These Are Your Stories #75 – The Halloween Ghost

Our story is from Valerie Alexis Barnes who lives near Canterbury somewhere in the United Kingdom. She has titled her story The Halloween Ghost. The British have long celebrated Guy Fawkes Day on November 5, but now October 31 is a lot more appealing. In England, Halloween is hot right now. Houses and shops are decorated with images of witches, pumpkins and Micheal Myers. A brief history of Halloween in the UK can be found at this link.

Valerie’s is one of those who celebrates Halloween and here is her tale:

The Halloween Ghost

It was Halloween evening and I was around 10 years old – I’m 18 now. I was standing in our living room with my friends and brothers. There were five of us all watching out the window, waiting for late arriving trick or treaters. It was dark outside, around eight in the evening, when we saw a blue glowing figure floating up the road. I remember thinking about a classic cartoon ghost, like one you would see in Mario. But a part of me also remembers an old 17th century man in nightwear. I think this is because that’s what my brother saw and it has changed my perception over the years. 

Anyway, it walked/ floated up the road for about ten meters and then vanished behind a street light. We were all baffled. The weird thing is that I can’t remember anything before or after. Just when we saw it. I’ve tried to ask the others there what they remember and they too can only recall the single event. My twin brother and I still remember it clearly and it shakes us up every time we speak about it. This is the only paranormal experience I’ve ever had in my life, but it has made me believe in it all. – Valerie Alexis Barnes

That is an odd tale and with so many witnesses it is impossible to refute. Was it a ghost or just a blue glowing man in a nightshirt? I am going with the ghost idea.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week you can expect more scary stories than ever before. We have two from the OTR series Light’s Out. Three brand new creepy tales from you guys and even a poltergeist haunting from England. 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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These Are Your Stories #74 – Ghost In The Closet

There are a lot of threads that tie paranormal stories together and I think that we have had them all on Ron’s Amazing Stories. For example when it comes to orb stories they are reported as being orange most of the time. Black Eyed Kids stories most always present a child wanting to come into your house or get in the car with you. And another one is that ghosts seem to like the closet. Ira Montaque, who lives in New York, tells his story Ghost In The Closet.

I live in a small studio apartment that has a large window, a couch that makes a bed, a tiny kitchen area, no bathroom, and a walk-in closet. Yes, you read that right. From what I understand that room at one time was a bathroom, but for whatever reason they went with a community restroom. 

When I first moved in I liked the idea of the closet. The shared bathroom thing took a bit to get used to because it is coed. But that is a story for another genre of podcast. I decided to make the closet into a work/game room. This turned out great because during the great lockdown I had to work from home nearly all of the time. 

I never noticed anything strange until one night I heard a knocking sound coming from the closet. I went in to investigate and there he, she, maybe it was. A dark blob, sort of human shaped, sitting at my desk. It appeared to turn and look at me and then vanished. I was stunned to say the least and stood there for sometime. In the end I was sure I was seeing things and went back to bed. The next night the event was repeated. This time I knew it was real.

It didn’t happen the next few nights, but then the event occurred again. This time I tried to talk to it, but got nothing back for my troubles. The weird thing is that I felt no fear. I should have been scared out of my wits. 

Now, I mentioned the bathroom thing. I decided to ask folks that I ran into if they had seen anything. Mostly I got the odd type looks, but the general response was that they knew not of what I speak. I contacted the building staff and asked them about it. I was directed to the building manager and got this dialog.

“How can I help you?”
“I have been seeing this shadow man in my closet.”
“I see”
“He appears every few days.”
“I see”
“A dark blob sitting on my desk chair.”
“I see”
“Do you know anything about this?”
“What apartment are you in?”
“11d”
“I see.”
“Do you know anything?”
“Well, this is not the first time I have heard about this.”
It was my turn to say, “I see” and I added, “Tell me more”
“Well, it is a bit before my time, but that room once housed Brad somebody. My understanding is that he had an unfortunate encounter with a … well …mistress. He was found a few weeks later after the neighbors complained of an odor. Police were able to apprehend the girl and she was held at Rikers Island until her death.”
I looked at the man, “So I live with this Brad?”
“Yes, it appears you do. I can put you on the waiting list for another apartment.”
“No”, I said, “It took me a year to get in here!”  I thanked him for his time and went home. 

So Ron, I live with a ghost named Brad. It’s not too bad and only unnerves me a bit when I think about it. He is a quiet roommate unless he does that knocking thing. I hope that you enjoyed my story and share it with your people. – Ira Montaque

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week we continue The Month Of Spooky 2022 with a story that we have never had on the show before. It comes from the classic OTR series Inner Sanctum and it is creepy. A witch burned at the stake comes back from the grave for revenge. Also, we have a Johnny Is It True that may or not contain some real ghosts! 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

Your Stories:

Do you have a story that you would like to share on the podcast or the blog? Head to the main website, click on Story Submission, leave your story, give it a title, and please tell me where you’re from. I will read it if I can.

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These Are Your Stories #73 – The Run Around Man

Our story was sent to us via the web site by Lee Garcia from New York. It is the perfect example of the Head scratcher.

The Run Around Man

Before my family moved, we lived in a small town called Waterford, outside Albany, NY. It was along the Mohawk River, and is very close to where the Mohawk and Hudson connect in the Erie Canal system. We lived in a small house at the time, around 15 years ago.

My parents both had instances in the house where they would hear me as a 3 year old having conversations by myself in my room. They were freaked out by this, obviously. When they asked me who it was, I would always give the same response, “The Run-Around Man”

This also coincided with an experience they had where the lights in the kitchen would turn on and off at will. When they had someone come look at it, they said it was perfectly fine but it never stopped. One day my father was watching the wall switch and it moved on its own right in front of him.

Years later my parents found out from some people who had lived in the town for many years that the house used to be occupied by a handyman in the 1920s and 30s. He was referred to around town as “The Run-Around Man”. His family lived there until a fire nearly destroyed the house and he was killed.

On a side note; my family moved from that house in the mid-2000s. It was torn down after massive flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. – Lee Garcia

There’s not much anyone can say about that story. It truly left me scratching my head in wonder. I am always interested in looking things up and I decided to look into Waterford. I found an amazing photo of the flooded streets in 2012. I also found this little tale. Cohoes Falls is a waterfall that runs off the Mohawk River between the city of Cohoes and the town of Waterford. It was originally named Gahaoose, meaning “The Place of Falling Canoe.” Legend has it that a Native American girl was canoeing on the river one summer night when the current overtook her, forcing her to fall off the falls to her death. Her ghost has since been spotted on nights of the full moon, wearing war paint and paddling against the rapids. Sounds like your town has quite the history Lee.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week we have a great experiment. I have always enjoyed the show MST3k and often wondered if this can be done with old time radio shows. Well, this week Sylvia Shults and I found out. We take the classic The Thing On The Fourble Board and turn it into our version of Mystery Science Theater 3000. 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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These Are Your Stories #72 – That’s My Dad

This story comes from the great city of Los Angeles. It was sent in by Leslie Jennings and she has titled it, That’s My Dad. I got chills as I read it and have to say I won’t forget this one. Many stories we have are so dark. This one felt refreshing and I totally believe it. I am collecting stories for a book. I can guarantee that this one is going to make the cut.

I was 12 maybe 13, currently 24 and I remember this like it was yesterday.  My mom bought a new house. She was hoping for a fresh start. The house needed some cosmetic work done but otherwise was really nice. It was a three bedroom home just perfect for us. It had a fenced-in backyard so we could finally have a dog. Once we moved in things were great, never noticed anything too weird. But I guess that is how all these stories start. I don’t remember exactly when but I remember how. 

That's My Dad

Every morning I would wake up to find my closet door open. I didn’t think too much of it, my sister was around six then, and she always was getting into my stuff. Then I started having weird dreams of a shadow man that stood in my closet. I knew he was watching me but I was too scared to move or say anything. This kept happening every night and it was affecting my sleep. So much so I was falling asleep in class at school. My mom asked what was going on and I explained my dreams. At first she brushed it off as a recurring nightmare. But they kept coming and my life was not a happy one.

One day I got this bright idea to bring all my heavy school books home and put it in front of my closet door thinking that would stop this creep from watching me. The next morning I woke up in horror to see my book bag with my history, biology and English textbooks in it pushed aside and the door open! Now I knew this was real! I told my mom everything and she decided to do some digging online about the house. I thought to myself, “like, why didn’t you do this before we bought the place?” 

She couldn’t find anything so she went around to the neighbors and asked if anyone knew anything about the house. They told her a drug dealer used to live there and was murdered. He apparently was stabbed multiple times. Honestly, I don’t know how my mom felt but she put on a tuff front and figured out a way to have the house cleansed. Well the story doesn’t end here. The last time he appeared to me was probably the most terrifying. 

That night while trying to fall asleep I heard the door creak open and stupidly I looked. I saw the man. He was a heavier set guy with a bald head. He had dark eyes and a blank look on his face, kind of sad looking. He had a tattoo on his neck and he was probably in his 40s. I can still picture him clear as day. I wanted to scream, but I ran to my little sister’s room and slept on her floor. 

The next day we were playing outside when a car I didn’t recognize pulled into our driveway. My mom came out outside concerned about this stranger. She walked up to the car and talked to the driver. Then a young girl hopped out; she had to be 14 or 15 not too sure. My mom talked to her for a while then called me over. She explained that she used to live here and it was her dad who was killed in the house. In fact she was in the house when it happened along with both of her grandparents. She told us that her dad decided to quit drug dealing so he could be better for his daughter. Then one day a guy, who was looking for some drugs, came by and didn’t like that he couldn’t get any. A fight broke out when her dad tried to make him leave. He died protecting his family. 

After I heard that I became overwhelmed with emotion this was a lot for me to take in. My mom asked me if I could explain to her what I’ve seen. So I did. Then the girl started to cry after I described the man. She said, “that’s my dad”. I was so confused and honestly kind of scared. She pulled out a picture and showed me and sure enough her dad was the ghost I had seen in my closet. My mom let her walk through the house one last time. After that day I never saw him again, no dreams, and my closet never opened on its own again. – Leslie Jennings

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week we continue the Month Of Spooky with one of scariest OTR stories ever made. It comes from the series Suspense and is recognized for its unusual plot twists. A couple moves into the House In Cypress Canyon only to have their lives changed forever. 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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These Are Your Stories #71 – Gary The Ghost

This week’s tale was posted on the submission page by Candice Milkwayer of Mason, Arizona. She has titled this one Gary The Ghost.

Hi everyone! Just want to start this off by saying I am a skeptic, or at least was until a couple of years ago. I had just gotten with my boyfriend. I was staying over and I heard some tapping right next to me. I asked him if he had a ghost to which he responded, “Oh no, why what’s happened?” 

Gary The Ghost
Gary The Ghost

However, he had many different experiences which he previously had not made me aware of. Skip forward a few months and we were married. We decided to live in his place, and it has been anything but spiritually quiet. There’s random noises, and someone keeps walking up/down the stairs at night.

I set up a desk in our spare bedroom for my work, and on the top shelf I placed two bobble heads that we got made of ourselves. I placed them central, facing me. One day, I went downstairs for lunch, and when I came back, my bobble head was on the other side of the shelf, facing the wall. I might point out I was totally alone in the house. My first thought was that this ghost doesn’t like me. It was then we began referring to our guest as “Gary”.

The next event is a really weird one. My husband has seen “Gary” in the night as a dark silhouette. I hadn’t. That was until I felt like I had been woken up, opened my eyes, and saw a silhouette by my side of the bed. I frantically shook my husband who woke and could also see it. The creature started to move towards me and it waggled its finger at me. It wasn’t clearly defined, but I am pretty sure it was the middle finger. I am absolutely freaking out now. Everything I have read says shadow men means bad.

We asked for help from the pastor of a church. He came over, but refused to bless the home. He said that doing so went against his beliefs. As he was about to leave his hat came flying off the table and hit him in the face. He ran out of there and we never heard from him again.

Strange things keep happening. Books fall off the shelves, keys get lost, and even our dog has barking fits  at things we just can’t see. My husband is looking into finding someone to come speak to Gary but I don’t know if that’d just upset it more? Ron, do you have any thoughts? – Candice Milkwayer

Well I am in agreement with your husband. Finding someone to come talk to Gary makes a whole lot of sense. I have heard of things like this before and they seem to just stop on their own. However, being proactive might be best for you and Gary too. Thank you for sharing your story.

This Week’s Podcast:

The Month Of Spooky begins this Thursday! We open with some stories from you for you! The theme is Haunted Dolls. Three great stories ranging from a spooky Elsa doll to one that thumps on the walls of a little girl’s bedroom. Our featured story is from the OTR series Escape. Who lives in department stores? Find out this week in a story titled Evening Primrose.

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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