16 Feb 2012
Ghost Hunters: Haunted City Hall explained, questions still remain
Posted: 2/16/2012 9:49:40 AM
Updated: 2/16/2012 9:59:41 AM
Providence City Hall was the scene of a Ghost Hunters investigation on Wednesday’s night show that aired at 9 p.m. on SYFY.
“It was a really interesting case,” Jason Hawes, Ghost Hunter with the Atlantic Paranormal Society and Rhode Island Native, told the WPRO Morning News with Tara Granahan and Andrew Gobeil.
“There were some neat things that happened there but nothing to really blow the top off the investigation,” said Hawes.
The episode highlights some of the creepier parts of Providence’s history and takes viewers on an unsettling trip through city halls.
Did they find anything? Well Hawes says yes. “There are some neat voices we did hear in the building that there are really not explanation for,” but assured Rhode Islanders there is no threat of danger from the spirits that may linger in city hall. “There are definitely some weird things, nothing to be frightened about,” said Hawes.
One of the “spooky” city hall phenomena that the Ghost Hunters debunk was the smell of cigar smoke that city workers reported smelling throughout the building. Hawes said at one time people wewre allow to smoke cigars in that building and since then the smell has settled into the old wood.
“When they are blowing the heater toward that wood and you are heating it up you are getting the smell out,” said Hawes.
In a more dramatic moment in the episode Grant Wilson, partner of Jason Hawes since the show was founded and fellow Rhode Islander, announced that he would be taking some time off from the show. “The show will go on,” said Hawes. Hawes said Grant is like a brother to him and that “the doors always open if he decides he wants to come back.”
Dee DeQuattro | WPRO News