Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Ghost Hunter Interview & Pics

We have a great interview and pictures below, contributed to us by Jason Hawes, from the cast of Ghost Hunters! Thank you Jason for your time! Don't forget to check out the premiere of Ghost Hunters on Sci Fi TONIGHT, 8pm/9pm et!

What made you want to do a reality tv show?
The chance of properly portraying the research of the paranormal. Also trying to bring professionalism back to the field. Pilgrim Films has allowed us to be ourselves and also have some control on the way the show goes.

Can you tell us a little more about TAPS?
The Atlantic Paranormal Society AKA (TAPS) was created by myself in Rhode Island in 1990, and has since gained 46 bases in other states and 14 other countries. It was designed to help those who believe they have some sort of paranormal situation. There is no charge for our services. The web site alone receives over 50,000 hits a day and is in 14 languages. http://the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/ also http://www.paranormalinvestigations.com/


What sort of training does one need to be a TAPS investigator?
The main thing that a TAPS member needs is to have an open mind, not everything has happens is Paranormal in nature. Also we train people on various equipment and interviewing techniques. A good attitude is the most important, being a team player. Willing to take advice.

Where do you see yourself in the future careerwise: plumbing, writing, or ghost hunting?
I think I see myself in the future still doing all the same things I am doing now. I enjoy the plumbing, because all the different and interesting people you get to meet. The Writing has always been a passion of mine, I have written 4 Motion Picture screenplays, also 30 TV Drama's, and 3 books.
I also have loved my time in Paranormal investigations and plan on a long future in it.


Without giving too much away, were there any memorable moments for you guys during filming?
A lot of people are going to be shocked by some of these episodes, We had some real strange moments that could not be explained, and some that could. Watch and see!


Can we look forward to Ghost Hunters: Season Two?
I know there are a lot of people interested in a second season, at this time it is up to the viewers about a second season, but I think we will do a second season.


Lastly, any advice for future Investigators?
Only go where you are invited or asked to check out. Always work in pairs of two or more. Always bring extra batteries. This web page here gives you a list of what to do and what not to do. http://the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/arthunters.html

Check out some great pics provided to us by Jason! You can view them here and here!