These Are Your Stories #20 – Into The Light!

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This time we have an email sent in by Johnny Jackson from Jot Em Down, Texas. Yes, that is a real place. 

Hello Ron, I know that my story is pretty short, I call it Into The Light and I hope that you like it. I live in a Texas town and I know how you like to research the names. They say we do everything big in Texas. I have never agreed with that. I say we do everything weird. I live in Jot ‘Em Down, Texas. We have had people in the area since the late 1800s. A store was built in the 1930s named the Jot ‘Em Down Gin Corporation, after the fictional store in the radio show, Lum and Abner. Later, the highway department used the name to identify the area and it has stuck to this day.

My story is this. I own and operate a small farm. We grow mostly corn and some soy beans. One night I was working late tilling a field for planting the next day when a very strange thing happened. I looked up into the amber night sky when a ribbon of light descended down. It hit the ground like a lightning bolt, but made no sound. I pulled my tracker to a stop and watched in awe. This was the early 80’s and cell phones and digital cameras were not a thing. I have only my memory of the thing as proof. I walked up to this thing and stretched out my hand. It tingled a bit and then was gone. I have often wondered what would have happened if I had walked into the light.

Johnny Jackson

I Johnny I too have to wonder what would have happened. Would you be writing to us to tell your story? It boggles the mind. Thank you, it truly is amazing.

This Week’s Podcast:

The podcast this week is titled The Man Who Was Dead. It comes from a story that appeared in the 1930’s pulp magazine Astounding Stories of Super-Science. It is something that you will just have to hear for yourself. Amazing just doesn’t cut it. 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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