How do I contact Ghost Hunters’ TV show?

Fiona's adviceAfter season 11 (2016), new episodes of the Ghost Hunters TV show were not scheduled for SyFy. That was reported in various media, including Jason Hawes/TAPS Facebook page.

As of 2017, the best way to contact the Ghost Hunters team is through their TAPS website (that site’s contact form wasn’t working the last time I looked, but you can email [email protected] ) or Facebook. You’ll also find Jason on Beyond Reality.

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Here’s my original article about contacting Ghost Hunters. It includes other ways to reach the cast, SyFy, and information about joining a similar TV show.

How to contact Ghost Hunters castIt’s easy to contact Ghost Hunters’ TV stars and producers, if you’d like to. It depends on what you’re looking for — to follow the stars’ careers, learn more about the Ghost Hunters TV show, or meet the cast & crew, personally.

One general way to find information about the Ghost Hunters’ TV show – through Season 11 – is via SyFy.

That’s the cable network that ran Ghost Hunters for many years. You can visit the site the Syfy.com website and – if it’s still there – click on the link for the Ghost Hunters TV episodes.

You’ll find several options, from direct contact with Syfy, to related forums.

However, if you want to contact Jason Hawes or Grant Wilson, Dustin Pari, or any cast member from the many seasons of Ghost Hunters, look for their respective websites.

To learn more about TAPS Family members, visit the TAPS website. That’s at http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/

If you want to be part of a show like Ghost Hunters, look for casting calls at the Syfy.com website and similar pages at other networks’ sites.

Or, search online using phrases such as “casting calls,” “ghost TV shows,” and so on.


Comments are disabled on this article, due to the large number of people who try to use this site to reach the TAPS team. Fiona is not part of TAPS and never has been. As of 2017, she rarely investigates private homes, and only at the request of a fellow professional. If you’re tormented by a ghost, see this list of professionals.

Why did Grant Wilson leave Ghost Hunters?

Late in June 2019, I received news that Grant will be back with a new Ghost Hunters series on A&E Channel. Here’s the link to the show announcement: Ghost Hunters on A&E – Cast members

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Here’s what I said in 2016:

Busy? You can listen to my insights about why Grant Wilson left Ghost Hunters. This is an informal, six-minute podcast.

Why Did Grant Wilson Leave the Ghost Hunters TV Series?

In this six-minute podcast, Fiona Broome shares her thoughts on why Grant Wilson left Ghost Hunters, and what he’s doing now.

Why did Grant Wilson leave Ghost Hunters?At almost every ghost hunting event I attend, long-time fans of Ghost Hunters always ask me why Grant Wilson left the Ghost Hunters TV show.

This question just won’t go away. (As of mid-2019 – three years after I wrote this article – it remains among the top five questions people ask at this website.)

On the show and at the TAPS website, Grant gave a brief explanation of why he left the Ghost Hunters show.

It wasn’t a sudden decision. It wasn’t related to interpersonal relations with fellow cast members.

Here’s my opinion, as someone who’s known Grant – in real life – for about 10 years.

From what I saw, Grant got along fine with everyone on the investigation team.

Nothing was inappropriate or hostile, on either side.

As Grant has explained, he simply wanted more time for “other aspects of [his] personal life.”

Not a surprise

His decision did not surprise me. Grant has always been an excellent paranormal investigator. However, I believe his talents are greater in creative fields, including music and the visual arts.

I also feel as if SyFy’s schedule was more demanding than the Ghost Hunters cast – including Grant – had anticipated.

spalding inn - once owned by grant wilson and jason hawesSeveral years ago at New Hampshire’s Spalding Inn (which Grant and Jason and their families owned), a few of us were relaxing on the hotel’s porch.

I had set up my easel, and I was finishing a small landscape painting. (In my spare time, I’m an artist, and the views from the Spalding’s porch are gorgeous.)

At one point, I said, “When I get to the end of the road, I won’t say, ‘Gosh, I wish I’d investigated one more haunted location’. I’m more likely to say, ‘I wish I’d painted one more painting’.”

Grant replied quietly, “So true.”

I wasn’t sure if he was simply agreeing with me, or if what I said resonated with him. For many of us involved in paranormal research and the arts, it’s difficult to balance research and our creative interests.

When a hobby becomes a career

Whether you’re a professional ghost hunter or it’s a hobby, your interests may change. Many – perhaps most – ghost hunters started investigating because they had questions. Often, it’s one particular question.

Some ghost hunters find the answers they seek.

Others conclude that there are no real answers.

At that point, they might quit ghost hunting.

Others continue with renewed interest.

I’m pretty sure that Grant was looking for an answer to a paranormal encounter from his childhood.

Did he find it? I haven’t a clue, and don’t know if that was a factor in Grant’s departure from Ghost Hunters.

Nevertheless, I applaud Grant’s decision. He was ready to re-prioritize. Many people – in any field, not just TV – reach a point when their careers become too demanding.

Also, life in “the industry” can skew anyone’s perspective on life and what’s truly important.

So, when Grant Wilson left Ghost Hunters, I wasn’t surprised. The show required a lot of his time, and took him away from his wife and children. I can’t imagine how difficult that was for him, missing memory-making moments as his kids were growing up.

Grant is still ghost hunting

Grant hasn’t vanished from ghost hunting. He still appears at some ghost-related events and conferences. He’s just reorganized his schedule to have more time for what he loves most.

I think that was a smart decision. Having known Grant for many years, I was uneasy about how unhappy he seemed, the longer he was on the show.

Even away from the camera, he started to say and do things that didn’t seem like the Grant I knew & liked.

Oh, I know how much he loved being on the show.

I also saw what it was doing to his personal life.

So, I’m relieved that Grant is able to be Grant again. What I see in his YouTube videos, etc… that’s the Grant I liked being around.

Even better, now he gets to meet fans, continue his research, work on creative projects, and enjoy time with his family.

It’s wonderful that Grant’s fans remain so enthusiastic about his work on the show and his personal well-being.

JUNE 2019 UPDATE: Ghost Hunters is back, and it’s part of the A&E Channel. I’m wishing Grant and cast great success with this show, and trust that the new show gives Grant more autonomy, and more free time for his family and his creative pursuits.

Grant & Reanna at YouTube

Here are some of Grant’s projects:

Ghost Hunter or Paranormal Investigator

Are you a Ghost Hunter or a Paranormal Investigator?

(He and his wife, Reanna Wilson, have many videos at YouTube. Some are about paranormal topics. Others include other interests & hobbies.)

To find out where you can meet Grant, here’s his events website: Senterstage.com.

If you’d like to follow his career – as a ghost hunter, author, artist, musician, or game designer – see his website, GrantSWilson.com.

Some of Grant’s books

Ghost Files by Grant Wilson Ghost Files combines all the creepy stories – and things you didn’t see on TV – from Grant & Jason’s earlier books, Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits.

Read it as a printed book, because it’s 560 pages long. That would be a lot to scroll through on a Kindle reader.

This book is a must-read if you’re a fan of the Ghost Hunters TV series. Available at Amazon.com.

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Grant Wilson - Brotherhood of the Strange - Kingship

Brotherhood of the Strange is not about ghost hunting. It’s Grant’s first book in his steampunk series, Kingship.

Can Captain Vance Williams and engineer Molly Clocker – along with their team – expose the nefarious plot of the Hand of Paris and save the Brotherhood of the Strange?

This exciting tale is a page turner, and showcases Grant’s creative talents.  Available at Amazon.com.

Photo credits:
Hand in mist: GraphicStock.com
Spalding Inn photo: Fiona Broome

Do TV shows give credibility to ghosts?

Do TV shows help give credibility to the spirit world?

For several years, I said yes. Now, it’s a little “yes” and far more “no.”

The “no” side is obvious. Many ghost-hunting TV shows became parodies of what we do as paranormal researchers. Extreme Paranormal was one of the first to leave serious investigators reeling in horror.

Fiona's adviceIf you want to compare a real ghost story with the TV version, see my article that explains the real ghostly history of Bonito City.

(That location was among the “investigations” featured on Extreme Paranormal.)

The Haunted Collector TV series wasn’t nearly as bad as Extreme Paranormal. But, at times, it still made respected researchers such as John Zaffis look… well, stupid. Even gullible. And, some thought he was downright criminal.

abandoned creepy houseIn real life, John and his team are among the most honest, ethical and open-minded researchers in this field.

I winced watching the show, seeing what I knew were contrived, uncharacteristic scenes.

But, yes. Maybe.

On the other hand, shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures increased interest in ghosts and ghost research. That’s been helpful.

The latter show has featured some preposterous scenes. I sigh and say, “It’s just TV.” I don’t know Zak and his crew, personally, so I’m not sure where the just plain silly things come from.

So, in general, I say yes, ghost hunting TV shows brought more credibility to the subject of ghosts.

 

People may joke about ghost-related TV shows, but they keep watching them.  Privately, I think most people want to believe in an afterlife. Many people want to believe in ghosts, too.

Ghost-related TV shows have given the field enough credibility to attract new researchers. We’re at least one step closer to finding real ghostly evidence.

I believe that shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures have moved paranormal research forward.  More people are looking for evidence, and we have more tools to document what we find.

While it lasted, Ghost Lab was another important TV show. The Klinge brothers were daring and honest. Ghost Lab impressed me as much as — and often more than — any other ghost hunting TV series.

If that’s all those shows did, they’ve still made a valuable contribution to the field. I think there’s been an uptick in belief since the shows aired.

Personal field research makes a bigger difference than TV shows.

But, to get people into the field for serious investigations, they have to be interested.

I think ghost-related TV shows were very helpful towards that end.