Ghost Hunters

Season 3 Episode 17

Houses of the Holy

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2007 on Syfy
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Houses of the Holy

The congregation at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, in Prosser, WA, has suggested that the Reverend Jennings invite the Ghost Hunters to come in to examine a number of strange sounds, smells, and sights. Back in New England, TAPS then goes to the Sprague Mansion in Rhode Island, a beautiful building with ghost sightings dating back to 1925.


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  • A good episode from the Ghost Hunters, not much hard evidence found, but good none-the-less.

    Out of the two investigations in this episode, the first one in the church is the more interesting. The smelly burnt wood in the shape of the footprint is rather interesting, as well as the loud unexpected thump during the Reveal. The only EVP was the mysterious and persistant tapping noise. The Second investigation was less interesting. However there was some strange but small activities, including the moving cold spot and the strange "spider on my neck" feelings. In terms of validity, opinion can go one way or the other; they could have acted it out, they could have found real paranormal activity, or they really did just have spiders on their necks, your choice.

    Although the episode is not as exciting as their classics, it has some vaguely interesting evidence in it, and goes as variably worth the watch. It's not the kind of episode to watch again and again, but it's a good example of TAPS at work.moreless
Jason Hawes

Jason Hawes

Lead Investigator

Grant Wilson (II)

Grant Wilson (II)

Lead Investigator

Steve Gonsalves

Steve Gonsalves

Tech Manager

Dave Tango

Dave Tango


Kris Williams

Kris Williams


Donna LaCroix

Donna LaCroix

Case Manager

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Also Appearing:
      Investigation 1: St Matthews Episcopal Church and Vicarage - Prosser, Washington
      Reverend Jennings - St Matthews Episcopal Church
      Carolyn Gardner - Congregation Member

      Investigation 2: Sprague Mansion - Cranston, Rhode Island
      Cyril Place - VP Cranston Historical Society
      Aida Z. Duffney - Mansion Visitor

    • Donna is listed in the opening credits, but does not appear in this episode.

    • The first investigation of the St Matthews Episcopal Church and Vicarage occurred on July 19-20, 2007, according to the date embedded in the thermal camera's footage. The second investigation at the Sprague Mansion took place about a month later, on August 14-15, 2007.

    • Firsts: Jason and Grant are shown leaving the Priest house during the middle of their investigation. They do so to get additional information from the Reverend Jennings about the burnt footprint in her bedroom to test the feasibility of their theory as to how it could have gotten there. This is something that has never happened on any of the show's previous episodes. Instead, they usually speak about such things with the client during the Reveal, and tailor their opinion upon whether or not something is paranormal from the answer given.

      This is also the first time there has been additional paranormal activity which occurrs as Jason and Grant reveal their findings to their client, causing them to break off and do some impromptu investigating.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Grant: (when Steve radios him to aim a camera on a footprint seemingly burnt onto the floor) What are you hoping to capture with a footprint?
      Steve: (after a pause) Right.
      Grant: What are you hoping to catch with a footprint?
      Jason: (laughing at Steve) Right?!
      Steve: Right.
      Grant: Why do you want it on the footprint, that's not going to ...?!
      Jason: (as they both laugh at Grant's frustration) Just say 'Right.'
      Steve: Right.
      Grant: (rolling his eyes) You mean...?!
      Steve: Copy.
      Grant: Steve, you're not making any sense!
      Steve: Right.

    • Grant: It's nice to see a religious leader opening their mind to try and understand the world around them, rather than just focus on what their church preaches. It's always been interesting to me to see religious leaders talking about angels and spirit and the Holy Ghost, but they're afraid to talk about the paranormal.

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