Don’t go looking for Grant Wilson anymore: The Ghost Hunters co-lead investigator is departing the hit Syfy docu-series. During last night’s episode of Ghost Hunters, Wilson announced that after eight years on the network’s longest-running franchise, he’ll be leaving his days of televised paranormal investigations from the case files of TAPS (the Atlantic Paranormal Society) behind him.
“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,” Wilson said of his departure.
“I will deeply miss working with [co-investigator] Jason [Hawes] 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,” Wilson continued.
In response to Wilson’s announcement, Hawes said in a statement, “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.”
Wilson’s final episode of Ghost Hunters will air on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. Twenty new episodes of the series remain for 2012.