RAS #481 – Sandhog Murders

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have some stories about Bigfoot. This includes  Bigfoot gone fishing, Bigfoot out for a walk and Lowell throws stones at Bigfoot. Also, The Shadow returns to the lineup with an adventure at an underground river. We end the show with a short one from pages of Analog Magazine. It is read for us by Jerome Lawson and is titled Beyond Pandora

Featured Story – The Sandhog Murders

Our featured story this time is a good one. It comes from the OTR series The Shadow. What we will hear comes from the Bill Johnstone era. He and Margot find themself facing death in a story titled The Sandhog Murders and it first aired on November 26, 1939.

Stories Include – The Book Case, Audible – Ender’s Game, Catching Bigfoot, Sasquatch In The Road, Bigfoot Took My Wallet and The Sandhog Murders.

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These Are Your Stories #11 – Gerry’s UFO

Gerry's UFO

This time we have a story from Gerry In New England.  That is all I know about him, but I do love his story. He sent this in via the website and it was on the show a few years ago. Over the years I have had a lot of fisherman stories sent in and every time they have been UFO tales. Connection? Who Can say.

– Ron

Here is Gerry’s Story: 

Ron, I loved what you did during the month of October and I should have shared my story then, but I was afraid. My wife said even if they don’t believe you it still a good story, so for better or worse here it is:  

I work as a fisherman off the coast of New England. My job is to gaff the fish as they come into the boat, kill it, and then put it into the icebox. A much easier job than say, running the net, but back breaking nonetheless. We fish in the early mornings, fill the boat, and head to the market to sell our catch. 

There are long stretches where there is nothing to do. So we, the crew, would talk a lot and look out at the ocean. One morning before the sun was up I saw a light way off.  It bobbed up and down like a buoy would, but still looked strange. I pointed it out to my crewmates and they agreed that it didn’t look right. We forget about it and set about to get ready for the day. Margret (he’s a guy) broke the silence and shouted that light was closer. Sure enough that bobbing light was heading straight towards us at a high rate of speed. It had to be a boat.  It was an odd shaped flat triangle with lights at each corner. As it got closer we could see it was smooth on sides and completely flat on the bottom. As a boat it would be useless, but as a flying machine it seemed right at home.  It flew right over the top of the boat, slapping water in every which way.  We were soaked.  It didn’t stop, didn’t float and didn’t make a single engine sound. Of course with the wild crazy water spray any engine noise could have been drowned out.

It flew towards shore and we finally lost sight of it.  What was it? What happened? None of us ever found it because the captain ordered us not to report it.  Just as well who would believe us anyway?  Thanks for letting me share my tale. I hope you put it on the show.  

– Gerry

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have more Bigfoot stories, a episode of The Shadow, and a short story read by Jerome Lawson. 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 #480 – Night Screams

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have a screaming shadow. Yep, you read that right, and it is terrifying. Also, we have a brand new Johnny Is It True and a tale that is a real mind-bender titled An Adventure In The Fourth Dimension. We end the show with a listener request from Alex Greer that is one of my favorite short stories. It is tiled We didn’t Do anything Wrong, Hardly. So press that play and let’s get started.

Featured Story – An Adventure In The Fourth Dimension

Our featured story for this week is a real mind-bender. It is not so much the story itself, but how it is told. It comes from Weird Tales Magazine, October of 1923. The story is titled An Adventure In The Fourth Dimension and just might be the most sophisticated science fiction story we have ever had. 

Stories Include – Pattern Of Guilt, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Night Screams, Johnny Is It True – Strange But True, An Adventure In The Fourth Dimension, and We didn’t Do anything Wrong, Hardly.

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These Are Your Stories #10 – Arizona Lightning

Arizona Lightning

Our story for this week comes from episode RAS #305 – Arizona Lightning.  It was sent in by Jasen of Carefree, Arizona here is his original email. If you want to hear the podcast version follow the link above.

Hello Ron, 

I listen to the podcast every week and I love it. In fact my whole family listens to you!  I work for the APS group. Which provides electrical power for over a million people! I am what would be called a lineman and drive the desert regions of the state a lot.  This is what happened to me on a June night in 1995. 

I was sent out on an inspection tour. This was a dream job and very coveted because you drive a set of power lines checking substations and recording values. Today this job is all computerized and we are only sent to a station when it reports an error.

I was driving between stations when I saw a flash of light. It was lightning, actual bolts spraying out from a lone, isolated storm. I had never seen lightning like that before. I stared in awe. It looked like jewelry, some kind of tiara, on a mountain. I never knew that 4:00 am could be so beautiful. I never knew it could be so terrifying.

I drove closer to the storm in hopes of capturing some pictures. I am not a photographer, but I always took my camera on these trips, because you never know what you will see out there. I was within five miles of the storm when the van stopped. I don’t mean turned off and rolled to a stop. I mean it just stopped!  I was wearing a seat belt, so no harm done, but I thought for sure I had hit something.  I grabbed for my radio to report in, but all I could hear was static. I got out of the car and looked at the front of the van, no damage and no barrier of any kind. I looked out at the storm and that is my last memory. The next thing I remember was being back in the van driving to the next substation. I glanced at my watch and it was 5:00 am. Almost an hour had passed.

The story does not end there. Several weeks later I took the roll of film that was in my camera, to be developed. There were three perfect pictures of the lightning storm. I don’t remember taking these pictures. Also, the quality of photos were better than my skills would allow. Lucky shots maybe, but why don’t I remember them?  

Jasen – Carefree, Arizona

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we are loaded with stories. We have stories from you guys, a mind bender of a science fiction story, a brand new Johnny Is It True?, and an old favorite brought back by request. 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 #479 – These Dreams

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have stories about dreams. Four listeners sent in their night encounters and they are freaky.  We have out of body experiences, shadows, doppelgängers, bats, mice and more. These are some of the most eventful tales we have ever had. Also, on the show we have a science fiction classic titled Operation Distress. It comes from the pulp magazines and is read for us by Dale Grothman. This is a packed show.

Featured Story – Operation Distress

Our featured story is a science fiction classic.  It was written by Lester del Rey and first appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction – August of 1951. There are many things that could go wrong in space, but one that is more feared than any is the threat of picking up a new disease. Even during the space age of the sixties and seventies astronauts were held in quarantine to ensure that they hadn’t picked up something while up there. That is what our story is about today. It is titled Operation Distress and opens with these words.

Explorers who dread spiders and snakes prove that heroism is always more heroic to outsiders. Then there’s the case of the first space pilot to Mars who developed an itch

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