RAS #414 – Creepy Pictures

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time Jason and Ron head back to the Horror Express for a chat about Creepy Pictures, Past Lives, and Ghost Hunting. They answer your questions and Jason tells us about the night he spent in his Great Aunt’s 200-year-old manor house. 

Show Note Links: Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography and Jason’s Death Photography Photos.

The Horror Express with Jason Dowd – Art is a way of life for Jason. From an early age, he created various forms of artwork using various mediums, but none was as profound to him for his own work than photography. He finds inspiration wherever he goes because he keeps his eyes open for things that will make the perfect embellishment for a photo or looks for the story that inspires him to tell it to the world as only he can.

Jason’s Links: FaceBook, Twitter, Gladdy’s Goodies, AME Magazine, and Imagine-nation Art Studios.

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Subject – Death Photos

Camera 1800'sThe art of death photos can be traced back to the invention of the Camera in 1816. People wanted to have a keepsake of their loved ones. As creepy as it sounds taking pictures after death made sense to people and some of those photos are worth big dollars today. On the podcast this week Jason and Ron take a look at this practice and shed some light on why it was done. Also on the show, we cover your questions about ghost hunting and past lives.

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RAS #413 – The Roosevelt Hotel

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have three from you guys! One comes from the Roosevelt Hotel, we have Drama Class Drama, and those Black Eyed Kids are back. Add in a Cuckoo Bird who just might be a murderer, and we end the show with one of my favorite foods. So, grab a beverage and listen to this one.

Featured Story – Beyond The Door

Our featured story this week comes from the January 1954 issue of Fantastic Universe. Do you believe in the magic of the cuckoo clock? Many say that the clock has a life all its own. But, what if the cuckoo doesn’t like you? Beyond The Door is a short story by Philip K. Dick. The plot follows a cuckoo clock resident, which may or may not be intelligent.

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Is The Roosevelt Haunted?

The Roosevelt HotelOn the podcast this week we have a story sent in by Belinda Sparks. While I won’t tell her story here you will hear it this Thursday! What I will do is tell you about the location of the tale.

The historic Hollywood Roosevelt is a four-star hotel located in Hollywood that boasts more than just a four-star price. It opened its doors on May 15th, 1927, and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Los Angeles. The place was grand and it welcomed the rich and famous. The idea was to have a place to cater to celebrities who were working on movies in the area. Notable guests included Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, and Marilyn Monroe. In fact, the hotel was the site of the very first Academy Awards.

The Hotel Roosevelt is 12-stories high, with 300 guest rooms and 63 suites. As with anything of age the place is haunted by a multitude of ghosts, two of which are known celebrities. Montgomery Clift haunts Room 928 where he stayed while filming From Here to Eternity. Most complaints are about him are moving around the room and messing with luggage. Other hotel guests have seen him in the hallway rehearsing his lines or playing his trumpet from the movie. Perhaps the most famous haunting of the Roosevelt is Marilyn Monroe. She is said to haunt the full-length mirror that was once in her suite. 

If you need a real fright attempt to stay in room 213. It is reported to be the most haunted in the entire hotel. Many who attempt to stay there check out in the middle of the night because of the obvious ghost activities in the room. People have reported seeing a headless apparition coming towards them, while others complained of the television and sink turning on and off without any help.

You would think with all these strange goings-on The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel would be haunted out of business. That is not the case.  Today there is a waiting list of years just to stay in Marilyn’s suite alone. They must be doing something right, as people and ghosts just can’t seem to stay away.

Please join us on Thursday to hear the amazing story of Belinda’s own experience while staying just one night in the famous hotel.

This Week’s Podcast: You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

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RAS #412 – Nightfall

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you and your families are having a wonderful break. This is going to be a different show from normal. I needed to take some time off for a special project that I have to thank my brother Jim and his wife for. Perhaps I will tell that story to you guys one day. Not to worry we do have stories for you this week and I hope that you enjoy them!

Featured Story – Nightfall

For this special thanksgiving podcast, I wanted to play a story that is timeless. The tale takes place on a planet where conditions are very different from those here on earth. In this one, we are forced to imagine what life would be like with no night. Our story is called Nightfall and first aired on Dimension X on November 29, 1951.

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