SyFy Brings True-Life Chills and Thrills to Summer with New Series 'School Spirits' Premiering Wednesday, June 20 at 10PM

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June 15th, 2012

via press release:


Paranormal Docu-Series from Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Seth Jarrett & Julie Insogna-Jarrett Recounts Hauntings from Schools Across the U.S.

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2012 – This summer on Syfy, school is back in session with the premiere of the hair-raising docu-series School Spirits on Wednesday, June 20 at 10 PM (ET/PT). School Spirits features chilling ghost stories from schools and universities across the country. Each tale is told through the first-person, eyewitness accounts of the students, alumni, faculty and historians who experienced the unexplained often terrifying phenomena, along with chilling dramatic reenactments. Executive Producers are Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna of Jarrett Creative Group (Celebrity Ghost Stories) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor). The premiere season of Schools Spirits consists of six 1-hour episodes to air as follows:

Wednesday, June 20 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 101 “Sorority House Terror” (University of Michigan)

Logline: In 2006, a group of students at the University of Michigan move into their new sorority house – a huge old house located just off campus. Almost immediately, unexplainable disturbances begin to occur. Girls fall mysteriously ill and fights erupt suddenly and without reason. A spectral figure of a man begins to terrorize them but they soon learn there may be a more sinister presence lurking in the house.

Wednesday, June 27 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 102 “Dorm Room Nightmare” (SUNY Geneseo, NY)

Logline: In the fall of 1985, a college sophomore and talented athlete with Olympic dreams begins the school year at SUNY Geneseo. He soon finds himself battling for his life and sanity when a horrifying apparition with a broken neck begins stalking him.

Wednesday, July 11 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 103 “Collision Curse/Deadly Dorm Games”

(Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA)

Logline: A woman is haunted by the victim of a deadly car crash that occurred near her Alma Mater. Two college roommates pull pranks in their dorm, but the spirit of a little girl hit by a train near their dorm gets the last laugh.

Wednesday, July 18 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 104 “Ghostly Girls’ School” (Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA)

Logline: A shadowy figure terrifies four friends at this idyllic campus, but is helped by the ghost of a mischievous little girl. Could the paranormal activity stem from a century old feud involving the college’s founding family?

Wednesday, July 25 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 105 “Frat House Phantom” (Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA)

Logline: Fraternity brothers share their house with the spirit of a local Native American who was hanged after a murderous rampage a century ago.

Wednesday, August 1 @ 10PM ET/PT

Episode 106 “Campus Warning Signs” (Eastern Kentucky University)

Logline: A ghostly visitor sends a warning to a pair of best friends, saving their lives.

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  • coolioni

    SyFy sucks ass these days.Bring back some real Sci-Fi shows please instaed of the garbage they are feeding us these days.

    I really hope this network fails and it gets taken over by peopl that actually want real sci-fi on this network again.

    As of now they have gotten rid of every good show that was on the network.
    Who wants to see something about haunted schools anyways ?
    give me a break!

  • cimmer

    Wow, they’ve found something that works and they’re going to ride it until it crashes and burns. lol Well, more power to them, at least they’re making money. Apparently their audience just can’t get enough of ghosts.

  • coolioni

    Bring back Stargate please!!

  • TimsDale4ever

    docu-series = sucks (on all channels)

  • The Watcher

    What a bunch of bull.

  • Observer

    @coolioni Right on!

  • Jason50

    Syfy really squeezing every last ounce from the ghost/supernatural genre. Just about every other show on their lineup is about ghosts and hauntings. Not too original and they have not even caught much credible video evidence of the supernatural yet. I guess it brings in the ratings and it’s cheap to produce.

  • Craig KS

    Great job NBC for destroying Sci-fi, I hope NBC doesn’t morph anymore.

  • MBmomof3

    I:ll watch. Love supernatural topic. Hope it’s good.

  • NJ Viewer

    They should just change the name of the station to the Paranormal Crap Channel.

  • Super John

    really hope this network fails and it gets taken over by peopl that actually want real sci-fi on this network again.

  • The Original J

    This sounds great!*

    *Today is opposite day.

  • ReynoldsB

    You know, this stuff scares the heck out of me. It’s better then that Fiction nonsense! Good Luck SYFY….I’m watching!

  • Chuck W

    Watched 1st episode & cant figure out if there was really a haunted female sorority house at University of Michigan or if they happened to be interviewing a bunch of phsycotic womens sorority at university of Michigan! I do have to say some of the reenactments were hilarious! I really liked the one were the daughter was having to lead her mother into the basement like she was her pet & then as the ghost face appeared instead of acting terrified the mother acted like she was being electrocuted! Even during the different interviews i think every female admitted they didnt say anything causethethought they may have been crazy? Well if anything i believe Ohio St. Fans now how more fuel for the fire saying at least we dont have a sorority of crazy women at our college!

  • Shahkhan

    Great episodes tonight. Keep it coming. If you don’t believe in these stories do your research.

  • Nancy Miller

    To all you haters of paranormal shows, a lot of us love these shows as we know that things do exist that we don’t see everyday. Most people don’t go on a site because they don’t like a show to complain like you people do. There are more people in the world than just you and therefore all shows will not be made to your liking . There are over 150 channels that you can watch without trying to get show taken off that we love. Keep up the good work Sy Fy and we will keep watching.

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