Ghost Hunters

The BEST episodes of Ghost Hunters

Every episode of Ghost Hunters ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ghost Hunters!

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.

Last Updated: 11/28/2022Network:discovery+
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Iron Island
star
9.11
18 votes

#1 - Iron Island

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/3/2008

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.

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Haunted Asylum
star
8.94
62 votes

#2 - Haunted Asylum

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/30/2008

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.

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Fort Delaware
star
8.89
53 votes

#3 - Fort Delaware

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/18/2008

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.

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Spirits of the Night
star
8.62
53 votes

#4 - Spirits of the Night

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/28/2010

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.

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Mark Twain House
star
8.40
15 votes

#5 - Mark Twain House

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 12/2/2009

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".

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A Textbook Case
star
8.35
57 votes

#6 - A Textbook Case

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired 10/15/2014

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

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Moonshine & Madness
star
8.32
180 votes

#7 - Moonshine & Madness

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2012

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

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Attack of the Irish Elemental
star
8.25
32 votes

#8 - Attack of the Irish Elemental

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/15/2006

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.

Christmas Spirit
star
8.21
112 votes

#9 - Christmas Spirit

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/7/2011

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!

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Murdered Matron
star
8.19
171 votes

#10 - Murdered Matron

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/26/2011

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?

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Flooded Souls
star
8.19
89 votes

#11 - Flooded Souls

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2012

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?

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200th Episode: Grant Is Back
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8.18
34 votes

#12 - 200th Episode: Grant Is Back

Season 9 - Episode 25 - Aired 10/22/2014

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.

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Ghostly Evidence
star
8.16
175 votes

#13 - Ghostly Evidence

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/14/2011

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.

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Betsy Ross House
star
8.12
25 votes

#14 - Betsy Ross House

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/11/2009

On the season premier of the show, TAPS heads over to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the home of Betsy Ross were TAPS will investigate several claims of paranormal activities. Later, on the second investigation of the episode, TAPS heads to Glen Mills, Pennsylvania to investigate a 300 year old residence.

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Dead & Breakfast
star
8.11
179 votes

#15 - Dead & Breakfast

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2012

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?

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So She Married An Axe Murderer
star
8.11
19 votes

#16 - So She Married An Axe Murderer

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/10/2008

Jason and Grant are called in to investigate a haunt hidden in their own neighborhood — the Slater Mill. In its early years, almost all of the employees at the mill were children, and the workers were often pushed to their limits. Working conditions were difficult and unhealthy — respiratory ailments and diseases were rife, and the mill was home to many grisly accidents. Then, TAPS goes to Connecticut to unravel the mysteries at the historic Pettibone Tavern. Built in 1780, the tavern originally served as a carriage stop between Albany and Boston during the late 18th century. During this time, it was also supposedly the site of a brutal axe murder, and through the years, employees have consistently reported activity that they cannot explain.

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Speaking With The Dead
star
8.10
21 votes

#17 - Speaking With The Dead

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/24/2008

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.

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Hollywood Horror Stories
star
8.08
173 votes

#18 - Hollywood Horror Stories

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/17/2013

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

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Voices of Pain
star
8.02
203 votes

#19 - Voices of Pain

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/9/2011

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

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Please Sign The Ghost Book
star
8.01
179 votes

#20 - Please Sign The Ghost Book

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/16/2012

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

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Manson Murders
star
8.00
20 votes

#21 - Manson Murders

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/18/2007

The team investigate claims of paranormal activity at a house in Hollywood, CA near the site of the 1969 "Manson Murders." Then TAPS heads to the film studio built by Charlie Chaplain to check out claims of activity including full apparitions.

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Bottled Spirits
star
8.00
22 votes

#22 - Bottled Spirits

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/15/2008

Dayville, CT: Tracy house Heather Tracy and her family moved into her ancestor's property two years ago. There were always reports of odd activity and it soon became apparent to her that there was something more to the stories. Appleton, NY: Haunted Winery Previous owners saw their wives die in the house from illness. And one owner accidentally shot and killed his son while another died under suspicious circumstances. By 1933, the Sisters of St. Joseph became the new owners and used the estate for decades as a nuns' retreat, a camp for girls and a training school for the deaf. Now, the winery has become a part of an eerie lore.

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Stage Fright
star
7.99
236 votes

#23 - Stage Fright

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/19/2011

The Rapids Theater in Niagra Falls, NY was built in 1921, but the suicide of an actress years ago has placed a paranormal shadow over the building. Claims include apparitions crossing the stage, a woman's voice and female whistling and high heels clicking. Doors also tend to open and close on their own, including a fire door in the front tunnels, a type of basement. In the Orchestra Pit, people see legs walking around in the auditorium when there is no one there.

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Oak Alley Plantation
star
7.95
22 votes

#24 - Oak Alley Plantation

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/9/2008

TAPS returns to Louisiana to investigate the historic Oak Alley sugar plantation in Vacherie. When Jacques Telesphore, the businessman who built the house, died of tuberculosis in 1848, his family couldn't maintain the business, and had to sell the property.

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The Boy In The Brothel
star
7.94
18 votes

#25 - The Boy In The Brothel

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/17/2008

TAPS visits a 16th century North Kingstown, R.I., landmark to solve an awful mystery. The Carriage Inn was built in 1760. Now a busy banquet facility called Hoof, Fin and Feathers, it is the center of mysterious sightings. A woman in period dress (late 1700s, early 1800s) has been seen in the main house's main dining room. In the bar, people have seen a man dressed in black carrying a book. The most disturbing sighting by far happened in the barn, which is now the banquet hall. There, people have reported seeing a young girl who had been burned. Both the cellar and attic inspire feelings of great dread. Several employees have refused to enter them alone. In addition, temperature changes plague the attic. Intense cold will settle onto an extremely concentrated area — someone's face, or even just his or her nose. Owner and head chef Linda Wadensten does not feel threatened, though she does want TAPS to find what is haunting the Carriage Inn. Then, TAPS comes to help a military family living in Groton, Conn. When the Stitelers's four-year-old son first saw the ghost of a child in his room, a boy with black hair and black eyes, he didn't tell his parents. Instead, he mentioned it while he was in the hospital with a brief illness. His mother was surprised that he knew what a ghost was, and wrote it off as an imaginary friend until she told her husband. William went white. He had seen the same figure in their home, and it had terrified him. In addition, the husband has had a sleeping problem in recent months. He wakes up in the middle of the night with a feeling of overwhelming dread and danger, not from a dream, but in the waking world. Invariably, within minutes of waking up with these feelings, he hears toys turn on in his two-year-old's room. He turns them off and tries to return to sleep.

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