Charlotte Talks
5:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Real Life Ghostbusers And Costume Culture

Jason Porter, left, and Mat Owens run Carolina Paranormal Society and join us today.
Jason Porter, left, and Mat Owens run Carolina Paranormal Society and join us today.
Credit Carolina Paranormal Society

Part One: Carolina Paranormal Society. On this Halloween edition of Charlotte Talks, when something goes bump in the night and you can't explain that strange noise in the basement, who you going to call? The Carolina Paranormal Society! This non-profit organization of real life "Ghostbusters" researches and investigates evidence of paranormal phenomenon using scientific methods. We'll talk with the founders of the Carolina Paranormal Society about what they've seen and why they belive.

Guests
Jason Porter - Founder and Director of Carolina Paranormal Society
Mat Owens - General Manager of Carolina Paranormal Society

Part Two: Costume Culture. Halloween has become a big business in America and costumes are right at the heart of the economics of this popular holiday. But how did the idea of dressing up for All Hallow's Eve start and what spurred the evolution of costume wearing from the traditionally spooky to the array of choices on display at Halloween parties all over America? We'll explore that question with a panel of Halloween experts.

Guests
Leslie Pratt Bannatyne
- Author of five books on Halloween including Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night
Scott Morris - President, Morris Costumes
Thomas Cole - Adjunct faculty member, History Department at UNC Charlotte.

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