Friday, October 2, 2009

Treat your ears to a scary tale for Halloween

Long before there was television, people listened to the radio for entertainment.

Horror and mystery radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s like "Lights Out," "Inner Sanctum" and "Suspense" provided plenty of goosebumps to listeners, who enjoyed the theater of the mind, which required using their ears and their imaginations instead of their eyes.

We've gathered a great selection of old time radio programs to get you in the Halloween spirit, including Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast that fooled half the nation into thinking that Martians had invaded America!

Click here to access a list of MP3 format audio files that you can download. Simply click on the name of the program file you want and download it to your computer. Enjoy!