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Title:
Afraid to Live, Afraid to Die
Plot:
Not a supernatural, but a psychological horror story is revealed as Ellen Muir recounts her trip to Malvern Grange to take care of its aged matron.
Episode:
0261
Air Dates:
First Run - April 23, 1975
Repeat - July 29, 1975
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5 Responses to Episode 0261


I was a regular listener to RMT, and after all these years, this one episode has stayed with me. It truly did have me "cowering beneath the sheets!" When I listened to it recently, I was amazed at how well I remembered it.

I too was an avid listener back then. But alas my memory isn't what it used to be. This is a good story nonetheless.

Very engaging story, my fave! The old woman cackle like voice gave me nightmares. Well put together, I felt like I went back in time. I swear If I looked outside there would be a horse and buggy in the drive way instead of an SUV

Ellen Muir tells her story of going to Malvern Grange to help care for its elderly matron who is quite insane. This is a case where the house is not haunted by the spirit of the dead, but the conscience of the living.

A young woman leaves her home to take up a job as a maid with her aunt at an elderly woman who the stableman describes as half alive, half ghost, and all mystery. The young woman is intrigued, terrified, but reassured by her stern aunt who puts everything and everyone in their place. Her sense of order and control seems to calm her, until strange noises come from the upstairs and her aunt scurries away to tend to the old woman’s needs. As the story unfolds, the mystery of the old woman is compounded by the old woman’s behaviour, and the mystery of the old woman’s life.

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