Thrilling Tales of Terror: Why We Love To Be Scared
A headless horseman roams a sleepy hollow. Unearthly sounds echo out of a small mountain in Connecticut. The spirit of a lovesick woman haunts a lake on Long Island, where she lures men to their deaths.
Our region is rich with ghoulish tales of ghosts, horror, and unexplained events. Today on The Full Story, we dim the lights and huddle close (while socially distancing, of course) to hear these eerie local legends. And we check in with a folklorist to find out why telling tales of terror are not only thrilling but also key to our culture.
A conversation with guests:
- Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller
- Author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky
- Tony Spera, Co-Director New England Society of Psychic Research, and curator Warren's Occult Museum
- Davis Dunavin, WSHU Reporter and Creator of the podcast Off The Path
- Stephen Gencarella, Professor of folklore studies at the University of Massachusetts and the resident folklorist at the Connecticut River Museum