With heavy heart, the Grassy Knoll Institute has received credible information that SYFY Channel has canceled Ghost Hunters International but has yet to formally announce the decision to the public. A SYFY insider claims head honcho's didn't want to scuttle the show but several key factors led to its demise.
One key factor was of course the poor TV ratings of GHI. The show never really captured an audience base to sustain the production costs and air time expenses. Even Kris Williams "Enhancements" couldn't secure a larger fan base.
Another factor was that Kris Williams, arguably the most popular ghost hunter on the show was leaving, packing up and moving to California to forge yet another chapter in her life. No Kris. No "Enhancements!" No new season.
One SYFY executive spoke to us under anonymity claiming the blood-letting episode last season which divided the group was a contributing factor. Coincidentally, not a single episode has been filmed or produced since.
Also, at this time, the SYFY Channel has almost a dozen programs dealing with the paranormal airing leaving little air time for GHI.
All these factors contributed to the cancellation of Ghost Hunters International.
We here at the Grassy Knoll Institute believe we have a better explanation as to why the show was canceled. Let's put aside everyone's frustration while watching every episode that the camera man is always a split second to late from catching real hard evidence of a paranormal event.
We feel the simple reason was that an all English-speaking cast of ghost hunters went oversea's to non-English speaking countries to communicate with the dead and expected them to understand and speak the English language.
Not to pile on more bad news but, the original Ghost Hunters is not long for this world. Grant Wilson didn't leave to make board games and concentrate on his music. He left the show while it was still relative in the paranormal society.
One more tidbit. The Ghost Hunters annual "Live" Halloween investigation is not airing this year. SYFY decided to go another direction, with a "Live" airing of its popular Face Off program.
RIP Ghost Hunters International
LURKING, IN THE SHADOWS, ON THE GRASSY KNOLL