Halloween programming on WV PBS tonight

Oct 31, 2013

Peyton Colony grade school
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Watch WV PBS tonight beginning at 9 p.m.

9:00 p.m. -- Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony -- Host Jeanine Plumer investigates ghost sightings at an abandoned settlement established by former slaves after the Civil War in Peyton Colony, Texas, also known as Freedman's Colony. Residents in the area have reported visions of African Americans dressed in period clothing, as if time never passed.

Plainspirits reveals the truth behind many of the Great Plains' most fanciful and mysterious ghost stories. Pictured, an elevator for transporting coffins in the Holton House.
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9:30 p.m. -- Plainspirits  -- presents history with a twist. Based upon Beth Cooper's book, Ghosts of Kansas, longtime residents and business owners explain the historical significance of haunted venues, including former funeral parlors, hotels, underground cities and a former governor’s mansion. Each interviewee describes their encounters with inexplicable spiritual activity, ranging from mysterious shadow figures and stirrings in the attic to phantom cigar smoke and baffling piano music.

10:00 p.m. – The Devil We Know -- The image of the devil is recognized throughout the world. Commonly referred to as Satan, Beelzebub, demon, Lucifer, old serpent, and the wicked one, the devil conjures up a variety of names and representations in spoken and written language and in the arts. But just who is the devil? Where does the familiar image of the devil come from? What does it mean? And why are we both attracted and repulsed by it?