The BEST Episodes of Ghost Hunters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Network: A&E

Fifteen years after introducing the world to the field of authentic paranormal investigation, "Ghost Hunters" returns to television. The series that terrified and captivated fans for 11 seasons will follow one of the original team leaders, Grant Wilson, and his handpicked group of professional ghost hunters as they use their decades of field experience to investigate hauntings across the country. Engaging forensic experts, historical records and the most innovative technology available, the new squad will help everyday people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural phenomena. The team is committed to discovering the truth to give relief to those plagued by paranormal activity and will follow the evidence they uncover wherever it may lead.

Haunted Asylum

#1 - Haunted Asylum

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 30, 2008

TAPS is contacted by volunteers who are restoring Weston State Hospital. Jason & Grant head to West Virginia to investigate this former asylum that once housed Charles Manson.

star 8.84
62 votes
Fort Delaware

#2 - Fort Delaware

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 18, 2008

TAPS investigates Fort Delaware, located on Pea Patch Island. The Island sits in the mid channel of the Delaware River near its entrance into Delaware Bay. Once the location of strategic military defenses, the island is currently owned by the state of Delaware as Fort Delaware state Park. During the American Civil War, Fort Delaware was used by the Union as a camp for Confederate prisoners, in particular ones captured at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Many of the prisoners who died at the fort are buried at nearby Finns Point National Cemetery in New Jersey.

star 8.73
48 votes
Iron Island

#3 - Iron Island

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 3, 2008

A local preservation society took over this property in 2000, and discovered over 30 boxes of unclaimed human remains tucked away in the basement bathroom. Renovations unearthed remnants of the Episcopal church as well as light fixtures and stained glass that'd been hidden behind the walls and ceilings as if the original funeral director created a building within a building. Many women who work at what is now a museum complain of being followed around the building by someone who isn't there. One in particular believes this feeling has increased 100% since they received an altar from another century-old church. Temperature fluctuations from extreme cold to uncomfortable heat are found throughout the structure. Furniture and doors have been heard moving and the sounds of shuffling footsteps are common. The original funeral director even admitted that doors that he had closed and locked would be found open. Floral arrangements were found rearranged. And on a few occasions he had heard strange voices in the building when there was no one else around.

star 8.57
14 votes
Spirits of the Night

#4 - Spirits of the Night

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 28, 2010

The team visits the home of the terrified Scully family who is ready to move. Mrs. Scully shows the team the hot spots starting in the living room that has confrontational shadows, adult legs walking up the stairs and spirits breathing down people's necks.

star 8.47
57 votes
Home for the Haunting

#5 - Home for the Haunting

Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

The team comes to the aid of a single mother and her young son who are afraid that spirits in their Victorian house in Willimantic, Conn., may be a threat to their safety; Kristen investigates claims of a child's voice in an upstairs bedroom.

star 8.35
23 votes
Moonshine & Madness

#6 - Moonshine & Madness

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2012

Memories of slavery, murder and madness plague a notorious mansion in Virginia.

star 8.34
185 votes
Christmas Spirit

#7 - Christmas Spirit

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 7, 2011

Oh haunted town of Bethlehem. TAPS investigates an historic inn and then an old roadhouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Though it's Christmas City, Bethlehem has some spirits that aren't quite so bright! The town would love to find peace on earth for those souls whose bodies have long departed. At the Sun Inn, the belief is that the ghost of a little girl is caught in the building's attic. She could be Sarah a little girl who died at the inn. In the Guest Room, people hear her singing. In the Great Room and dining room, people have seen an apparition outside the window looking in- on the second floor! In the attic, a visitor brought a teddy bear and was poked in the side as the bear was knocked out of his hands. Other visitors heard her crying "don't go" when they tried to leave the attic. The next night, TAPS heads to the Hanoverville Roadhouse, where a little boy's apparition has been seen with tears in his eyes. He is about 8 to 10 years old with dark hair and dark clothing, and he is very, very sad. He has tapped customers on the hip. In the owner's bedroom a ghost actually SAT on the bed with the resident owner and he couldn't move because the covers were pinned under invisible weight!

star 8.32
114 votes
A Textbook Case

#8 - A Textbook Case

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 15, 2014

TAPS is called to an abandoned school in Barnegat, New Jersey to see if the souls of students are still roaming the halls.

star 8.32
57 votes
Flooded Souls

#9 - Flooded Souls

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2012

On this episode of Ghost Hunters, TAPS investigates the abandoned Hales Bar Dam and Marina that is supposedly cursed by a Cherokee chief! Are the ghosts of dead workers trapped in the world of walls?

star 8.29
93 votes
Mark Twain House

#10 - Mark Twain House

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 2, 2009

TAPS heads to Hartford, Connecticut to investigate the house of the well known American author Mark Twain. Where it has been reported that people who visit this home have seen sightings of full-bodied apparitions and heard disembodied laughter of an alleged "ghostly child".

star 8.27
15 votes
Shining Hotel

#11 - Shining Hotel

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 31, 2006

star 8.25
12 votes
Murdered Matron

#12 - Murdered Matron

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 26, 2011

Robert Richard Randall was a philanthropic sailor who donated Snug Harbor to the city to provide housing and services to retired sailors in the 1800s. While there are no sailors there today, there certainly are some apparitions. In the matron's cottage, the matron's young mentally ill son had been chained in the basement. He escaped and murdered his mother, and was later hanged for his crime. Her ghost has been spotted in several locations across the campus. Other claims include a steeple bell ringing unexpectedly and a woman dancing in the chapel, plus doors slamming and apparitions in the music hall- one was even captured in a photograph! Could it be the ghost of the matron?

star 8.20
177 votes
Ghostly Evidence

#13 - Ghostly Evidence

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 14, 2011

TAPS visits the Reed Homestead of Townsend, Massachusetts, where sightings of a ghostly grieving mother are reported. Next, they investigate stories of an apparition of a Confederate soldier at Summerseat Farm in Maryland.

star 8.18
178 votes
Dancing with the Dead

#14 - Dancing with the Dead

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

The Athenaeum is a cultural center that has stood proudly in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana for over a hundred years. Ironically, when the Ghost Hunters arrive at this prodigious location, it’s in the building’s history that Mustafa uncovers a story that turns the investigation upside down. Dr. Knabe, a trailblazing female doctor who met a grisly end in the early 20th century, is linked to this building. She was violently murdered in her apartment just two blocks from The Athenaeum and afterward there were countless reports of people seeing her appear around the storied halls of the cultural center. After night one yields very little results, Grant resorts to a never before used tactic in hopes of drawing out Dr. Knabe and any other entities that may still be haunting their beloved cultural center. Will this crazy stunt actually work?

star 8.18
28 votes
Attack of the Irish Elemental

#15 - Attack of the Irish Elemental

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

Jason and Grant head to Ireland to investigate Leap Castle, considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the world. One of the spirits in the castle is an "elemental" that was supposedly summoned by dark arts, and is reported to be hostile and perhaps even deadly.

star 8.17
36 votes
Inhuman Entity

#16 - Inhuman Entity

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 19, 2009

Ladouceur House, Blackstone Massachusetts The team returns with all new cases. First up is the private residence of the Ladouceur family in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Once when Roxanne, the mother, was sitting on the couch, the couch was stuck with such a violent force that it literally moved while she was sitting on it. Then, while in the basement, the couple's 17 year-old son Gabriel saw a five-foot tall black mass come towards him at full speed. He was so startled by the encounter that he yelled for his parents to come rescue him. But since the Ladoucer's can't just pack up their things and move, they've enlisted the help of TAPS. The Brentsville Historic Centre, Prince William County Virginia Next, the team heads to the Brenstville Historic Centre. The town was founded in 1820 as a courthouse town and numerous witnesses have made claims of paranormal activity. People have claimed they saw faces in the windows of the courthouse, particularly in the second floor window of the judge's room. Another witness claims to have seen the face of an African American woman looking out of the jailhouse door but when he blinked the face was gone. Allegedly, there was a slave who shot her master in that room. Despite all of these sightings, Robert Orrison, the current site manager is a big sceptic and has called TAPS in to verify or disprove the accusations that others have made.

star 8.14
29 votes
Blood on the Bayou

#17 - Blood on the Bayou

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

A Louisiana woman worries that her family plantation may be haunted by its troubled past; with countless deaths on the property over the plantation's 200-year history, the list of spirits that may be present at the large estate is seemingly endless.

star 8.14
22 votes
Dead & Breakfast

#18 - Dead & Breakfast

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2012

TAPS heads to Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, where the Thomas House Bed and Breakfast apparently has guests that don't want to leave. Leave this realm, that is. Built in 1890 by the Coyd family, many members of the family died in the house and are causing the current owners, the Cole family, great concern. The Cole family now own the building and want to know what exactly is haunting their home and business, and what can they do?

star 8.10
187 votes
Spirits on the Water

#19 - Spirits on the Water

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 3, 2008

TAPS goes to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to investigate the oldest active ship in the world, the star on India, and her slip mate, the Berkeley.

star 8.08
12 votes
All Access

#20 - All Access

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 12, 2008

The TAPS team takes a look back at their most memorable cases. Hosted by Josh Gates.

star 8.07
15 votes
Fort Henry

#21 - Fort Henry

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 14, 2009

Taps crosses the border to investigate Fort Henry, notoriously known as Canada's most haunted location. The fort was originally built in 1812 by the British to keep out American soldiers. But for the sake of the case, TAPS— despite their U.S. origins— are allowed across the threshold. The location currently functions as a museum and both guides and tourists a like claim they've had paranormal encounters while on the premises.

star 8.06
16 votes
Please Sign The Ghost Book

#22 - Please Sign The Ghost Book

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired May 16, 2012

Grant Wilson's last investigation takes place at the Spalding Inn in Whitefield, N.H.

star 8.05
184 votes
Voices of Pain

#23 - Voices of Pain

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 9, 2011

Louisville's Waverly Hills Sanatorium is revisited for a probe of the nurses' wing.

star 8.05
211 votes
Hollywood Horror Stories

#24 - Hollywood Horror Stories

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2013

Hooray for Hollywood? Actually, this time Hollywood is cheering for TAPS as they come in to solve some age-old mysteries in famed haunted locations. The season 9 opener starts at The Sowden House. This is the site of the Black Dalia murder. They meet Steve Hodell, whose surgeon father was the original suspect in the vicious attack. This is L.A.'s most infamous murder, where Elizabeth Short was surgically cut in half, and both halves were carefully posed on the side of the road. George believes his father murdered 9 other women in the basement. His sister, Rita, saw apparitions in the basement. Rita's experiences include seeing shadows in the night, hearing voices and other strange sounds- including chains being dragged. Everyone wants to know who these spirits are and what they want. An intensely personal request, which is what TAPS does best. Big news!! Michelle Tate, runner up from Ghost Hunters academy, is now joining the team. Everyone is excited to see her, and Jason reminds her that professionalism is key, and she needs to remember that not every noise is paranormal. During the investigation, K.J. and Britt monitor the cameras and notice a figure walking halfway across the room and then returning to the bathroom that was likely the murder scene. What is that?? It looks like half a human being, and Elizabeth Short was cut in half! Jason believes that whether the ghost haunting the house is the spirit of George Hodell or one of his victims, they would be more apt to reach out to Michelle. So she's alone in the bathroom, and hears footsteps and pacing. In the basement, K.J. and Britt mix the shadow detector and the laser grid technologies. They see odd movements and hear strange noises. Later, Michelle and Adam hear a woman's voice in the hallway. Analysis revealed that the footsteps Michelle heard in the bathroom were from someone outside, and the figure that Britt and K.J. saw turned out to be a crew member. Bummer! That w

star 8.03
184 votes
200th Episode: Grant Is Back

#25 - 200th Episode: Grant Is Back

Season 9 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 22, 2014

TAPS return to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, W.Va., for their 200th episode, which finds the team reunited with Grant, Dustin and Joe. Included: Efforts are made to reach former patients who suffered tragic lives in the hospital.

star 8.03
34 votes