

In addition to the success of the series, TAPS have ventured into the venue of radio broadcast hosting a 3 hour weekly show called Beyond Reality. New episodes are broadcast every Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time, though sometimes may skip a week with possibilities of the hosts being busy with other ventures. The radio show goes into topics in a vast array of areas such as cryptozoology, spiritualism, ufology, and ghosts. The show is hosted by Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes, and includes guest appearances from other TAPS members and special guests like John Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Chris Fleming, and others which specialize in certain fields.

On March 3, 2010, Ghost Hunters' 100th episode aired featuring their investigation of Alcatraz Prison. The two hour special featured a live studio audience with question and answer segments, hosted by Josh Gates of Destination Truth. The special also featured the GHI crew, the winning contestants of Ghost Hunters Academy, and Craig Piligian, the creator and executive producer of Ghost Hunters.

It was recently renewed for a seventh season.[5]

Criticism

Ghost Hunters has attracted various critics and skeptics, such as Joe Nickell of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Skeptical Inquirer author Lynne Kelly,[6] James Randi, and Benjamin Radford. The Skeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society (SAPS) was founded with the intent to recreate and debunk segments of the show.[7]

Unscientific methodology

Critics point out that ghost-hunting "methods lack the components of genuine scientific inquiry, or even the most fundamental attempt at scientific rigor"[8] as well as issues such as questionable production aspects involving editing, action that is rarely captured on tape and findings that are unsupported by evidence in the show specifically. Tools are used in ways that are not proven effective, or in ways in which they have been proven ineffective, such as infrared thermometers that are claimed to detect cold spots in the middle of rooms when such tools are able only to measure the surface temperature of objects unless equipped with a probe accessory. The show has been seen using a probe attached to the infrared thermometer that would then give the temperature of both the surface it is pointed at and the area around the probe.[7]

Techniques with thermal imaging cameras, Geiger counters, electronic voice phenomenon, and EMF detectors are used with little or no explanation as to how the techniques have proven to provide evidence of ghosts or other entities. There are concerns that the devices are misused, such as the noting of Benjamin Radford's article for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry: "you may own the world's most sophisticated thermometer, but if you are using it as a barometer, your measurements are worthless. Just as using a calculator doesn't make you a mathematician, using a scientific instrument doesn't make you a scientist."[9]

Accusations of faking evidence

Following the seven-hour long, live Halloween show on October 31, 2008[10] at least two events took place that critics have scrutinized: One is where lead investigator Grant Wilson, has his jacket collar pulled down by an unseen force three times; all the while one of his hands remained at his side, which led detractors to claim he was pulling a hidden string. This was further evident at one point where Hawes touches Grant's back and his collar moves down again. Another is when a supposed disembodied voice tells the hunters, "You're not supposed to be here." Critics have claimed the voice sounded like it was piped in from an external audio source. Video of the incidents has been meticulously scrutinized on various websites. In regards to the scrutiny, Grant and Hawes defended themselves, stating that they are accused of faking evidence all the time, and maintained that everything in the show is real.[11]

On November 11, 2009, former Ghost Hunters cast member Donna LaCroix appeared as a guest on the internet paranormal radio show Ghost Divas where she addressed rumors of a staging crew saying only that she experienced suspicious activity going on during investigations. Because of possible legal repercussions, she did not discuss the specific details of these events, but she did reveal that she had been directed to "act" in certain scenes. She also claimed to be upset over how she and fellow investigators Brian Harnois and Andy Andrews were being treated by producers, especially over contract terms.[12]

Spin-off series

Ghost Hunters International

A spin-off series which premiered Wednesday, January 9, 2008 and has featured investigators Robb Demarest, and Barry Fitzgerald (who appeared in the summer 2007 Ireland episodes of Ghost Hunters) since the onset along with other rotating members from the TAPS family.[13] The format is similar to Ghost Hunters but features investigations in various locations around the world. The team has included former Ghost Hunters investigators Andy Andrews, Brian Harnois, Shannon Sylvia, Donna LaCroix, Dustin Pari, and Joe Chin.

UFO Hunters

Ghost Hunters producers Craig Pilligan and Tom Thayer released another paranormal investigation series titled UFO Hunters, (not to be confused with the show of the same name which aired on the History Channel), which first aired on January 30, 2008, however the show only aired one episode. The episode followed New York Strange Phenomena Investigators (NY-SPI) co-founders Oliver Kemenczky and Ted Davis, along with paranormal researcher Dennis Anderson, as they investigated an alleged alien abduction case in Carteret, New Jersey and a strange fireball sighting in Normandy Beach, New Jersey. The format was similar to a typical Ghost Hunters episode with most of the program dedicated to the investigation and wrapped up with a review of findings and evidence that was gathered. The pilot episode was reformatted and returned on December 13, 2008 as a special called Ny-Spi Investigates on Investigation Discovery,[14] but was not picked up as a continuing series.

Ghost Hunters Academy

On October 23, 2008, TV Guide reported that Syfy will launch a spin-off of the show called Ghost Hunters: College Edition, which will feature co-eds in the ghost hunter roles.[15] The name was later revealed to be Ghost Hunters Academy and began airing November 11, 2009. The series features Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango leading a group of amateur ghost hunters through various investigations.[16]

Investigators

  • Jason Hawes – Producer, Lead Investigator/TAPS Founder
  • Grant Wilson – Producer, Lead Investigator/TAPS Co-founder
  • Steve Gonsalves – Investigator/Technical Manager
  • Dave Tango – Investigator
  • Kris Williams – Investigator/Case Manager
  • Amy Bruni – Investigator
  • Britt Griffith – Investigator from West Coast TAPS
  • K.J. McCormick – TAPS investigator

Alternate investigators

  • Heather Drolet – Investigator
  • Mike Dion – Investigator
  • Kristyn Gartland – Investigator/Case Manager
  • Jen Rossi – Investigator
  • Adam Berry – Investigator

Guest investigators

  • Robb Demarest – Lead Investigator for GHI
  • Barry Fitzgerald – Guest TAPS member on Ghost Hunters Ireland case, now Lead Investigator for GHI/TAPS Europe
  • Dustin Pari — Former TAPS & GHI member
  • Joe Chin — Former TAPS member, now Investigator for GHI
  • Bruce Tango – Investigator

Celebrity investigators

Additional crew

  • Craig Piligian – Executive Producer
  • Tom Thayer – Executive Producer
  • Alan David – Executive Producer
  • Rob Katz – Co-Executive Producer
  • Mike Rowe – Series announcer

DVD releases

Seasons

  • Ghost Hunters — Season 1 (The Complete) - (3 DVD set) - (10/18/2005)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 2 Part 1 - (4 DVD set) - (09/19/2006)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 2 Part 2 - (4 DVD set) - (09/19/2006)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 3 Part 1 - (3 DVD set) - (10/09/2007)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 3 Part 2 - (3 DVD set) - (02/26/2008)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 4 Part 1 - (4 DVD set) - (10/07/2008)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 4 Part 2 - (4 DVD set) - (03/17/2009)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 5 Part 1 - (3 DVD set) - (02/23/2010)
  • Ghost Hunters — Season 5 Part 2 - (3 DVD set) - (04/27/2010)

Specials

  • The Very Best of Ghost Hunters Vol 1 (10/18/2005)
  • The Very Best of Ghost Hunters Vol 2/Season 2 (09/19/2006 & 08/14/2008)
  • Ghost Hunters — Live From The Shining Hotel- 2006 Halloween Special - (10/09/2007)
  • Ghost Hunters — Stanley Hotel - 2006 Halloween Special UNCUT' - (2 DVD set) - (2007)
  • Ghost Hunters — Live From The Waverly Hills Sanatorium - 2007 Halloween Special - (09/02/2008)
  • Ghost Hunters — Scary Pack (The Very Best of Ghost Hunters Vol 1/Vol 2) - (2 DVD set) - (09/16/2008)
  • Ghost Hunters - The Absolute Best of Ghost Hunters - (Blu-Ray includes Vol 1/Vol 2 + never before seen "Ghost Hunters Revelations")- (2009)
  • Ghost Hunters - The Best of Ghost Hunters - (01/05/2010)
  • Ghost Hunters - Military Investigations - (05/18/2010)

Episodes

See also

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References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Ghost Hunters is a reality TV that follows TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), an organization dedicated to finding evidence of paranormal activity around the United States. The show debuted in October 2004 on the American Sci-Fi Channel.

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Grant Wilson

  • I keep hearing like a small gasp...(elapsed time)...it's you, you stupid cat; your nose whistles! Get out of here!!
  • What the frig?
  • What the fetch?
  • Well I know one thing: Tom loves Jen. (Commenting on graffiti)
  • You wanna play hide and seek? It's a great place to play.
  • It's like he's a brother. ...it's almost like he's a wife. (laughs)

Jason Hawes

  • When in doubt, get the hell out.
  • Do we gotta ask a one-winged fairy directions too, or what?
  • And Grant got viciously attacked by a snare drum.

Dave Tango

  • Oh. Yeah, I like it. (About a red feathered boa)
  • I'm a friend, I'm not gonna harm anyone...please don't harm me...
  • I'm not going over there man, it's right next to your butt.
  • (In an inn that used to be a brothel) Do we have any blondes in here? How 'bout redheads? We got any redheads?
  • No one wants to play with poor old Dave Tango...
  • Yeah, a French guy eats bicycles for a living. He said he likes the oily parts best.
  • I learned stuff, that doesn't mean I retained it all.
  • You touch weird things man... you touch like, weird, weird things, like weird objects and like things on the wall that you shouldn't be touching...
  • You're gonna hurt yourself some day, man. He touches things that should not be touched.
  • I drop these all the time. They're a tank.

Steve Gonsalves

  • I found a tiara in one of the rooms in the house, and I thought it'd be kind of funny to have Dave Tango wear it, but the funny part is that he thought it was a head lamp, and he kept wearing it as a head lamp. He even tried to turn it on, but couldn't find the button.
  • We got a long time to go, so, uh, I hope we don't get hemorrhoids. ...We sit here for ten hours straight, it's Hemorrhoid City, man.
  • We just inhaled someone's poo smell right out of the fucking tube...
  • (To Tango) Who knows with you? You're weird. You're from Jersey. You people do weird things.
  • I do have a guest bedroom, but it's being occupied...by my cat.
  • (in mock-British accent) Tango, m'boy, fetch me some orange juice, my good friend.
  • (Playing with a giant nutcracker) Hello, fine sir... bring me your women and your finest buffet!
  • I'm not gonna put it in my mouth, I don't want lead poisoning, I don't want the gout or whatever it is you get...

Brian Harnois

  • DUDE, RUN!
  • Is there anybody that would like to play with us tonight? ...That sounded all kinds of wrong.

Other

  • You're always in another country, Tango. (Dustin Pari)
  • I'm perfectly fine with staying here all night, and making you completely INSANE. Just do something and we'll leave. Something big. None of this little... stupid crap. (Kris Williams)

Dialogue

Tango: (Handing Steve his headphones) They're nice...what's wrong with them?
Steve: Sure.
Tango: They're red.
Steve: They're pink.
Tango: You don't like red?
Steve: These aren't red.
Tango: Those are red.
Steve: It's candy apple red.
Tango: ...okay.
Steve: There's a difference, cause red is an acceptable color.

Steve: I thought it'd be funny.
Jason: It's freakin' hilarious, but is it professional? No.

Steve: (Wearing a boat costume) Tango, come steer my ship.
Tango: What do you mean 'steer your ship?'
Steve: Come play with my mast.
Tango: No!

Steve: What are you proud of picking up poo?
Tango: No, well I mean it's a manly thing to do.

(Steve is moving the jaw of a skull and talking through it)

Steve: Ayy-a Paesan-a..!
Tango: I ate-a too many meatballs..
Steve: I ate-a too many-a meat-aball!!

Steve: Ten seconds prior to that, he felt cold on his neck, on his hand, on his arm. Felt cold cold cold.
Tango: And that was ten seconds after?
Steve: Ten seconds prior.
Tango: Oh. Prior.
Steve: Prior means before.
Tango: Yeah, I know.
Steve: Okay. Just making sure.
Tango: Thanks. So it was before...
Steve: Prior means before.
Tango: I know!
Steve: Alright, I'm just making sure.
Tango: You just said that twice.
Steve: Well, there's been question as to where your education dropped off.
Tango: It never dropped off, I'm still learning.
Steve: Did you graduate?
Tango: Yeah, I graduated! Did you?
Steve: - laughing -
Tango: I learned stuff, doesn't mean I retained it all.
Steve: That's true.

Jason: Hello? Is there anyone in here?
Grant: (quietly) Yes.
Jason: Besides Grant?

External links

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Ghost Hunters IMDB page
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