Branding: it's a word you'll hear thrown around by uncreative corporate con artists (read: executives, usually with British accents) who thrive on fooling the public--as well as their coworkers--and making something of their MBA. It's a meaningless makeover that's become standard for stick-up-their-butt companies to stay hip, and the latest to re-brand is The Sci-Fi Channel, which will now be known as…
Do you believe in ghosts? Well, the Ghost Hunters on the Sci-Fi Network do...sort of. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson head up TAPS--that's short for The Atlantic Paranormal Society.
They are plumbers by trade, but 15 years ago they answered the call of supernature, and now they are responsible for clearing your home's pipes and its spiritual pathways. They've had plenty of adventures, but don't call them ghostbusters.
We talked to them about the life of a Ghost Hunter.
TV.com: Hi guys. What do you have planned for season two and a half?
Grant: Well, we went to the hotel from The Shining.
Jason: That place was incredible. The nice thing was they closed down most of the place just for us. It's built right smack-dab between two mountains, on the side of one mountain ...Read more
It takes a bit of crazy to walk into a house that is purported to be haunted in the dead of night with little more than a flashlight. Having said that, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson must be bat s*** insane.
The pair founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) back in 1990 to try to understand the phenomenon of ghosts and all other spooky things. They're also the subjects of Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, a docudrama that follows the TAPS team as it investigates all sorts of places most wouldn't even look at.
Hawes and Wilson, former plumbers, use their experience in the field to help bring understanding to things that just can't be explained with conventional science. Despite the fact they both believe in the other side, they initially go into each job trying to disprove the presence of paranormal activity rather than prove it ...Read more
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. Tom Thayer and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films (American Chopper) are the executive producers.moreless