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“School Spirits” debuts June 20 on Syfy

Melissa Hayer Published: June 18, 2012
SCHOOL SPIRITS -- "Sorority House Terror" -- Pictured: sorority house -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Syfy)
SCHOOL SPIRITS -- "Sorority House Terror" -- Pictured: sorority house -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Syfy)


Syfy is set to premiere the first of six one-hour episodes of its summer docu-series “School Spirits” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 20.

The show features ghost stories from schools and universities from around the country, with each tale being told through first-person, eyewitness accounts of the students, alumni, faculty and historians who experienced the unexplained phenomena and accompanied by dramatic re-enactments, according to a news release.

Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna of Jarrett Creative Group (“Celebrity Ghost Stories”) and Mark Burnett (“The Voice,”  “Survivor”) are executive producers.

Summaries of the the first season’s episodes of “School Spirits” are as follows:

Wednesday, June 20 @ 9 p.m.
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 @ 9 p.m.
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 @ 9 p.m.
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 @ 9 p.m.
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 @ 9 p.m.
Episode 105 “Frat House Phantom” (Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock,
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 @ 9 p.m.
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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