Wednesday, April 23, 2014 17:30

Why Grant Left Ghost Hunters

Grant Wilson Responds to the Rumors

Why I Left the Show

CANCER!

DIVORCE!

FAKERY!

All of the above!

JUST KIDDING! My, how the rumors fly. Everyone insists that something devastating had to happen to kick me off of TV and back into the doldrums of normal everyday life. Everyone aspires to be on TV right?

Well, it is far less complicated and dreadful as all that. I have no regrets and I loved doing it. It was just time to move on.

We were filming for nearly every week of the year, Monday-Friday, sometimes more. I felt that after eight years, I had sufficiently reached my goals in spreading awareness and acceptance of the paranormal. Those eight years on the road were kicking my butt and I was ready to be back with my family and pursue other aspects of my life.

That’s it. Simple, right?

The rumor mill is quite the efficient machine.

Here are some other reasons:

1. Life in a Box – You spend most of your life in a box; house to car to airport to plane to car to hotel, always in a box. I am an outdoor guy. My idea of a temple is being on top of a mountain. I remember on one occasion I arrived at my hotel by night and went right to bed. When I awoke, I ripped open the curtains to see the view I had. The only non-man-made thing I could see was the sky. Ugh… Give me the woods, please.

2. Sleep? What’s Sleep? – When you are on the road you are at the mercy of airline flight schedules. When you are a paranormal investigator you go to bed at ungodly hours. The combination is devastating. One night you go to bed at 6:00am. Then, you wake up at 2pm looking for breakfast. Then you have to go to bed that night at 9pm to catch a flight at 7am. Ouch. Eight years of that, and you just give up on sleep. Giving up on sleep isn’t good for your health.

3. Fine Dining – Eating out is fun and a treat for most people. When you have to eat out for every meal is destroys your health. No matter how healthy you try to eat, you always feel like crap.

4. Halloween – My kids are growing up really really quickly, (if you are a parent you know exactly what I mean.) While filming the Live Halloween Show was always a challenge and lots of fun, I want to spend Halloween with my kids.

5. Super Dad/Husband – It was really hard to come home from a whacky week of sleep schedules, bad meals, and boxes and snap into a normal-life routine. It was not easy to get all of my face-time in with the kids and my lovely and ever-patient wife within two days. Not to mention missed concerts, sporting events, art shows, date nights. Bleh…

So, at the risk of sounding like a whiner, that is just a quick glance into some of the reasons it was tough and why I made the decision to move on. With each year, the effect of the above situations magnified. I wish the show the best and hope it is successful for many years to come.

As for me, I will be wearing the biggest smile on my face as I dive head-first into art, music and writing.

Thanks for sticking by me through this.

(Oh, by the way, I haven’t been wearing my wedding ring because my wife surprised me with a beautifully custom made ring that I love, but my finger has a reaction to it. We are trying to figure out a solution.)

Grant

See Grant’s blog @ GrantWilson.com

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16 Responses to “Why Grant Left Ghost Hunters”

  1. betty says:

    I agree with Grant he needed to Move on life on the road takes a toll on you good luck grant

  2. chrissy says:

    GOOD LUCK GRANT , MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE .

  3. kathy says:

    well thank goodness about the marriage! you guys looked so happy together that it would have been a real shame if it was divorce. we are glad that you can find some peace and quality time together. i miss seeing your face but you deserve to be happy. would be great to see you pop in at g.h. every once in a while. take good care. wishing you and the family nothing but the best!

  4. Nicole says:

    I have an allergy to zinc and I cannot wear anything on my body that is not pure gold or silver. You might have the same thing. Maybe you can coat the ring with a sealer. As for the rumors. Screw them. Go have fun. Your kids are only young for a brief moment in time. Don’t miss that.

    My daughter and I have watched you and the gang for years. She’s 12 now. We are both pretty big fans. We will continue to watch and hope you stop by from time to time.

  5. Denise says:

    Grant,
    You will greatly be missed by your fans, but better that then being missed by your wife and children! Good luck in all you strive for in life, and I sincerely wish you the greatest success as you have proved GH to be. God Bless you, your family and the Ghost Hunters Team.

  6. Linda says:

    GH’s is not the same without you but I wish you nothing but luck and prosperity with your new ventures in life. Glad to hear that family is always #1. God bless

  7. Terry McCoy says:

    Thanks for the years! You will be missed.

  8. CJ Salazar says:

    Best of luck

  9. Anthony says:

    Thanks for the time you gave us (fans). I thought of you as the skeptical rock of GH. You will be missed by my family as well.

    P.S.
    I have been a Chef and Chef instructor at SCI in scottsdale AZ. if you need a great Chef for your lodge just let me know, Ill be there.
    Thanks Again,
    Anthony

  10. Annette says:

    So glad to hear you are following an even more important direction in your life now. Thanks for all your dedication to your fans. GH will never be the same, but new is good too. Hope to see you on some specials. Still enjoying the show and paticently waiting for the new season.

  11. chrislanno says:

    Grant I miss seeing you. Maybe you could visit the show.

  12. Jim N says:

    Grant, as others have said, the show isn’t the same without you but I think I would have done the same; hopefully you can make some special guest star appearance for old fans sakes ;-)

  13. RichardPasillas says:

    Grant the show is not the same without you!!!
    We miss you
    But of course family comes first
    It’s so good to know it ain’t divorce or cancer illness :)

  14. Jimmy Trick says:

    Hey Grant,
    Don’t feel bad about leaving the show. You gave us many years of enjoyment and knowledge. Being a paranormal investigator myself in Pittsburgh, I know the routine well and really appreciate all you’ve done for us and everyone else. Family is first and I’m glad you’re back home doing what you love most. Thanks for all the years buddy.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Right choice Grant. I miss you with the guys. this is my favorite show by far. BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE;S NEW JOURNEY AND THE TIME WITH CHILDREN BECAUSE YES TIME DOES GO BY FAST. bEST WISHES
    Brenda

  16. marie garcia-diaz says:

    Being a parent myself, I understand and respect your decision. Glad there wasn’t any truth to all the bad rumors. However, I agree with many of your fans ….. and that is, that you are greatly missed. The show is not the same without you. It’s still one of my favorite shows but it feels that its missing something and that is you. I keep hoping you can make a surprise appearance (or two) in the future. Maybe even write a book! Regardless, I wish you the best and may GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS!!!!! : )

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