Parma’s Angel

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Our story for this week comes from Heaven, well sort of. Mattie Pittman from Glenns Ferry, Idaho sent in this email that I call Parma’s Angel.

Hello Ron, I am displaced in time. No, I am not a time traveler I am just a person who believes that I should have been born in the 40’s. I believe that I would have flourished back then. In today’s world I always feel out of sorts, a step behind if you will. I think that’s why I was drawn to your podcast. You are the same and your work shows both a love for our past and that you are able to cope with our now. Thank you for giving me a place where I feel at home. I have a story for you. You have mentioned on the podcast that you like a good Angel story. I hope that you will find my adventure both a head scratcher and devine.

I was ten, I think, when this story took place. We were living in Parma, Idaho at the time. My parents have a small farm there where we grew corn, and raised cattle. I had a happy childhood. We attended church every sunday, and helped the poor. My mom and I would take food and supplies to migrant worker camps every spring. One day after making a delivery one of the wheels came off our truck and we plunged into a ditch. My mother was badly injured and I was left to find help. There were no cell phones on those days to call 911.

We were on a deserted backroad. I had no idea where, so I picked a direction, and began to walk. I was still in sight of our truck when a man walked up to me and asked if I needed help. He seemed to come out of nowhere. I remember that I was crying and that I just pointed to our truck and said, “My Mommy is hurt.” 

He picked me up and took me back to our truck, and then I fell asleep. I woke up in the hospital with my head on my dad’s lap. My mom had broken ribs, a concussion and a few bruises, but was okay. I came out without a scratch. From what my dad told me the man had somehow fixed the truck enough to drive them to the hospital and then disappeared.

You can believe what you want to about this story, but I know this was an angel sent to help us when we needed it the most. His face was so kind and I felt total peace in his arms.

Mattie Pittman – Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Well I believe you Mattie, furthermore you are right I do love an Angel Story. One more thing, I too think I would have done well if I had been born in the 1940’s. Thank you for your story. I think this just might have to be one of my favorites. 


This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we will feature a full length story from our favorite ghost hunter and storyteller, Sylvia Shults. You won’t want to to miss, The Boy In The Basement! 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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