for the Week of October 25, 2002
to the Whole Show
Pagans of Lands End
by Martin Stott
is rapidly approaching, and for those of you far too old to go out trick
or treating, maybe it's time to celebrate the event in real style --
how about a supernatural vacation? Martin Stott has been on a tour of
Cornwall in England, the perfect destination for those who want to return
to their pagan roots.
Purgatory by Frank Browning
Halloween, in the U.S., is mainly for kids: carved pumpkins and ghost
gowns sewn from worn-out sheets; witches hats and day-glow skeletons.
But in other places like Mexico, Spain and Portugal, Halloween and its
twin -- the Day of the Dead -- have deeper roots. During this time of
year in many parts of Europe, the celebration isnt as child-oriented.
In Naples, Italy, where Frank Browning spends a part of each year, its
the season for paying respects to the dead and, literally, cleaning
Airports: Endangered Species?
There's news this week that the country's small city airports are
fighting for survival. Ten small airports have lost all commercial
service since 9/11 last year, such as Youngstown-Warren Regional,
in Ohio. Barbara de Lollis, biz travel writer for USA Today
co-authored an article this week on why smaller airports are going
under. We talked to Barbara and she said that travelers are choosing
to fly out of bigger ports to get better fares.
||Bad Taste Witch Tour
Halloween is only behind Christmas as a commercial holiday in this
country. Our neighbors knock themselves out with huge lawn &
rooftop displays, just like they do with over-the-top Christmas
light displays, and Vegas has a field-day.
But the granddaddy of all spooky spots still remains Salem, Mass.
From real history of witch trials there, nobody outdoes Salem for
parties in honor of witchcraft.
We sent Cash Peters to dig up the goblins in Salem.
Aid: Ghost Hunting with Dennis Hauck
Halloween is almost here, and that means it's time for spooky
travel: it's time to hit the road in search of ghosts. Where will
you find ghosts? That's why we asked "Ghost Hunter" Dennis Hauck
to join us. He's a journalist and internationally recognized authority
on the paranormal, and the author of the ghost-hunting bible Haunted
Places. Dennis gives us tips on the best haunted places in
Get ready for a trip to one of the creepiest places in the world:
a murky black lagoon in the upper reaches of the Amazon, the home
of a BLOODTHIRSTY AMPHIBIOUS GILL-MAN!! Sound like the setup of
a B-monster movie? Well, it is..."The Creature from the Black
Lagoon," to be specific. If you want to visit the Black Lagoon,
you don’t have to go all the way to the Amazon -- the movie was
shot in Florida’s Wakulla Springs State Park, site of one of the
world’s largest freshwater springs and the upcoming CreatureFest,
a monster movie film festival. John Fraser from the Tallahassee
Film Society tells us more about it. Plus, we also talk to the