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The team is called in by a TAPS family member and returns to Louisiana to investigate the home of a man who is bothered by spirits whenever women come to visit.While they are in town, they are asked to investigate Brennan's Restaurant, where many supernatural occurences have been reported. After dinner in the ""haunted dining room"" the investigation begins.Read More
The TAPS team investigates reports of paranormal phenomena at Worthington’s house and try to assure the family that their house is safe. Then the team travels to Rolling Hills Asylum to investigate reports from visitors of hair tugging, noises and phantom smells at the former insane asylum in Bethany, N.Y.Read More
Jason and Grant investigate sightings of several apparitions in the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Next TAPS searches for evidence in the home of a real medium, also in the same rural vacation town in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas.Read More
TAPS returns to Jason's childhood hometown to look into claims from Elizabeth Leonard who claims a ghost named George is scaring her family and leaving scratch marks on her son's neck and stomach. Also, while in the area, TAPS visits the Valentown Museum, which has a history of paranormal activity, and is the location of a murder.Read More
At the request of Mike Dion, TAPS investigates the claims of a man's house is being haunted. He and his brother have a large collection of tapes they have tried to record EVPs on, and they're convinced it's haunted. Also, TAPS travels to Indiana to investigate the Willard Library, Indiana's oldest library, home of over 50 years of claims of seeing a grey lady.Read More
TAPS visits Hilary Hodgman's home in New Jersey and tries to find the shadowy figure she and her husband have seen. Also, the guys visit the Hartford Conservatory and attempt to explain why students have heard music playing in an empty school, why lights flicker on and off, and why doors slam shut.Read More
TAPS first travels to Oklahoma to investigate the Stone Lion Inn, which was once a funeral parlor. The owner believes it to be haunted by a young child who died by accidentially being poisoned.
TAPS then travels to David Edgerly's home in Massachusetts. David's been complaining about sleepless nights, nausea, headaches, and fatigue.Read More
Jason and Grant head to Ireland to investigate Leap Castle, considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the world. One of the spirits in the castle is an "elemental" that was supposedly summoned by dark arts, and is reported to be hostile and perhaps even deadly.Read More
Continuing with their Ireland trip, TAPS travels to Lisheen Castle to investigate possible fairy activity in an area near the Castle called "the Wrath". They then board a plane to London to investigate the Viaduct Tavern, built on the site of Newgate Prison, where strange voices and touches by unseen hands have been reported.Read More
When a mother comes to them for help, TAPS takes on a local case at the Tedeschi's House where strange voices are heard and toys come on by themselves. Then it's on to the MacLean's House to investigate strange noises and shaking that are coming from under the house. Jason and Grant head up to the attic where a whole new investigation begins.Read More
TAPS travels to Chesapeake, Virginia to investigate the Keffer's House which suffers from apparitions, voices, and possibly a possessed doll. Then Steve is put in charge of his own investigation when he and TAPS head to Charlestown (Rhode Island) to investigate The General Stanton Inn where apparitions and voices have been seen and heard.Read More
TAPS heads down to Corpus Christi, Texas to investigate the U.S.S. Lexington, an aircraft carrier where over 400 officers died on board during it's 21 out of 24 battles in WW2. Then it's on to a local case in Warwick at City Hall, where the sound of a woman crying has been heard and ghostly picture of a man was captured on a webcam.Read More
The Gibbons family, in Seattle, WA, ask TAPS to investigate their home. The whole family has been having seemingly paranormal experiences ever since their orphaned niece has come to live with them. The family wants to find out what is going on, and whether the ghostly presence might be the girl's lost mother trying to make contact.
While in Seattle, the team decide to go to the Moore Theater, a place that has been considered haunted by employees for years.Read More
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.Read More
Jason and Grant finally travel to Salem, the place that sparked Donna's interest in the paranormal. There they investigate the Lyceum Bar and Grill, which is built on land once owned by the first victim of the infamous Salem witchcraft trials. Then, when Jason must race back home due to a family emergency, Grant is left to direct the team in their investigation of the Hawthorne Hotel.Read More
Jason, Grant and their team head to New England to answer a call from a terrified family plagued by mysterious apparitions. During their investigation, TAPS uncovers shocking evidence of paranormal activity in the home.
From there, they take on claims at the Palace Theater in Manchester, N.H., a former vaudeville stop that hosted performances by Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, Jimmy Durante and Harry Houdini. Today, staff at this historic playhouse report endless paranormal claims ranging from apparitions to footsteps and slamming doors.Read More
TAPS investigates Fort Delaware, located on Pea Patch Island. The Island sits in the mid channel of the Delaware River near its entrance into Delaware Bay. Once the location of strategic military defenses, the island is currently owned by the state of Delaware as Fort Delaware state Park.
During the American Civil War, Fort Delaware was used by the Union as a camp for Confederate prisoners, in particular ones captured at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Many of the prisoners who died at the fort are buried at nearby Finns Point National Cemetery in New Jersey.Read More
A local preservation society took over this property in 2000, and discovered over 30 boxes of unclaimed human remains tucked away in the basement bathroom. Renovations unearthed remnants of the Episcopal church as well as light fixtures and stained glass that'd been hidden behind the walls and ceilings as if the original funeral director created a building within a building.
Many women who work at what is now a museum complain of being followed around the building by someone who isn't there. One in particular believes this feeling has increased 100% since they received an altar from another century-old church.
Temperature fluctuations from extreme cold to uncomfortable heat are found throughout the structure. Furniture and doors have been heard moving and the sounds of shuffling footsteps are common.
The original funeral director even admitted that doors that he had closed and locked would be found open. Floral arrangements were found rearranged. And on a few occasions he had heard strange voices in the building when there was no one else around.Read More
Jason and Grant are called in to investigate a haunt hidden in their own neighborhood — the Slater Mill. In its early years, almost all of the employees at the mill were children, and the workers were often pushed to their limits. Working conditions were difficult and unhealthy — respiratory ailments and diseases were rife, and the mill was home to many grisly accidents.
Then, TAPS goes to Connecticut to unravel the mysteries at the historic Pettibone Tavern. Built in 1780, the tavern originally served as a carriage stop between Albany and Boston during the late 18th century. During this time, it was also supposedly the site of a brutal axe murder, and through the years, employees have consistently reported activity that they cannot explain.Read More
TAPS visits a 16th century North Kingstown, R.I., landmark to solve an awful mystery.
The Carriage Inn was built in 1760. Now a busy banquet facility called Hoof, Fin and Feathers, it is the center of mysterious sightings.
A woman in period dress (late 1700s, early 1800s) has been seen in the main house's main dining room. In the bar, people have seen a man dressed in black carrying a book. The most disturbing sighting by far happened in the barn, which is now the banquet hall. There, people have reported seeing a young girl who had been burned.
Both the cellar and attic inspire feelings of great dread. Several employees have refused to enter them alone. In addition, temperature changes plague the attic. Intense cold will settle onto an extremely concentrated area — someone's face, or even just his or her nose.
Owner and head chef Linda Wadensten does not feel threatened, though she does want TAPS to find what is haunting the Carriage Inn.
Then, TAPS comes to help a military family living in Groton, Conn.
When the Stitelers's four-year-old son first saw the ghost of a child in his room, a boy with black hair and black eyes, he didn't tell his parents. Instead, he mentioned it while he was in the hospital with a brief illness. His mother was surprised that he knew what a ghost was, and wrote it off as an imaginary friend until she told her husband. William went white. He had seen the same figure in their home, and it had terrified him.
In addition, the husband has had a sleeping problem in recent months. He wakes up in the middle of the night with a feeling of overwhelming dread and danger, not from a dream, but in the waking world. Invariably, within minutes of waking up with these feelings, he hears toys turn on in his two-year-old's room. He turns them off and tries to return to sleep.Read More
TAPS visits the abandoned (and skeevy) remains of an art-deco masterpiece, Buffalo Central Terminal.
The terminal, a 14-story combination office tower/train station, opened in 1929 and closed 50 years later. After falling through the hands of various owners, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. acquired it in 1997.
In the years since the Terminal's abandonment, it has become a potent source of paranormal stories. Local urban explorers and less respectable paranormal investigators would break into the property to look around, leaving in a hurry and with numerous scary experiences.
One volunteer was alone in third-floor offices, and saw two people (described as being dressed in old-fashioned clothing) standing at a water fountain. When he stepped closer, the people and the water fountain disappeared. The experience shook the volunteer so badly that he will not enter the building alone.
There are cold spots widely reported throughout the terminal, especially on the train platforms. Some who have visited have asked the darkness for a response, and gotten a loud bang.Read More
TAPS is in Florida to investigate an inn that is a hotbed of paranormal activity.
This unique St. Petersburg property consists of two multi-story Victorian manors: the Pink House and the Purple House. They were both built in the late 1800s, and are believed to house more than just customers.
Elsewhere in St. Petersburg, TAPS investigates the legendary Renaissance Vinoy hotel, Major League Baseball's favored paranormal getaway.
Built in 1924, the Vinoy has always been a preferred vacation spot for the rich and famous. Today, the facility is the visiting-team hotel for the Tampa Bay Rays.Read More
TAPS returns to Louisiana to investigate the historic Oak Alley sugar plantation in Vacherie.
When Jacques Telesphore, the businessman who built the house, died of tuberculosis in 1848, his family couldn't maintain the business, and had to sell the property.Read More
Dayville, CT: Tracy house
Heather Tracy and her family moved into her ancestor's property two years ago. There were always reports of odd activity and it soon became apparent to her that there was something more to the stories.
Appleton, NY: Haunted Winery
Previous owners saw their wives die in the house from illness. And one owner accidentally shot and killed his son while another died under suspicious circumstances. By 1933, the Sisters of St. Joseph became the new owners and used the estate for decades as a nuns' retreat, a camp for girls and a training school for the deaf. Now, the winery has become a part of an eerie lore.Read More
Springfield, MA: THEODORE'S/SMITH'S
TAPS investigates a landmark pool hall in team member Steve Gonsalves' hometown.
Over the years, the first floor fronted several retail clients, but is now a tavern called Theodore's. Though two separate establishments, Theodore's and Smith's have a common problem; they both experience intense paranormal activity. Now, their owners are working together and asking TAPS to diagnose their decades-old problem.
Leominster, MA: HAUNTED VICTORIAN II
TAPS investigates claims of paranormal activity in a local family's 19th century Victorian home. After their investigation, the team left with the belief that something other than the family was living in the home.Read More
TAPS explores the Clovis Avenue Sanitarium, a sixty-six year-old, 8,000 square foot mansion. The former sanitarium opened in 1942, and stayed in service up through 1992. In that time, countless patients passed through the halls, and thousands died there.Read More
Ghost Hunters' season four finale takes the TAPS team to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Fort Constitution in New Castle, NH. The 48-foot cast-iron tower was erected in 1771, with the grounds covering approximately 2 acres including Fort Constitution and the Keeper's Quarters. After years of late night reports from the Coast Guard and other witness accounts, the members of the Friends of The Portsmouth Lighthouse want to know if the lighthouse and surrounding grounds are truly haunted. Jason and Grant will be facing one of their most interesting challenges as they explore the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, the Fort Constitution and the Keeper's Quarters.Read More
On the season premier of the show, TAPS heads over to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the home of Betsy Ross were TAPS will investigate several claims of paranormal activities. Later, on the second investigation of the episode, TAPS heads to Glen Mills, Pennsylvania to investigate a 300 year old residence.Read More
TAPS heads to Florida to investigate claims of the paranormal made in part by staff members of the historic 'El Circulo Cubano de Tampa', which include a female apparition who haunts the the location. Later on the second investigation of the night TAPS heads to an abandoned Trelles Clinic in Ybor City to investigate other claims of paranormal activities.Read More
TAPS heads over to the Belcourt Castle located in Newport, Rhode Island to investigate claims of the paranormal.
Later, on the second half of the episode, TAPS heads over to Somerville, Massachusetts to investigate Sacco's Bowl Haven, which is an old-time candlepin bowling alley.Read More
TAPS heads over to Atlanta, Georgia at the Pemberton Place to investigate claims of paranormal activities at a local aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium is the home of a large exhibit of rare RMS Titanic artifacts that have been linked to paranormal activities in the aquarium.Read More
The TAPS teams is joined by the GHI team (Ghost Hunters International) in a joint investigation of the Spalding Inn located in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The Spalding Inn is said to have been purportedly haunted by the ghost of child roaming around the hallways of the inn. Other claims include a shadowy figure that also haunts and watches people on the grounds from the windows.Read More
Ladouceur House, Blackstone Massachusetts
The team returns with all new cases. First up is the private residence of the Ladouceur family in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Once when Roxanne, the mother, was sitting on the couch, the couch was stuck with such a violent force that it literally moved while she was sitting on it. Then, while in the basement, the couple's 17 year-old son Gabriel saw a five-foot tall black mass come towards him at full speed. He was so startled by the encounter that he yelled for his parents to come rescue him. But since the Ladoucer's can't just pack up their things and move, they've enlisted the help of TAPS.
The Brentsville Historic Centre, Prince William County Virginia
Next, the team heads to the Brenstville Historic Centre. The town was founded in 1820 as a courthouse town and numerous witnesses have made claims of paranormal activity. People have claimed they saw faces in the windows of the courthouse, particularly in the second floor window of the judge's room. Another witness claims to have seen the face of an African American woman looking out of the jailhouse door but when he blinked the face was gone. Allegedly, there was a slave who shot her master in that room. Despite all of these sightings, Robert Orrison, the current site manager is a big sceptic and has called TAPS in to verify or disprove the accusations that others have made.Read More
In this Civil War-themed episode, the Ghost Hunters visit the historic Samuel Mudd House, famous for being a pit stop for John Wilkes Booth on his escape route following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Samuel Mudd met John Wilkes Booth six months before the assassination and let Booth stay in his home after tending to Booth's broken leg following the assassination. Mudd's involvement in the plot remains unclear, but he was found guilty of conspiracy. Now, several apparitions allegedly haunt the house (now operating as a museum), including a soldier and a woman in a white dress believed to be Samuel Mudd's wife, Sarah.
Then, the team heads to Virginia to visit the Edgewood Plantation, part of the ancestral home of U.S. Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison and site for the Confederate army during the Civil War. Today, it is officially a national- and state-regulated landmark and is a hotbed of paranormal activity, including full-bodied apparitions.Read More
Thousand Islands, New York Isle of Pines
This week, musical legend Meat Loaf joins the team for an exciting investigation of Syfy's Great American Ghost Hunt winner Danielle Parody's estate. The private island has been in Danielle's family for over 50 years and since that time many have made claims about paranormal encounters in and around the property.Read More
Taps crosses the border to investigate Fort Henry, notoriously known as Canada's most haunted location. The fort was originally built in 1812 by the British to keep out American soldiers. But for the sake of the case, TAPS— despite their U.S. origins— are allowed across the threshold. The location currently functions as a museum and both guides and tourists a like claim they've had paranormal encounters while on the premises.Read More
The team returns to Chicago to investigate the historic Congress Theater. Since it was established in 1925, infamous acts like Prince and Billy Idol have graced the stage. Yet recently, the most popular shows appear to be the ones that go on behind the scenes when the paranormals come out to play.Read More
TAPS heads to Colorado to investigate the manor where the walls are bleeding. Briarhurst Manor was originally built in 1888 and is 14,000 square feet of pure eeriness. This swank (and spooky) property was a finalist in Syfy's Great American Ghost Hunt contest. America voted and thinks the place is haunted, so the team heads in to investigate.Read More
TAPS investigates the Buffalo Bill museum with guest hunter Eddie McClintock from the hit Syfy series "Warehouse 13". According to various workers, the museum is filled with unexplained activity that appears paranormal; so the Ghost Hunters head in to investigate.Read More
This week, the team heads to Florida to investigate the Pensacola Lighthouse that was built in 1858 and has historical civil war connections. The lighthouse is known to be an extremely active area, people have heard footsteps and their names being called throughout the building. To date, the site is controlled by the United States Coast Guard. So since the guards serve and protect us, TAPS—being the good Samaritans they are have decided to give back by completing a thorough investigation of the area.Read More
TAPS heads to Hartford, Connecticut to investigate the house of the well known American author Mark Twain. Where it has been reported that people who visit this home have seen sightings of full-bodied apparitions and heard disembodied laughter of an alleged "ghostly child".Read More
TAPS heads to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania to investigate an 18th-century farmhouse, where it has been claimed to be inhabited by spirits that allegedly play with the lights and cast large, dark shadows. Later, on the second investigation of the episode, TAPS heads to Hartford, Connecticut to the "Old State House". Where it has been claimed to have disembodied voices and "phantom footfalls".Read More
In the exciting season finale, TAPS travels to the site where Hindenburg, one of history's most infamous disasters, took place. Because the tragedy occurred on a large naval base, the team is only asked to investigate the Main hanger, which is known as the hub for paranormal activity.
And in case you've never heard of Hindenburg, here's a little history lesson for you: The Hindenburg was a German airship filled with hydrogen for buoyancy. In 1937, while trying to dock at the Lakehurst Naval base, it caught fire and killed 36 people. The entire ordeal was caught on film and is still one of the most famous tragedies that has ever been reported. To date, people on the base claim: they've seen shadows, been touched by invisible forces and heard doors slam by themselves. Sounds like paranormals to us, but TAPS heads in to give the official word.
After taking a tour of the massive base, the ghost hunters get to work. Jay and Grant begin the hunt on the main floor of Hangar 1. They hear loud humming noises but realize that they are in the middle of a huge building so they attribute the sounds to the size of the space. They have another false alarm when a figure is picked up on the thermal imaging camera that looks like a person under a white sheet. Upon further investigation they see that the "figure" is merely military equipment that looks like a human form from a distance. But later on they do see an actual figure running up the stairwell. Hoping to catch whatever was running from them, each of the investigators walk up the catwalk.
Meanwhile hunters Kris and Amy co-investigate the medical facilities area where people claim they've seen paranormals. While there, two lights in the building turn on and off by themselves and neither of the hunters can figure out if the issue is electrical or paranormal.
Toward the end of the investigation, Amy and Kris survey the abandoned office area of Hanger one. While the ghost hunters are there, a door closes, the light goes out in the stairwell and the sound of a man grunting is echoed in the space. Seems like the girls have company after all. But when Dustin and Britt investigate that same area they don't have any experiences. So they leave the digital recorder running to catch any anomalies that may occur while they're away.
Then Jason and Grant review the basement area and are hit with a harsh odor. They find that the floor drain is allowing sewer gas to seep back into the building as steam so they pour water down the drain to prevent the steam from rising. Fortunately their knowledge as plumbers helped them solve what could potentially be a dangerous problem for other people entering the basement. When Dustin and Britt head to this area, they notice that the electromagnetic fields in the corner are extremely high. They believe that this may be why people get feelings of paranoia while in the area. Although this explanation is trumped when Dustin feels something brush against his hair.
When Jason and Grant investigate the actual crash site they don't spot any instances of paranormal activity and feel that of all the areas in Hangar 1, this one, ironically is the least eerie. After reviewing all of the evidence gathered during the hunt and critically analyzing each of the hunter's experiences, TAPS concludes that there is paranormal activity occurring within the Hindenburg site. Were you surprised?
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An 18th Century fort haunted by the dead of three nations needs help from the TAPS team, and the Ghost Hunters are thrilled to oblige.
Fort Ticonderoga has it all: voices from apparitions speaking in French and English, lights flashing, drums and bagpipes playing and even horses stomping.Read More
At Paddy Reilly's Bar in New York City, claims are that the activity is as hot after hours as it is when the bands are playing. The customers are gone but glasses are moving around and voices are speaking!
Next the team moves on to the home of abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe, sadly without Jason who is home with his sick children. After making her name as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet became involved in spiritualism, hosting seances in her home. Stowe engaged a medium to help her communicate with her tragically deceased son.Read More
Any location nicknamed the "graveyard inlet" where thousands have perished is bound to get the hair standing on even the most seasoned investigator's neck! So it goes for the Ghost Hunters as they visit the Tower of Terror, a.k.a. the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, NJ.
In the Asbury Park home of Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, the team arrives to investigate claims of apparitions, children playing and the sounds of crying. In the parlor, people have been bonked on the head with fireplace accessories, and even heard and saw a female apparition. A man in Victorian clothing was seen on the second floor, and people outside the house have seen an image of a woman looking out the attic window.Read More
This week the team is off for The Southern Mansion in Cape May. Built as a summer home during the civil war, today it is an Inn that has a few guests that aren't checking in at the front desk. Dave Tango's father, Bruce, has experienced first hand some of the paranormal activity at the mansion and is joining the investigation.Read More
This week the TAPS team investigates Preston Castle, once a notorious reform school for boys in Northern California. The team will be venturing into new territory in trying to communicate with the ghosts of young boys who made as much trouble when they were living as they're making dead.Read More
Imagine if your dream house turned into a house of horrors! It happened in Amityville, and it's happening in Plymouth, Mass.
Next it's the NJ Bar and Grill where a man was once murdered by his mistress while playing pool. In the bar area, two wine bottles had levitated and hit the ground. A shadow has taunted one of the owners, and oddities have frightened workers out of the basement more than once.Read More
The team visits the home of the terrified Scully family who is ready to move. Mrs. Scully shows the team the hot spots starting in the living room that has confrontational shadows, adult legs walking up the stairs and spirits breathing down people's necks.Read More
Never before has a paranormal team been invited to investigate Norwich State Hospital. That is- until tonight!
Jason and Grant have wanted to visit this abandoned mental hospital for years- rumors of moving shadows, haunting faces, screams and moans and apparitions of children have attracted many an amateur ghost hunter. Yet the state would never allow anyone in officially to verify the claims before this episode of TAPS.Read More
The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, has some 4 star claims! Employees are terrified by swinging doors and voices calling their names. Guests are freaking out after hearing non-existent children running the halls and furniture being dragged across the floor upstairs - when they're actually ON the top floor! Shadows, orbs, moaning; this massive hotel has it all!Read More
The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest in the country, but the reported Native American burial ground beneath it is even older.
While there are no claims of animal ghosts, there are reports from the staff of disembodied voices, footsteps, apparitions and faces peeking through windows and misty shadows. There are 5 buildings to investigate, so the team has its hands quite full.Read More
TAPS is investigating the Colonial Inn, which has recorded paranormal experiences going back to the 1960s.
The activity, which could easily be rumors made real by circumstance in a 300-year-old building, include shadowy figures, people being touched, objects flying off shelves and power surges. The history is amazing, going back to 1775 when wounded soldiers from both the colonial and British armies were brought to the site for care.Read More
This week TAPS is checking out the Rose Island Lighthouse off of Newport, R.I. where there's some unusual activity going on. Then later the team hits the world famous Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, where supposedly some famous athletes just can't seem to move on.
Case 2 has the team hitting the Baseball Hall of Fame, opened since the 1930s. A key hotspot was in the 19th Century Gallery, which houses relics from as late as the 1790s, where supposedly the spirits gather after hours. In the Ted Williams exhibit, a guest heard the voice of the great slugger whispering encouraging words into his ear. In the gallery of plaques, people report hearing voices coming from the nearly 300 plaques of hall of famers. Do the hero's of America's game return to their plaques to relive the glory days?Read More
Let's face it, the Lemp family had some issues. The brewery masters had a beautiful mansion, which stands as a landmark in St. Louis, Missouri. Tragically, the patriarch and three of his children took their own lives inside. Are their ghosts still lingering around the 32-bedroom family home? The TAPS team is about to find out!Read More
Everyone has a spooky scary tale that all the kids at school knew. "This school is haunted by the ghost of Old Man Jansen who roams the halls looking to eat small children-" or something to that effect. For the Milton Elementary School in Alton, Il., however, the ghost stories may actually be TRUE!Read More
The team starts in Columbus, Ohio, at the home of author James Thurber. The hauntings date back to Thurber's residence in the early 1900s. Thurber even wrote The Night the Ghost Got In based on his personal paranormal experiences in the house. Of course, it was built where an insane asylum once stood, where 7 women died and a man killed his wife and himself, so odds are good there are some spirits floating around. Now a museum, people in the building have experienced apparitions and footsteps, lights turning on and off, furniture shaking and a defunct clock spontaneously coming back to life!
Later on the team travels to Canfield Casino, built in 1870, in Saratoga New York. In the high stakes room, people have seen the roulette table spinning on its own, a man sighted an apparition of a dress moving up the stairs. In the office, a person had an actual verbal interaction with a man in Victorian garb. And once, the candelabra crystals clinked together with no explanation.Read More
Things were all hunky-dorey between the spirits and the staff at The Bissman Building, in Mansfield, Ohio. That is, until a paranormal force tried to choke a manager to death. Needless to say, TAPS is rushing to the site to make sure everyone in Mansfield - living or dead -is safe and happy.Read More
it's off to Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY. This place dates back to before the American Revolution. Forts? Usually haunted. Pre-Revolutionary structures? Usually Haunted. Oh, and during the French and Indian war some Native Americans went haywire after defeating the British and began massacring and cannibalizing survivors. Over 1,000 people were killed. Think there may be a ghost or two sticking around from that?
After this a recap of the 2010 Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Special at Buffalo Central Terminal in Buffalo, NY.Read More
Meat Loaf is back on the team and he is just full of energy! Tonight the legendary singer turned ghost hunter is joining TAPS as they investigate one of the most notoriously creepy sites in Alabama: Sloss Furnace. The locale has long been on the top of Jason and Grants investigation wish list.Read More
TAPS investigates the outrageously spooky Penhurst State School and Hospital in Philadelphia.
Penhurst was forcibly closed in 1986 due to maltreatment of patients: people were actually rotting in cages! There’s good reason to for any ghosts of Penhurst to be angry or sad. The building had been built to house around 600 patients, but at the time of its closing was jam-packed with nearly 3,000 individuals who suffered greatly in this facility. Here are the paranormal claims: people being pushed, shadows, a glowing apparition, violent banging and dragging noises. Naturally, there are underground tunnels connecting the buildings, and lots of visuals of ghosts, half torsos of men, doors slamming and voices.Read More
The Voas family in Oxford, Mass., has had enough! Three generations have been haunted by the same old ghosts and they want TAPS to figure out what is going on.
Next it’s the U.S.S. Olympia in Philadelphia where both staff and visitors have seen some creepy activity.Read More
The TAPS team are the first ever paranormal investigators invited to investigate the most haunted vault in America’s most haunted city.
The historic Mint building, in New Orleans, was built in the 1800s and now stands as a museum. Paranormal activity includes stories about the ghost of a confederate gambler who was hanged on the front lawn. But only the Ghost Hunters will be able to confirm this.Read More
This week the Ghost Hunters head to Fort Knox in Maine, then on to a family in North Carolina desperate for help with their paranormal problems. (P.S. This is a different Fort Knox- not the one with all the gold!)
On to the Ferrell house in North Carolina, where recent increases in activity are really freaking out the owner, Janet Ferrell. A large black shadow has scared them in the past, but now there seems to be a ghost touching them and scaring their dog Harley to death!! Good thing Maddie is coming along to sort things out for her canine brethren.Read More
John Higgins was a collector who had pieces of armor from feudal Europe, ancient Greece and Rome and Japan. Since he died and his collection was turned into a museum, many strange happenings have surrounded the artifacts. The museum workers want to know- and now the viewers want to know- are the hauntings related to Mr. Higgins, or the souls of those who died within these pieces of armor. Odds are good they're dealing with residual haunts at the gallery.Read More
When the good folks of Derby decided to renovate and reopen their local opera house- one of the oldest in the country- they had no idea the spirits they were about to awaken! Workers have seen a woman in white, a woman in a sparkling evening gown, a woman in a teal dress, shadows in the balcony and a gentleman dressed in period garb. Could it be the spirit of Mr. Sterling, who died tragically just before the Opera House's 1897 completion.
On to North Carolina, where the Leah Rivers is home alone with her two sons and pregnant with her third. Her husband is in Afghanistan, and she's so terrified she wants to move out of her house. Naturally, TAPS rushes to put this family at ease.Read More
Jason along with daughter Haily, visit a house to investigate child ghosts who occasionally bounce balls and are heard walking back and forth on the third floor. Jason allows Haily to take the lead on her first investigation, as he believes that child ghosts are more apt to make contact with younger females. The group just might have thought correctly after Haily hears whispering voices.Read More
TAPS investigate the world famous New York Friar's Club! There won't be much laughing at the eerie Main Street Armory in Rochester, however, when TAPS checks into their claims of paranormal.
Starting at the Friar's Club, the famous hang out for comedians known for roasting one another in Manhattan. In addition to jokes, people hear voices whispering, doors opening and closing and have seen apparitions throughout the building. Could it be the ghost of comedian Al Kelly, who died in the dining room?
Other claims include cold spots, people being touched, shadow figures that speak, and full bodied apparitions.
Next, the team heads on to the Main Street Armory! Given all the live firing activities that have gone on there, the chances that soldiers perished here are quite high. People see apparitions dressed in military garb. In the office, something continually moves items around a table to the point where the owner, Scott Donaldson, changed the locks on the doors. As a blind man, he relies on things being exactly in their place.Even with the doors locked, his belongings are continually moved about.Read More
The Rapids Theater in Niagra Falls, NY was built in 1921, but the suicide of an actress years ago has placed a paranormal shadow over the building.
Claims include apparitions crossing the stage, a woman's voice and female whistling and high heels clicking. Doors also tend to open and close on their own, including a fire door in the front tunnels, a type of basement. In the Orchestra Pit, people see legs walking around in the auditorium when there is no one there.Read More
Robert Richard Randall was a philanthropic sailor who donated Snug Harbor to the city to provide housing and services to retired sailors in the 1800s. While there are no sailors there today, there certainly are some apparitions. In the matron's cottage, the matron's young mentally ill son had been chained in the basement. He escaped and murdered his mother, and was later hanged for his crime. Her ghost has been spotted in several locations across the campus.
Other claims include a steeple bell ringing unexpectedly and a woman dancing in the chapel, plus doors slamming and apparitions in the music hall- one was even captured in a photograph! Could it be the ghost of the matron?Read More
Oh haunted town of Bethlehem. TAPS investigates an historic inn and then an old roadhouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Though it's Christmas City, Bethlehem has some spirits that aren't quite so bright! The town would love to find peace on earth for those souls whose bodies have long departed.
At the Sun Inn, the belief is that the ghost of a little girl is caught in the building's attic. She could be Sarah a little girl who died at the inn. In the Guest Room, people hear her singing. In the Great Room and dining room, people have seen an apparition outside the window looking in- on the second floor! In the attic, a visitor brought a teddy bear and was poked in the side as the bear was knocked out of his hands. Other visitors heard her crying "don't go" when they tried to leave the attic.
The next night, TAPS heads to the Hanoverville Roadhouse, where a little boy's apparition has been seen with tears in his eyes. He is about 8 to 10 years old with dark hair and dark clothing, and he is very, very sad. He has tapped customers on the hip. In the owner's bedroom a ghost actually SAT on the bed with the resident owner and he couldn't move because the covers were pinned under invisible weight!Read More
It's the season 8 premier of Ghost Hunters and it is going to be good! TAPS is investigating a haunted amusement park that has a restless spirit yearning to stay on the rides. Later, a family is frightened in their home and call on the Ghost Hunters for help.Read More
TAPS heads to Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, where the Thomas House Bed and Breakfast apparently has guests that don't want to leave. Leave this realm, that is. Built in 1890 by the Coyd family, many members of the family died in the house and are causing the current owners, the Cole family, great concern. The Cole family now own the building and want to know what exactly is haunting their home and business, and what can they do?Read More
TAPS heads to an old brewery where two sisters are still running the business... from their graves! Can the team reach this family of spirits that is refusing to leave? Later, a pregnant woman is being targeted by a spirit in her historic home, so she calls on the Ghost Hunters to save her and her baby!Read More
Tonight the team investigates Old City Jail, a historic location in Charleston, South Carolina that's one of the most haunted locations in the country. The jail dates back to the 1700s and imprisoned Lavinia Fisher, a violent female serial killer who was executed (reportedly wearing her wedding dress).Read More
Two investigations tonight, one of which includes the ghost of a dead Louisiana congressman. This is going to be good! Employees at the Old State Capital Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are tired of encountering spirits and have asked TAPS to check out the activity like shadows, noises and voices. Many suspect the soul of Pierre Couvillan, who died in the building after a heated debate over gambling. Tom Clarke, the client and distant relative of congressman Couvillan, has been physically bumped by an invisible entity. Also, the building was once a prison for Union soldiers during the Civil War so those spirits could well be present too. Steve and Jay aren't 10 seconds into the investigation when a door slams and they hear footsteps running away from them! They capture footsteps on the recorder as well! Meanwhile, Amy and Adam play blackjack even though they don't know how, in hopes of drawing out Couvillan. They get a series of noises in response, so the strategy worked! Then the two see a shadow move across the doorway in the basement and hear a voice. This place is actually a little scary! STOP: All teams hear a crazy squealing sound at the same time! What was that?! At the end of the investigation, the team has lots of personal activity and recorded evidence of the paranormal. They cannot confirm that it's Couvillan, but at least the employees know they're not crazy! Next, the Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, S.C. is one of the most haunted locations in the country. The team has been asked to determine if the paranormal activity on the plantation are the ghosts of the Drayton Family, which has owned the property since the 1600s. One distant uncle was accidentally shot while hunting and died on the front porch- could it be him? People have seen an apparition and a one-handed broken clock has suddenly chimed for no reason. Hopefully, the team can offer scientific evidence to back the claims. And if they are able to find evidence, Taylor Drayton will be very pleased. By the way, look out for alligators feeding at night…because ghosts aren't frightening enough. The team has plenty of personal experiences including a coughing noise and a voice caught on Steve and Jason's recorder. While Jason brings the recorder to the van for analysis, Steve hears strange shuffling noises. Amy and Adam hear a piano playing and a little girl's voice. Later the guys hear music, but can't figure out where it's coming from. Then BAM the curtains fall on Steve's head!! Cue the impromptu golf cart race to blow off some steam at the end of the night! It's good to see the team having a good laugh! A strong investigation, with positive results, which is the best result TAPS can offer. Good work!Read More
On this episode of Ghost Hunters, TAPS travels to Joliet, IL to check on the historic Rialto Square Theater, where the ghost of a little boy has all employees and crew on edge. Back in the 1920s, this theater hosted famous entertainers and vaudeville stars. But today's unseen visitors are stealing the show! People have been touched, seen objects moved and heard a child's laughter when no child was present. In the 1930s, a little boy named Kevin was hit by a car in front of the theater, and many believe his is the ghost that haunts the historic site. His shadow has been spotted several times and visitors even tried to have him removed from an all-girl's party! One child even reported playing with a little boy named Kevin, when there were no other children there. Whoa. And Kevin is not alone! There's a woman in white who haunts the balcony and plays the organ. TAPS is on call to help sort out these spirits and make employees feel safe at work. Side note! Amy is on maternity leave, which means she can't help out in this huge building. Jason's daughter Haylee is on site, with KJ and newbie Ashley to help pick up the slack. The investigation turns up some interesting results. Steve is freaked out by a moving shadow, but it can't be seen on the big screen. KJ and Britt chase shadows in the coatroom, and they both see what COULD BE the lady in white on the balcony. WOW. In the star's dressing room, Steve and Jason find that the EMF levels are at dangerously high levels. The room is so unsafe that it's messing up their monitors! The high levels could give power to the spirits, but it could also make people hallucinate and feel extremely uncomfortable. In the auditorium Ashley and Adam see a shadow running around the aisles, it's small. Is it Kevin?! Meanwile Tango and Steve see the shadow shaped like a woman in the rotunda. This entire place is freaky! Analysis of the footage produces audio of a child's laugh, video of the shadows and a strange light in the shape of a person moving across the balcony. As a paranormal researcher, such evidence is the Holy Grail! The Rialto Theater altogether a great case!Read More
The team travels to the Governor's Mansion in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, where there are rumors of hauntings caused by State Senator Warren Brown's illegitimate child, who was murdered; TAPS heads to Kentucky to help a woman with reports of seeing figures and hearing odd noises in her home.Read More
Hooray for Hollywood? Actually, this time Hollywood is cheering for TAPS as they come in to solve some age-old mysteries in famed haunted locations. The season 9 opener starts at The Sowden House. This is the site of the Black Dalia murder. They meet Steve Hodell, whose surgeon father was the original suspect in the vicious attack. This is L.A.'s most infamous murder, where Elizabeth Short was surgically cut in half, and both halves were carefully posed on the side of the road. George believes his father murdered 9 other women in the basement. His sister, Rita, saw apparitions in the basement. Rita's experiences include seeing shadows in the night, hearing voices and other strange sounds- including chains being dragged. Everyone wants to know who these spirits are and what they want. An intensely personal request, which is what TAPS does best. Big news!! Michelle Tate, runner up from Ghost Hunters academy, is now joining the team. Everyone is excited to see her, and Jason reminds her that professionalism is key, and she needs to remember that not every noise is paranormal. During the investigation, K.J. and Britt monitor the cameras and notice a figure walking halfway across the room and then returning to the bathroom that was likely the murder scene. What is that?? It looks like half a human being, and Elizabeth Short was cut in half! Jason believes that whether the ghost haunting the house is the spirit of George Hodell or one of his victims, they would be more apt to reach out to Michelle. So she's alone in the bathroom, and hears footsteps and pacing. In the basement, K.J. and Britt mix the shadow detector and the laser grid technologies. They see odd movements and hear strange noises. Later, Michelle and Adam hear a woman's voice in the hallway. Analysis revealed that the footsteps Michelle heard in the bathroom were from someone outside, and the figure that Britt and K.J. saw turned out to be a crew member. Bummer! That would have been awesome evidence! However, the team managed to catch a recording of a child's voice saying "It's George and Charles", and another voice saying "Did you even know my name?" Rita feels validated about her feelings about her childhood home. TAPS help another client! Next: Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum. With the famous wax figures come frightening stories! What a freaky place to investigate! The client, John, says employees hear music after hours and the presence of someone with them. Employees claim Bette Davis' eyes move, and see figures (not even wax ones), and a sign turns on and off. Victor Killian, an actor, was beaten to death nearby. Is his ghost haunting the museum? Or are the wax figures just freaking people out? Britt and K.J. pick up crazy EMF readings, while Jason and Steve hear humming on the second floor. Wait a minute, Steve realizes it could be a backdraft in the elevator. Tango and Adam hear strange sounds, but when they investigate some mysterious shadow movements they realize blinking lights are the culprit- not ghosts! Debunked! Evidence analysis showed strange noises the team recorded, and convincing video of a figure crossing the Bette Davis Room. Jason tells John, the client, that this looks to be paranormal. But there's no way to confirm whether or not it is Victor Killian.Read More
Kentucky sure has its share of ghosts! Tonight TAPS returns to the Bluegrass State to investigate The Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating steamboat in America. The beautiful and colorful exterior of this vessel isn't enough to cover up the ship's history of rumors, mystery and murder! Captain Winters, the longtime head of the steamboat, was not a nice guy. Apparently he sent one of his mates, Floyd, to the paddle wheel and then turned it on, killing Floyd! Winters later died on the ship of a heart attack. Mark Doty, the current captain, is skeptical of paranormal claims. But his crew has seen more than their share of activity. Shadow figures, moving blue lights, voices, whispering, doors swinging and even a face-to-face encounter with the ghost of Captain Winters! The crew is freaked out by the increasing intensity of the experiences, and suspect that the activity has moved to the neighboring lifesaving station as well. Captain Doty would like TAPS to put his night watchmen at ease. During the investigation, Britt and Michelle conclude that high EMF levels may be serving as a conduit for the spirits moving between the two ships. Jason and Steve chase footsteps from the boiler room to the ballroom to the gangway, but can't find the source. A mysterious swinging door catches Tango and Michelle's attention, but it turns out the wind is the culprit. Jason and Steve continue to chase Floyd on the neighboring ship, but determine that the high EMF levels on that ship could be causing the crew to misguidedly perceive paranormal activity. On the main deck, Britt and Adam see a large black shadow just where the ship crew claims to see figures, and they can't debunk it. Britt and Adam experience shuffling footsteps and flashing lights in the life saving station and continue to hear unusual noises. In the captain's quarters, they have shocking conversation with Captain Winters. Michelle and Britt then have a conversation with Floyd in the lifesaving station using a REM-pod. While a lot of claims were debunked in this investigation, during the analysis the team discovers recording of voices that weren't detected. Great investigating once again!Read More
TAPS return to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, W.Va., for their 200th episode, which finds the team reunited with Grant, Dustin and Joe. Included: Efforts are made to reach former patients who suffered tragic lives in the hospital.Read More