Grant Wilson Says Goodbye To ‘Ghost Hunters’
February 16, 2012
The news fans of the popular SyFy series Ghost Hunters have dreaded hearing, has finally been revealed. Last night, Grant Wilson shared his decision to leave the show with his fellow cast mates.
One looming question remains: Why?
Could someone in Grant’s family be sick? Could Grant himself be sick? Does Grant miss spending more time with his family? Or is something else going on behind the scenes?
I don’t have any answers, but Grant confirmed via Twitter that he is OK. If you watched last nights episode, you may have noticed that there appeared to be tension between Grant and Jason. This could be the result of editing or there really could be trouble in paradise between Grant and Jason; the stars of Ghost Hunters and the founders of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society).
The mid-season finale was filmed back in January and during that time, Jason and Grant sent a few interesting (mostly humor mixed with a bit of sarcasm) tweets. This one is a photo of a tree that says, “Friends are a lot like trees. They fall down when you hit them multiple times with an axe.” Could this be a passive aggressive way these two old friends choose to share their frustrations with one another? Anything is possible.
Another theory is Grant’s having marital troubles. A fan of Ghost Hunters sent Grant a tweet asking why he no longer wore his wedding ring. His response, “Finger had a reaction to the metal. Trying 2 fix.”
@Sissa720: i dont mean to be nosey or anything but how come u dont wear ur ring anymore??” finger had a reaction to the metal. Trying 2 fix
The theories are endless, but the simplest answer is Grant just wasn’t happy doing the show anymore. Maybe it got old, a little too commercial, and a lot more work than he originally signed on for. It must be hard being on the road all the time with a family at home.
The bottom line is, we will miss watching Grant on Ghost Hunters, but it’s our hope that Grant is happier now that he’s made the difficult decision to leave.
The remaining episodes of Ghost Hunters featuring Grant will return to SyFy in April.
UPDATE [2/16/12 @11:14 a.m.]:
Grant and Jason have both released separate statements via TAPS website. Here they are:
GRANT WILSON – “It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of Ghost Hunters. 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.
I will deeply miss working with Jason and the rest of the dedicated investigators and crew that have become like family, and I wish them all the best as they continue to follow their passion and realize the vision of TAPS.
I will also miss interacting with our wonderful fans worldwide. You are all at the heart of what we do on Ghost Hunters, and I’m grateful to have gotten to know many of you over the years.
Thank you to Syfy and Pilgrim Studios for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for nearly eight years, and for supporting this difficult decision.”
JASON HAWES - “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. 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.”