RAS #562 – Encounter In The Corn Maze

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have an epic story sent in by ghost hunter Oliver Robertson. It should blow your mind. Also this week we continue the Month of Spooky with a tale that has been called one of the scariest recorded during the golden age of radio. If you have not heard The House in Cypress Canyon be prepared to have your mind blown for a second time in one podcast. The twists and turns in this one are amazing. So, if you haven’t already, press that play button and enjoy!

Featured Story – The House In Cypress Canyon

The House In Cypress Canyon
The House In Cypress Canyon

Our featured story was suggested by Larry Bursey who has been listening to the podcast for a very long time. The House in Cypress Canyon is an episode of the OTR series Suspense. It is consistently cited as one of the most terrifying programs broadcast during The Golden Age Of Radio. It is a story-within-a-story framed by a meeting between a realtor and detective Sam Spade. He and his wife have discovered a manuscript regarding a mysterious house. It was originally broadcast December 5, 1946 and was given a Christmas theme. However, I am here to tell you this one should have been played on Halloween.

Other Stories Include – Murder In Cairo, 101 True Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight, Encounter In The Corn Maze, and The House In Cypress Canyon

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Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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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These Are Your Stories #72 – That’s My Dad

This story comes from the great city of Los Angeles. It was sent in by Leslie Jennings and she has titled it, That’s My Dad. I got chills as I read it and have to say I won’t forget this one. Many stories we have are so dark. This one felt refreshing and I totally believe it. I am collecting stories for a book. I can guarantee that this one is going to make the cut.

I was 12 maybe 13, currently 24 and I remember this like it was yesterday.  My mom bought a new house. She was hoping for a fresh start. The house needed some cosmetic work done but otherwise was really nice. It was a three bedroom home just perfect for us. It had a fenced-in backyard so we could finally have a dog. Once we moved in things were great, never noticed anything too weird. But I guess that is how all these stories start. I don’t remember exactly when but I remember how. 

That's My Dad

Every morning I would wake up to find my closet door open. I didn’t think too much of it, my sister was around six then, and she always was getting into my stuff. Then I started having weird dreams of a shadow man that stood in my closet. I knew he was watching me but I was too scared to move or say anything. This kept happening every night and it was affecting my sleep. So much so I was falling asleep in class at school. My mom asked what was going on and I explained my dreams. At first she brushed it off as a recurring nightmare. But they kept coming and my life was not a happy one.

One day I got this bright idea to bring all my heavy school books home and put it in front of my closet door thinking that would stop this creep from watching me. The next morning I woke up in horror to see my book bag with my history, biology and English textbooks in it pushed aside and the door open! Now I knew this was real! I told my mom everything and she decided to do some digging online about the house. I thought to myself, “like, why didn’t you do this before we bought the place?” 

She couldn’t find anything so she went around to the neighbors and asked if anyone knew anything about the house. They told her a drug dealer used to live there and was murdered. He apparently was stabbed multiple times. Honestly, I don’t know how my mom felt but she put on a tuff front and figured out a way to have the house cleansed. Well the story doesn’t end here. The last time he appeared to me was probably the most terrifying. 

That night while trying to fall asleep I heard the door creak open and stupidly I looked. I saw the man. He was a heavier set guy with a bald head. He had dark eyes and a blank look on his face, kind of sad looking. He had a tattoo on his neck and he was probably in his 40s. I can still picture him clear as day. I wanted to scream, but I ran to my little sister’s room and slept on her floor. 

The next day we were playing outside when a car I didn’t recognize pulled into our driveway. My mom came out outside concerned about this stranger. She walked up to the car and talked to the driver. Then a young girl hopped out; she had to be 14 or 15 not too sure. My mom talked to her for a while then called me over. She explained that she used to live here and it was her dad who was killed in the house. In fact she was in the house when it happened along with both of her grandparents. She told us that her dad decided to quit drug dealing so he could be better for his daughter. Then one day a guy, who was looking for some drugs, came by and didn’t like that he couldn’t get any. A fight broke out when her dad tried to make him leave. He died protecting his family. 

After I heard that I became overwhelmed with emotion this was a lot for me to take in. My mom asked me if I could explain to her what I’ve seen. So I did. Then the girl started to cry after I described the man. She said, “that’s my dad”. I was so confused and honestly kind of scared. She pulled out a picture and showed me and sure enough her dad was the ghost I had seen in my closet. My mom let her walk through the house one last time. After that day I never saw him again, no dreams, and my closet never opened on its own again. – Leslie Jennings

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week we continue the Month Of Spooky with one of scariest OTR stories ever made. It comes from the series Suspense and is recognized for its unusual plot twists. A couple moves into the House In Cypress Canyon only to have their lives changed forever. 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

Your Stories:

Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can.Social Links:
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RAS #561 – Evening Primrose

Every year on Ron’s Amazing Stories we turn to the macabre and take a look at the dark side. We call this The Month Of Spooky. In this episode it is all about the doll. That cute and cuddly creature that is stuff of nightmares. Movies like Child’s Play or Annabelle have turned these figurines of joy into menaces and harbingers of evil. What we have are three doll stories sent in by you; An Elsa doll, Gramma’s favorite doll, and a jealous Clown Doll. Then we will play one of the top 31 scariest stories from the golden age of radio. It came in at number 15 and while not exactly a doll story it does explore one possible origin of the Wax Mannequin.

Featured Story – Evening Primrose

RAS #561 - Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

Our featured story comes from the OTR series Escape starring William Conrad. A penniless poet, played by Eliot Lewis, decides to move into a department store and live in ease and comfort off of its inventory. He didn’t bargain for the race of pale mutants who already live there. Or for how they dispose of anyone who rebels against them. The story is titled Evening Primrose and first aired November 5, 1947.

Other Stories Include – Murder In A Turkish Bath, Halloween Folklore & Festivities, The Haunted Doll, Gramma’s Doll, The Clown Doll, and Evening Primrose.

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Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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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These Are Your Stories #71 – Gary The Ghost

This week’s tale was posted on the submission page by Candice Milkwayer of Mason, Arizona. She has titled this one Gary The Ghost.

Hi everyone! Just want to start this off by saying I am a skeptic, or at least was until a couple of years ago. I had just gotten with my boyfriend. I was staying over and I heard some tapping right next to me. I asked him if he had a ghost to which he responded, “Oh no, why what’s happened?” 

Gary The Ghost
Gary The Ghost

However, he had many different experiences which he previously had not made me aware of. Skip forward a few months and we were married. We decided to live in his place, and it has been anything but spiritually quiet. There’s random noises, and someone keeps walking up/down the stairs at night.

I set up a desk in our spare bedroom for my work, and on the top shelf I placed two bobble heads that we got made of ourselves. I placed them central, facing me. One day, I went downstairs for lunch, and when I came back, my bobble head was on the other side of the shelf, facing the wall. I might point out I was totally alone in the house. My first thought was that this ghost doesn’t like me. It was then we began referring to our guest as “Gary”.

The next event is a really weird one. My husband has seen “Gary” in the night as a dark silhouette. I hadn’t. That was until I felt like I had been woken up, opened my eyes, and saw a silhouette by my side of the bed. I frantically shook my husband who woke and could also see it. The creature started to move towards me and it waggled its finger at me. It wasn’t clearly defined, but I am pretty sure it was the middle finger. I am absolutely freaking out now. Everything I have read says shadow men means bad.

We asked for help from the pastor of a church. He came over, but refused to bless the home. He said that doing so went against his beliefs. As he was about to leave his hat came flying off the table and hit him in the face. He ran out of there and we never heard from him again.

Strange things keep happening. Books fall off the shelves, keys get lost, and even our dog has barking fits  at things we just can’t see. My husband is looking into finding someone to come speak to Gary but I don’t know if that’d just upset it more? Ron, do you have any thoughts? – Candice Milkwayer

Well I am in agreement with your husband. Finding someone to come talk to Gary makes a whole lot of sense. I have heard of things like this before and they seem to just stop on their own. However, being proactive might be best for you and Gary too. Thank you for sharing your story.

This Week’s Podcast:

The Month Of Spooky begins this Thursday! We open with some stories from you for you! The theme is Haunted Dolls. Three great stories ranging from a spooky Elsa doll to one that thumps on the walls of a little girl’s bedroom. Our featured story is from the OTR series Escape. Who lives in department stores? Find out this week in a story titled Evening Primrose.

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

Your Stories:

Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can.

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RAS #560 – Creepy Stories

On Ron’s Amazing Stories Sylvia Shults is back and we have more great ghost stories! This time we bring the creepiest stories we have ever heard. Ron tells a tale from a ghost town in Arizona and Sylvia has bodies falling from the sky. We also chat a bit about the upcoming Month Of Spooky, reminisce about the story of Lizzy Borden and tell a few Short Story Gems. What are those you might ask? Well, press that play button and find out.

Ghost Stories With Sylvia

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, The Spirits of Christmas, Days Of The Dead, and her latest release Grave Deeds and Dead Plots. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more on her blog page.

Sylvia’s Links:  Facebook, Twitter, Blog Site, Amazon Author’s Page

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Your Stories: Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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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