My Night Job Is Haunted

Our story comes from Carlton Jacobs who writes to us from somewhere in California. He has titled this My Night Job Is Haunted!

My Night Job Is Haunted

I work as a night janitor for several small businesses in my city. One of my main locations, which I clean daily, is an animal hospital. There is a kennel where sometimes there are hospitalized patients overnight. There is a grief room for families to spend their last moments with their pets, and they also have a cremation machine for animals that have died. I often see their ashes in a tray in that room. I have always gotten a strange energy from those two rooms that I don’t feel anywhere else in the hospital. not a bad energy, just melancholy, and the hints of spirit activity.

A few months ago I started experiencing the feeling that I’m being followed or watched. I’ll look around and do a quick walk through the hospital to make sure, but find nothing. Since this started I’ve become more aware of my surroundings and keeping my eye out, and sure enough, I see shadows of animals moving out of the corner of my eye. I’ll see a flash of an orange cat’s tail, or a slinky looking cat creeping against the wall. I wear earbuds at work, but I’ll still hear barking. When I take them out… nothing. The first thing I do every day is check to see if there are any hospitalized patients and yes I have heard barking even if there are no overnight guests. The most common place I see shadows is the grief room, and the most common place I hear animal sounds is the kennel. No bad energy at all, I just think there are some lost pets who are looking for their families.  – Carlton Jacobs

Well Carlton, that does sound creepy. Have you ever thought about capturing some evidence of your experiences? I for one would love to hear anything that you pick up. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the program this week we have a two part story from the OTR series The Blue Beetle. It has been a long time since we have played a tale from Dan Garrett. Also on the show is a brand new story from our friend Rey Peyton titled The Purple Lighter. 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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Grandma’s Tricks

This week’s story ran on the show a few months ago on episode #509. It comes from Sonia Norman who sent this from Pennsylvania. I like this one because I have never heard of a protective grandmother who just happens to be a ghost. Sonia has titled her story Grandma’s Tricks.

So, before anything, I’m going to confirm that we do have at least one ghost in our house. It’s a woman, and several neighbors have confirmed seeing her. She’s the grandma of my mom’s boyfriend and he’s claimed to have felt her as well. Me and my mom have also seen a shadow go from a room to the bathroom and vice versa. With that out of the way, let’s begin.

It was around 12 AM, and I had just finished taking a shower. Everyone’s asleep. My family, the neighbors, everyone. My neighborhood sleeps like a log. I enter my room, which happens to be in the basement, and head towards my bed.  Then I hear a woman’s laugh. It felt as if she was in front of me, and sitting on my bed. I thought to myself okay, no biggie. Maybe she’s amused at something; I know she’s not inherently harmful. Just overprotective over mom’s boyfriend. So I turned on the bedroom lights and laid down, trying to sleep and act like it didn’t happen.

Unfortunately an hour passes and I haven’t fallen asleep. Mom’s boyfriend wakes up and turns on the TV upstairs. I go up and start talking to him about the laugh. He tells me to ignore it and it should be over. We start talking about other experiences we have both had. There was a flicker of a light on the balcony… that light has been dead for years. It never turns on. I point it out, but we keep talking about past experiences. The light flickers again, and this time I’m a bit more scared, but he laughs it off saying grandma is just trying to get your goat and on cue the light flickered a third time.  After a bit I decided to go back to my room.

My body had chills all over, and all I could feel was fear and dread. There was nothing else, just sleepiness and fear. Thirty minutes passed and the chills still hadn’t left my body. I looked around the room knowing that I was not alone. Then in the corner a flame starts to flicker. It forms into the shape of a woman and she starts wagging her finger at me.  I am twenty-three years old and tore out of that room and ran to my mom’s bedroom. I jumped into bed with her and never left her side for the rest of the night. Now, you might ask where the boyfriend slept? Quite honestly I didn’t care. – Sonia Norman

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we talk a bit more about my favorite subjects Isacc Asimov and Robots. Also on the docket is an OTR gem titled The Killer Robot (Not by Asimov). 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 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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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

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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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