Why Ghost Hunter's Grant Wilson Really Left the Show
It was time
Grant Wilson spoke very candidly in September of 2013 while on tour with Wizard Con. It was his first time having a booth. He greeted every fan with the same enthusiasm as the next and last and conducted himself as any other normal guy, which he adamantly referred to himself as.
Back in February 2012, Grant announced his departure from the show Ghost Hunters, which featured he and his co-worker, friend and mutual co-founder of TAPS, Jason Hawes, and team and their paranormal investigations with their results. Being the longest running SyFy series, which premiered back in October of 2004, Ghost Hunters received some of the highest ratings in the channels reality programming.
Speculations arose from his sudden withdrawal that ranged from terminal illness to even marital problems- stemming from the absence of his wedding ring (which was being cleaned at the time) on an episode of the show.
During a panel at the 2013 Wizard Con, Wilson graciously explained the details of the paranormal experience that jump started his career into the supernatural, as well as sharing some other inexplicable personal stories which led him to believe in the possibility of something after death. When asked about the true reason he quit the show, he opened up and shot straight to the audience.
Besides his work with Cincinnati based company Roto-Rooter and his inspiring commitment to TAPS as well as the filming of the show, little may have been known about the paranormal investigator/reality TV star.
Wilson explained quite simply that it was time that he moved on to other things that he loved to do. He's an accomplished musician, artist and writer, a highly committed husband and father, and hoped no one expected him to completely abandon his roles within TAPS and the Paranormal Investigative community. He made sure to add that he and his cast mates were still great friends. By the end of his remarks on the subject, I began to realize that he might not have fully anticipated such the flurry of confusion and broken spirits his egress from the show created among the fan base. But in the end, he made every effort to dispel rumors and hearsay that flooded in from all over about his personal decision to move on from the show. The truth was, he was ready to continue his creative journey in life.
He is now the Vice-President of Rather Dashing Games, has been writing a high steampunk-esque fantasy novel, and is able to spend time with his family more often.
According to the video below, he, his wife and bandmates, both named Chris, came together musically after drifting apart since high school. They hit it off and the hits kept coming!