But even more disconcerting are stories of ghostly entities that look, act and behave like living people, even physically interacting with unsuspecting drivers.
Unfortunately, like the many true ghost stories, hitchhiking ghost stories are hard to prove, though, and so are relegated to the category of urban legend or folklore. But the large number of stories make it a phenomenon that should not be overlooked.
INEXPLICABLE CASES THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
And we couldn’t start our tour without mentioning sexual assaults by ghosts on a Welsh highway. On one occasion, a motorist who was driving back to his house stopped when he saw a beautiful woman hitchhiking.
Once she entered the vehicle, the beautiful woman began to seduce the unsuspecting motorist. But soon after, the driver began to smell something strange, as if it were a cigarette. But suddenly the driver began to choke and thought that he was going to die. He tried to let go with all his might, thinking that it was the last minutes of his life, when suddenly he saw with his own eyes how the beautiful woman turned into an old and emaciated being, as if she had some kind of skin disease. Shortly after the entity disappeared without a trace.
GHOST OF A YOUNG MAN AT THE PARTY.
This story has all the classic ghost story elements. It takes place in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, United States. Two young men driving to the prom, when they see a girl her age waiting on the side of the road in a party dress. They stop and ask if she would like to accompany them to the party. She agrees and spends the night dancing with them. Once the party ends, the young people offer to take her to her house.
Because it was raining one of the boys gives him his coat, saying that he will pick it up the next day. They arrive at the young woman’s house and say goodbye to her. A few days later, the young man returns to the girl’s house to retrieve her coat, but when he talks to a woman she tells him that the girl was her daughter… that she died in an accident on that road. When the young man visits the girl’s grave in the cemetery, he discovers that her jacket is right next to her headstone…
It is a winter night in Oklahoma, United States, in 1965. Mae Doria, was driving her vehicle to her sister’s house, when she sees a boy of about 11 or 12 who was hitchhiking on the side of the road. He stops to pick it up, sits in the front seat next to her, and they start talking. In the conversation, the boy tells her that he is a basketball player from a local school, but Ella Mae notices that he is not wearing a jacket even though it was winter.
Mae was puzzled that the boy didn’t seem to have any destination, especially after she asked him to get out of the car in an unpopulated area. However, before stopping, the young man simply vanished. Years later, Mae discovered that it was a ghost hitchhiker.
THE RESURRECTION OF MARY.
The story of the resurrection of Mary is considered one of the most famous ghost cases in the paranormal community. The story begins on a winter night in Chicago in 1934, when a young woman is killed in a car accident on her way to her house. Five years later, in 1939, a taxi driver picks up a girl in a white dress. She sits in the front seat and explains to the driver where she wants to go.
After driving for a long time, the young woman suddenly tells him to stop and simply disappears from inside the taxi. The taxi driver looked around and realized that he was parked in front of the local cemetery, where the young woman was buried. As the story goes, in 1877 a woman locked a girl named Mary in the graveyard. The young woman tried to escape from her, scratching at the metal bars, but she ended up dying without anyone being able to help her.
The SMOKING SPIRIT.
On a night in February 1951, a British officer driving down a UK road stopped when he saw a soldier hitchhiking on the road. The soldier was dressed in a Royal Air Force uniform and after getting into the car, he asked if he could smoke a cigarette. The officer gave her one of his cigarettes and a lighter. Out of the corner of his eye, the officer saw a flash and as the soldier disappeared without a trace. Only the remains of the cigarette and the lighter remained on the seat…
A SPIRIT IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Apparently sometimes ghost hitchhikers don’t always hitchhike. In the mid-1980s, a woman named Roxie was driving on a highway near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada when she was startled to see a spirit sitting in the seat next to her. Roxie assured that it was not flesh and blood and it was really scary.
She had shades of black, gray and white, as if a black and white movie was being projected in her car. The clothing of this being was from the Victorian era. The encounter only lasted a few seconds, before disappearing.
These are just a few true stories of ghost encounters on highways and highways, a phenomenon that continues to occur today. Although for the most skeptical they are only urban legends, there are cities that take it very seriously, with traffic signs with the figure of a ghost to warn drivers of the presence of ghost hitchhikers and thus avoid accidents, some of them fatal. .
Cases occur in all parts of the world and each country has its own ghost hitchhikers, which will increase over time. Have you ever stopped with your vehicle to pick up a ghost hitchhiker? Tell us…