The renowned TAPS team return to the paranormal show that started it all. Original GHOST HUNTERS members Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, along with Shari DeBenedetti, reunite to revisit their most chilling cases and investigate disturbing new hauntings. Armed with state-of-the-art technology, their proven methodology and special guest investigators, TAPS tackle disturbing paranormal activity head-on, leaving no stone unturned to reach the dead among the living. The reboot follows the team as they crisscross the country searching for answers in the nation’s most haunted locations. Joining the core team are a host of experts from different paranormal backgrounds that add their own points-of-view and prowess to each unique case.
Jason Hawes has been investigating claims of paranormal activity since 1990 and is looked at as the leading authority in the field of supernatural and paranormal studies. Due to his pioneering efforts, the practice of paranormal investigation has advanced to international phenomenon status. Hawes has handled cases for law enforcement, religious organizations and U.S. government agencies.
Prior to the reboot of “Ghost Hunters” on discovery+ in 2021, he and his fellow investigators launched “Ghost Nation” on Travel Channel in 2019. Hawes served as the co-creator, narrator, producer and star of “Ghost Hunters,” which ran for 11 Seasons on the Syfy Channel. Hawes is a New York Times best-selling author of six books on the paranormal and is the creator and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Beyond Reality Radio.”
He is also the founder of the most visited paranormal website in the world, The-Atlantic-Paranormal-Society.com, and he has created a network of paranormal researchers known as “The TAPS Family” that spans the globe with bases in more than 40 U.S. States and 14 Countries. He has been featured on the “Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The View,” “CNN, MSNBC, “Dateline,” “20/20” and more.
Steve Gonsalves, a former police officer, has been a public speaker and educator about paranormal phenomena for more than 18 years. Prior to the reboot of “Ghost Hunters” on discovery+ in 2021, he and his fellow investigators launched “Ghost Nation” on Travel Channel in 2019. The paranormal pioneer helped pave the way for a worldwide paranormal explosion as a main cast member of the hit television series “Ghost Hunters,” which included the spin-offs “Ghost Hunters Live” and “Ghost Hunters Academy.”
Gonsalves started his work in paranormal studies at a very young age and is well-educated in the field, having investigated over 1,000 reportedly haunted locations. He had the privilege of working closely with famed investigator and paranormal pioneer Dr. William G. Roll (Poltergeist) at the Rhine Research Center, and Ed and Lorraine Warren in the field.
Along with his multiple appearances on a variety of paranormal series, Gonsalves executive produced the horror short “The Captured Bird,” alongside famed writer and director Guillermo Del Toro. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows and radio programs, including “The View,” “Fox and Friends,” “Steve Harvey,” “Larry King Live” and “Katie” featuring Katie Couric, “Dr. Oz” and “The Drew Barrymore Show.” Aside from his work on camera, Gonsalves has an untitled book in the works and recently he directed and produced the #1 documentary of 2021 “The House In Between.”
Dave Tango – better known as “Tango” – is one of the world’s leading paranormal authorities, best known as an investigator and tech manager on the hit shows “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters Academy.” Prior to the reboot of “Ghost Hunters” on discovery+ in 2021, he and his fellow investigators launched “Ghost Nation” on Travel Channel in 2019.
Tango’s origins in the paranormal can be traced back to the stories his father (an Elizabeth, NJ police officer) told him of his unexplained encounters while on the force. As a child, Tango was always intrigued by mysteries and the unknown, which led him to pursue magic as a serious hobby, and it remains an integral part of what makes Tango tick. He attributes this background to his knack for problem solving, and his ability to distinguish between what is real and what’s simply an illusion.
Trained by the best in the paranormal field, Tango’s ghost-hunting philosophy is to never be afraid to try new techniques and always experiment in the field. His trademark genuineness and sometimes strange curiosity are what fans most undoubtedly love about him. Aside from being the quirky one at his paranormal day job, Dave has been a fan of stranger things since long before it was cool – from 80s synth to video games.
Shari DeBenedetti became interested in the paranormal field at a very young age as she experienced many strange and unexplained things. But it wasn’t until her mid 20’s that she began to research and investigate the paranormal, because the house she lived in at the time was believed to be haunted.
DeBenedetti first met Jason Hawes at a paranormal event many years ago and has remained friends with him and other team members. She joined the team and was a paranormal Investigator on two seasons of “Ghost Hunters” and also appeared on the second season of “Ghost Nation” on Travel Channel. She has now joined the two in the reboot of “Ghost Hunters” in 2021 on discovery+.
Born in Schenectady, New York and now living in Boston, DeBenedetti still conducts private investigations with local teams. When she’s not on the road filming, she enjoys spending time at home with her two children and works part-time at an engineering firm.
Episode 1: “Dead Man Walking” – Premieres Thursday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
In downtown Hanford, California, sits an imposing, abandoned county jail more than 125 years old. The Bastille, as it is known today, has captured the imagination of the residents who, for decades, have reported encountering apparitions and other strange activity in this building. In the years since this former Wild West jail was shuttered, many businesses have come and gone inside the old building, but they all share one commonality – claims of chilling paranormal phenomena. Now, many believe that the decades of suffering and tragic deaths that occurred inside the jail are behind the ongoing hauntings. Joining TAPS on this investigation is actor Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”), as well as investigators Satori Hawes and Cody DesBiens.
Episode 2: “Trapped in Terror” – Premieres Thursday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS is called to California’s Gold Country to investigate the Argonaut and Kennedy mines. On the heels of the 100th anniversary of the state’s largest mining tragedy, the team, joined by paranormal explorer Dakota Laden and the “Destination Fear” crew, faces frightening phenomena that remains on these properties from decades gone by.
Episode 3: “The Hoover Damned” – Premieres Thursday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
The TAPS team dive into unchartered waters at the Hoover Dam as they gain exclusive access to investigate the iconic superstructure. Investigators Dustin Pari and Kris Williams join in as they seek out the lost souls and terrifying shadow figures that haunt this massive landmark.
Episode 4: “The Mansion of Misfortune” – Premieres Thursday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS investigates an Alabama mansion that was once home to high society gatherings – as well as ample misery and misfortune. Guest investigators Satori Hawes and Cody DesBiens help dig up secrets from beyond the grave and bring peace to spirits seemingly in search of days long past.
Episode 5: “Unholy Matrimony” – Premieres Thursday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS and guest investigator Dustin Pari investigate the home of an American Founding Father, and where a betrothed couple intends to have their wedding. A dark, aggressive energy has overtaken the house, leading to fears that the haunting will upend the impending nuptials.
Episode 6: “The Myth of St. Ignatius” – Premieres Thursday, May 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS and special guest Tory Belleci (“Mythbusters”) descend on the small town of Colfax, Washington, where chilling spirits haunt the hallways of the now abandoned St. Ignatius Hospital. The century-old building harbors the dark energy of illness, death and a tragic scandal, putting plans to turn it into a hotel at risk.
Episode 7: “Generations of Ghosts” – Premieres Thursday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS answers a desperate call for help at historic Rose Mont, a former cattle and thoroughbred farm and plantation in Gallatin, Tennessee. Reports of hauntings at this grand mansion go back for decades, but a recent spike in harrowing paranormal phenomena has put the staff on edge.
SEASON FINALE: “Diocese of the Dead” – Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+
TAPS is called to Ogdensburg, New York, to investigate a large family home. Once a church rectory, this imposing limestone manor is filled with terrifying entities that tie back to its religious beginnings. Alongside Jason’s son, Austin Hawes, and guest investigator Dustin Pari, TAPS hopes to calm the family’s fear of being in their house.