OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time we have a scary encounter withBlack Eyed Kidsin a tale calledMidnight Callers. JJ tells us about a dorm room ghost who is both a trickster and a shadow. We feature a classic OTR episode fromThe ShadowcalledThe House That Death Built. So sit up, grab a beverage, and press that play button now.
Featured Story – The House That Death Built
Our featured story this week comes from the golden age of radio. One of the most popular series from that time wasThe Shadow. The show went on the air in August of 1930 and ran until 1954. Over the years various actors played the shadow including Bill Johnstone, Orsen Welles, and Bret Morrison who will play the part for us today. Our episode is titledThe House That Death Builtand first aired on January 25, 1948.
This time onRon’s Amazing Storieswe travel to Kentucky for an encounter with a ghost girl in an abandoned air-raid bunker. Then we return to the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas Texas for another encounter with the jilted bride. How about Robin’s encounter with bigfoot on Vancouver Island. Do you see a pattern here? You should, the theme for the show isStrange Encounters. But we don’t stop there, we also have a classic story from the pen of Kurt Vonnegut and we end the show with a story from WWI about General George Patton.
Featured Story – 2Br02b
Our featured story this week comes from the creative mind of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The story we will hear was suggested by listener Warren Silva. He thought it had a lot to say about our times and where we are going. I am not so sure about that, but I will say it is quite unique. It is titled2Br02band was first published inIf Magazinein the January 1962 edition.
Links From The Show:To view the bigfoot print that Robin shared with us from the storyThe Encounter At Blackberry Bushclick here. To view the photo of the tribute to General George Pattonclick here.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time we have a brand newJohnny Is It Truesegment sent in by listener Kevin Bishop, A ghost story from a prison in Australia, and an OTR horror classic from the seriesLights OuttitledThe Little People.
Featured Story – The Little People
Our featured story for this week is creepy. There is no other way to describe it. I remember when I first heard this a few years ago I thought that maybe it was too creepy for the show. Maybe it is? You’ll have to decide that for yourself. It tells the story of a man obsessed with getting even and in the end, gets just that. However, does getting even mean you win? Our story is titledThe Little Peopleand comes from the dark horror seriesLights Out. It first aired in May of 1937.
Program Links –Link to the video for Fabrican can be foundhere. Want to see some pictures from Goulburn Jail clickhere.
On past podcasts have been Into The Woods, Into The Unknown, Into The Darknessand now we headInto The Light. What is it really? Should we fear it? This time onRon’s Amazing StoriesSylvia Shults and I talk about what it means to us and we have ghost stories to go with it. Also, we have two “Light” stories sent in by you guys that stars acreature of lightand aribbon of light. It is my hope that you find this show enlightening.
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 includeGhost of the Illinois River,Fractured Spirits,44 Years in Darkness,Hunting Demons,The Spirits of Christmas,and her latest releaseFractured Souls.All of her books are available onAmazonand you can find out more at herWordPress Home Page.
This week onRon’s Amazing Storieswe follow the themeUnresolved Mysteries. We have four listener stories that donotanswer the question of why. Twins Mick and Mike send in their encounters with cryptids, Lindsey has an orb story from Yellowstone National Park, and Brenda brings home a ghost. WE feature a classic sci-fi adventure calledNightmareand we end on a story from the cold war calledAcoustic Kitty. I think you will enjoy yourself!
Featured Story – Nightmare
Our featured story this week started out as a poem written by Stephen Vincent Benét calledThe Revolt of the Machines. It was adapted by George Lefferts for the OTR seriesX-Minus Oneand was retitledNightmare. It first aired on July 21, 1955.