The Culinary Institute of America to be Featured on Ghost Hunters

The Atlantic Paranormal Society team speaks with Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, a retired dean and faculty member who claims several encounters with a ghost named Father Murphy.
Investigators with The Atlantic Paranormal Society search for apparitions late at night at the CIA. Their findings will be featured on the September 2 episode of Ghost Hunters on Syfy.
 

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Hyde Park, NY – The Syfy network’s popular Ghost Hunters program is featuring the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America in its new season. The episode, “Too Many Apparitions in the Kitchen,” debuts on the cable channel on September 2 at 9 p.m. EDT.

The episode focuses on Roth Hall, the main building of the campus. Before the CIA moved to Hyde Park in 1972, the building was the St. Andrew-on-Hudson Jesuit novitiate for more than 60 years. Legend has it that a priest named Father Murphy haunted the building.

A crew from the television show, along with The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) founder Jason Hawes and his team of paranormal investigators, spent several nights on campus last fall. They investigated the attic, catacombs, and many other areas of Roth Hall, as well as the Jesuit cemetery on the property. To find out what—if anything—they found, tune in and feel free to live tweet the experience using the hashtags #GhostHunters and #CIAGhost.

Ghost Hunters is Syfy’s longest-running unscripted series, now entering its 10th season. Ghost Hunters is produced by Pilgrim Studios and is broadcast worldwide.


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Photo 1 (top photo): Vans from The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) arrive at The Culinary Institute of America to determine whether ghosts still haunt the campus that once served as a Jesuit novitiate. The episode of Ghost Hunters featuring the CIA debuts on Syfy on September 2 at 9 pm EDT. (Photo credit: Courtesy Syfy/Pilgrim)
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Photo 2: The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) team speaks with Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, a retired dean and faculty member who claims several encounters with a ghost named Father Murphy during more than three decades at The Culinary Institute of America. The September 2 episode of Ghost Hunters on Syfy features the CIA. (Photo credit: Courtesy Syfy/Pilgrim)
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Photo 3: Investigators with The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) search for apparitions late at night at The Culinary Institute of America. Their findings will be featured on the September 2 episode of Ghost Hunters on Syfy. (Photo credit: Courtesy Syfy/Pilgrim)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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