Of the original Ghost Hunters, Brian Harnois is probably the least known. One of the first members on The Atlantic Paranormal Society, Brian and TAPS go way back. Even though Brian worked in Ghost Hunters back in its early days, he left the set for a better job and has been out of the camera save for a few documentaries. Not much is known about Brian as the man likes to keep his secrets close. Brian never liked giving interviews, and the ones he gave were always focused on his work. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Brian Harnois.
Date of birth
December 6, 1976
Place of birth
Woonsocket High School in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Sparked by a personal experience with the supernatural at the age of 11
The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), joined in 1999
Ghost Hunters (2004-2008), Ghost Hunters International (2008-2009), Haunted RI (2011)
Films and documentaries
A Haunting on Potter Street: The Potter Street Station (2012), A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2: The Stable (2011), A Haunting on Hamilton Street (2010)
Two daughters, Mackenzie and Kylie
Brian Joseph Harnois was born on the 6th of December 1976 in Milford, Massachusetts. He graduated Highschool in 1994 from Woonsocket High School in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. As a young kid, Brian has heavily invested in the paranormal. From the time he was able, Brian started investigation paranormal occurrences around the town. So when Jason Hawes and the rest of the TAPS team came snooping around, Brian already had a ton of things to discuss. Impressed by his workings, Jason invited Brian to work in The Atlantic Paranormal Society’s team. This was around 1998/99.
Before joining the TAPS team, Brian was working as a government contractor. He was responsible for packaging electronic equipment to send to other government contractors. Even though his then-boss knew of TAPS and the work they did, he didn’t mind. But Brian was fired from his job for poor attendance and for allegedly “firing up the team”. Brian once revealed that he never understood what his boss meant during the time.
After joining the TAPS team, Brian began actively working on paranormal cases. One of the first investigators, Brian was respected by Hawes and the rest of the hunters. When Jason agreed to star in the reality TV series Ghost Hunters, Brian decided to work as the Case Manager. He worked on the series for two years before leaving the set for better opportunities. His other employer was aware of TAPS and Brian often used his workplace as an excuse to ditch the TAPS meeting. He did the same in his new workplace and was later called out for it.
Trouble on set
Even though Brian’s new work was revealed as the major reason for him leaving the show, Donna Lacroix believed it to be otherwise. After leaving the show, Donna revealed that Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson mentally abused Brian, which led him to leave the show. While the claim was neither confirmed nor denied, it cannot be dismissed.
Life after the Ghost Hunters
Even though Brian left the TAPS team, he has continued working in paranormal investigations. He has worked for over 20 years as an investigator and has been involved in more than 675 cases. Brian also starred in quite a few TV documentaries including, Haunted RI (2011), and A Haunting on Dice Road 2: Town of the Dead (2017). He not only starred in several A Haunting documentaries but also worked as a cinematographer.
Personal life: Brian Harnois wife and children
Brian Harnois is a married man or at least was. Since he does not share about his wife, we can not tell for sure. Nonetheless, he is father of two daughters, Mackenzie and Kylie Harnois.
6’ 1″ (1.85 m)
Beard and mustache
Muscular body, with broad shoulders, a large chest, and strong arms and leg
On his arms
Sometimes wears them
Casual, often wears T-shirts, jeans, and hats
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