I hope that you enjoyed Tuesday’s podcast because we are going continue with the Ghost Stories. Since ancient times, ghost stories?tales of spirits who return from the dead to haunt the places they left behind?have figured prominently in the folklore of many cultures around the world. A large amount of these tales seem to involve historical figures ranging from queens and politicians to writers and gangsters, most of whom died early, violent or mysterious deaths.
In 2014 I was introduced to whom I believe is the finest, funniest and best ghost storyteller there is. She has a way of making you feel fear and see the humor in that.Sylvia Shultshas spent years in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. She now shares those experiences telling true ghost stories and has five books on the subject with a sixth due out this Christmas.
Her fifth book,44 Years In Darkness, was the subject the last time she appeared on Ron’s Amazing Stories in 2016. On this episode, I will replay that interview with Sylvia. Then on Thursday (October 26), we will have a brand new episode ofRon’s Amazing Stories, which will feature all new stuff from Sylvia and myself.
Do you love ghost stories? I love a good ghost story. In fact, I am in the process of collecting enough for my very own book. Ghost stories have a way of making us remember that we as humans need to be scared once in a while. What better way to do that than with a spooky story.
In 2014 I was introduced to whom I believe is the finest, funniest and best ghost storyteller there is. She has a way of making you feel fear and see the humor in that.Sylvia Shultshas spent years in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. She now shares those experiences telling true ghost stories and has four books on the subject with a fifth due out this Christmas.
Her second book,Fractured Spirits, was the subject the first time she appeared on Ron’s Amazing Stories in 2014. That interview was so good and so fun that I have invited Sylvia back to the program every Halloween since. On this episode, I will re-play that first interview with Sylvia. Then on Thursday (October 19), we will have her visit toThe Month Of Spooky 2016, and finally coming on Tuesday (October 24) with will have a brand new episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories, which will feature all new stuff from Sylvia and myself.
I hope that you enjoy this podcast with Sylvia and three that will follow.
We continue the Month of Spooky 2017 onRon’s Amazing Storieswith Episode 301. We have a lot of spooky stuff for you. We will hear a story about a mom who reads a Halloweentale to her daughter! The catch? Her daughter is in a coma. We have another listener’s tale about a ghostly visitor that just can’t be logically explained. Add to this anInner Sanctumepisode about a man who can’t escape justice. So let’s get started and press that play button.
Our OTR Story – Death Pays The Freight
Our story comes from The Inner Sanctum. The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror, and suspense. It began in 1941 and ran to 1952. It is an extremely intelligent tale about a murder with paranormal side effects. It is called, Death Pays The Freight, and is a perfect tale for the Month Of Spooky 2017! It first hit airwaves on October 5, 1952
Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood
When I first got into podcasting I brought Jim Harold on the show to talk about old time radio. I did not know at the time that he was a big of a fan of it as I was. This lead to a seven-year-old tradition called, Old Time Horror, and I have to say that I hope it goes on forever. Jim and I both are old souls living at the wrong time. I honestly believe that had we been around in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s we both would have been in the radio business.
So, with that said you will find below the entire Old Time Horror collection starting with 2011 onto the most current one which aired in 2017. I hope you enjoy this blog and return to it often because these are among my favorite shows that I have done.
Thank You, Jim!
BTW: Jim has appeared on many other shows through the years on Ron’s Amazing Stories. You can find those by going to the main website and searching for Jim Harold.
Old Time Horror
With Jim Harold
Old time Horror I – First aired on October 12, 2011 – This week Jim Harold makes an appearance on the podcast to talk about his appreciation for Old Time Radio and how he became interested in it. Also, Jim will be picking one of his favorite episodes from the golden age of radio and we will play it right on the spot.
Old time Horror II – First aired on October 30, 2012 – On today’s program, we are going to talk about what scares us and horror in general. Also, we have a great old time radio episode from The Inner Sanctum. This popular show ran from 1941 to 1952 and was created by producer, writer, and director Himan Brown.
Old time Horror III – First aired on October 22, 2013 – On the show this week we have the third annual Old Time Horror. Yep, time again for a long time friend of the program to make his annual pilgrimage to Ron’s Amazing Stories.
Old time Horror IV – First aired on October 31, 2014 – It is time again for a long time friend of the program to make his annual pilgrimage to Ron’s Amazing Stories. Jim Harold makes his fourth appearance on the show and this time just might be his best. We throw out the rule book for this one and meet in an old graveyard to talk about his latest book: Jim Harold’s True Ghost Stories Campfire.
Old time Horror V – First aired on October 29, 2015 – In this podcast, Jim Harold is here for the fifth annual Old Time Horror. Jim will tell us about his new book, True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold’s Campfire. Also, learn we’ll about the cat that makes no sense and Jim’s views on 1934 Witches dialects.
Old time Horror VI – First aired on October 27, 2016 – Welcome to Ron’s Amazing Stories. On this episode, we have the finale of the Month of Spooky 2016. Jim Harold has returned for the sixth year in a row to put his brand of spookiness on the show. Now I could tell you more about the show, but would it be more fun if you just experienced for yourself? Just press the play button and enjoy!
Old time Horror VII – First aired on October 5, 2017 – On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories, we celebrate our 300th episode. Jim Harold joins us for some fun and discussion. Also, we have one of the scariest old time radio programs ever told in the history of the golden age of radio.
On this episode ofRon’s Amazing Storieswe celebrate our 300th episode.Jim Haroldjoins us for some fun and discussion. Also, we have one of the scariest old time radio programs ever told in the history of the the golden age of radio.
Our OTR Story – The House on Old Man’s Bluff
Our OTR tale comes from the classic horror series,The Hermit’s Cave. It is called, The House on Lost Man’s Bluff. This episode easily stands among the best and most disturbing haunted house stories from the golden age of radio. It tells of a man overtaken by a spirit and forced to return to the house on Old Man’s Bluff. It first aired on the Mutual Broadcasting Network in June of 1940. Please place your pacemakers in safe mode!