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Old October 2 2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

As you know, most reality shows aren't very real. The voting is rigged, the winners are preselected and the "real life" situations are scripted. I am curious to know if The Atlantic Paranormal Society existed at all before Ghosthunters. Did they just create it for the show or a few months before?
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Old October 2 2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

TAPS was started in 1990 according to Wikipedia, so I doubt they were created for reality TV, unless the scifi execs are psychic time-travelling aliens.
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Old October 2 2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

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TAPS was started in 1990 according to Wikipedia, so I doubt they were created for reality TV, unless the scifi execs are psychic time-travelling aliens.
Yeah, but how reliable is that account? Anyone can edit that. It would be in the show's interest to create a back history. If a spy shows up someplace he has a manufactured back history.
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Old October 2 2008, 09:01 AM   #4
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Re: TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

You're paranoid.

TAPS has existed I believe for a while now. Much longer than Ghosthunters I know that. So 1990 sounds about right.
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Old October 2 2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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Re: TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

TAPS has existed for a very long time, they also have ties to other paranormal research groups around the US.

Ghost hunting is a field I am interested in.
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Old October 2 2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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Re: TAPS-Ghosthunters? Did it exist before?

TAPS predates Ghost Hunters. But Ghost Hunters International was created for that show. And they don't make any effort to hide that fact either.

Jay and Grant wrote a book about their early years with TAPS and it isn't even marketed with a connection to the show.
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