Ghost Hunters

Season 1 Episode 4

Race Rock Lighthouse

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 27, 2004 on Syfy
8.9
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Race Rock Lighthouse
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At the request of the US Coast Guard, TAPS goes to Long Island Sound to investigate the Race Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse is now automated, but the Coast Guard officers who come to do maintenance and inspection have reported strange occurrences and are nervous about going to the site. The commanding officers hope to disprove the rumors. The team's cameras pick up strange orb activity and a fog which the investigators do not remember from the time of the video. Andy is able to follow an EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) reading that seems to move up and back down the stairs (following the course of the old caretaker when he would check on the light). More dramatic, one camera sees a chair move a few inches in an empty room. Jason tells the Coast Guard that the site does appear to be haunted.

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  • the chair fantastic definate proof

    10
    wow i hate to say it brian has an attitude problem but the rest of them are really great i love how they get right down to trying to debunk stuff i thought it was funny when jason didnt want to admit it was haunted hehe cause he and brian had a 200 dollar bet which brian in my opinoin won
  • Very cool lighthouse

    8.2
    This was a good eposide the lighthouse was very cool. I can't believe the currents around there but I guess that how the ocean is. I thought Jay fishing was halarious he did seem into the investigation to much that night and the flashlight incident was classic. I have to say the chair moving was pretty cool if it wasn't faked that woudl be enough for me to believe in ghosts there is no way that chair wa moving on its own in a building built that sturdy. I don't think any of the taps guys facked it I'm just not sure of the SCIfi people. Just my takemoreless
  • The old man was annoyed with TAPS

    10
    I still can't figure out why the guy moved the chair. I suppose it was in his way? He must have been upset that these guys come in and leave their chairs sitting around. That's a pretty cool lighthouse but I am wondering why at one point people were living there, then they moved out and now there's no running water or anything. If there once was, what happened? More history would be nice on the lighthouse but it doesn't give much on the Race Rock Lighthouse website. Good thing TAPS was around during this episode or those two lost fishermen would have died at sea.moreless
  • Very interesting mist and chair moving events, but both could be disproven if we had all of the information at our disposal. We don't, so we have to say Ok maybe, but no way definately, something was caught.moreless

    6.5
    This is a fine example of a typical Ghost Hunters episode. I am a firm believer in this kind of stuff, I also like the Ghost Hunters show and TAPS. This I believe is the earliest episode I've seen of the program. I was definately intrigued by the obvious mist, but they are at sea and at night with temp changes it gets misty so I don't think this is any big deal nor does it prove anything. The chair at first was an eye opener. Yet again, it could have been a trick with fishing line. The problem with all of these shows is that they do not follow through with an event and there is no continuity due to editing and time constraints. It would have been 1000% more convincing if there was a camera person up there when the chair moved and they went right over to the chair without cutting away and showed in close up detail that there was nothing attached to the legs. As for the fog it would have been nice to have had a camera outside filming to show at that time wheither there was a fog or mist forming at the time the mist was caught inside.moreless
  • Quite literally, revealing. The team finds a chair moves on camera right after a member of TAPS leaves the attic room of the lighthouse.

    10
    In one of the best episodes of the season, the team spends a full hour-long episode in an old lighthouse that the Coast Guard visits occasionally. the evidence of a haunting appears to be concrete as a chair is moved when no one is in the room. What I love about Ghost Hunters is that no one tells the viewers they have to believe what they see... if you believe the chair may have been rigged, more power to you. But if you believe the ghost of the lighthouse decided to poke and prod the odd-looking folding chair sitting in his attic, you can believe that too. Very well done. One funny moment occurs when one member of the team drops a waterproof flashlight into the water and fish swim around to investigate it.moreless
Steve Gonsalves

Steve Gonsalves

Tech Specialist

Brian Harnois

Brian Harnois

Case Manager

Jason Hawes

Jason Hawes

Founder of TAPS and Lead Investigator

Grant Wilson (II)

Grant Wilson (II)

Co-Founder of TAPS and Lead Investigator

Donna LaCroix

Donna LaCroix

Interviewer

Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

Demonologist

Andy Andrews (II)

Andy Andrews (II)

Investigator

Recurring Role

Heather Drolet

Heather Drolet

Pagan/Investigator

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Also Appearing:
      Investigation: Race Rock Lighthouse - New London, Connecticut
      Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate J. Nolda - US Coast Guard
      Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Peter Jennings - US Coast Guard
      Brad Laursen - US Coast Guard
      Boatswain's Mate Christian Osbourne - US Coast Guard

      Analysis:
      Ray Lane - Video Specialist

    • Although listed in the opening credits, Donna, Steve, Carl and Keith do not appear in this episode.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Andy Andrews actively takes part in a TAPS investigation on Ghost Hunters for the first time in this episode, though he can be spotted in the background of several previous episodes. He goes on to become one of the lead investigators on the Ghost Hunters International spin-off show.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Andy: Argh! I think we need a bigger boat!
      Andy is mixing his metaphors here. "Argh" is the c exclamation associated with pirates. "I think we need a bigger boat" is a paraphrase of one of the top 100 most well known movie lives of all time from the 1975 horror film Jaws.

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