Ghost Hunters

Season 2 Episode 14

Ghost Hunters Halloween Special

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 31, 2005 on Syfy
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Ghost Hunters Halloween Special
In this one-hour special, Jason and Grant look at a few investigations TAPS did in Savannah, Georgia. This includes the Bader's House, a colonial cemetery, and the Moon River Brewing Co.

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  • A great promotional device with a few open questions

    I have to say, I was a bit leery of the whole idea of a “Halloween Special” (which I’m listing as just another second season episode for simplicity’s sake). It’s bad enough that the second season was largely devoted to investigations where little happened. Dumping a special into the mix almost demands that something happen on camera, just so that it can live up to the hype. Clearly, based on just the wardrobe alone, this was a promotional stunt. So the question is: was this all just good timing, in terms of the results?

    A comment on Brian’s return: I think this is a mistake. The group has run ten times better without him, because he’s a distraction. Sure, he has plenty of experience, but that doesn’t count when he can’t play well with others or do the job he’s assigned to do without constant supervision. Believe me, I have someone in my work situation with exactly the same kind of work ethic issues, and it’s a constant drain on my time.

    I am pleased, of course, with the amount of success that allows them to say “First Annual”, which certainly implies a long-term relationship between SFC and TAPS. The future is bright! Never mind the promotional joy of so much apparel. I like it when people I like succeed. One caveat: where was Paula this time? I want more Paula Donovan!

    Anyway, first case:

    Well now. That’s one hell of an EVP. I’m really surprised at how clear it was. Usually there’s a lot more background hiss and white noise involved. For that reason alone, I’m a bit concerned. Sure, it fits the history of the building perfectly, but that’s exactly the point. I’m not at all convinced that the SFC personnel wouldn’t ensure that TAPS had evidence during such an important investigation. (I stop very short of even suggesting that this was a purposeful hoax by TAPS or TAPS personnel.)

    Second “case”:

    Damn, am I glad the cemetery thing wasn’t the rest of the episode. There’s a reason I hate cemetery investigations, and this highlights every issue I have. A bunch of people running around in a space with tons of ambient noise, animals, and people looking to mess with your head. Though I was impressed that the team kept running towards the unknown, not away from it!

    Third case:

    This is the one that’s going to cause the most discussion, and I’m afraid it will be to the great detriment of TAPS and their credibility. That “ghost” in the basement looked super-fake, like someone told a kid to run into the room with a blanket over his head. The mist was a little better, but still not conclusive. I’m not sure what the situation was during that case, but my natural skepticism definitely kicked in.

    For all that, this is what a lot of viewers wish every episode could be like, in terms of the amount of “evidence”. And that’s why some will question the timing. For my part, I was highly entertained, and if I question the veracity of some of the evidence collected, I point to SFC as a likely culprit. I also believe that it will be a long wait until January for new episodes!

  • Ghost Hunters on Sci Fi Channel's Halloween Special air two of their most important cases they have investigated. Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes and the rest of the TAPS team investigate the Sorrel Weed House ie. "Bader House", Colonial Park Cemetary, and themoreless

    The Halloween Special of the Sci Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, was entertaining, as well as extremely scary. TAPS investigated one of the most significant historic houses in the United States, the Sorrel Weed House. "Bader's House" on the episode, Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes meet the owner Steven Bader, who tours them through the beautiful Savannah mansion, which was the first home in Georgia to become a registered state landmark.

    Bader seemed to be somewhat of a skeptic, as he gives Savannah history tours through the Sorrel Weed House, and candlelight tours in the evening. Bader recalled the historic account of a slave who had died a tyraumatic death in 1861, following the suicide of Francis Sorrel's wife, who had jumped from the second floor porch two weeks earlier. An EVP was recorded in the 8th hour of their investigation, with an African American woman screaming......Get out....Get out....Help me, my God, my God. The TAPS team said it was the most significant EVP they had ever encountered. A man was heard with the woman, but his words were inaudible. Other significant evidence which had been gathered was for some reason not aired, so hopefully it will come out on a later episode.

    Owner Steven Bader does not appear to be a skeptic now. He appeared pretty set back after he heard the woman's very audible screams, and he just wanted to "be alone". Bader plans to incorporate the evidence into his evening walking tours of the squares, and his home.

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    The final case was of the Moon River Brewing Company, and 1820's building on Bay Street. The manager walked Jason and Grant through the historic building, and the TAPS team went to work. They found shadows, an ascending mist, and a weird object moving on tape in the cellar. On the Ghost Hunters. The conclusion of the TAPS team was that in bath cases, paranormal activity had occurred.........something one rarely hears them say.

    The TAPS crew seemed to confirm Savannah as being the most haunted city in the United States, and it was an entertaining as well as a very strange episode.

Brian Harnois

Brian Harnois


Dustin Pari

Dustin Pari

Tech Specialist

Grant Wilson (II)

Grant Wilson (II)

Lead Investigator - Co-Founder of TAPS

Jason Hawes

Jason Hawes

Lead Investigator - Founder of TAPS

Steve Gonsalves

Steve Gonsalves

Tech Manager

Donna LaCroix

Donna LaCroix

Case Manager

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Also Appearing:
      City Tour: Savannah, Georgia
      Rebecca Clark - Historical Society

      Investigation 1: Bader House (historically known as the Sorrel Weed House) - Savannah, Georgia
      Stephen Bader - Homeowner
      Christopher Bezeredi - Carriage House Resident

      Investigation 2: Moon River Brewing Co. - Savannah, Georgia
      Chris Lewis - Manager
      Eugene Beeco - Owner

    • Donna is listed in the opening credits, but does not appear in the episode. Lisa and Dustin take part in the investigations at the Bader House and the cemetery, but not at the Moon River Brewing Company.

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  • NOTES (3)