Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004, on Syfy. 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. 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.
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S01 E01Oct 7, 2004
Altoona, PA (1) Oct 7, 2004 We are introduced to Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, co-founders and lead investigators for The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Their Technical Manager, Brian Harnois, tells them of an interesting case. The home they are to investigate is in Altoona, PA which is several hours away, but because of the dramatic nature of the case they decide to make the long drive. They investigate reports of poltergeist activity in a home with a very young girl who seems to see the spirits. After uncovering some dramatic Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) they return to the site and inform Brenda, the girl's mother, of their findings. Due to the long distance traveled, they decide to investigate two other sites while they are in the area. That investigation is continued in the next episode.
S01 E02Oct 14, 2004
Altoona, PA (2) Oct 14, 2004 The team investigates the historic Mishler Theatre and the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. At the theater, the owner and employees have seen the late owner walking into the wall where his old office used to be, sitting in the seats, and have heard him walking on the catwalk above the stage. At the museum, the spirit of a railroad worker has been seen. Despite some orb activity in the theater, neither site presents any good evidence of paranormal activity. During the investigation, Jason complains to Grant about missing equipment that Brian was in charge of.
S01 E03Oct 21, 2004
Lighthouse Inn / John Stone Tavern Oct 21, 2004 The team investigates The Lighthouse Inn in New London, Conn., which is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a bride who fell down a flight of stairs on her wedding day in 1930. Drops in temperature are recorded, and Steve feels someone touch him on his back when no one else is nearby. They then travel to Ashland, Mass. to a pub called Stone's Public House, formerly The Railroad House. Here, a little girl died after being hit by a train. Glasses have been known to fly off the shelves, lights turn themselves on, and a number of other occurrences have been documented. The team records one EVP of a voice saying ""I'm not..."" and a strange light. The light may have been caused by an IR light source.
S01 E04Oct 28, 2004
Race Rock Lighthouse Oct 28, 2004 At the request of the US Coast Guard, TAPS goes to Long Island Sound to investigate the Race Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse is now automated, but the Coast Guard officers who come to do maintenance and inspection have reported strange occurrences and are nervous about going to the site. The commanding officers hope to disprove the rumors. The team's cameras pick up strange orb activity and a fog which the investigators do not remember from the time of the video. Andy is able to follow an EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) reading that seems to move up and back down the stairs (following the course of the old caretaker when he would check on the light). More dramatic, one camera sees a chair move a few inches in an empty room. Jason tells the Coast Guard that the site does appear to be haunted.
S01 E05Nov 4, 2004
Eastern State Penitentiary Nov 4, 2004 TAPS investigates Eastern State Penitentiary, an abandoned prison with a long, colorful history and a reputation for paranormal activity. While there, they capture a strange, shadowy shape on film. After reviewing the film, Jason decides that the team should return. More orbs are caught on film, but no repeat of the shadowy figure. Efforts to duplicate the footage prove unsuccessful, but Jason and Grant see how it could have been done. Not wanting to ruin TAPS' reputation, they decide that the footage is inconclusive and put it up on the TAPS site so that the public can decide what they think.