These Are Your Stories #26 – I Hate Trains!

Trains! Love them or hate them they have been around for a long time. Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of scary stories that have been associated with train travel? Believe me when I tell you that I have. I have a fear of trains, but I love to ride them. It is the mystery associated with them that gives me a thrill. Maybe that is why there are so many stories about them. Our listener’s story comes from Lucas Tens originally from Franca São Paulo (That’s in Brazil – I looked it up). He tells us this story titled, I Hate Trains

My father worked for the RFFSA in Brazil all of his life until retirement in 1997. That meant we traveled by train for free and we did it a lot. I loved the train and still do. Today however, when I board, I look around first.

It was the summer of 1985 and my family was going on vacation to my aunt’s estancias (or Ranch). We boarded the train and split up as was the custom.  We each had a favorite part and for me it was the dining car. I would head to the back, pick a seat and watch people imagining who they were and where they were going. It was a busy day and from time to time people would ask to sit with me. I always said yes and would make up fantastic stories about myself and why I was on the train. It was all in good fun.

A dark man, that is the best way I can describe him, came to sit with me. He was tall, but not too tall, chubby, but not too chubby and kept his face covered with a large fedora. I found him utterly fascinating. He had a deep voice and it rumbled, rivaling the sound of the train! The first thing he said to me was, “So you like stories?”

I squeaked out, “Yes Sir”

He proceeded to tell me every story that I had lied about that day and he told them back to me in detail! I asked him how he knew about this and he shrugged and said that he lives here. 

“On the train?” I countered.

He only answered with a yes.

I was uncomfortable and launched into a long discussion with the man trying to justify my actions. It was then a woman walked up and asked if she could sit-down. I turned to her in disgust and was about to say there was no room. Then I realized I was sitting alone. The dark-man was gone.

I tried to find him on the train, but there was no sign of him. Talked to everyone including my family and not a single person had seen him. I even asked the conductor who he was and he knew of no one that matched that description. Finally, we reached our stop. As I walked with my family up the boarding platform I happened to glance back at the train. There peering up at me was the dark-man. People were passing through him like he wasn’t there.

Lucas Ten – Franca São Paulo

Lucas went on to say that he told this tale to many people over the years and never found anyone who had a similar experience. To this day every time he boards a train he looks for his friend in hopes of finishing his discussion. My thought is to best leave the dead alone and count your blessings.

This Week’s Podcast:

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a classic science fiction story from Galaxy Magazine (1951).  There is one fact no sane man can quarrel with … everything has a beginning and an end. But some men aren’t sane; thus it isn’t always so!  The story is titled ….And It Comes Out Here. 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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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

The Story Of Buck Rogers

This week on the podcast we are trying something new. I have always wanted to have a segment of the show where we play a series of stories in the form of a serial. Back in the day they didn’t donate a full half hour to a complete story. They played it out in 15 minute segments. Each day you would come back and listen to the next installment. One of these was Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century.  

Buck Rogers was initially broadcast as a 15-minute show on CBS Radio on Monday through Thursday. It first aired November 7, 1932, until May 22, 1936. In 1936, it moved to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule and created 720 episodes equal to 180 hours of story time. Mutual Broadcasting System brought the show and broadcast it three days a week until 1940.

This week on the program we will have the first three episodes of a story that aired in 1939. This one tells the story of Buck Rogers in a unique and wonderful way. Buck must face off with Killer Cane who has taken his prototype of a brand new rocketship. It is titled Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. At the end of the program I will have a special request for everyone who wants to take part.

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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The Stories In Rear View – Part 2

Rons Picture

After the year we have had, and if we are all being honest, do we really want to review it? I for one do not! However, there is something worth our time. This past year has seen more stories than ever submitted to the show. We have had more great adventures, amazing encounters and some strangeness that can’t be explained. There is no way we can listen to every story that was sent in. However, what we can do is pick one story for each month. On the podcast last week we began our year in review. We presented the best listener stories from January to July of 2020. What I have for this week’s podcast is the rest of the story with August through December.  

Also, on the show is an incredible reading of a story called The Stowaway. You will have to hear this one to appreciate it. He stole a ride to the moon in search of glory, but found a far different destiny.

See you this Thursday,

-Ron

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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The Stories In Rear View

New Year 2021

Okay, so what does that title mean? Well …it is a plug for this week’s podcast. 

We are close to a new year and I thought that we should do a review. But after the year we have had, and if we are all being honest, do we really want to review it? I for one do not! However, there is something worth our time. This past year has seen more stories than ever submitted to the show. Probably due to our self isolation. We have had more great adventures, amazing encounters and some strangeness that can’t be explained. There is no way we can listen to every story that was sent in. However, what we can do is pick one story for each month. That is what I have for this week’s podcast. I have picked what I think are best listener stories from January to December.  It was tough job picking just 12 stories, but I think I have done it.  You will have to be the judge.

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

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
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