Jason Hawes

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Jason Hawes

Born

6/16/1978

Birth Name

Jason Conrad Hawes

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jay Hawes
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Biography

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Founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) in 1990 after having a paranormal experience of his own. Since then he has become a very well known and well respected paranormal researcher. In 2004 he and TAPS became the subject of the documentary series "Ghost Hunters" on the Sci-Fi Channel.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In March 2005, Barry Clinton Eckstrom, 51, of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, began to send threatening e-mails to Jason Hawes, founder of TAPS. Hawes alerted the FBI in Providence. When the e-mails began to include threats against President George W. Bush, the Secret Service became involved. Eckstrom also used Hawes's name to send e-mails to some female members of TAPS, in which he threatened to rape and murder them. While under surveillance by federal agents, Eckstrom used a Bethel Park, Pennsylvania library computer to send an e-mail in Hawes' name to Roto Rooter's Cincinnati headquarters, threatening to shoot employees there. Next, Eckstrom typed a message threatening to kill President Bush, again in Hawes' name, using the Department of Homeland Security's website. Before he could send the message, he was arrested. Because of these activities, Eckstrom was sentenced to two years in federal prison in January 2006.

    • Jason has admitted (and so has other TAPS members) that he did not want Brian Harnois to return to TAPS, and he only got to because it was Steve's choice.

    • Jason's top five shows are: The Shield, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, The Sopranos, and Ghost Hunters.

    • His group TAPS, has been to the Stanely (also called Shining) Hotel twice. One for a normal two night investigation then again on Halloween '06 for a live investigation. They have said they believe the hotel is in fact, haunted.

    • Jason and his buddy, Grant, from Ghost Hunters, were on the Halloween 2006 episode of Ellen Degeneres.

    • Jason is considered by Grant's children as an adopted uncle.

    • His nickname is "Jay."

    • The plumbing company Jason works for is Roto-Rooter.

    • His height is 5.11"

    • He has three girls and two twin sons.

    • Jason has said the reason Grant and he started TAPS was because they both had their own "ghostly experiences."

    • He often says he loves to go fishing.

    • He has a wife Kris Hawes, and five children.

    • Jason Hawes's day job is plumbing.

    • People often joke that Jason Hawes resembles Michael Chiklis.

    • Jason Hawes has a deep interest in schizophrenia, his four screenplays (scifi/thriller genre), and fishing.

  • Quotes

    • Reporter: What's your take on mediums like John Edwards?
      Jason: I don't know John personally so I really can't state anything on him. But generally I do believe in "sensitives." I just believe there are a lot of people out there who believe they're sensitive who aren't. A lot of times you find them with a 1-900 number attached to their names.

    • Jason: Over 80 percent of all the cases can be disproved. Now that last 20 percent that's left, we're not saying it's proof of a ghost. A chair sliding across the floor by itself isn't showing me that it's the dead light keeper Ed pushing that chair. What it's telling me is that a chair doesn't slide across the floor by itself. So it's paranormal, para just meaning above the norm.

    • Reporter: What's the spookiest or most active location you've investigated?
      Jason: Eastern State Penitentiary is definitely at the top of my list.

    • Jason: TAPS is made up of so many different people: psychiatrists, forensic scientists, nuclear physicists, police officers, biologists, lawyers, doctors, even stay-at-home moms. We've even got people from the FBI and Secret Service, the Department of Defense, but we can't show those people on TV because, of course, they're classified.

    • Jason: There are a lot of things that we can never show on TV. We've got a lot of past cases that are confidential. But we've worked on possession cases. You've got a 9-year-old little girl speaking in Latin and flipping out on you. We've worked on cases where furniture rearranged itself at 3AM every night. We caught some of that on film, but we ended up handing that over to the Catholic Church and they took control of that case.

    • Jason: I had a personal experience and I just always keep it personal, but before that time I didn't believe in anything with the paranormal. It became my passion to try to put some kind of a scientific spin on this, try to really understand how it's actually feasible that after you pass you could still be sort of here.

    • Jason: What makes us so unique is when TAPS comes in we try to dis-prove a haunting.

    • (After asked about Brian, one of the people that works with TAPS)
      Jason: I have done everything I can for Brian. I have helped him out. I have taken him in at times when he's been pretty much homeless and gotten him back on his feet. It's tough, because to see him fall again it really hits you where it hurts. Me and Brian have a real good friendship and I'm still talking with Brian.

    • (After asked about the one tip he could give a amateur ghost hunter)
      Jason: First off, if you're ever investigating the paranormal, never go off alone. There are safety factors, there's also the reason where if you believe you've seen something and you're alone, there's nobody to back it up. Also, you don't have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to investigate the paranormal. You can spend $200 – $300 to start investigating.

    • Jason: At first, me and Grant were working full time and we were doing like 120 hours a week and it just wasn't working. Roto Rooter is a great company and they're extremely lenient when it comes to the filming schedule. We're extremely busy, we're always out filming but when it comes to the family time we make the best of it. And I've got five kids, so I need to make the best of it.

    • Jason: Over 80 percent of all the cases can be disproved. Now that last 20 percent that's left, we're not saying it's proof of a ghost. A chair sliding across the floor by itself isn't showing me that it's the dead light keeper Ed pushing that chair. What it's telling me is that a chair doesn't slide across the floor by itself. So it's paranormal, para just meaning above the norm.

    • Interviewer: What haunted locations are on your wish list?
      Jason: I'd love to get overseas and check out some of the places in England and Scotland, which are said to be just notoriously haunted. Everything from Borley Rectory down to castles in Scotland.

    • Interviewer: What's the spookiest or most active location you've investigated?
      Jason: Eastern State Penitentiary is definitely at the top of my list. I also love Race Rock Lighthouse in Long Island Sound.

    • Jason: TAPS is made up of so many different people: psychiatrists, forensic scientists, nuclear physicists, police officers, biologists, lawyers, doctors, even stay-at-home moms. We've even got people from the FBI and Secret Service, the Department of Defense, but we can't show those people on TV because, of course, they're classified.

    • Jason: I had a personal experience and I just always keep it personal, but before that time I didn't believe in anything with the paranormal. It became my passion to try to put some kind of a scientific spin on this, try to really understand how it's actually feasible that after you pass you could still be sort of here.

    • Jason: Grant and I started TAPS after we had our own personal experiences.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Old Episode 21 Season 5!!!!

    8.5
    In the first case at the Hotel during the reveal. You show her an EVP of some humming, but if you listen to it carefully it says something that is not just humming. It says Ghost Hunter, but it splits Hunter into 2 parts as follows. (Hun-ter) or all together Ghost Hun - ter. Listen to it again and you will hear what I mean. LOL
  • Jasons's brithday is wrong it is Dec.27 1971. & when

    10
    Jason's brithday is Dec.27 1971 it is not in June 1978. i tryed to go change it in the fild where u r belong 2 change it in, but it would not let me it keeps goin to an other page. i love the show so i thought that other ppl that love it would like to have the right info. if they r looking 4 info on Jason & not get the wrong birthdate 4 Jay. yeah i'm rambling but it said i gotta have 100 words & i don't got 100 words 2 say Steve is the best.moreless
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