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The Ghost-Grey Bat


After swapping homes with a couple from Austria for a year in order for the college professor to finish his book in peace, the two young New Yorkers move into the home. Before long encounter the terrifying guardian of the Austrian home and discover its gruesome secret.



Air Dates

  • First Run - March 25, 1981
  • Repeat - May 26, 1981





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17 Responses to Episode 1176

In my honest opinion, this is one of the scariest, if not thee scariest shows they ever did. The cozy New York apartment, the Austrian cottage, the flattened tires, the 2 shadows, the snow, winds, the frightened Betty Spraig, etc. I love this episode. Back in the day, I had it on tape, and listened to it over and over and over. I dragged my mother and grandmother into my bedroom to listen to it. They got hooked on it. Listen to this one with the lights off, with a friend, and be prepared to have nightmares. Awesome story!


I have to agree, this is one of the best I have heard and now one of my favorites. Loved the atmosphere and even though I "could see it coming" there was a good deal of suspense.


Ghost Grey Bat is my favorite.


The Ghost Grey Bat is my favorite one.


This was such a great one!! I really loved the way he told the story!

Tina Jo Smith

This is the best program of alllllllll the programs!


This one I remember listing to in the early 80's while I was going to sleep.


"The Ghost Gray Bat"is a great episodes!


Definitely it is the best!


love that one my favorite.


The Ghost Gray Bat was the scariest for me.


I live in west Texas at the base of the panhandle. It gets COLD here. It was winter. There was snow on the ground, and the air was a bitter chill. For some reason we had trouble with our gas heaters. So,l i rolled an ancient, portable electric heater into my bedroom. I grabbed my mother and animals, threw blankets on the floor, threw my mother on the floor (she wanted to be down there with her 2 dogs), and we listened to The Ghost Gray Bat, all settled and comfortable. We used to do that in the 80s, in Los Angeles when I had it on cassette tape.


Always one of my favorites. I wish they still had radio dramas like this produced today.


Neat story, but hardly original written for Mystery Theater. Basically it is Dracula, with Dracula replaced by the old Austrian woman, and Transylvania replaced by Austria. SPOILER ALERT following. Slight change with the young woman isn't desired by Dracula to become his wife, but by the aging witch to live forever by taking over her body.

D.C. Klinkensmit

This was the best episode hands down and Robert Dryden is the best actor in CBSRMT!!!

Mark Covington

Oh what a horrible fake accent!

Commodore's watch

Not a fan of this episode. What was up w/the hubby & housekeeper referring to the wife as "child bride" & "Lil one"? This story didn't know if it wanted to be a modern take on Dracula or Hansel & Gretel or what.


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