It’s spooky time on The Night Air. 8:30pm Sunday September the 13th is our four hundredth edition! This is part two of the program.
The Night Air has been taking ABC Radio National on an imaginative detour every Sunday night since January 2002.
To mark the occasion we’ve handed the keys to the vaults over to creepmeister Tony Barrell for a spine-tingling signature show.
Spooky is a word saying more than it means perhaps: skulduggery on the part of MI5, strange apparitions, shivery music and the barefaced dread of the unknown. Some think they have the answers - from Frankenstein to Einstein - Dracula to Arch Obler. Obler was a 1940s radio scaremonger who loved the sound of echoing footsteps and creaking doors - in the days when radio could be really scary. It couldn’t happen now, or could it? Reality check! Erik von Däniken’s special line explaining the ‘unknown’ and Colin Wilson trying to do the same for weird British mysteries, plus the revelations of a former Australian spy said to be "more mysterious than radar".