Jason Conrad Hawes is known as an American paranormal expert. He is most famous for his show, Ghost Hunters, and is the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) with his friend Grant Wilson, located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Hawes and Wilson have used their hunting events and appearances to raise funds for various charities they are linked to. Hawes was born on December 27, 1971, in Canandaigua, New York; his family moved to Warwick, Rhode Island, in 1979. He had his first paranormal experience at the age of 20, after his girlfriend, who was a Reiki practitioner, manipulated his life force energy.
After having a few similar experiences, Hawes sought help from paranormal researcher John Zaffis, who told him he had become more sensitive to paranormal phenomena. At the age of 22, Hawes founded TAPS. He co-created the television series Ghost Hunters, which became the Syfy Channel's flagship show and one of the most popular cable networks. The show's first season concluded in 2016 but was resurrected in 2019 for the 12th season. Hawes then decided to start his program, Ghost Nation, with Ghost Hunters veterans Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, which has been running on the Travel Channel since October 2019.
Jason is married to his former co-star, Kristen Cornell, and the two have five children together: two boys and three girls, Samantha, Haily, Sator, Austin, and Logan. During a difficult time, Kristen was hospitalized in the ICU for an infection in the brain, and Jason thanked his fans and well-wishers for the love and support they extended to his family. This challenging period helped Jason and Kristen grow closer and made their relationship even more substantial.
Being married to a ghost hunter would be an unusual situation, but Kristen stated that she is proud to have married Jason. In an interview, she revealed that she loves her husband dearly. Being a ghost hunter and celebrity has not always been easy for the couple, as it takes up a substantial portion of Jason's time, leaving Kristen to care for their children and home alone.
Jason Hawes is the co-founder of "The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS)" with his friend Grant Wilson, located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Hawes originally founded the "Rhode Island Paranormal Society," which he later renamed "The Atlantic Paranormal Society" after meeting Wilson. The "Rhode Island Paranormal Society," known as the RIPS foundation, had already taken off, making it easier for the two friends to establish the new foundation and make it trustworthy for the fans right from the start. The American paranormal activist is also working as one of SyFy's reality series "Ghost Hunters." Many years after it was first founded and numerous paranormal cases later, Hawes has been awarded three times as a New York Times best-selling author. His TAPS website is estimated to be the most visited paranormal website in the world. In 2007, the foundation released a video game in conjunction with Star Mountain Studios called Apparitions: Red Reef Inn, and in 2010, the hidden object video game "Apparitions: Kotsmine Hills" was released.
The TAPS foundation has a few honorable members, including Colin Ferguson and pro wrestler, The Miz. Hawes' life story took a nasty plot twist in March 2005, when he was threatened via email. He immediately called the FBI, but when the offender started mentioning President George W. Bush in his threats, the Secret Service got involved as well. It turned out that the man who emailed all those threats was Barry Clinton Eckstrom. He received a sentence of two years in federal prison. Hawes and Wilson often use their ghost hunting events and appearances to raise funds for various charities. They spend a lot of time and money on charities such as the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Cure Kids Cancer. SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" series was canceled in 2012. However, the show was picked up by another network. Jason Hawes reunited with Grant Wilson on the radio to kick off a new partnership with Entercom radio stations on his show Beyond Reality Radio.
When asked about his favorite memory of the two partners working together on "Ghost Hunters," Hawes replied: "From a paranormal perspective, it was when we both had an opportunity, together, to witness a full-bodied apparition descend a flight of stairs at the Birdcage Theatre. From a personal perspective, he provided a nice balance in our partnership."
|T.V. Show(s):||Ghost Hunters|
|Children:||Haily Hawes, Austin Hawes, Logan Hawes, Samantha Hawes, Satori Hawes|
|Birth Place:||Canandaigua, New York, United States|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||27-12-1971|
|Employer:||The Atlantic Paranormal Society|
|Birth Date:||27 Dec, 1971|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Net Worth 2021:||3 million|