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Interesting - Jason announced back in April that he along with Steve & Tango would have a new show on Travel Channel called Ghost Nation.  Now A&E has announced that at the end of August Ghost Hunters will return with Grant Wilson and his "handpicked team".  As far as I can find though neither of them has mentioned the other one or the other show.

I might give both shows a chance just to see what's new, what's different...

http://the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/ghost-nation/

https://comicbook.com/horror/2019/06/26/ghost-hunters-reboot-teaser-trailer-grant-wilson/

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This used to be my fav show of this genre, the "gold standard", as it were, but there's only so many times you can investigate before it becomes formulaic and no concrete evidence appears.

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So Ghost Nation may be on the Travel Channel? Sigh. I liked that Ghost Hunters was open-minded but with some skepticism and logic. After seeing what happened with Kindred Spirits when it went to Travel Channel, I'm really wary of the new show. Hopefully it doesn't end up as fake and cheesy as Ghost Adventures. 

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Huh, I thought Grant was done with the TV ghost biz entirely. Jason posted on his FB page recently that he was originally involved in the Ghost Hunters reboot but bowed out once he realised they wanted a new cast.

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It looks like Grant won't be on the new show.

I caught some reruns on A&E over the weekend. Wow, they looked so young! I found it interesting that they debunked someone trying to make them think they recorded a blanket being pulled off a bed.

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5 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

It looks like Grant won't be on the new show.

Grant is leading the new show, it's Jason (and Steve and Tango) who won't be on it.  

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I'm stupidly excited for this reboot. Grant was always my favorite, and I'm glad to see he's coming back. 

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4 hours ago, scarletine said:

I'm stupidly excited for this reboot. Grant was always my favorite, and I'm glad to see he's coming back. 

Me, too.  And the teaser has a lighthouse in it!

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Can someone fill me in on the new show? What it's called, when it will air, etc.? This makes me happy!

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If you mean the Grant Wilson version, it's still called Ghost Hunters, but it's now on A&E and it premiers next Wednesday August 21st. 

ETA: Love your icon @ChicagoCita.  It's the only good thing that happened in the fall of 2016.  

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Thanks for the info, @Quilt Fairy! Setting my DVR up now.

An aside: My good friend is a die-hard White Sox fan. When the Cubs won the WS, she told a mutual friend that she didn't want to live in a world where she had to endure the Cubs being champions. Then Election Day came... 

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I...kind of liked the reboot. Most of the team seemed levelheaded and interesting, but I still miss Jason and Steve. The two investigators who were friends (Rachel and someone) didn't really do anything for me though. Maybe they just didn't get as much camera time.

Loved seeing them debunk stuff again right off the bat, while still being open-minded. I miss that aspect on these shows.

I'm still surprised that a school principal would pursue being on this sort of show, even with some of the footage getting posted online. I suppose it helped tamp down some of the rumors and legends a bit.

I missed if there was a preview of the season but I hope they go back to visiting individual homes too. Kindred Spirits does, but that show just got ridiculous. 

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I kind of liked it too.  The debunking was my favorite part, but I thought the electrician got the short shrift.  I wanted them to have the electrician examine the wiring for any problems, not merely to prop up the idea that supernatural forces were causing drains on the electrical system.  The school as a whole was pretty cool though.  And for a 1974 update to the library, it was a nice update and didn't scream mid-70s ugly, which is about as mysterious as the EVPs and lighting issues.

I hope they do get back to people's actual houses.  I tried a couple of episodes of Dead Files, and when the "psychic" chick said that it was demon aliens from outer space, I had to quit watching.  I don't even really believe in ghosts but I find the search for them interesting.  However, demon aliens was a bridge too far for me to take anything seriously on that show. 

Oh, and Mustafa is one of the most attractive men I've ever seen on one of these ghost shows, so I might just watch to ogle him. LOL

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1 hour ago, Lizzing said:

I tried a couple of episodes of Dead Files, and when the "psychic" chick said that it was demon aliens from outer space, I had to quit watching.  I don't even really believe in ghosts but I find the search for them interesting.  However, demon aliens was a bridge too far for me to take anything seriously on that show. 

Agreed.  I tried DF for a while, but the show seems pretty much the same every week, and the aliens were too much for me as well. 

I only caught a bit of the first show last night and DVRd the rest.  It seems impossible that it's 7 years since Grant left to be with his children.  

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7 hours ago, Lizzing said:

I thought the electrician got the short shrift.  I wanted them to have the electrician examine the wiring for any problems, not merely to prop up the idea that supernatural forces were causing drains on the electrical system. 

I agree.  I wanted to see him inspect the building. They kept saying, we're calling in an electrician and all they did is ask him a question.

I started watching Ghost Hunters when it first aired and thought it was really creepy but kind of lost interest when all the drama started with the one guy with bad teeth, can't remember his name. Then the collar tug of Grant's coat really nailed the coffin shut on it for me.

I'm on the fence with the reboot, I thought it was kind of boring. I've grown tired of GA too because Zac is a drama queen and demon, demon, demon everywhere they go. But at least they have energy and are entertaining. GH crew had no energy, but I did like that Tesla energy device they had too bad it didn't work on them, lol.

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I never really watched the original show save for a few episodes, and I don't bother with the repeats airing on A&E... However, I decided to tune in for Kristen Luman, who was on "Ghost Mine" a few years back. I liked this. I like the team and I enjoyed the location. I do agree with the electrician getting the short end of the stick. I too wanted to see him actually look at some wiring. This show is no "Ghost Adventures" in terms of energy but I will continue to watch. Plus, as someone mentioned above, Mustafa is hot, lol. 

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I liked it, but I found Grant's explanation a little disingenuous about "everyone from the original team is already on TV with their own shows." Except for Kindred Spirits, I can't think of anyone original who's on TV. If I'm missing Jason, Steve, Tango, etc., I'd love to know. (Chris from Ghost Hunters Academy is on Haunted Towns, but he was barely a blip on GH.)

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1 hour ago, ChicagoCita said:

I liked it, but I found Grant's explanation a little disingenuous about "everyone from the original team is already on TV with their own shows." Except for Kindred Spirits, I can't think of anyone original who's on TV. If I'm missing Jason, Steve, Tango, etc., I'd love to know. (Chris from Ghost Hunters Academy is on Haunted Towns, but he was barely a blip on GH.)

Jason, Steve & Tango are going to be on a show called "Ghost Nation" starting on 10/11/19 on Travel. https://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-newsroom/the-boys-are-back-paranormal-pioneers-jason-hawes-steve-gonsalves-and-dave-tango-star-in-new-series-ghost-nation-on-travel-channel/

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16 hours ago, Lizzing said:

Jason, Steve & Tango are going to be on a show called "Ghost Nation" starting on 10/11/19 on Travel.

Thanks, @Lizzing! Weird that they are all in new shows, but not the same one. Oh, well, more to watch. I've pretty much had it with all the screaming from the dudebros on Ghost Adventures.

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I thought the reboot was just ok. I will give it a few more episodes before deciding one way or the other. I always liked Grant, but I really miss Steve.

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I used to adore this show, back in it's original form, but stopped watching when these types of shows sprouted like mushrooms and they all started going to the same places and the claims got more and more ridiculous.  I can't say this reboot kindled a renewed love of the genre, but it was entertaining enough.  Can't say I'll watch it on the reg.  I am intrigued by the fact that Jay and Steve are on another show.  Could be a fun compare and contrast. 

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I thought last night’s episode was fine. I’m preferring the new show to the original. Or maybe I just like the new team better.... In any case, it’s just nice to have new episodes of a paranormal show. 

That was a cool house, too. I can’t imagine spending all that time and money to repair it just to sell it. I hope the owner decides to keep it.

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I'm enjoying it. I am really skeptical about the ghosts, but I do find it entertaining. Somehow my DVR started picking up the old reruns of the original GH and I was delighted to see those guys back in the day. I forgot how hilarious Brian Harnois was. Remember how when they went to foreign countries, they'd be trying to do EVPs in English? Sure, all ghosts have built-in Universal Translators. Anyhow. I'm going to keep watching.

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The Albion house was super cool.  I couldn't figure out why anyone would need a big ballroom up there, though.  It's so far out in the country, but maybe party goers came from miles around?  The house is on the market though--and I kinda think the guy put more money into renovating it than the asking price. (The "ghost" evidence was unpersuasive to me, but I was largely watching this episode for the house.) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13800-W-County-House-Rd-Albion-NY-14411/71203209_zpid/?

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11 hours ago, lidarose9 said:

my DVR started picking up the old reruns of the original GH and I was delighted to see those guys back in the day.

They're rerunning the infamous St Augustine lighthouse episode next Wednesday afternoon.  We'll see if it still holds up as one of the scariest eps ever.

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St. Augustine's is one of my favorites! I'll have to look for it. Aren't they doing a lighthouse this new season? Is it a St. Augustine re-visit by chance? I'd love that!

I think what I like about this show, is that compared to say...Ghost Adventures (which I also watch regularly) it's just so nice, quiet, and low-key. 

And I can't believe that he's selling that house from last week's ep for only $450,000.00. That certainly seems like he really wants someone to take it off his hands. I figured it would go for at least a million. 

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$450K seems incredibly cheap. In my still slightly dicey part of Chicago, a nice 3-bedroom condo goes for $350K-$385K, so a luxurious, historic six-bedroom mansion for only $100K more seems unbelievable.

I wish there were some middle ground between Grant's "I don't need any more excitement from the paranormal" and Ghost Adventures' shrieks of panic/getting possessed every other episode. Frankly, I do watch paranormal shows for excitement. Loved the Stanley Hotel, Eastern Penn State Sanitorium, and St. Augustine lighthouse GH eps for exactly that reason. I'm finding this reboot a little too laid-back (although preferable to Zak and the "bros" on GA).

I do like Kindred Spirits and Paranormal Lockdown for striking some middle ground. Jury's still out on Haunted Towns, but I watch it. 😉

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On 8/30/2019 at 2:18 PM, scarletine said:

Aren't they doing a lighthouse this new season? Is it a St. Augustine re-visit by chance? I'd love that!

I originally thought they were, but in the team intro episode they had a bit where everyone mentioned their favorites episodes and someone said the St Augustine lighthouse, so I think that what I took for a clip from the new show was really a clip from the old show.   On the other hand, I just this second saw a commercial for the show, and they do have an image of a lighthouse, so maybe we're in luck.  Lighthouses always seem to have sadness and tragedy associated with them. 

20 hours ago, ChicagoCita said:

Frankly, I do watch paranormal shows for excitement. Loved the Stanley Hotel, Eastern Penn State Sanitorium, and St. Augustine lighthouse GH eps for exactly that reason.

Also the Mount Washington Hotel.  Remember the Princess?  I once stayed there for one night on a bus tour and I was too scared to close my eyes and left the lights on all night.  

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I'm not sure if it was Ghost Hunters who went to the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona, but there's supposed to be a little ghost boy there who like shiny objects. We brought lots of costume jewelry and left it out on the dresser. I was like a kid at Christmas, I woke up every hour to check on it. Alas, it didn't move overnight.

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St Augustine is probably my favourite. Short of post-production editing, which isn't impossible, I admit, that black shadow peeking over the railing then swooping up two levels and peeking out again is one of my favourite bits of evidence. I miss Steve and Tango, though. 

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22 hours ago, Quilt Fairy said:

I just this second saw a commercial for the show, and they do have an image of a lighthouse, so maybe we're in luck.  Lighthouses always seem to have sadness and tragedy associated with them. 

This Wednesday's show is a return to St. Augustine. It's a twofer with a visit to a home in Pennsylvania, though, so I'm not expecting too much. The program guide says Grant returns to the lighthouse after getting reports of increased paranormal activity.

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It looks like they're doing a lighthouse marathon on Wednesday afternoon before the new return to St Augustine ep.  They are airing  4 lighthouse episodes from previous seasons starting at 3pm Central. 

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I found the return to St. Augustine's to be...underwhelming. I don't know why they didn't devote the whole hour to it. The poor guys out in the woods, didn't even get to explore the lighthouse itself (at least that we saw), and one of the women on the team only got airtime during the set up and breakdown. 

I thought the other case was interesting, but I would have been happier to see that paired with another case, on a different episode. 

I did enjoy watching the original St. A's again though. If only they'd had better cameras back then, like they do now. That episode was fun to watch. 

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I never saw the first St. Augustine episode but I agree that last night was a bit underwhelming. As was the first half of the episode. 

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I just watched the one down in Loudenville Ohio at the lodge..ive been there...I dont live far from there and nothing bothered me...and I have been to the hotel in Eureka Springs Ark and nothing bothered me.  I guess ghosts are afraid of me...I imagine my countenance is scary...I love Ghost adventures just  for the pure entertainment factor...my daughter met Zak a few weeks ago at Blossom in Cleveland she told him that her mom is a big fan...he gave her a kiss for me LOL...I like all the ghost shows but as entertainment...at almost 70 not much scares me anymore.

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