These Are Your Stories #41 – The Ghost of Beardsley Road

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Emails are great and I love to get them from you guys. I received this one from Mitchel Ritchie who lives in Selma, California.

Ron, if you haven’t heard the song “The Ghost of Beardsley Road “ here is a link for you and a couple personal stories to go with it. 

In my early twenties, I was living in my mother’s rental house. My father passed away in an auto accident when I was around ten. In the 70s I was burning the candle at both ends already having an amazing career rewinding electric motors and generators all over the Western United States. We worked crazy long hours in the noisiest and dirtiest conditions. I was the lead man and that meant I got to do all the out-of-state jobs mostly in cement ball mills. 

The Ghost Of Beardsley Road

Editor’s note: I had to look up what a Cement Mill was:  It is the equipment used to grind the hard, nodular clinker from the cement kiln into the fine gray powder that is cement. Most cement is currently ground in ball mills.

Anyway, I was home very little and when I did I would try to catch up with my friends. My girlfriend and I were not getting along so I was home alone sleeping on the couch with my head facing the hallway to my bedroom. I awoke in the middle of the night and saw a faint white figure down at the end of the hall. I was still half asleep and closed my eyes. When I reopened them the figure was halfway down the hall coming towards me now brighter and flowing.  I jumped up! 

Now, I am six foot four and I am standing toe to toe with a pure white angel! The room was lit up. I can only describe her as the “good witch” in The Wizard Of Oz (Only taller and more beautiful). Confused, I ran right through her down the hall to my bedroom and didn’t sleep anymore that night. I can tell you at the time I was making some marginal choices in life and that night I slowly got on track !! 

I’m now 29 (1990) and I’m Vice President of sales. I met my girlfriend who was a farmer. Her father had just passed away two years earlier and she lived with her mom to run the farm. After three months we knew that we had a special relationship and within 6 months we were engaged. We had a long-distance relationship so I would occasionally stay with them on the weekend. 

One night I woke up in the spare room and rolled my feet off the bed to get up. There was a pair of men’s brown shoes there. It was like I was supposed to step into them. I didn’t remember seeing them there when I went to bed. I went into the kitchen and asked my fiancée and her mother about the shoes.  She ran in, checked, and said that it was her father’s and didn’t know how they got in the room.

We’ve been married 30 years now and raised two beautiful daughters in the same house. My wife and I can honestly say over the years we’ve had some strange stuff happen. The alarm goes off for no reason, certain lights go on and stay on, the grinder starts up for no reason as well as the TV. Also, The bedroom lamp would go on, wake me up, and then go off. We were always on our toes and took them as either something was going to happen and heeded them as a warning and sometimes that we were just doing a good job. 

One more little crazy thing that we all remember. We have a second home in Morro Bay Ca. One night we went to a smaller town for dinner. I got up to wash my hands and when I came back my wife’s and mother-in-law’s eyes were big as saucers! In the small restaurant, a lady came up to my wife from out of nowhere and stared at my two-year-old daughter. My wife asked, “Can I help you?”

She said, “Your girl is an Angel!”

Proud, my wife said, “Thank you.” 

The lady said, ”No you don’t understand she is a real angel!” 

Mitchel Ritchie – Selma, California

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we have a classic OTR story from the series Escape. It is a tale about Pollack and his encounter with the Porroh Man. So very creepy and you won’t want to miss 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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