With fall fast approaching, the popular cable network, The Syfy Channel announced it's plans for their 31 Days of Halloween viewing schedule. Among this special month of programming, are two special episodes of their only unscripted television program; Ghost Hunters. On October 8th,the first episode will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the show at the Old City Hall in Brunswick Georgia. TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) will investigate paranormal activity caused by an alleged shooting death in the building.
The second special, airing on October 22nd will be the celebration of the show's 200th episode. Not only will the Ghost Hunters be investigating the famous Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, they will also be welcoming back Grant Wilson, the former founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society. Wilson left the show in 2012 and will be returning temporarily the 200th episode. Fans have been expressing how much they miss the down to earth demeanor of the former Ghost Hunters star.
There was a lot of speculation as to why Wilson left the show in the first place. Rumors ran rampant but Wilson simply stated that he felt his time with the show was over. Staying up all night, eating out constantly and missing his family were all taking a toll on the star. Who knows whether the star will choose to come back for more episodes or the return is simply a way to satiate fans.
The show has filmed several episodes in our state of Connecticut. TAPS has investigated The Mark Twain House, Ledge Lighthouse, The Bradley Playhouse and several more. They were denied permission to film at the Fairfield Hills Psychiatric Hospital in May of 2014. The board of directors for the town of Newtown claimed that filming at the location would be "too disruptive." The campus has had several incidents of trespassing and I can only imagine that the disturbances would get worse if the show was filmed there. On a personal note, I feel that is unfair to the rest of the paranormal community when shows such as Ghost Hunters film investigations at locations that are normally off limits to other paranormal investigators.
What do you think? Is it fair for major cable networks to film TAPS investigations in these locations? And will Grant be returning to Ghost Hunters to stay?