Here's Why Grant Has Been Absent on 'Ghost Hunters'

Season 2 of the 'Ghost Hunters' reboot brings with it a new cast and the return of Grant Wilson. But why isn't Grant investigating on Season 2?

Sara Belcher - Author

May 13 2020, Updated 6:06 p.m. ET

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The reboot of Ghost Hunters has entered its second season, and Grant Wilson's new team of paranormal investigators is bringing you new and exciting locations to explore. But as Season 2 progresses, fans of the original show are noticing the group's ring leader is suspiciously absent from most of the episodes.

Why isn't Grant investigating on Season 2 of Ghost Hunters?

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Fans have made it clear they miss their lead investigator.

A lot of the show's current fanbase remembers the original series, which aired from 2004 until 2016. Grant was one of the show's leading investigators, alongside Jason Hawes (who now leads the show Ghost Nation with OG cast members Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango). 

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When Ghost Hunters was rebooted for a new season, fans were excited to see the paranormal expert back in action on their TV screens. Grant was extremely active in the reboot's first season, going on every investigation with his team and offering his insight on the evidence found.

But in this new season, Grant is most often only seen over FaceTime — and fans have taken notice.

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Why isn't Grant investigating?

Grant's absence has made some fans wonder if the ghost hunter is sick, or if he's making a slow departure from the show. Luckily, none of these worries are true — the investigator is actually trying to give his new team time to work together without him.

"Hey guys! All is well. I’m letting the team do a few cases in their own but I’ll be back on the cases with them next week," Grant tweeted in response to fans' comments. "Thank you all for the love, support, and concern."

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Fellow cast members Richel Stratton and Brandon Alvis also spoke with about Grant's absence — noting that he was only trying to give the team an opportunity to connect better.

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"Grant is still our team leader," Richel told the outlet. "He's still very much a part of Ghost Hunters, he's a team member. You will occasionally see us without him. That doesn't mean he's going anywhere. He's letting us develop as a team. The previous Ghost Hunters knew each other and had that relationship and he's allowing us to have that as well."

She clarified that their frequent on-camera FaceTimes with him are how they keep him involved when he's away, so he's still very much a part of the team.

"The majority of the time, he'll come in on the second night of investigation, we'll tell him what we've done, what we're thinking and it's right along the lines of what he would have done or what he's thinking," Brandon said. 

"He's letting us go out there and be ourselves and he guided us through the first season," he continued. "He was there, he put this team together, he hand-picked us and now he's letting us go out there, form our own opinions and allowing us to evolve in the way that you're seeing in Season 2, which is extremely exciting."

Watch Ghost Hunters on A&E Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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