‘Ghost Hunters’ Fans Want the ‘Old’ Jason Back

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jason Hawes

There is a wealth of paranormal actuality TV exhibits accessible on tv. From exhibits that element haunted areas to modern documentary-style exhibits with a colourful solid of characters, there is no such thing as a lack of spooky content material for each avid paranormal aficionado.

One of the most important paranormal exhibits of all time is Ghost Hunters, a collection that, for a lot of, redefined what a ghost-centric tv present ought to appear to be. Although the present ended its historic run in 2016, it has lately been renewed for a revival — though lacking a few of the older solid members.

Recently, some followers on Reddit discussed one among Ghost Hunters‘ unique stars, and the way a lot he has modified through the years. 

When did ‘Ghost Hunters’ premiere on tv?

Jason Hawes
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When Ghost Hunters debuted on tv in 2004, the premise was completely unique. A staff of newbie paranormal investigators, who labored as plumbers throughout the day, would got down to discover varied haunted areas at night time.

The staff, referred to as The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) would make the most of high-tech tools with a purpose to attempt to document any situations of paranormal exercise on the websites that they visited.

The two lead investigators, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, had been entrance and middle within the early years of the present. They met with property homeowners previous to the haunted stakeout, studying as a lot as they might in regards to the historical past and circumstances of the haunting. Therefore, many followers felt as if they had been on a journey proper together with the TAPS staff.

Ghost Hunters achieved virtually immediate recognition, and plenty of viewers tuned in weekly to uncover the newest haunted phenomena. 

‘Ghost Hunters’ was lately revitalized

During its unique run, Ghost Hunters spawned a number of common spinoffs, together with Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy. However, the unique collection remained far and away the preferred.

Over the years, the type of the present shifted considerably, from a docu-soap present that usually featured intimate footage of Hawes and Wilson’s private lives to a extra documentary-style format. 

In October 2016, Ghost Hunters ended its first, historic run. While followers had been upset, they didn’t have lengthy to attend earlier than some excellent news got here of it, and the collection was formally revived in early 2019, albeit with a shakeup within the solid and crew.

Jason Hawes, the co-founder of TAPS, didn’t seem within the new collection revival. Furthermore, the revival doesn’t reference TAPS in any respect, though it continuously makes point out of older episodes or situations of haunting that had been captured within the present’s earlier seasons. Instead, Hawes went on to work on his personal venture, Ghost Nation, a present utterly unrelated to Ghost Hunters

Fans seen an enormous distinction in Jason Hawes

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Ghost Nation is doing properly on the Travel Channel, and Jason Hawes is clearly residing his finest life. However, some followers are nonetheless nostalgic for the best way issues had been. Recently, some followers took to Reddit to debate how totally different Hawes appears on his new present in comparison with his persona on Ghost Hunters.

As one poster acknowledged, “I’ve noticed Jason is more ready to say “haunted” now, relatively than give rational explanations. One of the explanations I beloved the previous Ghost Hunters was as a result of they went to nice lengths to debunk and discover explanations.”

Another fan identified that “his personality just seems different. He seems very bland now, like all the personality was drained from him.” Many appeared to agree that it may come all the way down to Hawes being older and that he may not love his work as he did previously.

Reddit followers additionally complained in regards to the gradual pacing on Ghost Nation and the “boring” story factors. While Hawes may all the time be a rock star on the earth of spooky TV exhibits, he undoubtedly appears to have misplaced a few of his signature sparkle. 

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