Grant Wilson Leaving ‘Ghost Hunters’

Grant Wilson, a co-lead investigator of SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” and co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), is leaving the reality series.  He announced his departure on the Ghost Hunters episode aired on February 15.

“It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of ‘Ghost Hunters,'” Wilson said in a statement. “While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me, after enjoying nearly eight successful seasons on television, I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life.”

“When Grant and I founded TAPS nearly 20 years ago, we never imagined that we would be able to make such an impact just by doing what we enjoy every day,” said Jason Hawes, TAPS co-founder and “Ghost Hunters” co-lead investigator. “I will miss working with Grant on a daily basis, and am indebted to the level of dedication and expertise he has brought to our field. I can’t imagine having a better partner through it all — both on the show and off. Grant and I, along with our spouses and children, are all like one big family. While I fully support his decision to move on from the series, this longtime friendship — as well as our business partnership — will continue off-camera for years to come.”

Grant and Jason offered unparalleled experience and unbiased analysis of paranormal investigation.  Grant said he will still be a part of several more upcoming investigations.

Mark Stern, SyFy President of original content, supported and respected Wilson’s decision, and said that the show would “find a way to reshape itself as it moves forward.”

Jason addressed a few questions at the TAPS website.  The FAQs and Jason’s responses are listed below:

Q:  Was Grant fired?

A:  No.  Grant approached Syfy & the producers with this decision.

Q:  Is Ghost Hunters being cancelled?

A:  No.

Q:  Is there a rift between Jason and Grant?  Or between Grant and another cast member?

A:  No.  This was an amicable departure from the show that was not precipitated by any interpersonal issues.

Q:  Will a new lead investigator take over for Grant?

A:  No – there are no plans to bring in a new lead, but everyone will have to stay tuned to see how the team adjusts.

Q:  What are Grant’s plans?  Will he return to plumbing?

A:  For now, Grant is looking forward to going back to school to pursue his interests in graphic design, as well as continue to actively pursue his passion for music and art.

Q:  Will Grant still remain an active member of TAPS?  Will he continue paranormal investigating?

A:   Grant will take some down time from investigating to further his education but will remain a part of TAPS, assisting Jason in other areas for now.

Q:  Will Grant still be making personal appearances?

A:  At this time he has no upcoming appearances.

Q:  What about Jason & Grant’s inn, the Spalding?

A:  Grant will continue his role as an active owner of the Spalding, along with Jason.

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