OCCUPATION(S): Paranormal investigators
ABOUT THE SHOW: There are a handful of “paranormal reality” shows currently on the air — including Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and A&E’s Paranormal State — but the first was Ghost Hunters. The show follows a small team of Rhode Island-based investigators as they visit sites of reported hauntings all over the U.S. It seems viewers have a huge curiosity about things that go bump in the night: Ghost Hunters remains one of SyFy’s highest-rated shows and has spawned two spin-off series.
TYPICAL MOMENT: A not-very-paranormal scare when a claustrophobic team member is trapped inside an elevator while investigating a 200-year-old building.
AIRING ON: SyFy; series premiered October 2004