It is that time of year again where Ron’s Amazing Stories changes from a partially spooky show to an all out spookfest. Coming up during the month of October you will hear some of the creepiest stories from all manner of sources. I don’t want to give away all of the surprises, but I will tell you this. We will be taking our annual halloween story The Thing On The Fourble Board and doing a MST3K type take at it. Something I have never done and it should be …well amazing. Also during the month there will be extra podcasts, a crazy Ghost Stories with Sylvia, and much more. It all begins next week, but you can expect a taste of it on this Thursday’s podcast where we present a collection of your stories where the experiencers were forced to run away. Also, on the show we present a story from the mind of Arch Oboler titled Oxychloride X. This one just might destroy the world as we know it.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time we have something pretty cool. Rey Peyton is a longtime friend of the show and we have two stories submitted by him to share. The first is a brand new one titledHardhats, Hurricanes and Heroes. The second is one that he submitted in 2015 titledToy Soldiers. Also, we have a brand newThese Are Your Storiessegment where I take a look at your reactions to past stories. We have a lot on this show so please press that play button and enjoy!
Featured Story – Hardhats, Hurricanes, and Heroes
This is a true story written, submitted, and lived by a friend to the podcast Ray Peyton. It is his story about his experience when Hurricane Carmen made landfall just east of Vermilion Bay on Sept. 7-8, 1974. Winds at a Bayou Boeuf oil rig topped 110 mph, with gusts to 120 mph. The storm killed three and caused $150 million in damage.
This story is read for us by Mark Nelson. Mark has recorded more than 100 professional audiobooks, including crime fiction, science fiction, horror, non-fiction, histories, and classics. He has recorded for Audible, Audible Frontiers, Hachette Audio, Spoken Realms, and others. If you need an audiobook recorded, contact him for more information.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis week we pretty much dedicate the entire show to one story,The Boy In The Basement. It was written by Sylvia Shults and is in fact her true encounter with Christopher, who just happens to be a spirit. This is a rare look at the behind-the-scenes of ghost hunting and even more amazing her ongoing relationship with Chris. Something that almost never happens. Also, on the show, we have a brand new story from you guys, and of course all of the other stuff you have come to enjoy on the show. So press that play button and please come join us.
Featured Story – The Boy In The Basement
This story is featured in the bookFractured Souls: More Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital. The book was written by our very own Sylvia Shults. ThePeoria State Hospitalwas once the finest facility in the world for the care of the mentally ill. The asylum closed its doors in 1973, but the hilltop remains active to this day. Instead of the conversations of patients and the squeak of nurses’ shoes, the halls now echo with the beeps of K2 meters and the hiss of spirit boxes. It’s still a busy place, and for the spirits of many of its patients, it is still home.
Other Stories Include– Case of Announcer’s Delight, Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, The overprotective Ghost, and The Boy In The Basement
About Sylvia Shults: Sylvia is a Librarian, Author, and Ghost Hunter. She has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of the weird and strange. Her non-fiction works includeGhost of the Illinois River,Fractured Spirits,44 Years in Darkness,Hunting Demons,The Spirits of Christmas,and her latest releaseFractured Souls.All of her books are available onAmazonand you can find out more at herWordPress Home Page.
Our story for this week comes from Heaven, well sort of. Mattie Pittman from Glenns Ferry, Idaho sent in this email that I call Parma’s Angel.
Hello Ron, I am displaced in time. No, I am not a time traveler I am just a person who believes that I should have been born in the 40’s. I believe that I would have flourished back then. In today’s world I always feel out of sorts, a step behind if you will. I think that’s why I was drawn to your podcast. You are the same and your work shows both a love for our past and that you are able to cope with our now. Thank you for giving me a place where I feel at home. I have a story for you. You have mentioned on the podcast that you like a good Angel story. I hope that you will find my adventure both a head scratcher and devine.
I was ten, I think, when this story took place. We were living in Parma, Idaho at the time. My parents have a small farm there where we grew corn, and raised cattle. I had a happy childhood. We attended church every sunday, and helped the poor. My mom and I would take food and supplies to migrant worker camps every spring. One day after making a delivery one of the wheels came off our truck and we plunged into a ditch. My mother was badly injured and I was left to find help. There were no cell phones on those days to call 911.
We were on a deserted backroad. I had no idea where, so I picked a direction, and began to walk. I was still in sight of our truck when a man walked up to me and asked if I needed help. He seemed to come out of nowhere. I remember that I was crying and that I just pointed to our truck and said, “My Mommy is hurt.”
He picked me up and took me back to our truck, and then I fell asleep. I woke up in the hospital with my head on my dad’s lap. My mom had broken ribs, a concussion and a few bruises, but was okay. I came out without a scratch. From what my dad told me the man had somehow fixed the truck enough to drive them to the hospital and then disappeared.
You can believe what you want to about this story, but I know this was an angel sent to help us when we needed it the most. His face was so kind and I felt total peace in his arms.
Mattie Pittman – Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Well I believe you Mattie, furthermore you are right I do love an Angel Story. One more thing, I too think I would have done well if I had been born in the 1940’s. Thank you for your story. I think this just might have to be one of my favorites.
This Week’s Podcast: On the show this week we will feature a full length story from our favorite ghost hunter and storyteller, Sylvia Shults. You won’t want to to miss, The Boy In The Basement! 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
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time we have lots of stories. In total, we have twelve of them. They range from an alien visitor to a zip line angel, and a poltergeist encounter to a trumpet-playing ghost. I have wanted to do this for a very long time and today is the day. A complete show of tales sent in by you for you. So please grab a beverage and enjoy the show.
Featured Story – These Are Your Stories
Featured on this podcast is a showcase of your stories. All of the stories on this show were sent in by you for you. These include: Joey And The Alien, My Graveyard Story, Not My Appointed Time, The Cal-Poly Poltergeist, My Grandpa Loves Zak Brown, Charged Shadow, The Roosevelt Hotel, Chloe’s Callers, Drama In The Drama Class, Into The Light, and Zipline Angel.