Clicky GhostHuntersFans.Net News: February 2010

New Season

Watch the new season of Ghost Hunters starting on Wednesday, August 24th!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March 10 Episode: TAPS Visits Fort Ticonderoga

A reviewer at Daemons TV had a chance to check out any early copy of the March 10 episode of Ghost Hunters, 'Fort Ticonderoga'. The 18th century fort is located in New York and the site of many battles, many of which may have contributed to its reputation of being a hotbed for paranormal activity. The reviewer does not give any of the exact details away, but notes that "[the episode is] definitely an episode worth checking out" , although Grant is absent from the investigation.
Some of the paranormal claims include full apparitions, foot steps, voices, mysterious smoke, and drum noises. Jason and Steve lead this investigation (Grant is absent from this particular episode) along with help of Amy, Kris, Britt, and Tango. Although I missed Grant, the rest of the cast did a great job. I think Kris and Amy do a nice job on counter balancing all the testosterone on the show.

Fort Ticonderoga proves to be a worthwhile endeavor for the TAPS team. As always, the team tries to debunk as much as possible but they were still left with some unexplainable evidence. I don't want to give anything away, but this is definitely an episode worth checking out. I can't wait to see what else Season 6 of Ghost Hunters has in store for us. As they say on the show, on to the next!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TAPS Investigates New Jersey Bar & Grill

The New Jersey Bar & Grill in Mine Hill, New Jersey will soon be featured in an upcoming episode of Ghost Hunters this April, reports the Daily Record. The TAPS team visited the grill in repsonse to the claims of odd shadows and moving objects that have been witnessed by employees. The owner hopes that the team will be able to find some answers to his paranormal questions and if not, at least get some publicity from the TV show. The team spent two days at the location investigating it top to bottom for any signs of paranormal activity. The bar plans to have a party when the episode airs in April.

Jason Hawes, 38, and Grant Wilson, 35, the lead paranormal investigators who spent parts of Monday and Tuesday scouring the building with sensitive audio and visual equipment to capture anything out of the norm. Their investigation will be documented in an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in April, according to Galdieri.

They arrived in several black SUVs, a camera crew in tow along with fellow investigators.

"We're there to separate fact from fiction," he said.

Hawes quickly pointed out that not everything is haunted. A glass moving on its own, for instance, doesn't mean it's haunted. It's paranormal, he said. Now if a ghost is moving the glass — then it's haunted, he said.

Hawes and Wilson said their job is to try to give the home or business owner some peace of mind. They have two goals: to capture any activity deemed paranormal, and to come up with a natural or normal reason for it.

That unexplained bump in the night might be noises made by bad plumbing, for example.

"We're careful with how we present (information)," Wilson said. "We're skeptics ourselves."

They said about 80 percent of their investigations result in natural explanations. The other 20 percent, however, have involved objects moving on their own, bed sheets hovering above the mattress. They investigated the Union County Courthouse in New Jersey and said they encountered a spectral image of a woman wearing a shawl who turned a corner and disappeared into the hall of records.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

100 Best Moments in Ghost Hunters History

With 99 episodes of Ghost Hunters behind us, there have been a lot of moments! But which ones have been your favorite? We want YOU to help us compile 100 of the best moments in Ghost Hunters history! Rather than just give you our list of the 100 best moments in Ghost Hunters history, we want you to help contribute! You don't have to register or even give our name if you want, all you have to do is help us reach a total of one hundred posts! Add your favorite moments right here or at

Only 1 Week Until Ghost Hunters Live!

The days just keep flying by and we are already here, one week from Ghost Hunters Live! Here are a few promos from the SyFy website to keep things interesting (and they are pretty cool). Don't forget that we're giving away quite a few TAPS t-shirts next week that you won't want to miss out on!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Win A Ghost Hunters T-Shirt Starting March 1

Do you want to win a Ghost Hunters t-shirt like the ones you've seen on the show? If you do, you'll definitely want to check out our new contest in which you can win a variety of different Ghost Hunters & TAPS shirts from Top Heavy Clothing! The contest officialy begins March 1, when we'll be giving away our first t-shirt. Throughout the week, we'll keep giving them out to celebrate the 100th episode of Ghost Hunters! Sound like fun? All of have to do to enter is to follow us on Twitter and tweet a special message. You can find all the details at So mark your calendars for March 1 and be ready to tweet!

Alcatraz Event to Continue Online with Streaming Broadcast

With Ghost Hunters Live 100 episode season premiere just over a week away, a new press release from SyFy reveals a few more details about the event including an online only "post-broadcast streaming event, “Ghost Hunters Alcatraz Live Extra,”" which will take place after the live show on Throughout the night an interactive fan center on the SyFy website will be helmed by TAPS investigator Britt Griffith. The press release also promises that "Josh will also reveal some surprises coming up in the Ghost Hunters franchise!".

Throughout the show, Josh will also reveal some surprises coming up in the Ghost Hunters franchise!

As always, will serve as the ultimate Ghost Hunters destination online, linking viewers to all of the action in the studio in real time. The site will host an interactive center helmed by investigator Britt Griffith, where fans can log on throughout the evening to be a part of the broadcast. Viewers will be able to ask
questions of all participating TAPS members, leave comments and feedback,
participate in polls, read up on Alcatraz history and more!

Then, at 11pm, the show continues online with an exclusive post-broadcast streaming event, “Ghost Hunters Alcatraz Live Extra,” also hosted by Josh Gates. This 15-minute extension of the live episode will feature a Q&A panel with Jason, Grant and the rest of the TAPS team answering viewer-submitted questions from

GH Season 5 - Part 1 Released Today

If you've been waiting for Season 5, now is your chance to own at least half of it, because Ghost Hunters Season 5 Part 1 hits stores today! The dvd is available in our new Amazon store for the discounted price of $18.97. You can read more about the DVD in this previous post including a list of episodes and special features included in the DVD set.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Win A Ghost Hunters Sight Light!

If you aren't willing to pay $100 on eBay for a promotional Ghost Hunters Sight Light, you can still try to get your hands on one by entering this contest held by The Trades. As previously reported, "the sight light" is a promotional item released by SyFy to promote the upcoming Ghost Hunters Live event on March 3.
In celebration of the 100th episode of the SyFy series, The-Trades offers up something to help you avoid going bump in the night. Eliminate the shadows in your dark room with this nifty little novelty. Just plug it in to your outlet, and the creatures under your bed and in your closet will cower and cringe, while you can slumber in safety.

And be sure to catch the 100th episode of Ghost Hunters, Wednesday, March 3 at 9/8c. The hosts will be live -- but will we be able to say the same about the

TAPS to Hunt Ghosts at Conn. Mental Hospital

Representatives from SyFy have reached an agreement with Preston, Connecticut to film an episode of Ghost Hunters at the Norwich Hospital property, well known in the area to be supposedly haunted. The hospital served the mentally insane until 1996. City officials hope that the hospital's appearance on television will increase publicity for the city.

The reality television show “Ghost Hunters” has reached agreement with Preston to film at the former Norwich Hospital property, the program’s supervising producer said last week.

Supervising Producer Matthew Meltzer said an agreement between the town’s attorney and production company Pilgrim Films Television was signed and is being sent to Preston for final signatures. He declined to say when filming would begin, as he doesn’t want a crowd.

“The Norwich State Hospital’s reputation as a haunted location is pretty well known in New England,” Meltzer said.

This year’s series has 25 episodes beginning March 3. Meltzer said he believes the Preston segment would be one hour long. He does not know yet when it would air.
First Selectman Robert Congdon said the filming has pluses and minuses.

“It brings attention to the site,” he said. “From a marketing standpoint, it may help some that more people know about the site.”

But Congdon said it may also make it harder to keep people out of unsafe buildings.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New York Fans Can Attend GH Live Broacast

As done previously in October for the Ghost Hunters live marathon, SyFy is taking your questions for the Ghost Hunters to be answered live on air during their 100th episode special on March 3. Some of the questions will be chosen by Josh Gates to be answered by the TAPS team! Submit your question here!

Plus, if you are a Ghost Hunters fan in the New York area, you can join SyFy, the Ghost Hunters, and Josh Gates for an exclusive live broadcast of the event! All you have to do is submit your info and reserve a seat. Once you arrive, you must stay the whole duration of the event. You can find out more info on the SyFy website.

10 Days Until Ghost Hunters Live!

Only 10 days are left until the 100th episode of Ghost Hunters! The two hour live event will also feature a live question and answer segment with the TAPS members. Plus, the show also is the season premiere for Season 6 of Ghost Hunters. If you want to countdown to the big day, you can embed our countdown into our webpage, blog, or profile!

To mark the occasion, Ghost Hunters Fans will be giving away some cool prizes through Twitter during the week of March 3, so stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shop Haunted In Our New Store

Introducing our new Amazon store, the GhostHuntersFans.Net store! Now you'll be able to find all the Ghost Hunters dvds, books, gear, as well as other paranormal books and ghost hunting equipment all in one place! Plus, a portion of all sales help support the site, at no additional cost to you. So if you've been wanting to get a season of Ghost Hunters on dvd or have yet to buy Seeking Spirits by Jason & Grant, now is the perfect time to do it! You visit the store here or at Plus, we're always adding more products that we find interesting, so keep visiting!

Happy Birthday Kris Williams!

Today, February 20, marks the 29th birthday of TAPS team member and case manager, Kris Williams! So Happy Birthday Kris, we hope your day is spirited! :) And don't let any mean ghosts crash the party, we know you can kick 'em out!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

We Have A New Home! GhostHuntersFans.Net

Today we are pleased to finally own our own domain name, which simply means that you can now visit the site via our new address,! Our previous address will work just fine, but it is longer and harder to remember. So spread the word and keep visiting the site! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dustin Pari Talks Spirit Kids, Writing, Traveling, & More

In a new interview with SciFi and TV Talk, Ghost Hunters International investigator Dustin Pari talks about several of the cases that were featured during the current season of Ghost Hunters International, how the shadow of a child he saw in Argentina affected him, traveling, and his second book that he co-authored with fellow GHI investigator Barry FitzGerald entitled So My Home Is Haunted, Now What?. The full interview can be read here.

“The Silver Shadow investigation is one that became very emotional for me,” he recalls. “I wasn’t expecting it, but the little house and the story of the young child who died there kind of pulled at the heartstrings. Being a father and having children myself, any time there’s a report of an apparition or the spirit of a child being left behind, it’s always something I focus on and see if there is anything I can do to get that spirit to come forward. And more importantly, to urge it to move on from that place.

“As much as I enjoy documenting paranormal activity, I’m not there to leave the place haunted, especially if it’s something like that. When that little shadow kind of stepped out and showed itself, it definitely scared me quite a bit. Again, I wasn’t expecting it and it really startled me. However, I did stay there and try to speak to it further about how to move on.

“The thing is, I look at ghost hunting as more of a spiritual thing, and to have witnessed as well as captured firsthand evidence of some sort of afterlife or spirit world, is especially gratifying for me. Also, on a personal level, to be able to reach out to the spirit of that child hopefully made a difference. I really hope that the little guy found his way out of there.

Ghost Hunters "Sight Light" on eBay

As part of a new press kit for Ghost Hunters Season 6, SyFy has created a Ghost Hunters Sight Light, basically a night light with Jason and Grant on it. As with so many other things, one of these exclusive promos is already being sold on eBay and as of the time of this posting, it is currently selling for $81 and has 13 bids. If you are interested in paying that much for a night light, the auction can be seen here. Above image courtesy of SF Universe.

Countdown to Ghost Hunters 100th Episode!

If you can't wait for Ghost Hunters' Live 100th Episode on March 3, maybe this countdown will help you pass the time!

The countdown is available if you would like to use on your own webpage, blog, etc. It is in HTML, so it may not work on all social media sites.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Syfy Sneak Peek: The Legend of Rose Hall

The season premiere of Ghost Hunters International is rapidly approaching and if you want to get a sneak peek at what's to come look no further than below!

Kris Williams Interviews Orleans Historical Society

Previously, we heard reports that TAPS had filmed an investigation at the Orleans Waterfront Inn in Orleans, Mass. earlier this month. Today, Wicked Local has made a new post that mentions a visit Kris Williams made to interview a member of the Orleans Historial Society to find out more concrete information about the three ghosts that haunt the inn. One lucky teenage fan also got the chance to meet Kris while she was there for the interview.

When Tamsen Cornell’s teenage daughter sat down with her father Sunday to watch a marathon of her favorite show, she did so with a freshly penned autograph from one of the stars.

Cornell, museum director of Orleans Historical Society, doesn’t usually brush up against fame but in the past week two television crews have set up in the society’s museum on River Road.

“It was very exciting,” said Cornell, who is thrilled some of the artifacts in the building will get a wider audience. “We’ll see if it draws any tourists.”

The crew from the Sci-Fi channel’s “Ghost Hunters” did an interview with historian Bonnie Snow at the society last Friday after spending an evening looking for ghosts at the Orleans Inn. Snow wasn’t as star struck as the Cornells when she met Kris Williams, a paranormal researcher from the show.

Since she didn’t know anything about the ghosts, Snow ended up telling the “Ghost Hunter” group numerous nuggets of Orleans history. But, she said with a laugh, she is certain they are going to end up on the cutting room floor.

Cornell said the ghost hunters were looking for more information on the three ghosts said to haunt the inn. There are only first names of the two men and a woman who died there. One, Hannah, was a lady of the night when the inn was used as a brothel in the 1920s. She was murdered in front of the inn.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A "Weekend With Brian Harnois" March 19-20

If you live in Michigan and would like to meet former TAPS & GHI team member Brian Harnois, you might be in luck because Michigan Paranormal Encounters will be hosting a Weekend With Brian Harnois, March 19 - 20, 2010. The series of events set to place over the weekend include lectures ("Lecture with Brian Harnois" and "Behind The Scenes of Ghost Hunters & GHI") and two investigations of the Drake House and Reagent Theater, two supposedly haunted locations. Tickets are available per event and may be purchased via the Michigan Paranormal Encounters website. Only guests 18 years of age or older will be admitted to any of the four lectures or investigations.

Lecture with Brian Harnois: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Eesley Mill in Plainwell, which was built in 1869. Tickets are $35 per person. Advance purchase is required. Tickets will not be available at the door. This is an adults only event. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Investigation at the Drake House: 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, March 19, at the home built between 1850 and 1860 and is in the process of being restored by the Oshtemo Historical Society. It has been the focus of an on-going investigation by Michigan Paranormal Encounters who feel that the house is paranormally active. Group size is limited. Tickets are $50 per person. Advance ticket purchase required and will not be available at the door. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Behind the Scenes on Ghost Hunters and GHI: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Allegan Country Estates and Inn in Allegan. Harnois will b e available for questions about his experience with the paranormal. Tickets are $35 per person. Advance purchase is required. Tickets will not be available at the door. This is an adults only event. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Investigation at the Regent Theatre: 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 20. Harnois will investigate this reportedly active historic theater in downtown Allegan. Tickets are $50 per person. Advance ticket purchase required and will not be available at the door. Adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted. Limited participation.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Get Signed Photos of Heathyr Hoffman & Ben Smith!

Spirit for Haiti has been working with some of the Ghost Hunters Academy recruits to give fans a unique opportunity to own pieces of unique Ghost Hunters Academy memorabilia. This week we are proud to be offering two exclusive pieces, a signed photo of Ben Smith and a signed photo of Heathyr Hoffman. Both photos can be customized by Heathyr or Ben if purchased.

If you were planning to make a donation to the Red Cross or just want to give more, now is the perfect oppurunity to do good and get something for it! 100% of the profits from the sale will be donated to the American Red Cross via eBay to help support relief efforts in Haiti. And wouldn't one (or two!) of these photos make the a perfect belated Valentine's Day gift?

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Reminder: Ghost Hunters Season 5 - Part 1 Due in 10 Days!

Just a reminder that in exactly 10 days (on February 23, 2010), Ghost Hunters Season 5, Part 1 will be released in a 3 DVD collector's edition set. The collection will contain the following investigations and special feature (source:
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Star Island
  • Edith Wharton Estate
  • Club Dead
  • Soul Searching
  • Titanic Terror
  • Crossing Over
  • Garden State Asylum
  • Inhuman Entity
  • I am Not Guilty
  • Civil Wars Spirits
  • Essex County Penitentiary
  • Special Features:
  • Deleted Footage and
  • Bonus Scenes - Never aired on TV!
Cost is $24.98 SRP for 540 minutes. Plus, fans won't have to wait very long for Part 2, which is set for an April 27th. And if you still haven't seen enough Ghost Hunters by then, SyFy will be releasing Ghost Hunters: Military Investigations on May 18th (see previous post for more detail). The DVD is currently available for pre-order on some websites, such as Amazon.

TAPS Investigates Cape Cod's Orleans Inn

The Cape Cod Times is reporting that TAPS recently investigated the Orleans Waterfront Inn in Cape Cod, Mass. The 1875 inn is reportedly home to numerous ghosts, among them a bartender, streetwalker, and dishwasher. The SyFy crew arrived at the location in early February and the episode featuring The Orleans Inn is expected to air sometime during the upcoming sixth season of Ghost Hunters, premiering March 3.

ORLEANS — Investigators from the Syfy Channel show "Ghost Hunters" have
checked out reports of ghosts at the 1875 Orleans Inn on Town Cove.

A show about the inn will air sometime in the program's sixth season, which begins March 3, a Syfy spokeswoman said Thursday.

Among the inn's ghosts are Hannah, a streetwalker in the 1920s; Fred, a bartender in the 1950s; and Paul, a dishwasher in the 1970s; along with a few cat ghosts, according to owner Ed Maas' book, "Ghost of the Orleans Inn." Michael Belcher of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce attracted the Syfy Channel's attention to the inn. The chamber's membership director said he is not among the show's viewers but said his wife watches every Wednesday night.

In the first week of this month, a crew of 25 people from the show spent four days at the inn, Maas said.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Spirit for Haiti Exclusive Chris Smith Signed Photo Charity Auction

Ghost Hunters Fans & Spirit for Haiti have some exciting news to announce tonight! We are pleased to be offering an exclusive signed photo of Chris Smith, one of the newest Ghost Hunters Academy recruits! What's even better, 100% of profits are benefitting the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts in Haiti! The photo can be customized with a short message or name if desired. The photo will be sent directly to you from Chris. The auction ends next Sunday, February 14, 2010. This is a great way to support the American Red Cross and help Haiti! Plus, stay tuned for future auctions of photos signed by Heathyr Hoffman, Ben Smith, and Karl Pfeiffer!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Heathyr Launches New Website

Former Ghost Hunters Academy recuit Heathyr Hoffman has launched an official website where you can find photos, info, media, and more. You can also check out upcoming events and classes where Heathyr will be appearing. The new website can be found at Another GHA recuit, Karl Pfeiffer, has recently launched his own website and blog featuring his writing and other works.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

'Military Investigations - Forts, Battleships, and Beyond' Set For May Release

SyFy will also be releasing another Ghost Hunters DVD, 'Forts, Battleships, and Beyond' which features investigations of Fort Mifflin, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the USS Hornet, Race Rock Lighthouse, and other locations. The two disc collection includes deleted scenes and a special message from Jason & Grant to the military, running a total of 218 minutes. The DVD will be released on May 18, 2010 and sell for $14.98.

Join America's first line of defense against the supernatural as Jason and Grant - plumbers by day, ghost hunters by night - lead their team on five hair-raising explorations of America's most haunted military locations. Prepare to be scared
with these 100% real investigations from the spine-tingling TV series: Ft. Mifflin, the historic battlefield where apparitions still linger from America's bloodiest battles; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the site of a decade-long pattern of escalating paranormal activity; the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier known as the most haunted ship in the Navy; Race Rock Lighthouse, the US Coast Guard lighthouse featuring one of the TAPS team's most startling adventures; and the National Guard's New Bedford Armory, where the team experiences one of the most terrifying, still-unexplained moments of their entire career!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Heathyr on ZTalk Radio Now, Karl on Strange Frequencies Wednesday

Ghost Hunters Academy's Heathyr Hoffman is currently on ZTalkRadio right now! You can listen live right from your browser by visiting the show's website. Staying in the radio news category, Karl Pfeiffer will be appearing on Strange Frequencies Radio Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 8 PM EST. The show will be streaming live via their website the night of the show.