RAS #512 – Month Of Spooky 2021 Week II

On Ron’s Amazing Stories and week two of the Month Of Spooky 2021, we are doing something different, but I think you are in for some fun. Sylvia Shults is with us and she isn’t going to be telling us ghost stories. What we will be doing is to listen to the OTR classic, The Thing On The Fourble Board. It’s quite terrifying, and I think that you’ll agree once you have heard it.

Featured Story – The Thing On The Fourble Board

An oil rig worker discovers an invisible creature of unknown origins living beneath the depths of the earth. What happens to this man is horrific, and the ending is absolutely brilliant. If you’re alone, turn the lights down low and listen. It will help get you into a Halloween mood. The story was written by Willis Cooper for his OTR series Quiet Please, and it first aired on August 9, 1948.

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, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, Fractured Souls, 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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These Are Your Stories #29 – The Man From Planet X

The Month Of Spooky 2021 continues this week with the annual retelling of one of my favorite old time radio classics, The Thing On The Fourble Board. This time we shake it up a bit with commentary by Sylvia and Myself. You will hear some insights about the story that should be enjoyable or at least unusual.

On the blog this time we have a story from our old friend Tom Williams. If you will remember he was raised in the south, but now lives in Berlin, Germany. Tom sent this one some time ago and has become one of my favorites.

Hello again Ron,  I am not sure if you would like a little humor to your show, but give this a try, it is about aliens you know!!!  Here is my scary (Funny) story. . . . .Tom

I was 8 years old in 1951, and I went to see the movie, The Man from Planet X. This particular time I was alone. I stepped up to the Cashier and purchased my ticket ( a whopping 25 cents). Then went to the refreshment counter and popped for two bags of Popcorn (another whole 30 Cents), and finally proceeded down the aisle to find the best seat for viewing. As I walked down the aisle, I noticed that the movie had just started the credits. I sat in a seat near the center of the theater. 

The lead Actor in the movie was just pushing his bicycle down a hill. The scene was a dark and foggy countryside and the background music was of the usual scary variety. He then saw a saucer shaped disk, shrouded in fog in the dale below. The actor walked around the saucer looking into the lighted porthole windows as he went along.  Suddenly, he looked into the face of the Alien! The background music was so startling that I actually threw both bags of popcorn into the air.  

The next thing I remember I was standing outside the movie house wondering how I got there. I gathered my wits and was about to go back in to finish watching the Movie, but the manager refused to let me back in, even after I showed him my recently purchased ticket. I never got to see the movie I had paid for, and I only had enough money left for the Bus fare home.

Oh’ how I longed to see that movie. Finally, after 60 years, my Brother-in-law was able to send it to me. My taste has changed over the years and it was a disappointing movie, to say the least. The Film wasn’t scary and the copy I have has a different beginning for some strange reason. That goes to show you that memories are sometimes better than the actual event. 

Keep up the Entertaining podcasts and all the best, 

Tom from Berlin, Germany

Well thank you Tom for your story. I am quite familiar with your movie. I love to watch classic sci-fi films from the 50’s. My favorites being The War of The Worlds and When Worlds Collide. While they don’t terrify like they did way back when. To me they are very special. The Man From Planet X went into production on December 13, 1950, at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, California, and wrapped principal photography six days later. In order to save money the film was shot on sets for the 1948 Ingrid Bergman film Joan of Arc. They used artificial fog to change moods, plot locations, and to hide the lack of backdrops. Not your high budget film. It was released again in 1953 which might explain why the opening of the film was different in your version. I am not sure about that though.

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RAS #511 – Whence Came You

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we begin The Month Of Spooky 2021. We have so much to get to this month that “it” will make your head spin! (And On In A Linda Blair kind of way!) I just mean we have a lot of stuff. This month we will have a Ghost Story With Sylvia that will focus on a prankster ghost boy. Then Sylvia and I will sit down and listen to our classic Halloween story, The Thing On The Fourble Board. We have some of the best stories ever from you guys that should curl toes. And on today’s show, we debut one of the top 30 scariest radio broadcasts of all time with a story called Whence Came You! It all begins as soon as you press that play button. 

Featured Story – Whence Came You

Our featured story this week is creepy. Are you a fan of the old Egyptian mummy tale? You know, when the monster is awoken and brought back to complete some insidious plan or maybe for a bloodthirsty rage of terror. Well, that is NOT what we have for you today. We have another side of that story that takes creepy to a whole new level. It comes from the mind of Willis Cooper and the OTR series Quiet Please. It is listed as one of the top 30 scariest radio broadcasts of all time and is titled Whence Came You. It first aired on February 16, 1948. 

Other Stories Include – The Principals Of Murder, Clive Barker’s First Tales, The Man Who Wasn’t There, The Home Invasion, The Halloween Ghost, and Whence Came you.

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These Are Your Stories #28 – A Mailman’s Best Friend

On the podcast we get stories from all kinds of places, people and now from a mailman’s point of view. Brandon White from somewhere in California sent us this one. We have all had bad days and lived to tell about it. Brandon is no exception, but this was a particularly bad day. Let’s let him tell us about it in a story called A Mailman’s Best Friend.

As I mentioned I am a Mailman. We work the hours it takes to get the job done. Some days it is a grind and on others, it is a whole lot of fun. I once delivered news to a couple that they were winners and in this case to the tune of 10 million dollars. Not all days are fun, not all days are bad. However, most days don’t scare the living pokeroots out of you.  (Umm Brandon used a different word there). 

One day I started my route as I normally do, the truck was only half full and that meant a great day. One of my first deliveries was a darn heavy box. I could not leave the thing in the mailbox and so I had to take it to the door. I grabbed my dolly, loaded the box and headed for the entrance. I rang the bell and there was no answer. In cases like these, it is okay to leave the package if it doesn’t require a signature. This one didn’t so I moved it by the door and started to leave. That’s when a voice said, “Go Away!”

I had no problem with that so I started back down the path. I got about halfway when I heard a loud bang! I turned to see that my package had landed only a few feet short inches away from hitting me. 

“Are you kidding me!” I yelled and started back for the door. Yelling at whomever it was that thought it would be cute to almost hit me.  I got to the porch and there was nothing there. I knocked on the door and rang the bell again. No answer. Not a single car in the driveway and no lights on inside at all. Perplexed and not in good humor I retrieved the box and put it by the door again. Again, the voice came and said, “Go Away!” 

It sounded more like a growl and I was very disturbed. I checked the box for damage and saw that the wood was chipped a bit but it looked alright. I decided to leave it and make haste to my truck. I never made it. This time it was me flying off the porch and landing on the walkway. It was like all the air had been sucked from me and I had to just lie there and gasp.  A moment later the heavy box joined me. I loaded it up and dragged it back to the truck.

Before I left I hastily filled out a “We missed you sticker” and told them they could pick up their package at the post office.  On the reason for non-delivery I checked, uncontrolled animal. 

Brandon White –  California

I am sorry but that made me laugh just a bit. I doubt that at the time you were laughing. My question is; Did the guy ever pick up his package? There was nothing further and so I guess we are left to fill in the blanks. I do want to thank Brandon for sharing this unusual tale and hope that all turned out well for everyone involved.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we begin the month of spooky 2021 with a down-right creepy story from the folks at Quiet Please. This one has an Egyptian feel to it and is titled Whence Came You. 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 #510 – Oxychloride X

This is the last week before we begin the Month Of Spooky 2021. However, on Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we do some scary stuff. So, you’re not going to be able to prepare for the spookiness. What we have are some really creepy stories from you guys to get the season going! Also, we have a story from Lights Out! that’s not spooky, but probably means the end of the world. What are we going to do? Well, press that play button to find out.

Featured Story – Oxychloride X

Our featured story comes from the OTR series Lights Out. Now you might suppose that this one would be a horror story and it does have that, but I think it has more of a Twilight Zone feel. I could definitely see Rod Serling say something like this:

“Picture this, a little man with monumental aspirations. He wants the people around him to know that he is a big man on campus. The problem is that his thoughts and deeds just might destroy the world. He is about to enter the twilight zone.” 

The truth of the matter is that this story was written thirty years before the Twilight Zone was a thing. It is titled Oxychloride X and first aired on January 26, 1938.

Other Stories Include – The Missing Ruby, A Grave Business, The Laundry Monster, Why I Ran Away From St. Mary’s Graveyard, The Old Dead Couple, Oxychloride X, and Not So Important Times In History – Khutulun.

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