On the podcast this week Sylvia Shults returns in the role of Ghost Hunter to tell us more amazing stories. The topic for our discussion is Urban Legends. The term, as used by folklorists, has appeared in print since 1968. Jan Harold Brunvand, professor of English at the University of Utah, introduced the term in a series of popular books starting in 1981. He published the book, The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends & Their Meanings, to make two points: first, that legends and folklore do not occur exclusively in so-called primitive or traditional societies, and second, that one could learn much about urban and modern culture by studying such tales.
On the show this time we have four listener submitted stories all about UFO encounters. Also on the UFO subject is a description of an Alien Battle that took place over the city of Nuremberg, Germany in 1561. Our featured story this week comes from the golden age of radio. It is titled The Lights Of Precipice Peak and ties in quite nicely with the UFO theme.
I have had to take a little break from this project to work on some other things. Rest assured that this is not the end of it. In fact two people have graciously signed on to help with its beginnings. A name change is probable. The two top suggestions are: Your Amazing Stories and Your Stories Live. If you have a suggestion or want to take part in the project follow this LINK and sign up.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the podcast this week Jason Dowd is back with another The Paranormal with Jason. This time we talk about his recent trip to Savannah, GA, the ghosties he encountered there. You won’t want to miss this. 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
It is western week on Ron’s Amazing Stories. All of the tales on the show have a western theme to them including the Five Minute Mystery. Louis L’Amour is the focus of the Audible segment and we revisit a story from years ago called Stampede Mesa. Then we head to Fort Laramie to hear Captain Quince’s encounter with Yellow Horse and an officer’s ball at the fort. There is also an announcement that I think is going to be a game changer. So please tune in this week.
Our featured story this week is a science fiction classic titled With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson. It first appeared in the July 1947 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Williamson’s influence for this story was the aftermath of World War II and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His concern was that our technological creations, that we had developed with the best intentions, just might have disastrous consequences. The story was adapted to the radio by John Donkle and it first aired on the OTR series Dimension X on April 15, 1950.
Also, we have a special listener story from Silas and Katheren Greenley who now live in Vancouver, Washington. They will share their incredible UFO encounter that occurred near the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.