Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters wrote their first book published in 2007 entitled Ghost Hunting, True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society. That's a mouthful.
This book starts off telling us how Jason and Grant met and how TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society, came to be and a little bit about it's original members. Some facts about them will surprise you. The guys also go into their philosophy about ghost hunting.
After reading case after case, some I can remember from the TV show, some new cases, I came to the realization they don't put the good stuff on TV. As with all paranormal groups, some clients want to remain confidential. I guess it's not OK to film a case for television it but it is OK to write about it in a book. There are some fantastic claims that didn't make it to their TV show but I wish it did. It would make the show more interesting. This book gives us a totally different perspective on the type of cases they take, along with some pretty freaky evidence.
Did you know TAPS once had a clairvoyant on staff, dealt with demons and incubus, and were present during exorcisms? I know what you're thinking. This isn't the Ghost Hunters we know. This ghost hunting team would give Zak, Nick, and Aaron a run for their money.
One thing that bothers me about the book is they don't write very much about each case, only a few pages. Maybe there isn't anything else to say but I think each chapter seems short. In the middle of the book you will find paranormal photos and the end of the book contains a few words on starting your own paranormal group, not enough to actually run a group but maybe get you started, and a glossary of paranormal words.
The thing I learned most from this book is there is more than meets the eye. The segment you see on their TV show, Ghost Hunters, is a small portion of the cases they investigate. Sometimes they spend days collecting evidence on one case. I have a new insight into what the TAPS team is really all about.
I give Ghost Hunting, True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society four alien heads.