RAS #549 – The Submarine Caves

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have three great stories from the listeners that feature a residual haunting, A ghost named Gary, and one from Essex, England. Our featured story is a good one from the case files of Sherlock Holmes. Then we end the show with something Ron calls, The Tootsie Roll Incident.  

Featured Story – The Submarine Cave

Sherlock Holmes

Our featured story comes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It is from the OTR series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone. Sherlock finds himself at odds with butter (Yes, I said butter). The story is titled The Submarine Caves which is odd because there are no submarines in the story. Confused? You won’t be after you hear this one. It first aired on March 4, 1946.

Other Stories Include – Murder In Tibet, Have Space Suit – Will Travel, Night Knockers, Gary The Ghost, It Did What to Spiderman, The Submarine Caves, and The Tootsie Roll Incident

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These Are Your Stories #61 – The Nail gun

I received this story a couple of years ago. I still have no idea who sent it or if it is even true. I did try to track down some of the clues from the story, but got nothing. I present it to you today, who knows, maybe one of you has some information.

My name is Anne and the story I am about to tell you is real. I have changed the names of all those involved including mine. Maybe someday I will do a tell-all book, but not today. 

The Nail Gun

My husband and I bought a small house in a pretty good neighborhood. We didn’t have much to spend and were very surprised at the cost of the home. It had two bedrooms and a large two car garage. It was perfect because my husband Ed had just started his own business, needed an office and a place to store his wares.

The first year there was bliss. The extra bedroom became an office as planned. However, we had a bit of an accident and our daughter Mary was on her way. To say we weren’t ready for a child is an understatement. However, the business was doing okay and Ed had even hired Mike to handle shipping and deliveries. About three months before the baby was due we began the remodeling process.  That’s when stuff started happening. At first it was simple things like a misplaced hammer, a spilled package of nails, bangs at night and even a dog barking. We didn’t have a dog you see.  

Then came the bigger things. Ed and Mike had finished the dry wall for the new office in the garage. They came back the next day only to have it completely torn down. Mike blamed it on kids, Ed wasn’t so sure. You see, not many lived nearby.

One night Mike was setting up his shipping and deliveries for the next day. He felt a pinch and then a wave of nausea swept over him. He was able to call out and then passed out on the floor.  Ed and I ran to the garage and found him in a pool of blood. He had been struck in the head by a nail and it had sunk itself into his skull.  The nail gun was on the floor as well. We rushed him to the hospital. The nail was removed and Mike fully recovered. We all figured that nail gun had fallen off the bench and had misfired. The accident had left a large blood stain on the floor. No matter how hard we tried we were never able to clean that spot up completely.

Nothing else happened after that and we finished the work on the house. Mary came two months later and we again settled into a routine. That is, until that last night.

Mike was working late in the garage and we were sitting down to dinner. The room began to shake and at first we thought it was an earthquake. It didn’t take us long to figure out our house was the only one shaking. We checked on Mike in the garage. He was there, but he was staring at us with what I can only describe as dead eyes. In his hand was the nail gun and he was repeatedly pulling the trigger. Had it been plugged-in he surely would have shot himself in the face several times as we stood there and watched. Ed knocked the gun out of his hands and dragged him out to the car. Throwing him in the back seat and loading me and baby (In shock).  We all got the heck out of there.

I never went back to the house. Both Ed and Mike did and said the damage was incredible. The fire department listed it as a sinkhole, but we knew better. The insurance company paid off and we quickly sold the property, lock stock and barrel.

Anne from somewhere

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week Sherlock Holmes returns. He and Watson have been sent to Submarine Island to be awarded a tub of Butter. As you might expect things don’t go as planned and it becomes a greasy situation. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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RAS #548 – Target One

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we travel through time to kill the great Albert Einstein. We have a story from listener Brett about his encounter with some strange orb creatures. Also, Professor C. Cydwick Ohms tells us all about his one way time-door. (That one is read for us by Justin Daniels). And finally, on a new Our Amazing Stories segment you will hear the tragic tale of the Steamboat Sultana. Now if all that sounds pretty good press that play button and enjoy the show.

Featured Story – Target One

Target One

Our featured story comes from the OTR series X-minus One and is titled Target One. It first appeared in Galaxy Magazine and was written by Frederik Pohl. In the 1950’s science fiction was plagued with stories about moving through time. There were two main theories: Even if you were to travel through time you would not be able to change the future and second it would be possible to change the future, but fate would find a way to reestablish the timeline. What do you think? Today’s story just might help you decide. It is titled Target One and it first aired on December, 26, 1957.

Other Stories Include – Murder In The Blue, Armada, Desoto Orbs, Really, Stephan King?, Target One, Our Amazing Stories – Sultana, and Time For Texas.

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These Are Your Stories #60 – Invisible Friends

Our adventure this time comes from Buffalo, New York. Karen Harden used the story submission page on the main website to send in her tale.  She calls her story Invisible Friends at an Old Psych Hospital

I’d like to start off by saying how much I love your podcast!! It’s one of the best out there. Thank you so much for doing it every week as it makes my work day go by faster. Enough with the chit chat.

Invisible Friends

I used to volunteer at an old historic hospital here in the Western New York area and, as you may have figured, there are some “invisible” people that hang around the building. One day I came in early to get ready for one of the tours. It had been raining really hard that day and I had to walk through what seemed like a pond to get into the building. Due to it being a Saturday, the construction workers were not on site, therefore I was the only one there for a few hours.

I let myself in after “swimming” through the water, unlocked the doors and made sure everything was in order for that day’s tour. I then got comfortable by the “volunteer” entrance and waited for the docent to get here. The entrance was in the back of the building. You had to climb this real cool staircase to get to where we met the visitors as they arrived.

After a few minutes of waiting, I heard the door downstairs open, and some wet footsteps coming up. I’m like, ‘yay!, he’s here!!’ So, when it sounded like he was at the door right beside me, I opened it up to greet him but all I saw were wet footsteps that stopped right in front of the door. I thought I had gone and lost my mind. Then I reasoned that maybe the footsteps could’ve been mine, but I was in the building long enough for them to dry. Puzzling to be sure. That’s one of my little stories I have collected while I volunteered there. 

Karen Harden – New York

Well thank you Karen. Creepy! I agree it seems unlikely that they were your footprints after that much time had passed. I had to look up what a Docent was. It turns out that it is a person who acts as a guide or teacher on a voluntary basis. I didn’t know that.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we take another look at time travel and a plot to murder Albert Einstein! We also have the tragic story of the Mississippi River boat The Sultana. Ever heard of it? You will this week. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

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RAS #547 – Lessons In Hauntings

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we are doing something totally different. What we have is a full hour plus of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. Sylvia and I take on and discuss all of the different types of hauntings and have stories or examples of each. On the show we cover: Poltergeist Activity, Residual Haunting Activity,  Shadow People or Shadow Creatures Activity, Intelligent/Interactive Activity, Portal Hauntings, and The Crisis Haunt. This was a fun episode to create and I hope you enjoy it!

About Sylvia Shults:  Sylvia  is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works include Ghost of the Illinois River, Fractured Spirits, Fractured Souls, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, and her latest release Days Of The Dead. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more at her WordPress Home Page.

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Program notes: 

  • This episode is a bit longer than normal. Because of this there are two versions of the show. If you listened on the radio we had to modify the broadcast to fit our time slot. What you will find here and on all other internet outlets is the full unedited show.
  • On the show Sylvia talks about the ghost of Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance and his appearance on the 1970s TV show Fantasy Island. I am still looking for that episode, but so far have come up empty.

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