A Question From Mike!

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I received this email from MikeSnap1287:

Hey Ron, I have been listening to the show for a while now and have a question for you. Your stories – do people really send them in to you? I notice a pattern to them …a formula if you will. There is a voice that sounds familiar in every story you read. Do you make them up?  – Mike

Well Mike, the simple answer to your question is …of course there is a pattern to them. I do read them after all. Oh, and yes people really do send their stories to me. I get them in various states and often edit them to make them easier to read. Funny, the biggest issue I come across is the “Run-On-Sentence”. You see I have to be able to breathe ..so I break those puppies up. For the record. To date I have had well over 200 stories sent in to me since 2011.  

Thank you for your question Mike.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we will tell three stories from the unknown – A horse loses his rider, a pilot loses time, and a trip to the Mojave Desert begs the question ..what did I just see? 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:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
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Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

Your Comment Counts!

Your Comment Counts

One of things that makes for a fun chat with either Sylvia or Jason are your questions. Also, I love to get them for me so I can answer on the show or respond in email. Either way leaving your queries for Sylvia, Jason or myself is so very easy. Simply head to the main website and click on the contact tab or send email. (Links are Below!) Also, if you have comments or feedback that too is appreciated (good or bad). Your interaction with us is so inspirational. Why? Well it means you care and want your thoughts to be expressed.

Thank you for listening,

-Ron

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This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we will have a creepy story from the OTR series Quiet Please. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you hate insects this one might make you think twice. We also have four of your stories that are connected by the woods. 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:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
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Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

Listener Request From Josh

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I received this email from Josh Gilbert who writes to us from Clarksville, Tennessee.

Hello Ron, I love the podcast and never miss a show. I do know that you have a lot of links on your main page. Can you take a moment and explain the ones that are important and what they do? Also, what is the difference between an HTTPS address and HTTP? – Josh

Very happy to do this. I thought this would be better as a blog than on the show so that you can follow the links to see what they are for yourself. First, let me say that at the bottom of every blog post and the show notes are most of the important links. Also, there really are only two locations for the show. The main website and then the blog page. Most of the links are shared between the two. The one exception is the archive page which is hosted by archive.org. 

Here are the important ones:

http://ronsamazingstories.com – The podcast is hosted by Liberated Syndication (Libsyn). They do all of the work of distributing the show. From here it goes to places like iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and many other locations including YouTube. There is a simple blog page, but that is most of the show’s material is at the second site.

https://ronsamazingstories.blog – This is the site where all of your comments, stories and informational material originates. When you send me a comment or submit a story you are taken to this location. Also, each week I repost the show notes here (Libsyn automagically does that for me too – BTW). This is the true location of Ron’s Amazing Stories. Also, it is the only place where you can subscribe by using your email address.

https://archive.org/details/archived-RAS-episodes – This address simply is the archive of the first 100 shows. I have donated these episodes to the public domain.

As for the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?  HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. It is the underlying procedures used by the World Wide Web. It defines how messages are formatted, and what actions your browser should take in response to various commands. The “S” on the end simply means that the site is secured. You will note that the Libsyn site is not secured. That is because it would cost me cash to secure it. Since there is nothing at the site that requires your input securing it is redundant and is enforced at the blog site. 

Well Josh. I hope this answers your question.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults is back with what I am calling a Ghost Stories With Sylvia Extra! This time we have double the stories and double the emails from you! 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:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
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Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

The Toil Bridge Revisited

Last week on the podcast we had an epic listener story called, The Toil Bridge Train sent in by Alexander Short. Podcast friend and monthly co-host Sylvia Shults not only loved the story but knew it quite well. She is currently writing a new book that includes the complete story of that ill-fated train and includes the ghostly encounters that followed. She also informed me that that bridge was called The Tay Bridge not Toil and it really happened on December 28th, 1879. Which matches perfectly with Alex’s dream or time slip encounter. Following is an article I found on The Courier – UK division that ties up the tale with a bow. 

The Diver - The Train from the Tay Bridge Disaster 1879Forgotten Tale of the Tay Bridge Disaster Engine 
by Graeme Strachan (June 27, 2015)

An unusual fact about the Tay Bridge Disaster is that the locomotive once again crossed the Tay before it was withdrawn in 1919. Engine 224 was a spare in Dundee when it was called out to work a mail train to Burntisland on December 28, 1879, after the regular engine from Ladybank failed. The southbound crossing went without issue but disaster struck on the return journey which was due to arrive at Dundee a little before 7.30pm. Shortly after 7.13pm, the Tay Bridge collapsed but driver David Mitchell and ‘stoker’ John Marshall had no warning of the impending disaster. The original crossing had been the longest railway bridge in the world but during the storm, the wind was said to have blown the iron girders in the central section away “like matchwood”. Fifty-nine people are known to have died, although there was confusion over the numbers killed as many bodies were not discovered for months.

The locomotive, North British Railway (NBR) 224 built by Thomas Wheatley at Cowlairs Works, survived the disaster. Despite the fall, the locomotive had been protected by the bridge girders which formed a cage around the train as they fell together. In April 1880, an attempt to recover it failed when the chains broke and two days later a second attempt also failed because the salvage equipment broke after the locomotive had been brought to the surface.

One week later, it was recovered and stood on the bank of the Tay until it was sent to Cowlairs on its own wheels for repairs, after which it was returned to traffic. The first person to drive the Diver was Robert Marshall whose brother, John, 24, had been the fireman on that fateful night.

A new double-track bridge was designed by William Henry Barlow and built by William Arrol & Co, 18 meters upstream of, and parallel to, the original bridge. The foundation stone was laid on July 6, 1883, and the second bridge opened on June 20, 1887, and remains in use.

Train drivers became reluctant to take the train across the new Tay Bridge believing it to be unlucky or a bad omen. However, on the 29th anniversary of the disaster, the engine was used to serve the exact same route as it had that fateful night making the crossing to Dundee across the new Tay Bridge. The Diver was in service until 1919.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults is back for more ghost story fun. We also have two more of your stories and a brand new Not So Important Times In History. 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:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
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Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

An Update on Ron!

Get Well Soon!I received this email from Jeff Owen from parts unknown. He posted it to the blog site.

Ron, I’m very sorry you had to spend time in the hospital, but I’m glad you’re back and I wish you a speedy recovery. Thanks for all that you do. I love your podcast! Jeff

I have received quite a few get well cards, notes, emails, and even a loaf of bread from folks and I can’t thank everyone enough for it. People like Sylvia, Rich, @MackCares777, Mark, Tony, and Michelle have all made this past week bearable knowing that I am not alone in this. My home church chimed in with help above and beyond anything I could imagine. Thank you, Pastor Ted and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. I also need to thank my family for calling every day to cheer me up and to tell me that everything was going to be okay.  So thank you, Mom, Jim, JoAnne, and Bobbe

I think last week was one of the toughest I have faced in a long time. I did have my followup appointment with my doctor yesterday and for the most part, the news was all good. We have a solid plan for recovery and I am already feeling better.  So there you have the update on me.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: There will be a new podcast this week. On the show, we have emails from you guys. Also a story about bigfoot talking on Mount Rainier, and much more. 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:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey. 
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?