The Spotlight: The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Oct 27, 2012

Take a look inside The Cabinet of Curiosities – a collection of stories from KUNC and friends from around the country that celebrate the creepy, the spooky, and the macabre…

All just in time for Halloween.

First, producer Sarah Boothroyd brings us a haunted, historical soundscape from the infamous Nicholas Street Jail in Ottawa – a place described by a jail inspector in 1946 as "a monstrous relic of an imperfect civilization where cells are medieval, incredibly cramped, with conditions far below the limits of human decency."

Then, KUNC’s Nathan Heffel takes us to Denver’s 136-year-old Riverside Cemetery, where a handful of brave souls tour the grounds late one night… but not for the reason you may think.

The sun sets on Riverside Cemetery...
Credit Jim Hill / KUNC

From producer Bob Carlson and KCRW’s UnFictional - On a summer night in the early 1990's a small group of friends gather for a dinner party. Just for fun, someone suggests having a séance with a homemade Ouija board… What could go wrong?

Producer Jake Warga’s job in his Amateur Ghost Hunting group is to interview potential clients, to determine if it’s worth doing an actual, involved investigation of a house, or if the residents are just seeing things.

Finally, KUNC’s Grace Hood visits a factory where they make something… unconventional… and horrifying!

Credit Jim Hill / KUNC