Macon County Chronicle

Syfy Channel's 'Ghost Hunters' to Feature Thomas House Hotel


The cast and crew of the Syfy channel’s wildly popular Ghost Hunters television series recently spent a total of five days at the Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, investigating the paranormal reports that have swirled around the historic hotel since it was rebuilt in 1920 following a devastating fire. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the ‘Ghost hunters’ series, the show features Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson - plumbers by day and ghost hunters by night – who, along with their team, work to track down the presence of paranormals across the country and either embrace or ‘de-bunk’ their existence.

Ghost Hunters is a one-hour, weekly, reality show that comes from the creator and executive producer of American Chopper, Tom Thayer and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films.

The Ghost Hunters follow a slew of paranormal teams that have investigated the Thomas House including A&E’s Paranormal State television series. 

The interest in the hotel stems from a great history of tragedy, including two fires. There have been many spirits reported to be dwelling at the Thomas House including a former cook, a whistling man, and a gentleman who stays by the front desk where guests check in. The most popular spirit though is that of a little girl, called ‘Sara,’ who is believed to have died at the hotel when she was brought to the town for the healing waters.

The Ghost Hunters episode featuring the Thomas House will appear during Season Eight of the television series, which premiers January 11, 2012 on the Syfy channel. Look for the Thomas House episode date and time in an upcoming issue of the Macon County Chronicle, as it becomes available. 

“We are thrilled that the team from TAPS (Ghost Hunters) chose our hotel for an investigation and upcoming episode,” said Thomas House Hotel owners Darrell and Cherry Cole. “The entire crew was a pleasure to work with!”