Ron's Amazing Stories
Ron's Amazing stories is a weekly podcast which presents truly amazing tales. These will range from dramatic readings to old time radio. We also have interviews with authors, radio personalities and even sports legends. So tune in each week to find out what are Ron's Amazing Stories.

Welcome to the 13th episode of the Horror Express. On this episode Jason and Ron tackle an old topic, Vampires Revisited with guest Douglas Robinson. Also, the new onboard computer takes over the show and presents a tale from Boris Karloff himself. If that wasn’t enough, Jason has collected some interesting emails from you guys! So, come join us for this horrific train ride. How? Press the play button.

Vampires Revisited:

We talked about Vampires back on Episode #3 of The Horror Express. Jason and I both thought there was something missing in that show and that was someone who knew all about them. Enter Douglas Robinson from Silently Publishing who has written a series of fictional books about the REAL Vampires that exist today. The Silently Series Storyline is about vampyric blood-drinking people. When we meet Majken she has come to the city of Trenton seeking a new life. She meets Thomas, a young college student, but Thomas does not know who or what his girlfriend really is. Another vampyric person has come to Trenton: a killer. His name is John. Thomas is exposed to blood during a fight to save his life and he becomes vampyric also. The story is about their relationship in the modern-day and also takes us back historically and reveals  Majken's life from the early eighteenth century. -Ron

Direct download: HE13-VampiresRevisted-120116.mp3
Category:The Horror Express -- posted at: 9:36am PST

Program Note: First let me say happy thanksgiving to all of you and your families. My hope is that your day is peaceful and full of fun times.  I am taking the week off to enjoy my family, but don’t think for a minute that I would leave you podcast-less.  We have a replay for you that first aired in March of 2015. I have a good feeling that you are going to enjoy this one. -Ron

The Podcast

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a real round up for you.  Also, Mike McNeff is here to help us introduce a classic western episode of GunSmoke and talk about what western life in the 1880’s was really like.

Our OTR Story - The Indian Horse

We do have a western for our story and it comes from one of the best adult western dramas of the golden age of radio.  When is an Indian pony not an Indian pony? That’s not just rhetorical question when it comes our tale.  It is called The Indian Horse and is from the second season of Gunsmoke. It first aired on May 15, 1954.

The Co-Host  For This Episode - Mike McNeff

Mike McNeff joins us today to introduce our story and talk about the old west.  Born in San Angelo, Texas to an U.S. Air Force family, his early years saw much travel across the U.S. and the Far East. Mike attended Arizona State University and Arizona State College of Law (now Sandra Day O’Connor Law School). He began his law enforcement career in 1969 with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He has worked patrol, criminal intelligence, narcotics, and has been a SWAT team leader and commander as well as a hostage negotiator. Mike retired from law enforcement in 2009 as a Police Legal Advisor and an officer with the Chandler Police Department in Arizona. He has also been a Deputy County Attorney for Maricopa County, AZ and the Prosecuting Attorney for Okanogan County, WA. He is an experienced trial attorney in both criminal and civil cases. Mike started writing as a third career after he retired. His novels, GOTU, Necessary Retribution and Hard Justice published by Booktrope Editions, have been well received. Mike is married, has four grown children and seven grandchildren. He likes to cruise on his boat, fish, crab, bike, play guitar, shoot and of course write.

Direct download: RASreplay-IndianHorse-112416.mp3
Category:Western -- posted at: 9:13am PST

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories we have The Bigfoot Grafton Case. That might be enough for most shows but not the RAS. We also present a brand new segment called, In the Public domain and to round things out have a short story about a cute little shipwrecked alien.

Our OTR Story - The Bigfoot Grafton Case.

In 1945, Dick Powell portrayed Philip Marlowe in the movie, Murder My Sweet. This performance and one other as Marlowe prompted his selection for the part of Richard Diamond. Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949 with Powell in the lead. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Our story comes from this series and is called The Bigfoot Grafton Case and it first aired on August 30, 1950.

Direct download: RAS267-Bigfoot-111716.mp3
Category:Detective Drama -- posted at: 9:04am PST

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a big show for you.  To start things off we have a five minute mystery with some new news. Then we play a Raymond Burr western that tells the truth about the Buffalo Hunters. We follow that up with a short-story from none other than O. Henry! Sound like fun? Does to me too. Press that play button and let’s go.

OTR Story - The Buffalo Hunters.

By the mid-1950s westerns were the thing on old time radio and just about everywhere else. Whether it was for your son, daughter, wife, father or mother. There was a western for everyone. The series Fort Laramie debuted on January 22, 1956 with Raymond Burr as the captain of cavalry. Our story comes from about the middle of the Fort Laramie run and is called the Buffalo Hunters. Most westerns tried to glorify the buffalo hunts as sport.  This episode - not so much! It first aired on September 9, 1956.

Direct download: RAS266-BuffaloHunters-111016.mp3
Category:Western -- posted at: 9:25am PST

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories we have good stuff!  We start off, with a story from a listener in New Mexico about a mysterious fog and then listen to an OTR tale from Suspense that stars William Conrad.  Also, Oscar Wilde joins us (in spirit) to give us A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated and we finish it all off with a Five Minute Mystery.

Our OTR story - Waxworks!

For our OTR story this time I have picked out one that could have easily been played during the month of spooky. It comes from the classic series Suspense, and is essentially a dramatized reading, rather than a full radio play. It is called The Waxwork. It tells the story of a freelance journalist who spends the night in the murderers' gallery of a waxwork museum. It first hit the airwaves in May of 1956.

Direct download: RAS265-Waxwork-110316.mp3
Category:Suspense -- posted at: 9:31am PST

Welcome to Ron’s Amazing Stories. On this episode we have the finale of the Month of Spooky 2016. It is hard to believe that the month is over and Halloween is upon us.  I hope you and your family has enjoyed this year's event and that maybe we chilled you just a bit. We end this year with the best tradition yet! Jim Harold has returned for the sixth year in a row to put his brand of spookiness on the show. Now I could tell you more about the show, but would it be more fun if you just experienced for yourself?  Just press the play button and enjoy!

Old Time Horror VI - With Jim Harold.

Jim Harold is America’s most popular paranormal podcast host. With his two free flagship programs, The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, Jim has developed a loyal following that spans the globe. In addition to his free podcasts at JimHarold.com, Jim also hosts a series of premium podcasts on the supernatural and related subjects at JimHarold.net. As a result, he has also become a published author with his Campfire series. All five books are available in eBook and paperback at JimHaroldBooks.com and via Amazon.com.

Direct download: RAS264-OTHVI-102716.mp3
Category:Horror -- posted at: 8:59am PST

Welcome to the the fourth week of the Month of Spooky 2016, where old times return. For our Tuesday broadcast we will replay a show from the 2015 month of spooky. Yes, I know we did that last week with Sylvia. But, it makes perfect sense. Jim Harold first came to Ron’s Amazing Stories way back in our first year in 2011. It was during Halloween. He has come back each year for a visit ever since. Coming up this Thursday Jim makes it six times with Old Time Horror VI. That is amazing.  So, please enjoy Old Time Horror V and I will see you with a brand new episode this Thursday.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the NEW podcast this week Jim Harold old times return with more Ghost Stories, will talk about his new book True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold's Campfire 5, and we will even hear from a couple of ghosts live on the show. You can listen to this podcast this Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Direct download: MOS2016-Replay-102516.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:07am PST

On this episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories I hope you are ready for a treat. We have with us one of the finest tellers ghost stories available.  I will tell you all about her in the show notes. Also, we fulfill a halloween tradition and play one of a my favorite poems of season called The Hag. I revamped it a bit this year and I hope that you enjoy it.

Ghost Stories with Sylvia - Volume Two

We welcome back Sylvia Shults to the show this week for more ghost stories and to talk about her new book 44 Years in Darkness: A True Story of Madness, Tragedy, and Shattered Love. She has been writing for years, and recently made the switch from fiction to nonfiction. Following a lifetime spent in the pursuit of the weird and the strange, she now shares that passion with her readers. Her fiction (both horror and romance) is still floating around out there, but these days she concentrates on living a childhood dream -- telling true ghost stories. Her book, Fractured Spirits: Hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital, was featured on an episode of the SyFy Channel's hit show Ghost Hunters. It is the first book to examine the famously haunted asylum from both a historical and a supernatural perspective, and it was nominated for an award from the Illinois State Historical Society.

Sylvia's Links:  Wordpress Site - FaceBook - Twitter - Website

Direct download: RAS263-SylviaVol2-102016.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:35am PST

Want to Hear a Ghost Story? Welcome to the the third week of the Month of Spooky 2016. For our Tuesday broadcast I will replay a show from the 2015 month of spooky. It is one of my all time favorite podcasts and features Sylvia Shults. Now when Sylvia comes a callin’ - two things happen. Amazing Stories and they are told amazing well. Sylvia has a brand new book out called  44 Years in Darkness: A True Story of Madness, Tragedy, and Shattered Love. We will learn more about this book on Thursday's brand new podcast. So, until then please enjoy this blast from the past - Ghost Stories with Sylvia - Volume One.

 

Direct download: MOS2016-Replay-101816.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:13am PST

Welcome to the 12th episode of the Horror Express. On this episode Jason and Ron talk about Curses. Also, We have a story about a curse with an Egyptian twist. No mummy's just a bone! If that wasn’t enough, Jason has collected some interesting emails from you guys! So, come join us for this horrific train ride. How? Press the play button below.

Curses

A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to an entity, person, place or object. In particular, "curse" may refer to such a wish or pronouncement made effective by a supernatural or spiritual power by magic or witchcraft. A curse can also be called a hex or a jinx. In many belief systems, the curse itself (or accompanying ritual) is considered to have some causative force in the result. To reverse or eliminate a curse is sometimes called "removal" or "breaking", and is often believed to require elaborate rituals or prayers.

Direct download: HE12-Curses-101316.mp3
Category:The Horror Express -- posted at: 9:44am PST