‘Ghost Hunters’ denied permission to film in Newtown

Website for the SyFy Channel show "Ghost Hunters".
Website for the SyFy Channel show "Ghost Hunters".

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials have turned down a request from the SyFy television show “Ghost Hunters” to film an episode on the campus of the former Fairfield Hills psychiatric hospital.

Ross Carley, a member of the town authority that oversees use of the property, tells the News Times of Danbury the group felt the filming would be too disruptive.

The 185-acre property has been undergoing redevelopment since the town took it over in 2004. It is currently home to the Newtown Town Hall and the Newtown Youth Academy, and the town’s emergency services center is currently under construction there.

The site has hosted film crews in the past. The 1996 movie “Sleepers” was filmed on the property.

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Information from: The News-Times

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