Synopsis by Hal Erickson
From the creators of American Chopper, the hour-long documentary series Ghost Hunters chronicled the exploits of the members of TAPS, aka The Atlantic Paranormal Society, who traveled throughout New England investigating reports of haunted houses, psychic contact, soul possession and other such paranormal activity. The leaders of TAPS were a pair of professional plumbers named Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, who generally only indulged in ghost-hunting in their spare time. Likewise, the members of Hawes and Wilson's investigative team were comprised of Average Joes and Janes with real lives, instead of the obsessive, anal-retentive types normally associated with such pursuits. Indeed, the TAPS team were realists, who often as not shrugged philosophically when an instance of "ghostly" activity proved to be false. Still, the team was invariably thrilled when evidence of the the Paranormal was captured on camera. Referred to by its home cable network Sci-Fi Channel as a "docu-soap", the weekly, 60-minute Ghost Hunters premiered October 6, 2004.