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Ghost Hunters is a television show about capturing evidence that ghosts or paranormal entities do exist. The ghost hunting team is headed by its founders, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Together with other trained specialists these men attempt to capture evidence of the paranormal while helping people who believe they are experiencing a haunting.

Instead of jumping to conclusions and imaging that every stray sound is a ghost, the team from Ghost Hunters tries to use facts and science to back up their evidence. The team is first presented with a case. These cases can be at private homes or in famous places that seem to be haunted, such as battle ships, museums or older hotels. The ghost hunting team carefully reviews the claims of a haunting, discussing exactly what people have been experiencing, before they even enter the building.

Once inside a location, the team sets up infra-red cameras and sound recording devices. The team then splits into pairs or groups in order to do personal investigations in each part of the building. The teams first try to debunk, or disprove, any claims they have heard. They believe that an overly active imagination is usually to blame for a suspected haunting. This also lends validity to anything they do find that they believe is paranormal.

After conducting an investigation, which can take anywhere from a few hours to an entire night, Jason, Grant and the rest of the team carefully review all of the data they captured. They watch each video and listen to the sounds they picked up. If they find anything strange they discuss it. Strange occurrences that seem valid are presented to the owner of the haunted building as possible evidence.

On Ghost Hunters, the team has several goals. One is, of course, to prove that paranormal activity does exist. Their biggest goal, however, is to help people who are afraid to live or work in a certain place because they think it might be haunted. The team attempts to lay old ways of thinking to rest, and brings a scientific approach to the not-so-scientific process of ghost hunting.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Syfy
12 Seasons, 251 Episodes
October 6, 2004
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Science Fiction
Cast: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Grant Wilson
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Ghost Hunters Full Episode Guide

  • A museum director and volunteer are worried that an upcoming Victorian exhibit could agitate entities from that time period. Joining the team on their investigation are actors Rachel Nichols and Jonathan Sadowski.

  • A homeowner worries that evil entities could threaten her family because her property borders what was once a cursed 1740s village. Also: A restaurant and nearby house seem to be linked by spirits.

  • The team investigate a theater built in the 1920s, which is rumored to be haunted by a prominent New London whaling family who lived in a mansion that once stood on the site.

  • The former home of a surgeon is thought to be haunted by the restless spirits of the doctor's subjects of research. Later, TAPS try to bring peace to an 1800s jail as they encounter the ghosts of its long-deceased insane and indigent inhabitants.

  • The team investigates a library recently designated as a literary landmark after claims of ghostly visitors are showing up with a thirst for knowledge.

  • A beautiful old inn that was once part of the Underground Railroad is investigated by TAPS to determine whether the 150th anniversary to the end of the Civil War could be stirring spirits. Later, a pizzeria is found to have a dark energy of hangings, prisoners and threatening entities, which could make it a risky place to hold a children's birthday party.

  • TAPS investigates a historic armory. With an upcoming renovation, those involved are afraid the construction might provoke lingering spirits attached to artifacts with documented violent pasts.

  • Fear is rising at Fort Taber-Fort Rodman now that a new "living history event" has stirred up frightening paranormal activity on the park grounds.

  • TAPS investigate one of the oldest yacht clubs in the U.S., which is also purportedly one of the most haunted. Included: A mother and her son are entangled in phenomena involving a frightening family from the past with a strange story to tell.

  • When a renowned restaurant, The Whitney, experiences disturbances during its renovations, it's possible that the family of the restaurant's original owner, a lumber baron of the 1800's, may still be roaming around the halls.

  • When recent female leadership occurs simultaneously with increased paranormal activity at an armory that's been standing for over 100 years, those involved believe that either deceased members or the death of an employee could be behind it.

  • The team heads to Cleveland to investigate a historic roundhouse and rail yard, where the remnants of a serial killer, a number of horrific accidents, and a terrible train crash have left two people feeling unnerved.

  • In the season finale, the team heads back to the Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Mass., to investigate reports of increased paranormal activity since their last visit in 2008.

  • Investigating the renowned USS Constitution in Boston; re-enactors at Old Fort Harrod State Park have encountered spirits of early settlers.

  • The team heads to Louisville to investigate whether a trio's ancestors still inhabit their property; and in Pennsylvania, the team works to solve a tragic hanging in the Old Cumberland County Prison.

  • The team investigate claims of paranormal activity at a college in Bennington, VT, which they trace back to the legend of a mysterious love triangle and suicides.

  • The team investigate Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Mass., where a deadly car accident took place.

  • The team travel to Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., where they investigate three deadly events, none of which involved battle casualties.

  • The team heads to Woonsocket, R.I., to investigate a theater owner's claim that spirits are haunting two buildings.

  • The team heads to Missouri to help a multi-generational family living on what they believe to be a haunted estate; and in Massachusetts, the team investigate whether one ghost is connected to two different properties.

  • The team heads to Carthage, Missouri, to investigate the Burlingame and Chaffee Opera House, as well as a private residence in Connecticut.

  • The team heads to St. Charles, Mo., to investigate the historic Main Street and to determine if the buildings constructed over a cemetery could be the reason why people experience unnerving sightings.

  • A bride-to-be asks the team to investigate her wedding venue to make sure it is safe. Later, the team heads to Gallaher Mansion in Connecticut to check out claims of increased paranormal activity.

  • The TAPS team visit the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and seek out signs of the spirits of Jesuit priests who once lived on the campus.

  • In the season premiere, TAPS investigate the Wild Turkey Distillery in Kentucky.

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