These Are Your Stories #15 – Fishing and the Beast

We have a forest beast story from the Northwest. However, this time it is not about Bigfoot. You see most of the creature sightings you read about here are not about the big guy. The most common story is about another elusive critter and he is much more dangerous. Here is a tale from Jerry Miller of Portland Oregon. It first appeared on episode #199 – Murder By Moonlight

I love to fish. It is my passion, although these days I am a bit more careful as to where I go and I try not to go alone to those isolated spots. This happened to me this past summer and when I tell you that I have a new appreciation for life, after you heard this tale, I think you will understand.

It was a Saturday morning. I had spent the previous day trying to find someone to come along with me, but I’d struck out. Not a big deal I’d gone to my spot many times alone and had no fear of doing it. I packed up my truck and headed out to the wilds near Hubbard Oregon.  There is a hidden stream along Old Whiskey Hill Road. The only way to get to it is to hack and whack. After a bit I went to my secret spot where the brown trout roam.

I was about an hour in and still had no bites. I could see them from time to time, but I just had not found the right lure. I had just casted out when I heard a loud snap. Then complete and utter silence. Even the birds had stopped their singing. An eerie calm came over the area. I ran my hand over my Glock G42, that was strapped to my waste, for reassurance. After a few minutes the bird’s sound returned and I returned to my thoughts of fresh trout for dinner. Whatever had been there had moved on. I finally figured out that the fish wanted the “red rooster tail”. I caught three and was ready to head home.    

“Snap,” which was followed by a growl. 

Not a bear I knew that for sure. We were too close to town for them to be around. I stood still and just listened. Like before the forest had gone silent. I waited for about five minutes that then started to move out. I got to the main trail with no problem, but waiting for me was a cougar. Rouge male from the looks of him. He looked straight at me, and I heard his thoughts plain and clear, “Dinner”.  

Growing up in the northwest means you understand your surroundings. I have always been told that you should never run from a lion, because running may stimulate the instinct to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. I looked at the beast and yelled, “Git outta here!,” and for effect I grabbed my gun and waved my arms. 

He stepped back.

I yelled again, “Go-On GIT… “. I may have sworn just a bit.

He stepped back.

I pointed my gun and fired two rounds into the dirt. After all G42 is only a .38 and he was a big fella. This did the trick.  He ran west and I ran east not stopping until I was safely in my truck. Then I let out my breath, and started to shake.  On my way home I stopped at the Hubbard police station and reported the incident. Later I found out that he had been captured and relocated.

Jerry Miller

This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we have a story titled Deadman’s Planet. This is a captivating story with an incredibly unique ending. Also, on the show I respond to a listener’s question that shares something about me you probably didn’t know. 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 #485 – Dagger Heart Station

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have an incredibly creepy story sent in by Faye from Virginia. This one ties an old train station to a haunting with freaky results. Then we have something that we have never heard before. Buck Rogers joins the RAS lineup with a story about a stolen rocket ship and a Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. After you listen to this one I have a challenge for you. Follow the link below and take the poll.

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Featured Story – Gyro-Cosmic Realivator

Our featured story this week comes from the golden age of radio. Buck Rogers was initially broadcast as a 15-minute show on CBS Radio. It was a drama series based on the novel and comics series. What we have is a story that aired between April 5th through the 30th in 1939. It is titled The Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. Rogers must face off with Killer Cane who has taken Buck’s prototype of a brand new rocketship.

Stories Include – The Collector’s Murder, Stargazer, Dagger Heart Station, Buck Rogers – Gyro-Cosmic Realivator [Parts 1,2 and 3]

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The Story Of Buck Rogers

This week on the podcast we are trying something new. I have always wanted to have a segment of the show where we play a series of stories in the form of a serial. Back in the day they didn’t donate a full half hour to a complete story. They played it out in 15 minute segments. Each day you would come back and listen to the next installment. One of these was Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century.  

Buck Rogers was initially broadcast as a 15-minute show on CBS Radio on Monday through Thursday. It first aired November 7, 1932, until May 22, 1936. In 1936, it moved to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule and created 720 episodes equal to 180 hours of story time. Mutual Broadcasting System brought the show and broadcast it three days a week until 1940.

This week on the program we will have the first three episodes of a story that aired in 1939. This one tells the story of Buck Rogers in a unique and wonderful way. Buck must face off with Killer Cane who has taken his prototype of a brand new rocketship. It is titled Gyro-Cosmic Realivator. At the end of the program I will have a special request for everyone who wants to take part.

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 #484 – The Case Of The Flying Saucer

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we take a look back at the Flying Saucer. Yes, I said a look back. In fact, we head to April 7, 1950, and a CBS news report presented by Edward Murrow. One of the legends of the news business. Also, on the show, we have two brand new listener UFO stories and I pull one of the most amazing tales we have ever had from the archives. So press that play button and enjoy the show.

Featured Story – The Case Of The Flying Saucer

Our featured story is actually a collection of news stories presented by the legendary Edward R. Murrow. They all follow the theme of UFOs or Flying Saucers. They range from eyewitness accounts to interviews with notable personalities.  The cool part. They were all recorded during the golden age of radio.

Stories Include – Blind Confession, The Case Of The Flying Saucer, Alien Encounters, The Night to be Feared, Big Balls of Light, and Château Lafite Rothschild

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These Are Your Stories #14 – UFO Coincidence

On the podcast this week we revisit the topic of Flying Saucers. In a different kind of way. UFO’s broke on to the scene in the mid 1940’s. There were stories coming in from across the nation and the world was crazy about them. On the show we will view the subject from the point of view of the newsman. In point, one  Edward R. Murrow. But before that I have pulled this story from the RAS archives titled UFO Coincidence. It was sent in by Marcella Cunningham. 

Ron, thank you for your podcast. I look forward to it each week. I used to listen on the radio on Sunday night until you mentioned that you could be found on Tune-in Radio. I now listen to you there. I want to share an experience that I had with an old friend. 

I had a best friend named Becky in middle school who I lost contact with when she transferred in the eighth grade. Two years later, I had a dream that I visited her new school and we sat at the back of her math class. In the dream her teacher was a tall, brunette with curly hair, and wearing glasses. 

The next day I get a message on Facebook from her, which is completely out of blue because we hadn’t spoken in months. She writes to me how she is doing, but that she is still having trouble with math. I have always been good at it so I helped her with math and she helped me with english. I thought how odd!

I wrote her back and told her about my dream. With-in seconds I get a reply. She freaks out and tells me that she sits at the back of her math class, and her teacher fits the description I gave her from my dream perfectly.

The next night I was out walking the dog around the neighborhood with a friend. We would occasionally look up to the sky in awe of the stars. I saw a fast moving light like a meteor, but slower, although much faster than an airplane. Then, it made an impossible ninety degree turn. First to the right, then to the left, and then it disappeared. My friend and I both stopped, looked at each other and said at the same time “Did you see that?”

A woman’s voice from behind us spoke out, “I sure did, never seen anything like that before?”

We both turned. Standing there was a young woman who was tall, brunette with curly hair, and wearing glasses. She introduced herself as Mary. We talked for quite awhile about what we had seen. Through our discussion she mentioned that she was a teacher. I stopped here  in mid-sentence and mentioned my old friend’s name. She was in fact my Becky’s math teacher.

Was all of this coincidence? Why the UFO and why strange connections? I renewed my friendship with Becky and we are better friends than ever. I am now a junior in highschool, and yes I still help her with Math and she still proofreads my english assignments.

Marcella Cunningham

Crazy story that is both synchronous and about UFOs. On the program this week we will have more of the same. You can listen to the 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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