RAS #558 – Nightfall And Other Stories

On Ron’s Amazing Stories it is all about Nightfall. I am talking about the classic SciFi story written by Isaac Asimov. We will hear the origins of the story, some thoughts about it, and the radio adaptation of it from the OTR series X-Minus One. We also have two new ghost stories from the listeners. A pool boy ghost leaves his hand prints behind and a headless woman roams Iroquois Park in Louisville, Kentucky. So press that play button and enjoy the show.

Featured Story – Nightfall

Isaac Azimov

Our featured story comes from our featured audiobook. It is the radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall. It comes from the OTR series X-Minus One and truly does fire on all cylinders. But why? The answer is simple. The tale takes place on a planet where conditions are very different from those here on earth. In this one we are forced to imagine what life would be like with no night. Now on Earth there are no places like that. However, if you’re at the North or South Pole you can sort of experience it. But can you imagine a world that had no night at all? Then imagine the chaos that would ensue if suddenly the lights went out and you saw the stars for the very first time. That is what happens in Nightfall. It first aired on X-Minus One in December of 1955.

Other Stories Include – The Broken Window, Nightfall and Other Stories, Ghost In The Pool, The Night at Iroquois Park, and Nightfall by Isacc Azimov

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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. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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 #68 – Scourge Of The Mice Devils.

Our story for this week comes from Micheal Radcliff who lives in Minnesota. It is a tale that should send fear surging through your body and is the stuff of nightmares. Micheal has titled it Scourge Of The Mice Devils.

Hello Ron, I just found your podcast and love it. I am just starting to work through your library and I am having a good time. I have a story for you that is not paranormal, but somehow I know you are going to like it.  Thank you for doing what you do. – Mike

Scourge Of The Mice Devils

So, there I was perhaps five or six years old. My dad finally took me and two of my older siblings to Basswood Lake. I was so excited to go. 

We set up a big, canvas tent, which was common in those days. I can still smell that canvas even now. I don’t know if it ever truly dried out. It always felt kind of damp and had that smell like mold and mildew. I kinda miss it, like I miss the smell of a two-stroke motor in the water. After a day of fun it was time to go to bed. We all walked into the tent and lined up, side-by-side, in sleeping bags on top of matts. But sweet dreams didn’t await us that night. 

In the middle of the night, there was a lot of commotion. I woke up to mice scurrying all over us. They had chewed their way into the tent, and there seemed to be hundreds of them. The mice were in our bags and crawling on us. There were flashlights zipping around the tent, shining briefly on various culprits.

Oh and there was action outside too. We could see and hear them running across the top of the tent. An ocassical owl swept down and grabbed one in the moonlight right off the tent topper. My dad had work gloves on and he was trying to corral them while my brother grabbed them and stuffed them back into the holes. I had nightmares about this for a very long time.

The next morning the nightmares continued. The carnage from the mouse attack had raked havoc on our food supply and cooking utensils. Somehow everything was soaked with water and it had not rained. Dead mice were everywhere and in the pots and pans were drowned mice. With no food left and spirits broken we cleaned-up and packed-up ending our weekend trip early

I’m 53 years old now and have been back 47 years in a row to Basswood Lake. The events of that night have never been repeated. I have no explanation for what happened and have not heard of anyone else that has experienced the scourge of mice devils. I have had to move my camp because of bears, but never again because of mice. – Micheal Radcliff 

Mike, that is so wrong in so many ways. I have never been afraid of the lowly mouse and this story changes all of that. To think that they swarm is the stuff of bad dreams and long nights. Thank you for that! I do however appreciate you sharing your story.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we feature stories by Isacc Azimov. It is said that the best story that Isaac ever wrote was Nightfall. Tune in this week and decide for yourself. 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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RAS #557 – The Professor Was A Thief

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a left over from last week. A Johnny is it True look at the TV series Gunsmoke. We also have a science fiction story from L Ron Hubbard. The Empire State Building is missing with everyone still inside! Ray Peyton returns to the show with another one of his stories from his amazing life. We travel to Iraq and his encounter with the guy from Bangladesh. So press that play button and enjoy the show.

Featured Story – The Professor Was A Thief

The Professor Was A Thief
L. Ron Hubbard

Our featured story comes from the classic radio series Dimension X. It takes us to New York. A metropolitan newspaper reports that Grant’s tomb has just been stolen. Sounds crazy right? Well it’s true. Not only Grant’s tomb but some other famous landmarks have all gone missing. The story is titled The Professor Was A Thief and it was originally written by L. Ron Hubbard. It appeared in Astounding Science-Fiction in February of 1940. Later it was published by Galaxy Press as a novel and is still available for purchase on Amazon or any book seller. What we will hear today is the radio adaptation of the story. It first aired on Dimension X on November 5, 1950.

Other Stories Include – The Forsyth Case, The Ultimate Science Fiction Mega Collection, A Story By Ray Peyton, The Professor Was A Thief, and Johnny Is It True – Gunsmoke.

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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. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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 #67 – The Owl That Saved Me

Owls have long been the subject of myth and superstition. Are these mysterious, large-eyed, nocturnal creatures fearsome? Wise? Ghostly? I think probably all of the above. Owls are enigmatic. They are beautiful, mysterious, intriguing, fierce, spooky and thanks to Harry Potter Owls are more enchanting than ever before.

We have this short tale from Nia Maher who lives in Prescott, Arizona:

The Owl That Saved Me

I have always been fascinated with owls. They seem so wise and scary at the same time. I once had one save my life and I can’t explain it. 

I was driving home from a gig on a dark autumn night. We had just played at a local bar and I was excited. I wasn’t watching the road and had an accident. When I woke up my car was wrapped around a tree and I was pinned down. Scared, I looked for my cell phone, but it was nowhere to be found. I looked out the smashed window and there was an owl. He looked right at me or rather through me. I can’t explain it, I just felt like everything was going to be okay. I passed out. I woke up next in the hospital. I had some broken bones and a concussion, but would fully recover.  I know this is not much of a story, and I don’t know why, but I thank that owl for being there. – Nia Maher

Well, I thank that owl as well. Owls are truly something odd and there is so much we can learn from them. Thank you for your story Nia. 

This Week’s Podcast:

On the Podcast This week we have a story from L. Ron Hubbard from his days before he was the founder of scientology. The tale takes us to New York where Grant’s Tomb has gone missing. It is titled The Professor Is A Thief. 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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RAS #556 – Born To Hang

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we are doing the western thing. Our featured story comes from the pen of John Meston and the tales of Gunsmoke. A man is hanged, but manages to survive. The rest is…. well amazing. We will also have one of my favorite stories. It comes from an anonymous emailer and tells a ghost story right out of the pages of the old west. So, let’s stop thinking about it and press that play button to enjoy the show.

Featured Story – Born To Hang

Born To Hang
Born To Hang

Our featured story comes from probably the greatest western series of all time. Not just on the radio but the television as well. Of course, we are talking about Gunsmoke. The series was special for many reasons, but probably the biggest is that it was the first adult western to make the grade. The show appeared on both radio and television from 1952 all the way until 1975. In fact the radio version lasted until 1960 and was one of the very last shows to be canceled from radio. Only Johnny Dollar continued on through 1961. Our story today comes from the last season of the show. It is titled Born to Hang and first aired on October 9, 1960.

Other Stories Include – Alibi In Red, The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense, Stampede Mesa, and Born To Hang.

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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. Links are below.

Program Info: Ron’s Amazing Stories is published each Thursday. You can 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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