HE #17 – Out Of Body

Welcome to the 17th episode of the Horror Express. In this program Jason and Ron talk about the Out-Of-Body experience. We have stories, an Interview with Larry Hunter and of course we answer your questions and comments. The OTR story for this show is a creepy tale about a dream that should send a chill or two through your body.  So, please join us for this train ride into the unknown.

LARRY E. “BUCK” HUNTER is a BROADCASTER & AUTHOR. For over 30 years he worked in the marketing and communications field. Larry specializes in executive coaching, professional speaking, radio & television broadcasting and, most importantly, has real-life, in-the-trenches mass-media marketing experience. He has established a solid reputation as a top-notch publicist, event producer and entertainment communications professional with expertise in the publishing markets. Larry has a knack for bringing out the best in people and is known for his savvy style and exhilarating personality!

Video Introduction of Larry E. Hunter.
Helps Research Center
Amazon link to Larry’s Book – Seven Days In Hell

OTR Story – The Dream (Boris Karloff)

Our story on this episode of The Horror Express comes from the series Lights Out and stars the great Boris Karloff as a mad man on trial for murder. Lights Out was created by Wyllis Cooper and then eventually taken over by Arch Oboler. It aired on different networks, at various times, from 1934 to 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television. Lights Out was one of the earliest radio horror programs, predating even Suspense and Inner Sanctum. The creepy tale is called The Dream and first aired April 23, 1938.

The Horror Express – Out Of Body

What is an out-of-body experience? The certified and verified definition is: An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a feeling of floating outside one’s body and, in some cases, the feeling of perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside one’s body.

I think that is a pretty poor definition, and because of this Jason and I decided to do an episode on the subject. While you wait for the Horror Express podcast to publish, here are my thoughts on the subject.

Let’s start off with what I think should be the definition of a OOBE: They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think. For example: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turns around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, then looking down on her corporeal self. These experiences are often attributed by those who have them as being paranormal. However, neuroscientists tell us they can be induced by delivering a mild electric current to specific spots in the brain.

It is true! A zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus has resulted in a sensations that the patient described as hanging from the ceiling, looking down at their body. In another test electrical current produced an uncanny feeling that someone was behind the patient and was intent on interfering with their actions. These are confirmed experiments. Follow this link to learn more.

So does that mean that all OBE’s are induced? I have to say the jury is still out on that one, but this may help to explain at least some of these experiences.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we have The Horror Express #17 – This maybe the most diverse podcast we done yet. Not only do we talk about the out-of-body experience, Jason interviews Larry Hunter, who asked God to show him Hell!  Also, we have an OTR story from Boris Karloff and of course we answer emails and comments from you guys! You can listen to this podcast this Thursday at The Horror Express, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Saturday night at 6pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

June 29 – C-Chute – (RAS290)
July 06 – Replay Cypherus Canyon With Jim Harold
July 13 – Tale From Development Hell – (RAS291)
July 20 – Stagecoach Stop – (RAS292)
July 27 – The Weldt – (RAS293)
August 03 – Out Of Body  – (HE16)

RAS News – July 2017

Time for news, updates and other stuff.

-Ron

The Horror Express:

horrorexpress250x250We have a new website for the Horror Express. That is not really new news, but we just cleaned things up and gave it a much needed simple URL. You can now type thehorrorexpress.com and bing, bang, bong you are there (Don’t forget the “the”).

Jason and I are working on the new episode of the show. Show number 16’s topic will be: Out Of Body Experiences. Jason will have a very special interview for that show that I can’t wait to hear. Also, the response to the Haunted Doll series has been off the charts and we have more stories and questions from you guys. Thanks for that!

Jason and I know that you want more of The Horror Express podcasts. Jason is a full time radio producer and photographer and I have my editing business. So, we get them done as fast we can. However, starting in late August or early September Jason and I will make use of the HE website and start to publish a blog. We hope that you guys will join us and continue your support there.

Most Often Asked Question to Ron:

I have to say that you guys are becoming more active with the show every week and I love it! Thank-you so much for all of the comments, suggestions and stories! The most often asked question I get is,  “how do I get my story to you?” We have talked about this before and I think it is worth going over again. There are basically three ways to tell your story. You can tell it to me and I will write it up, you can write it yourself and send it to me via email (or the contact section of the website), or you can come on the show and tell it live! The choice is yours and I do hope you make that choice. Everyone has some story to tell and we want to hear it.

Did you know that Ron’s Amazing Stories has an archive?

It’s true! I have taken the show over to the Internet Archive and they have provided space to me to store the older episodes. Right now there are about 70ish shows there, but I will be moving more this summer (As soon as figure out how). You can check it out at https://archive.org/details/archived-RAS-episodes.

The Internet Archive, also known as The Wayback Machine, is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

 

The Calendar:

June 29 – C-Chute – (RAS290)
July 06 – Replay Cypherus Canyon With Jim Harold
July 13 – Tale From Development Hell – (RAS291)
July 20 – The Woodwork Couple – (RAS292)
July 27 – Another Science Fiction Week – (RAS293)
August 03 – RAS294 or HE16?

HE #16 – Haunted Dolls Two

Welcome to the 16th episode of the Horror Express. In this program Jason and I revisit Haunted Dolls. This time we have stories, questions and comments all sent in by you guys. The OTR story for this show is a creepy tale about shadow people that should send a chill or two through your body.  So, please join us for this train ride into the unknown.

Pictured below are the two dolls Jason, during the podcast, labeled as having energy attached. He does not called them haunted, but he doesn’t say that they aren’t. I can say that one called Betsy has creeped me out for years and I have always thought she had a strange vibe. Cracked face is not the real name of the second doll, that would be Megan.

Topic – Haunted Dolls Part 2

A haunted doll is a handmade or manufactured doll or stuffed animal that is reported to be cursed or possessed in some way. The earliest report of a haunted doll goes back to Ancient Egypt. The enemies of Ramses III attempted to use wax images of his likeness to bring about his death. The dolls used in this ritual were said to be living and would curse anyone who bore their resemblance.

Horror Express #15 – Haunted Dolls

Welcome to the 15th episode of the Horror Express. In this program Jason and I talk about the truth surrounding Haunted Dolls. Also, we have what I believe to be the scariest story to date. It is a creepy old time radio story that finds three young women facing a poltergeist. If that was not enough we have lots of questions and comments from you guys! So please join us for this train ride into the unknown.

Topic – Haunted Dolls

A haunted doll is a handmade or manufactured doll or stuffed animal that is reported to be cursed or possessed in some way. The earliest report of a haunted doll goes back to Ancient Egypt. The enemies of Ramses III attempted to use wax images of his likeness to bring about his death. The dolls used in this ritual were said to be living and would curse anyone who bore their resemblance.

Horror Express #14 – Sasquatch

Welcome to the 14th episode of the Horror Express. In this program Jason and I talk about a large pest infestation called Sasquatch. Also, the Conductor joins us and introduces a creepy old time radio story that he says answers the question of Bigfoot. If that was not enough we have lots of questions and comments from you guys! So please join us for this train ride into the unknown.

Topic – Sasquatch

Bigfoot is an ape-human type creature that many believe lives mostly in forests in the Pacific Northwest region of the North American continent. He is also often referred to as Sasquatch. He is often described as a large and hairy, resembling a half-man, half-ape creature in folklore and myths. Many of those who have reported seeing Bigfoot describe him with large eyes, a low-set forehead, large brow-ridge, and having enormous footprints. He is believed to be upwards of 500 pounds and anywhere from 6 to 8 feet tall. He is also reported to be rather smelly, and he is mainly nocturnal.

-Ron

Horror Express #13 – Vampires Revisited

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

Horror Express #12 – Curses Myth or Fact

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.

HE #11 – The Bermuda Triangle

Welcome to the 11th episode of the Horror Express. On this episode Jason and I talk about the Bermuda Triangle. Also, the Computer joins the cast to introduce one of the creepiest old time radio stories we’ve ever had on either podcast. 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.

Topic – The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical area found in the Atlantic Ocean. Its boundaries are set by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Many unexplainable events have occurred in this region. People, planes and even large ships have disappeared without a trace. In most cases the weather was fine and no distress signals were sent.

HE #10 – Psychic Bystander

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Horror Express. In this program Jason and I welcome Louisa Oakley Green aboard the train. Louisa is here to tell stories and talk about her new book, Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country: Tales Retold by a Psychic Bystander. You can read more about Louisa here.

Our old time radio story for this trip comes from the pen of Jack London. Now, we know that London is not known for the scary stuff. However, this one is an exception. It is story of what it could be like if you got lost in the snowy tundra of the north. It comes from the OTR series, Sleep No More and its titled, To Build a Fire. It first aired on February 27, 1957.

So, get your tickets ready and for heaven’s sake don’t let the Conductor touch you!

I hope that you enjoy, The Horror Express 10

-Ron