The Best Episodes of Ghost Hunters
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2019
Plumbers by day - ghost hunters by night. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are two plumbers working for Roto-Rooter in New England. They are also the co-founders of TAPS - The Atlantic Paranormal Society - a paranormal research team which investigates hauntings and other strange occurrences. This one-hour weekly show (dubbed a "docu-soap" by the Sci-Fi Channel) follows their investigations from first contact through the gathering of evidence, and to the reveal of that evidence to the client. Every week Jason, Grant, and their team investigate a new case, from poltergeists who throw a child's toys around an attic to a lighthouse whose late keeper still welcomes visitors. This team of moonlighting ghost hunters are our first and last defense against uninvited paranormal visitations.
#1 - Iron Island
Season 4 - Episode 14
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.
#2 - Christmas Spirit
Season 7 - Episode 25
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!
#4 - The Princess And The Evp
Season 8 - Episode 11
TAPS returns to the Mt. Washington resort in search of a paranormal princess who refuses to check out.
#5 - Haunted Hotel
Season 6 - Episode 11
The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, has some 4 star claims! Employees are terrified by swinging doors and voices calling their names. Guests are freaking out after hearing non-existent children running the halls and furniture being dragged across the floor upstairs - when they're actually ON the top floor! Shadows, orbs, moaning; this massive hotel has it all!
#6 - Fort Delaware
Season 4 - Episode 13
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.
#7 - Voices of Pain
Season 7 - Episode 22
Louisville's Waverly Hills Sanatorium is revisited for a probe of the nurses' wing.
#8 - Please Sign The Ghost Book
Season 8 - Episode 12
Grant Wilson's last investigation takes place at the Spalding Inn in Whitefield, N.H.
#9 - Distillery of Spirits
Season 7 - Episode 23
The team visits Kentucky to probe a distillery where the ghost of a colonel may lurk and to investigate a nightclub with a grim past.
#10 - Sloss Furnaces
Season 6 - Episode 23
Meat Loaf is back on the team and he is just full of energy! Tonight the legendary singer turned ghost hunter is joining TAPS as they investigate one of the most notoriously creepy sites in Alabama: Sloss Furnace. The locale has long been on the top of Jason and Grants investigation wish list.
#11 - America's First Zoo
Season 6 - Episode 12
The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest in the country, but the reported Native American burial ground beneath it is even older. While there are no claims of animal ghosts, there are reports from the staff of disembodied voices, footsteps, apparitions and faces peeking through windows and misty shadows. There are 5 buildings to investigate, so the team has its hands quite full.
#12 - Attack of the Irish Elemental
Season 3 - Episode 6
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.
#13 - Haunted By Heroes
Season 8 - Episode 10
Purported paranormal activity is investigated on the USS Yorktown.
#14 - Membership Denied
Season 7 - Episode 24
Probing Connecticut's Hartford Elks Lodge #19, where doors are said to jiggle on their own and phantom voices have been heard. Also: Missouri's Morse Mill Hotel is investigated.
#15 - Murdered Matron
Season 7 - Episode 20
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?
#16 - 200th Episode: Grant Is Back
Season 9 - Episode 25
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.
#17 - Moonshine & Madness
Season 8 - Episode 5
Memories of slavery, murder and madness plague a notorious mansion in Virginia.
#18 - Speaking With The Dead
Season 4 - Episode 17
TAPS visits the abandoned (and skeevy) remains of an art-deco masterpiece, Buffalo Central Terminal. The terminal, a 14-story combination office tower/train station, opened in 1929 and closed 50 years later. After falling through the hands of various owners, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. acquired it in 1997. In the years since the Terminal's abandonment, it has become a potent source of paranormal stories. Local urban explorers and less respectable paranormal investigators would break into the property to look around, leaving in a hurry and with numerous scary experiences. One volunteer was alone in third-floor offices, and saw two people (described as being dressed in old-fashioned clothing) standing at a water fountain. When he stepped closer, the people and the water fountain disappeared. The experience shook the volunteer so badly that he will not enter the building alone. There are cold spots widely reported throughout the terminal, especially on the train platforms. Some who have visited have asked the darkness for a response, and gotten a loud bang.
#19 - Mark Twain House
Season 5 - Episode 23
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".
#20 - Ghostly Evidence
Season 7 - Episode 14
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.
#21 - Knights of the Living Dead
Season 7 - Episode 8
John Higgins was a collector who had pieces of armor from feudal Europe, ancient Greece and Rome and Japan. Since he died and his collection was turned into a museum, many strange happenings have surrounded the artifacts. The museum workers want to know- and now the viewers want to know- are the hauntings related to Mr. Higgins, or the souls of those who died within these pieces of armor. Odds are good they're dealing with residual haunts at the gallery.
#22 - Frighternity
Season 8 - Episode 7
TAPS investigates a haunted fraternity house, and a Coast Guard ship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
#23 - City Hell
Season 8 - Episode 6
TAPS investigates claims that the city hall in Providence, R.I., is haunted by a former mayor; a child is traumatized by spirits at his grandparents' home.
#24 - Inhuman Entity
Season 5 - Episode 9
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.
#25 - Grammar School Ghosts
Season 6 - Episode 17
Everyone has a spooky scary tale that all the kids at school knew. "This school is haunted by the ghost of Old Man Jansen who roams the halls looking to eat small children-" or something to that effect. For the Milton Elementary School in Alton, Il., however, the ghost stories may actually be TRUE!