via press release:
SYFY ORDERS SIX EPISODES OF SCHOOL SPIRITS FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS MARK BURNETT AND SETH JARRETT
From the Producers of Survivor and Celebrity Ghost Stories Comes A Gripping One-Hour Docu-Series Recounting Tales of Infamous School Hauntings Nationwide
NEW YORK – October 18, 2011 — Syfy orders six, one-hour episodes of the new unscripted series School Spirits from executive producers Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and Seth Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories). The project will tell true ghost stories of hauntings that have happened at schools across the country. The stories will be told in first person narratives through the testimonials of real students, teachers, parents and staff that have encountered the paranormal activity, blended with bone-chilling cinematic reenactments to further bring the haunting experiences to life.
“School hauntings are some of the most terrifying first-hand accounts. The stories that have terrified generations of students and teachers are not for the faint-of-heart,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “With Mark and Seth as executive producers, we look forward to delivering another gripping paranormal series for our viewers.”
Mark Burnett joins forces with Seth Jarrett, creator of the hit series Celebrity Ghost Stories, to take viewers on a spooky thrill ride through some of the most infamously haunted colleges, universities and high schools nationwide. Students, alumni, and faculty share their intimate paranormal campus encounters, while their experiences are brought to life in Jarrett’s arresting style of storytelling.
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