Don’t miss this week’s spooky specials
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
After you’ve bought your candy, perfected your costume, and carved your pumpkin, take a break and get in the mood for Halloween with KET. Scary (but not too scary) specials include a trip to Pompeii’s neighboring city; a walk through some of the country’s most interesting cemeteries; a profile of a very special mummy; and visits from witches, haunted houses, ghosts, and more.
First, Secrets of the Dead travels to Herculaneum. Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii, this city was also buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. But unlike Pompeii, it was not suffocated by falling ash but instead engulfed by blistering pyroclastic flows. “Herculaneum Uncovered” airs tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2.
Also tonight, Things That Go Bump in the Night details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths, and legends at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2. And, A Cemetery Special provides an unusual and informative look at graves, monuments, family plots, and memorial sculpture at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2.
Then, tomorrow at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET, Trail of the Mummy reconstructs the life and times of Anchhor, an Egyptian Priest who lived around 650 B.C. in the ancient city of Thebes. His mummified body is one of the few that have been recovered fully intact. And, The Hopewell Haunting investigates a haunted house in Greenup County at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2.
This weekend, The Haunting Tradition retells tales of the supernatural passed on through generations of Western Kentucky storytellers on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET2. And finally, The Bell Witch Legend, airing Sunday, Oct. 31 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2, shares the story of a sinister entity that tormented a pioneer family on Tennessee’s early frontier between 1817 and 1821 on.