RAS #478 – The Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a tribute to both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Berklie Apedaile has written a new fantasy story titled A Cherub’s Dilemma. Then we visit president Abraham Lincoln in 1865. To round things out Peach tells a tale about a snowplow driver who sees a ghost in a cemetery! Not once, but twice! So press the play button and enjoy!

Featured Story – The Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln

Our featured story comes from one of my favorite OTR series The Mysterious Traveler. It is a time travel tale, but with a twist. What if you could travel back in time, but not need your body? That is the premise for this one. With presidents day just around the corner I thought that we should visit 1865 and President Lincoln. The adventure is titled The Man Who tried To Save Lincoln and first aired on February 7, 1950.

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These Are Your Stories #8 – The Nail Gun

The Nail Gun

Our story for this week comes from Ann. This one originally appeared in episode #189 – No Rest For The Dead.  Ann never gave her real name, but her story is so incredible that I wanted to bring it back. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave comments below. I would love to know what you think – Ron

My husband and I bought a small house in a pretty good neighborhood. We didn’t have much to spend and were very surprised at the cost of the home. It had two bedrooms and a large two car garage. It was perfect because my husband Ed had just started his own business, needed an office and a place to store his wares.

The first year there was bliss. The extra bedroom became an office as planned. However, we had a bit of an accident and our daughter Mary was on her way. To say we weren’t ready for a child is an understatement. However, the business was doing okay and Ed had even hired Mike to handle shipping and deliveries. About three months before the baby was due we began the remodeling process.  That’s when stuff started happening. At first it was simple things like a misplaced hammer, a spilled package of nails, bangs at night and even a dog barking.  We didn’t have a dog you see.  

Then came the bigger things. Ed and Mike had finished the dry wall for the new office in the garage. They came back the next day only to have it completely torn down. Mike blamed it on kids, Ed wasn’t so sure. You see not many lived nearby.

One night Mike was setting up his shipping and deliveries for the next day. He felt a pinch and then a wave of nausea swept over him.  He was able to call out and then passed out on the floor.  Ed and I ran to the garage and found him in a pool of blood. He had been struck in the head by a nail and it had sunk itself into his skull.  The nail gun was on the floor as well. We rushed him to the hospital. The nail was removed and Mike fully recovered. We all figured that nail gun had fallen off the bench and had misfired. The accident had left a large blood stain on the floor. No matter how hard we tried we were never able to clean that spot up completely.

Nothing else happened after that and we finished the work on the house. Mary came two months later and we again settled into a routine. That is until that last night.

Mike was working late in the garage and we were sitting down to dinner. The room began to shake and at first we thought it was an earthquake. It didn’t take us long to figure out our house was the only one shaking. We checked on Mike in the garage. He was there, but he was staring at us with what I can only describe as dead eyes. In his hand was the nail gun and he was repeatedly pulling the trigger. Had it been plugged-in he surely would have shot himself in the face several times as we stood there and watched. Ed knocked the gun out of his hands and dragged him out to the car. Throwing him in the back seat and loading me and baby (In shock).  We all got the heck out of there.

I never went back to the house. Both Ed and Mike did and said the damage was incredible. The fire department listed it as a sinkhole, but we knew better. The insurance company paid off and we quickly sold the property, lock stock and barrel.

This Week’s Podcast: On the program this week we have a tribute to Valentine’s Day and Presidents day! Berklie Apedaile is back with a brand new story that was inspired by her husband Cody.  Also, we have an OTR classic from The Mysterious Traveler called The Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln. 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 #477 – The Earthmen

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we will start off with a return to one of my very favorite science fiction shows. Then we have two of your stories. A phantom mist shocks a young boy and a woman encounters something in the Nevada desert. We follow that up with some classic science fiction from author Ray Bradbury titled The Earthmen. We end the program with a new segment called True Facts

Featured Story – The Earthmen

Our featured story is a classic that comes from the pen of Ray Bradbury. It was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories, August of 1948. It is the saga of an expedition to mars where the crew encounters a martian community not far from their landing site. At first, they received a less than warm welcome, but soon all that changes. The Earthmen is from the old-time radio series Escape. It first aired on July 25, 1957. 

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These Are Your Stories #7 – Haunted Home In Old Mexico

Many of you have been asking when we are going to have the new podcast. Well, life is a funny thing and sometimes it throws you curveballs. I have had to put the “Live” part of this project on hold for now, but the blog part continues. This week we have a story that came in a few years ago from Alberto Sandoval who lives in Central Valley, California.

Alberto Writes:

My mother’s stories about her experiences are what got me into the paranormal in the first place. My interest grew by hearing other people tell similar stories on this oh so interesting subject. She told many stories to us, her children. They ranged from the infamous Llorona (pronounced yo-rohna) to disembodied baby cries, as well as witnessing a floating ball of light, the size of a basketball, which seemed to float around in an errant manner. What makes these stories scary are the settings where they took place. Places like old homesteads that lacked running water and lighting  made for very dark nights that added to the horror of it all. Moonlit nights did not fare any better, even if they improved one’s ability to see, it only served to play with your imagination. A bush or natural formation of any sort took on a scary aspect and made it appear as if there was always something sinister In those shadows waiting to pounce on you. Here is one of my mother’s story which I have named, “Haunted Home In Old Mexico” 

This account takes place in the summer months of 1962. The setting is a rural ranch house in central Mexico. This was a point in time where this particular area in Mexico did not have access to common utilities such as electricity or running water. The moonless nights made for a very dark setting and the lack of housing or neighbors meant a very desolate and eerie panorama on any given night. 

My parents were born and raised in the area and they both have had paranormal experiences. My father once saw a haunting scene where a man that was killed by the federal troops during the Mexican Revolution retraced his final steps before being shot to death. My mother had MANY stories of her own, from hearing disembodied baby cries coming from a corral to accounts of a wailing heard by all her family said to be that of La Llorona. 

In this story my mother and father were recently married and my eldest brother was only a few months old. My parents were young and searching for a home with some land where they could live and farm. An uncle informed them that another uncle had been living in a house with his family, and was moving. My parents would be welcome to stay there if they wished. Later they found out that the reason they were leaving the place was a female cousin was being tormented by apparitions and paranormal happenings. It was said my mother’s cousin was so traumatized by the activity that she was a shell of her former self. She was pale, skinny and wasn’t eating. Fear of losing their daughter, her parents finally decided to leave the house out of desperation and my parents agreed to move in.

Almost immediately they began hearing strange noises in the house. At night they would hear scratching and banging throughout. My mother was scared and my father did not want to show fear so he chose to ignore the activity. On one occasion the noises were so bad that my father decided to investigate after my mother’s insistence that something was wrong. 

The noise was coming from a room above them. Most houses in the area built these rooms  as warehouses to store grain and equipment. My father insisted that it was rodents or some other animal that had dropped something onto the floor. He went up the stairs to the room and returned a short time later looking puzzled. My mother knew he wouldn’t find anything because it had been completely empty since they moved in. There was no explanation for that loud thumping noise coming from that storage room and that put my parents on edge. Secretly, my father did not want to accept he was scared. 

Another curious noise my parents frequently heard was described as, “a dragging of a large piece of rawhide.” This description continues to intrigue me as I also heard this from a Mexican podcast that interviews people who have experienced hauntings. A lady described it word by word, “as the dragging of a piece of rawhide.” 

The most terrifying experience happened to my mother one day when my father was out working on the farm. My mother was busy tending to her chores when she saw a woman descending slowly down the steps from the storage room. My mother watched in horror as she came down. Her feet were not touching any of the steps. My mother was frozen in terror and lost it when the woman reached the bottom step. The apparition lifted her arm to point and opened her mouth as if trying to speak. The next thing my mother remembers is waking up to my father’s shocked expression. She explained to him what she saw and he was speechless. After this my mother no longer stayed on her own in the home and would help my father with his chores on the farm. There were more noises after her experience but she never saw anything again. 

The final straw for my parents was on the occasion of my second brother’s birth. He was about a month old and my mother left him bundled up on the bed and she went out to help harvest that year’s corn. When she went to check on the baby she was taken aback to find him half on the bed and half off. It looked as if something had pulled him toward the edge. It was not possible for a month old baby to have moved himself. For my mother that was enough, after the apparition of the woman and her baby being moved, she was afraid of harm, and insisted  that they leave that house, which they did. 

I don’t know if that house is still standing. It was a single home on a ranch and it was far from any other homestead. That haunted home may be forgotten, but as for my mother…she will never forget.

Alberto Sandoval – Central Valley of California

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a Ray Bradbury story called The Earthman. Also, Paul Devin sent a true story from his childhood titled The Haunting on Rattlesnake Road. 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 #476 – Night Hike In Redwood Forest

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we begin with a listener’s tale from 2001 about a night hike into the Redwoods of California. Spooky! Then Sylvia Shults returns with stories about timeslips. You will hear a tale about a phantom fistfight and a window that only displays scenes from the past. Also on the show, Sylvia joins me for a special audible segment that is both historical and current. How can that be? Press the play button and check it out.

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.

Program Links: You can listen to Ron’s time slip story on this episode of Lights Out #47

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