These Are Your Stories #59 – Jimmy

Our story comes from Dayne Wattley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For those of you that listen to the podcast a lot, I know what you are saying, “Another one from NM?”  Well, yes this is another tale to come from the state whose motto is Crescit Eundo. Translated from Latin, it means “It grows as it goes”. It appears that its oddness is not limited to fantastic stories. Dayne writes: 

I hear you like strange stories from NM. Here is my entry. I was driving from Santa Fe to Las Vegas. Now, before you think this a long story I am talking about Las Vegas, NM (Population 14,565 and not a slot machine in site). However, there are a lot of lonely roads to the city.  I was about a half an hour out when I saw on the side of the road an old car broke down. There beside it was an even older man with this thumb out. I stopped and asked if he need help, to which he said he said, “Oh My Yes”

He hopped in the car and said he needed to get to Las Vegas. We drove and right off the bat I thought this guy was strange. He was talking like he was from another era. He said his name was Jimmy. He talked a lot about Roswell, but it was the way he was talking, you would think it all just happened. I ignored it and in truth it was nice to have someone to chat with. Just before we got to town he said that this was fine and that I could drop him here. I pulled over at diner and he hopped out, waved and said goodbye.

I started to drive away and happened to look back. He was gone! I mean gone-gone. There is no way he could have made the diner and there was nothing else there. I went back to look, nothing and I even checked a nearby run off trench. He had disappeared. 

I know it was crazy but I had to do it. I drove back to where I had picked the guy up and the car was gone. Nothing was there. I drove back to the diner and went inside. I must have had a certain look, because the waitress asked, “is everything okay honey?”

I told her my story and after a bit of silence and a giggle or two she told me that I had just met Jimmy.  The funny thing was I had not told her his name.

Dayne Wattley – Santa Fe, New Mexico

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we delicate an entire show to Ghost Stories With Sylvia. Sylvia and I tackle the subject of types of hauntings with story examples of each. We will talk about residual, intelligent, shadow men, and portal hauntings …just to name a few. 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 #546 – Spider

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we are full of monsters and cryptids. If that sounds scary. Quite frankly, it should. We have three listeners’ stories that range from a Thunderbird attack to a rock throwing Bigfoot. Our featured story is down right creepy. It tells the story about a man-eating spider hanging out in the rain forests. Want to know more? Press that play button and enjoy.

Featured Story – Spider

Spider

Our featured story comes from the OTR series Lights Out. One of the last frontiers in the world are some areas of the Amazon rain forests. In our story hunters deal with a monster out of the deepest depth of many a man’s nightmare. The tale is titled, quite simply, Spider and it first aired in 1938. However, the version we will play was a remake that Lights Out aired on May 18, 1943.

Other Stories Include – Machine Factory Murder, Adventures in Cryptozoology, Do You Believe In Werewolves, Was That A Thunderbird, Yeti Throws Rocks, Okay I believe You Now, and Spider.

Program Note: The thunderbird episode #426 can be found here.

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These Are your Stories #58 – I Shined A Flashlight On It

This short tale comes from Lydia Hansen all the way from Sydney Australia.  Lydia writes:

Hello Ron. Greetings from Sydney. I love your show and tell everyone about it. You are fantastic to listen to and I never miss it. I don’t have a whopper of a story for you, but it did happen. 

I was twelve years old. My dad is a rancher and we lived out on Anna Creek most of my life. One morning, my dad asked me to get up early to take up sentry duties from my brother. We were having troubles with a pack of dingos in the region. They were stealing chicks and other small animals from locals. I relieved my brother and took up the watch. I had a pistol so that I could scare them off and alert my dad. It was still night. I saw a dark humanoid shape coming towards me. I thought it was my dad so I called out to it. The thing stopped and seemed to be looking in my direction, but I couldn’t see any features let alone eyes. I shined a flashlight at it. It disappeared from view as soon as the light hit it, but when I moved it away it would return to view. This went on for a few minutes or so, and then it howled like a dingo. I fired my pistol in the air and it vanished. A few minutes later my dad arrived and I told him what I saw. He said that he had seen the very same thing earlier that night. We never found it or saw it again. I don’t think it was a dingo, but I am not sure.

Lydia Hansen – Sydney, Australia

I did a little research on this and have to say I couldn’t find any reference to anything like it. How very strange and scary. I did learn that Aboriginal people have maintained and developed a rich folklore centered on spirits and ghosts. However, I couldn’t gain access to them online. Perhaps those archives may help you learn more. Truly an amazing story.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we have more strange cryptid stories like the one Lyidia told us. Our featured story comes from the OTR series Lights Out and deals with a very large and very scary Spider. 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 #545 – Fort Apache

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have some good ones this week. We head to Hogwerts and review the audiobook Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Then we take a mystical trip to Fort Rock Cave and follow a ghost procession. Our featured  story stars John Wayne and his defense of  Fort Apache. I have even managed to put together an OTR commercial montage for you. All you have to do is press that play button and Enjoy.

Featured Story – Fort Apache

Fort Apache

Our featured story comes from the classic radio series Screen Directors Playhouse. The story is called  Fort Apache starring the great John Wayne. This story was the first of director John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy and was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon in 1949, and Rio Grande in 1950. When arrogant and stubborn Civil War hero Lieutenant Colonel Owen Thursday arrives in Arizona with his daughter to assume command of the Fort Apache outpost, he clashes with level-headed Captain Kirby York (John Wayne). Fort Apache first aired on August 5, 1949.

Other Stories Include – Snap judgment, The Sorcerer’s Stone, Fort Rock Cave, Fort Apache, and OTR Commercials.  

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These Are Your Stories #57 – The Jumping Man

This story comes from Shanell Whitman who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. This one first appeared in episode #468 which was titled a bundle of stories. WE had a total of nine tales of mystery, sci-fi and more. You should check it out! 

Hello Ron, I loved your stories. I guess I should have said, “our stories”. I’ve had two experiences in my life that have put little doubt that there are spirits or least supernatural beings.

When I was younger my friend and I were upstairs playing a game in my mother’s bedroom. As we were finishing up we made our way down the hallway. You had to pass my bedroom to get to the stairs. As we pass we both peer in and what do we see? A little man sitting on the edge of my bed, clear as day, clear as both of us standing next to each other… What sets it apart is that we both saw it , we both remember it vividly and crystal clear. He was just sitting there smiling and then vanished. The other day I ran into my friend at the post office. I asked her if she remembered that day. She reached for her phone and produced a photo. It was a hand drawn picture of the little man. Then she said, “Every damn Day!”

Another experience was when I was out the door on my way to school with my mother. At the time we had no pets and my father was out of town. As we were leaving the house, upstairs it sounded as though someone was jumping up and down. We glanced up at my bedroom window and there was that little man again. My mom ran upstairs to see and when she got there the room was empty. We quickly left, but we both vividly remember this as well. We never saw the little man again, so it seems the spirit may have moved on!

Shanell Whitman – Atlanta, Georgia

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we head out west with a John Ford classic western. It is titled Fort Apache and stars the greatest western hero of our era, John Wayne! 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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