RAS #488 – Ghost Story Throwdown

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time Sylvia and I have a good old-fashioned showdown! Which of us can tell if the other has faked them out? We call this the Ghost Story Throwdown 2021. Also on the show is a shadow story from Madison, NC that just might be creepiest yet. You will have to decide that yourself. It is titled That Shadow Shot Me.

In Episode RAS #485 – Dagger Heart Station we presented a story from the OTR series Buck Rogers. I asked for your feedback on this one via a poll. That poll is now closed and I want to thank all of you that took a moment to respond. Of the people that responded 70% of you made it pretty clear that Buck Rogers was not a fan favorite. 7% of you don’t ever want to hear from Buck again. That is good enough for me. Here is the link to the results. Thank you!

Stories Include:  Mail Order Murder, Upon Reflection by Sting, That Shadow Shot Me, Ron’s UFO incident, The Singing Ghost of Joliet Prison, The Ghost At The Calumet Theatre, The Bryant Road  Soldier, The Ghost Dog Of Putman County, The Cigar Smoking Nun, and The Polergiest’s Milk Jug

Program Note: Sylvia Shults 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, 44 Years in Darkness, Hunting Demons, The Spirits of Christmas, and her latest release Fractured Souls. All of her books are available on Amazon and you can find out more on her WordPress Home Page.

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The Buck Rogers Poll – Closed

The Buck Rodgers Poll

On Episode #485 – Dagger Heart Station we played the the first three episodes of a Buck Rodgers story titled The Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. After that show I asked you come here and take poll. What I want to know is if you would like to make the serials of the golden age of radio a recurring part of the show. For now I am only interested in how you want to complete this story. Please take a moment and vote. Thank you for reading – Ron

Voting is closed on this. Thank you to everyone that took a moment to take the poll

-Ron

RAS #487 – The Country Tavern

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have ghost stories and spend some time in space being afraid of The Nothing. If that doesn’t make any sense …It will later on. We have an epic story from James that follows a haunting in a restaurant in New Hampshire. This one is so good that I titled the podcast after it. The Country Tavern.

Featured Story – The Nothing

Our featured story for this week is so good. When man first went into space there was a real concern about what we would find out there. But did they really think about what would happen if they found nothing? That is what our story is about and it is titled The Nothing. It was written by Tom Godwin, and is read by Mark Nelson

Other Stories Include By Any Other Name, IRobot, The Country Tavern, The Shadow Man Likes His Sheets, I Swear It Took Our Sheets, and Johnny Is It True – Strange Stuff.

Program Links – Here is the LINK to an article I wrote about Isacc Azimov that I talked about. Also, follow this LINK to take the Buck Rogers Poll.

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These Are Your Stories #16 – The Haunted Tower

Your story this week is not your typical military fare. We hear stories of bravery, strife and death. But haunted guard towers? I have to say this was a first for me. This tale first appeared in episode #344 – It’s Our Military. I hope you enjoy it!

Hello Ron, I hope I made it in time with my submission. It took some deciding which story to share from my time in the military. I never had a good time working the security force for my first deployment whether I was stuck at the gate or in a tower. However, the story I will tell comes from then. On my first night on our outpost, before I even had a good sense of direction, was a tell-tale sign that I was in for some trouble. 

I was posted alone in Tower 2 (the towers were numbered 1 through 4). This tower faced a mountain to the north, and a Pakistan village to the east. I didn’t know about the village yet, because they were going through a power outage. The timing couldn’t have been more dramatic. No sooner than I put on my night vision, their power was restored. All I know is I saw flickering lights appearing in a sequence, and in a long line. I pictured your typical Hollywood scenario: a bunch of guys on horses holding torches ready to raid. I felt pretty stupid when I called this in, because HQ didn’t need to see anything to know what had me in a panic. This was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. 

I was finally as comfortable as you can get in a war zone, when I had to cover a night shift in Tower 3. It was a quiet night, and during a local holiday that even the combatants relaxed for a month-long religious practice. I was bored and admiring the stars when I heard it. 

Something started rustling right outside the wall and under my tower. I shouted down and readied for who knows what.  I felt adrenaline kicking in and my perception of time slowing down. I searched around and even underneath the tower and there was nothing and no one around. Just as I convinced myself I had been awake too long, and as if right on cue, I heard a soft “meh” outside of the wall. I experienced a strange mix of horror and confusion. 

What I was hearing was the  disembodied voice……of a goat?  Well, at least I had company.

My friends made fun of the disembodied goat experience, but everyone has had their share of unexplained noises while working that haunted guard tower.  Tower #3.

Anthony Carr – Oklahoma

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week our featured story comes from space exploration of the 1950’s. Okay the story didn’t happen then but it was written in 1957. It is titled The Nothing, and it should creep you out just a bit. Also on the show, is a listener submission about a haunted restaurant called The Country Tavern. 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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RAS #486 – Dead Man’s Planet

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a Near Death Experience from Chad and a story from Darren that just might have you believing in the paranormal (or least wanting a shave and a haircut). Our featured story is engaging to say the least. It is about a dog, a boy, and an event that occurred 800 years ago. The cool part is that it is read for us by our old friend Mark Nelson. I think you are going to like it. We end the program with a history lesson from ancient Egypt circa 1152bc. So, press the play button and enjoy the show.

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Featured Story – Dead Man’s Planet

Dead Man's Planet

Our featured story is captivating. It first appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction in February of 1955. It is not like anything we have had before on the podcast. It presents a picture of the future that probably represents what space travel and planet-hopping will be like. It was written by William Morrison and is read for us by Mark Nelson.  The story is titled Dead Man’s Planet.

When a driven man arrives at a cemetery world,
what else can it be but the journey’s end or
the start of a new one?

Other Stories Include: The Rawlings Murder, The Singularity Trap, The Dark Shadow And The Laundry Basket, Grandpa’s Last Wish, Dead Man’s Planet, and A Strike In 1152 BC

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