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Ghost Hunters Recap — Grant Wilson’s Final Investigations Begin

April 11, 2012 08:39 PM by Ryan Haidet

The shape of Ghost Hunters is soon going to change as co-lead investigator Grant Wilson wraps up his final investigations on the show.  Grant, who has been involved with TAPS since its inception, announced during the Feb. 15 episode that he would be leaving the show for personal reasons.  Although no further information was provided, many fans speculate he may be having marital issues since his wedding ring was missing at the time he made the announcement.  As the show returned tonight, it was the first of Grant’s final six episodes, which will culminate on May 16.  While I expect the episode will be a ratings success for SyFy, it really wasn’t the most entertaining one I’ve seen.  What happened during the episode and did they find anything paranormal?  Read on to find out!

Moving Forward

If you were expecting a lot of focus and more answers regarding Grant’s departure, forget that.  All we had was a glimpse back at the big moment when he made the announcement and several quotes about his time with TAPS scattered very sporadically throughout the episode.  “TAPS is very important to me,” Grant said at the beginning of the episode.  “I’ve invested a lot of my life and effort into it and I’m proud of the result.”  His long-time paranormal partner, Jason Hawes, also weighed in.  “Grant is one of my closest friends in the world.  Him and I go back 20 years.  If he needs something, I’m there for him 100 percent.  And I know that the decision of him leaving has really affected the team.  And bottom line, we still have investigations to do.  We still have people to try to help while he’s here.”

The first investigation was in Kingston, Rhode Island at a fraternity house.  It was a building that dates back to the turn of the 17th century with a very spooky history tied to a young girl known as Abigail.  It has been fraternity folklore for years that Abigail tumbled to her death down what has been dubbed the “secret stairwell.”  Written on the wall right near the bottom of that staircase were the words “help me.”  Despite many attempts to cover the words over, they just seem to keep reappearing.

As the investigation began, Jay and Grant went to the attic first.  As they were asking the spirits questions, one of their devices started indicating that something paranormal was in the area.  Then the guys heard something that sounded like somebody was talking right near them.  At the bottom of the so-called “secret stairwell,” they found a very strong electromagnetic field, which could indicate something paranormal.

Some of the other team members heard noises when they were roaming the building, but they really didn’t capture anything that great.  There were a few pieces of audio that didn’t seem like much to me, but the guys from TAPS believed one of the voices they recorded was saying, “Who’s that?”

Scared Ship-less

The second investigation took them to the USCGC Taney in Baltimore, Maryland.  It was a ship built in 1936, which actually fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor.  It now sits in Baltimore as a museum.  Some of the paranormal claims include things turning on and off by themselves and Japanese voices, which some connect to a kamikaze pilot who died on board.

Before the investigation began, Grant offered another quote about moving on from the show.  “There’s definitely a different among everybody since I made the announcement that I’m moving on.  But it’s nice to see that despite that everybody knows that there’s a job that needs to be done.  And I know that they’re dedicated to the clients and to the entities.  And I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

During the investigation, the team did experience several weird noises from a high-pitched laugh to a loud male voice, which came from a speaker system that no longer works.  The coolest moment came when Steve and Tango chased down the sounds of switches being turned on and off.  Although it was pretty neat, Steve ruled it out as something paranormal.

What did you think of tonight’s episode?  Were you hoping to get more answers about Grant’s departure?  Are you still shocked that he’s leaving?  Will you watch the show after he’s gone?  Sound off and leave a comment below!

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5 Responses to “Ghost Hunters Recap — Grant Wilson’s Final Investigations Begin”

  1. Theresa Ratliff Says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    we’re gonna miss you Grant it won’t be the same but youall have such a good crew that i believe they’ll do well.i watch every one of your episodes and it is so great that i just want to help you guy’s. There’s a cemetary here in Goshen,Indiana that is haunted.it’s called Oakridge Cemetary and one day this summer i’m gonna go check it out. i think it would be nice i have relatives buried there and i’d like to know there at peace. thank you for your time. Theresa

  2. Bobbie Tate Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Like the saying goes, “the more things change the more they stay the same”. im sure this is true of TAPS. Grant leaving is a big change. but these men and women are professional ghost hunters. and that wont change.
    Now, if they want they can come down to south alabama and can have more ghost to chase than they can imagine. from the oldest cemetery in this area, where the son of Geronimo is buried, to both fort morgan and fort gains, both of which saw a lot of action during the civil war, there is more ghost than any one can imagine. the swift cole house is one of them. the swift school is where a man has been seen wondering the grounds. he is believed to be one of the creek indians which lived on the banks of bon secour river. anyone wishing to learn more can check it out. it would be great if TAPS could come and work with our team of ghost hunters.

  3. DonnaPoissant Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Grant we the viewers will miss you and your level head on the case but you and your family come first. Good Luck. May your spirits protect you.

  4. Diana Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Good job…on to the next!!

  5. Qwerty Says:
    July 20th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    If y’all think about it with out grant on the show not only he’s nothing and he’s desparate. Don’t believe me since grant left till now LOOK AT THE FIRST EPISODE WITH OUT GRANT TILL NOW…..you’ll see why. Ga is a HELL of a lot than ght and gh together combine by far.


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