On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have a new segment with our own Sylvia Shults. This time she tells stories about the friendly or helpful ghost. We hear a heartwarming tale about a sister’s loss and ghostly beach visit. Also, Ron reads the science fiction classic The Test Rocket.
Featured Story – The Test Rocket
Our story for today was written by Jack Douglas. It is a “What If” tale that looks at space exploration and pitfalls it could potentially unleash. It comes from the Amazing Stories Magazine April of 1955 edition and is titled Test Rocket. It received high-honors from the writers of the time.
Program Note:Sylvia Shults is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and the strange. Her non-fiction works includeGhost of the Illinois River,Fractured Spirits,44 Years in Darkness,Hunting DemonsandThe Spirits of Christmas. All of her books are available onAmazonand you can find out more on herWordPress Home Page.
Well, this blog is one day late. Why You might ask? Yesterday was just one of those days where there was just too much to do and I needed more time to do it. I actually like days that if I get everything accomplished. Unfortunately, the blog didn’t make the cut. To make matters worse I don’t even have a good topic to write about this week. So, I thought I would tell you about tomorrow’s podcast:
I think it is going to be a good one. We have a new edition of Ghost Stories With Sylvia. This time her topic is helpful or friendly ghosts. Hard to believe, but true. On These Are Your Stories, Katherine tells us about the loss of a brother and the ghost boy on the beach. We close the show with my first attempt at dramatic reading. I will share a classic science fiction tale called Test Rocket.
It’s amazing how much you can learn about absolute strangers if you just stop to think about the kind of an animal they’ll put in a test rocket… – Jack Douglas
You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
OnRon’s Amazing Storieswe return to some old time radio. A man must make the hard choice of life or death in a tale calledDark Destiny. We have a scary tale calledThe Night Marchersfrom the town of Hilo, Hawaii, and we end the show with some Jello, Alka Seltzer, and some spice. So press the play button and join us!
Featured Story – Dark Destiny
Our featured story this week comes from the old time radio series The Mysterious Traveler. You have been asking for a return to the OTR genre and this is a good one. The story has a few twists and turns that should keep you guessing. What would you do if faced with the life or death choice of your own wife? How far would you be willing to go so that she might live? The title isDark Destinyand it first aired on April 13, 1947.
Program Note:Here is the link to the episode of theMysterious Travelerthat I spoke of on the show. It is calledBehind The Locked Door.
In news, this time Ron’s Amazing Stories listenership is up 25% for the month of January 2019. This is a huge upgrade and it has to be because of you. Please keep telling your friends about the show and leaving reviews wherever you listen. It is because of your support that numbers are getting better.
I like to do to check how we’re doing by googling Ron’s Amazing Stories. The other day I found that the podcast is heard on the service podbay.fm. I had never heard of this application before and was surprised to find the podcast there. Even more shocking were the forty-plus reviews of the show. Most were positive and of the five-star variety. This was a pleasant surprise and I thank all of you that listen on Podbay.
Update on the dial-in service for sharing your stories. This has proved to be more difficult than I thought to get going. It appears that the company I want to use does not play nice with WordPress. Using it would mean adding yet another internet location to maintain. We want one-stop shopping for the podcast, and adding another site is not an option. However, we haven’t given up on this project just yet.
I am planning on a show with only UFO stories from you guys. If you have any stories that fit the bill please contact Ron. You can use the contact or story submission system to turn them in. There is no set date for this show yet, but don’t delay we really want to hear from you.
This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we return to the world of old time radio with a suspense story from the series The Mysterious Traveler. Also, we have a scary story from Aloni from Hilo, Hawaii! You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have a shipwreck in space, UFOS in the mists, and a pig in the trunk. Add in a visit to 1944, a haunted home, and you’ll see why we love our stories. This one is so full of good stuff it might not be legal. You decide.
Featured Story – Shipwreck In The Sky
Our featured story this week appears to be a bit a bit dated until you realize it was first published in Fantastic Universe in the March 1954 issue. Shipwreck in the Sky was written by Eando Binder. It tells the tale of Captain Dan Barstow who is a young eager astronaut first trip into space.