This is a bonus podcast for the Month Of Spooky 2019. We have two great stories for you to enjoy. The first of which is about a man who is turned inside out. The story is called The Dark and it is one creepy tale. The second story comes from episode #384 and is just plain odd. I just can’t seem to shake this one and thought I would bring it back for your spooky approval.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis week we continue with theMonth Of Spooky 2019. We begin with an ax murder and ghostly piano music. Next, we drive the lonely stretch of road known asHaynesville – Route 2a. Then …Do the ghosts of two children reach out from the grave? We will find that out together. We close the show with a classic horror drama from the golden age of radio. It is from theHermit’s Caveand is titledThe House on Lost Man’s Bluff.
Featured Story – The Seguin Island Horror Story
Our featured story was sent into the show by Parker Happ from Portland, Maine. His story just might be one of the strangest we have to date on the show. Parker and his wife travel to the most haunted lighthouse in Maine and are rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.
This is a bonus podcast for the Month Of Spooky 2019. We play what has become a yearly tradition during the spooky season. It is titled The Thing On The Fourble Board and aired on August 9, 1948.
Featured Story – The Thing On The Fourble Board
This podcast features the most highly regarded episode of the old-time radio series Quiet, Please. It is called The Thing on the Fourble Board. This story has led both fans and OTR experts to label the episode one of the best radio horror programs ever broadcast. Richard J. Hand of the University of Glamorgan notes that “The Thing on the Fourble Board” is not only cited as the finest example of radio horror but occasionally cited as one of the best examples of radio drama as a whole.
An oil rig worker discovers an invisible creature of unknown origins living beneath the depths of the earth. What happens to this man is horrific, and the ending is absolutely brilliant. If you’re alone, turn the lights down low and listen. It will help get you into a Halloween mood.
This is the 400th episode ofRon’s Amazing Stories. I want to thank all of you for listening for these many years. On the show this week we have Jim Harold on to co-host and we talk about UFOs. Jim and I listen to four strange tales,Oh My Orbs,UFO,Close EncounterandMy Seventh Summer. All stories sent in by you. In fact, we have nothing but your stories this time. So, relax and enjoy our 400th episode.
Featured Guest – Jim Harold
Having begun podcasting on the paranormal in 2005, Jim Harold is among a handful of pioneers of the medium. His programs have stood the test of time andThe Paranormal PodcastandCampfireremain among the most popular in the genre. Jim has developed a loyal following that spans the globe. In addition to his free podcasts atJimHarold.com, Jim also hosts a series of premium podcasts on the supernatural and related subjects atJimHaroldPlus.com
The 400th Episode: The biggest news is that this week we present our 400th episode of the show. If you had told me on episode one that we would reach 400, I wouldn’t have been so sure. It was a slow start back then and having 50 or 60 people download the show was exciting. Now it’s thousands of people and growing. We are on the radio where they tell me it is as much as 83,000 people are listening. Crazy to think about. But I have you to thank for it. So, here is to 100 more.
The Month Of Spooky 2019 Begins: My favorite time of year. Many of you have told me that really the podcast is celebrating spooky all year round now. I would have to agree with that, but we still have that special month where it just seems more spooky and the stories get even crazier. This year we begin the season with Jim Harold co-hosting and four amazing UFO stories sent in by you guys. Slyvia and Jason will be back as well and without any doubt, the month is going to be even more spooky.
The Numbers: I have started looking at numbers from all over the place. Podcasting has become a big business and tracking the success of these shows has become a full-time job for people. One thing that has changed in the past few months is the categories. In the beginning, the show was under “Performing Arts”, which I think you will agree does not describe us. Our main category now is fiction, which has been a game-changer. Keep in mind that these numbers represent just apple podcasts which are about 30% of our audience.
Ron’s Amazing Stories – Chart Positions – Apple Podcasts
#157▲ 3Apple Podcasts : United States of America : Fiction #168▲3Apple Podcasts : Great Britain : Fiction #120▼ 4Apple Podcasts : Canada : Fiction #161▲10Apple Podcasts : Australia : Fiction #292▼ 1Apple Podcasts : Germany : Fiction
This Week’s Podcast: This week Jim Harold Co-Hosts the show for the 400th episode. 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.