In addition to the detailed personal accounts e-mailed to, I often come across or receive anecdotal information or appeals relating to particular locations. This space will provide readers with the opportunity of sharing their knowledge and comments of reputedly haunted roads and - hopefully - of receiving useful feedback to them (which in turn may then appear on the Cases main pages). 


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Appeals / Q&A

M40 London-Birmingham

'Nightmare: The man in grey literally came from nowhere' / 'Man on a road to nowhere' (Leicestershire)

Llangennith ( Gower, South Wales)

Can people on bicycles see phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts?



Bebington (Merseyside)

The White Lady of the 'Bwlch' (Rhondda, South Wales)

Wandelbury Hill (Cambridge)

George's Lane, Calverton (Nottinghamshire)

Highway 365 (Little Rock, Arkansas (USA))

Phantoms in the Road

Shepton Mallet (Somerset)

A39 (between Bridgwater and Street, Somerset)

Moel Famau (Denbighshire)

Highway 244 (Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA))

Glenpool (Oklahoma (USA))

Road Ghost in Cornwall

White Road Ghosts?


Appeals / Q&A

M40 London-Birmingham

Location: M40 (precise location not specified)   

Date/Time: 1 January 2000. 1.30 a.m.

Karan Goodwin, 31, and her husband Paul had seen the new Millennium in with Paul's parents before setting out for Birmingham to visit Karan's parents. 

"The motorway was literally deserted," said Karan. "We'd only passed one car." 

"They're all partying," her husband has said at the time. "You don't start a new Millennium every day." 

Karan added that they had not themselves been drinking. 

With the road so empty, Paul was driving down the middle lane, with headlights on full beam. Suddenly they both shrieked. A man had appeared right before them, a big man with shaggy hair, a heavy beard, and old-fashioned clothes.

Paul swerved, but too late. Karan braced for the impact, but it never came. She watched as the front wing passed through him. Screeching to a halt, the couple were both shaking from the experience. As there was no other traffic around, they left the car in the middle lane, and ran back to help. Of course, there was no trace of the man, and no damage to their car. At that moment, they realised they had seen a ghost.

Karan said: "We've both driven past that spot many times since, and it still makes me shiver."

Source(s): 'M40 London-Birmingham', in 'Our Haunted Highways', Take a Break's Fate & Fortune magazine, February 2004, p.28.

Karan or Paul, if you're reading this, can you let us know the precise location on the M40? If any other reader has had or knows of similar encounters along the M40. please to email any information to


'Nightmare: The man in grey literally came from nowhere' / 'Man on a road to nowhere' (Leicestershire)

The following account, unlike every other on, is offered here verbatim in the hope that readers may be able to help identify the stretch of road concerned. It seems a little neglectful of a publication (the Leicester Mercury) to omit such an essential item, unless there is good reason to do so. The Mercury failed to reply to my inquiry, If anyone can help in this respect, please to email me.

He wears a long grey coat and walks slowly and purposefully across the road, for all the world as though traffic had never been invented. Which is reasonable enough for, when the man in grey was a boy, a good horse was a man's best friend.

Today, however, things have changed, and the road that runs along the spine of northern England hums with traffic day and night.

This apparently doesn't worry the man in grey ... who happens to be a 200-year-old ghost!

That's the popular theory, substantiated by dozens of alleged sightings in recent years. Only a few years ago, the apparition was alleged to have been seen three times in one month.

Janet Richards, driving north with three friends on a summer's night in 1974, knew nothing about such stories. They had travelled up from Bedfordshire earlier in the day and now, after a break for a meal, were completing the last stage of their journey.

It was around 9pm when they reached the lonely stretch of road. Dusk was falling and, although the car had its sidelights on, visibility was still good.

The road was narrow but straight and they hadn't seen a car for miles. Recalling the incident, Janet, a deputy headmistress in London, said: "We were travelling fairly slowly, around 40 I would think, and there was the usual chat going on. The road was clear and empty and, all of a sudden, this man appeared.

"He literally came from nowhere - straight out at us, walking very slowly and not looking to the left or right. I braked and swerved and blew the horn, but he just kept coming. It was like a nightmare.

"The other people in the car saw it too, and one of the girls screamed.

"My fiancé, Roger, who was sitting in the front with me, shouted: 'My God, we've hit him,' and there was a blur as the grey coat the man was wearing flashed into the windscreen.

"I stopped the car and sat there for a moment, white and shaking. Roger had already opened the door and jumped out and I forced myself to get out too, dreading what I would find.

"I turned and couldn't believe my eyes. The road was completely empty."

They stood there in bewilderment. Where had the man gone? They walked back and found the skidmarks made by the emergency stop, but there was no sign of the man.

Janet said: "The man couldn't have got off the road because it was bordered by a 10ft-high thorn hedge on one side, and on the other side was a steep bank topped by a stone wall.

"There was dew on the road and on the grass verge and we expected to see footmarks or at least some evidence of the man, but there was nothing."

Could it have been an optical illusion of some sort, caused by the heat of the day?

"No," said Janet. They had all seen the figure at the same time and, afterwards, all the occupants of the car described his clothes in minute detail.

What were they to do? Janet said: "At first, we hesitated whether to report it, thinking people would think us nuts or drunk. We were all sane, and none of us had had any alcohol."

They went back to the car and continued on their way in a shaken and subdued mood. After travelling about four miles, they came to a small town and, needing something to bolster their spirits, went into the local pub.

Janet said: "Suddenly, I felt the urge to tell someone about what had happened. There was an elderly man sitting with his wife at a table and I began to tell him what we had seen.

"I said we were certain we had run down a man who had walked into the path of our car, but that he had disappeared seconds later, leaving no trace.

"To my surprise and relief, my story wasn't treated with the contempt I was convinced it deserved. After I had finished, the man turned to his wife and said: 'It sounds as though they saw the gamekeeper.' He spoke as though it was a perfectly normal happening and I later found the apparition was claimed to be seen quite frequently and had come to be regarded as nothing out of the ordinary!"

What they had seen was supposed to be the ghost of a local gamekeeper who, while walking along that road one night around 1840, was knocked down and fatally injured by a carriage which didn't stop.

Ever since, his ghost is claimed to have been seen from time to time in the exact spot where his body was found.

"The fact that this story was accepted so calmly was almost as chilling as the actual incident," said Janet. "I might tell you that on the return journey, we took care to give that road a very wide berth indeed..."

Source(s): 'Nightmare: The man in grey literally came from nowhere', by C Johnston, Leicester Mercury, 3 January 2002; thisisLeicestershire (Leicester Mercury) 3 January 2002.


Llangennith (Gower, South Wales)

"I was wondering if you have any information on a haunting in the village of Llangennith on the Gower peninsula? I lived there for about 16 years and during that time heard many stories told of a haunting at a point in the lane which leads to Broughton Caravan Park, known as Five Gates (there are Five gates leading to various fields, hence the name). Apparently it's supposed to be a ghost of a lady, but where she or the story originates has never been explained to me. Do you know anything about it?"

Louise Hart (Swansea) April 2002

Reply: This, an excerpt from Paul Devereux's article 'The Ghost Road' (Fortean Times 153: 36-40; and repeated online at (The Ghost Highway), features the White Lady of Llangennith:

'The ‘White Lady’ is one of the most ubiquitous of the old landscape spirits. Like many other outdoor apparitions, it sometimes retreats into pure folklore yet, at other times, people have direct encounters with it. Two Welsh instances illustrate the dichotomy. As late as 1863, people near the village of St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan claimed to have seen a spectral white lady (Ladi Wen), supposedly buried alive there by her enraged husband, who wrongly thought she had been unfaithful. But Ladi Wen was more than old folklore; surfer ‘CP’ was driving through the village of Llangennith to catch the ‘Atlantic roll’ at Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula when he almost collided with a mysterious female covered from head to toe in diaphanous white material. CP knew nothing about White Lady ghosts or that his encounter had been on a stretch of road close to an ancient holy well, a typical location for this type of apparition.'

Another reference (two pages) to the Llangennith haunting is to be found on The Gower Information Centre website. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what is to be found there, as these pages are amongst those reserved for members, and I was not prepared to pay the £10 to gain life-time member's access!


Can people on bicycles see phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts?

'Neil' posted the following on the Fortean Times site Message Board in December 2001 to initiate a thread on road ghosts:

"I know of a case of a gentleman seeing a road ghost whilst pushing his bike up a hill one stormy night. The woman emerged from the hedgerow, walked towards him then veered to the left before vanishing. There is also a hitchhiker case where a chap picked up a girl in a sidecar and a famous Australian case of a phantom motorcycle passenger. Maybe though, in the case of the bicycle incident, the phantom was triggered but could only be perceived as walking instead of going under the vehicle (which wouldn't have made sense, certainly to the witness). Do the witnesses perceive road ghosts in their own way, i.e. faces at car windows, spirits giving a warning, phantoms going under or over the bonnet, ghosts running out into the road and vanishing and those that disappear whilst in the back seat?"

Source(s): 'Can people on bicycles see phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts?', by Neil Arnold,  Fortean Times Message Board > Specialist Topics > Ghosts > Phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts; posted 13/12/2001.

My reply on the FT Message Board:

"Andre Coetzee's experience with the Uniondale (South Africa) phantom suggests that cyclists/motorcyclists encounter road ghosts in virtually the same manner as drivers of four-wheeled vehicles. In Coetzee's well-known case, the woman he picked up assumed the pillion seat (equating with the rear-seat-of-car convention of the Phantom Hitch-Hiker legend) of his bike on the N2 highway in 1980 - before vanishing, in so doing re-clipping the helmet he had loaned her back on the rear of his bike and fusing the earphone jack. In the same case, the 'ghost' - said to be the spirit of a young woman killed on the highway on Good Friday 1968, obeys certain other conventions of folklore attached to (often lone) travellers - namely hopping on or appearing on the vehicle (in the past, it would have been horses and wagons) without invitation (and accosting the motorcylist (with raps on his helmet), or vacating a vehicle with banshee-like screams that curdle the blood).
"In the case to which Neil alludes - that of Blue Bell Hill in Kent (UK) - motorcycles feature in the anecdotal history, and in a case I have on record (from personal interview) that involved a gentleman who encountered a woman standing in the way of his motorcycle (in the middle of the road - another feature common in witness reports worldwide) late one night in 1934. As is the convention, this female figure led this gentleman out of his way (his journey home), to be given a lift to a nearby village (which has been linked with the legend, and where the victim of an obscure murder case on the Hill dating from 1916 was finally buried - in the churchyard adjoining the narrow road where the girl asked to be dropped off and subsequently vanished in 1934).
The only feature of encounters that can be related to the Phantom Hitch-hiker legend that does not appear to be reflected in two-wheeled vehicle incidents is that of being struck and run over by the vehicle. For that, I now await with patience and interest."

Source(s): 'Re:Can people on bicycles see phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts?', Fortean Times Message Board > Specialist Topics > Ghosts > Phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts; posted 13/12/2001.



Bebington (Merseyside)  MAP

One evening in August 1970, a motorist (unnamed, of course) was driving along Poulton Road from Higher Bebington (Merseyside), and had just left the comforting glow of streetlights, when he saw the figure of a girl standing on the verge. She had long hair and a long dark coat. The driver stopped to offer the girl a lift, but as soon as opened the passenger door, the girl slowly melted away. Apparently, three weeks earlier, another motorist had a similar experience, and before that, a woman walking home from Clatterbridge Hospital also saw the girl standing at the roadside.

Legend has it that many years before a novice nun. a local girl, from Poulton Hall had died in the locality, the victim of a broken heart.

Source(s): Ghost Trail: Bebington BBC Liverpool website).

Romantic fantasy - a typical example of the ubiquitous and apocryphal Phantom Hitch-Hiker (urban) legend? Or is there more to this particular story?


The White Lady of the 'Bwlch' (Rhondda, South Wales)

"Thought you might like to know about ' The White Lady of the Bwlch '. Apparently, late in the evening a lone driver was driving across the ' Bwlch' when he came across a figure of a young woman ( approx 20 - 25 yrs old) hiking across the lonely road. Not wanting to see her harmed, he stopped and offered her a lift . She sat in the back of the car and began to explain why she was alone on the mountain. "I crashed my car about a mile back so began to walk home to get my mother to call the police. Can you drop me home please?"

She then proceeded to give the man directions to 'Ton Pentre'. On arriving at the address he glanced in his rear view mirror to see the lady smile then ask, "Can you go and fetch my mother? I feel a little shaky." 

Doing as the lady asked he proceeded to the house and knocked on the door. An elderly lady answered and asked what he wanted. His reply - that he had her daughter in his car as she had crashed hers on the mountain - brought a chilling reply: "I'm sorry, you must be mistaken. My daughter died in a car accident some years ago on the top of the ' Bwlch '.

Shaken and returning to his car, and somewhat slowly opening the back door, he found nothing. There was, however, a distinct smell of perfume!
This story is told all through the Rhondda Valley and has been for generations folklore. I hope it interests you. There is also a story about the 'Whistling Miners of Clydach Vale '. You can actually see their Davy lamps swinging as they walk home from work late at night."

                                                                             Chris Baker (Rhondda Valleys) May 2003

Wandelbury Hill (Cambridge)

In January 2002, 'Ninja' on the Fortean Times ( Message Board wrote to me with the following:

"Just a quick note about  road ghost I've heard about near Cambridge. It's typically FOAF [Friend Of A Friend], and involves a dark shape that actually crashes into cars on the top of Wandelbury Hill. 

"There is a main road going over here and is forested to the sides with a central reservation and bits of dual carriageways. It seems that some people (allegedly including local police men) have seen a figure come out of the side forest and have been hit by the motorists. As usual in these cases, the driver gets out of the car and looks for the victim. No sign but a big bump in the bonnet. They report it to the police and the police also search the area with no luck.

"I know this road quite well and have certainly not seen anything unusual but I know it can be taken at great speed and maybe people are losing control of the car and blaming a road ghost? It's unlit and curves at the top of the hill which can be disorientating in the dark (especially on a motorbike when I've actually managed to lift of the road a bit whilst speeding across it)."

Source(s): Personal correspondence.


George's Lane, Calverton (Nottinghamshire)

"There have been many a rumour about the haunted status of a road in Calverton called George's Lane. The road itself is a long, dark, windy and unlit country lane, where many accidents have taken place due to the its conditions and the blind corners. Nearby residents can relate an urban myth which states that persons driving alone along this road in the dark often see, if they happen to glance in their rear view mirror, an old lady sitting in the back of the car. If anyone else knows anything about this urban myth then  please to email

      Nicholas AC Blake, Nottingham, England

Source(s): BBC Nottingham - Spooky Nottinghamshire tales: George's Lane

Reply: See Calverton for more information. 


Highway 365 (Little Rock, Arkansas (USA))

Highway 365 just south of Little Rock, Arkansas, has its own Vanishing Hitch-hiker legend. 

Said to be the ghost of a girl killed in an accident on the way to the prom, she reappears every year around prom night in a white dress (sometimes she is bruised and the dress is tattered and bloodied) on a section of road between Pine Bluff and Little Rock. Mostly, she is encountered on a bridge, and informs drivers she has been involved in an accident and needs a ride home. 

Of course, when the driver arrives at the given address, the girl is nowhere to be found. The driver then learns from the householder than his/her daughter had been killed on prom night, and he isn't the first to bring her home. Sometimes the girl leaves a coat in the car, which he shows to the resident, the girl's mother, who breaks down in tears.

All very formulaic PHH features, which tend to throw heavy doubt on the story's authenticity. Still, if anyone knows of an actual named-witness account relating to Highway 365, please get in touch. 

Source(s): 'The Ghosts of Arkansas - The Spooky Hitchhiker'


Phantoms in the Road

In November 2001, I was contacted by 'Austen' via the Fortean Times Message Board. An aunt of Austen's had, in the 1950s, crashed her car after her recently deceased husband stepped out in front of her. Her husband had died of cancer, so there was no direct connection between the manner of his passing and the subsequent appearance, which Austen described as his aunt's 'rather dangerous hallucination'. Regardless as to whether the figure of her husband was a genuine 'crisis apparition', or a vivid hallucination brought on as a reaction to grief, it is interesting that it should take the form of the 'phantom road accident' scenario.

Source(s): Personal correspondence.

Shepton Mallet (Somerset)

Motorists at Shepton Mallet have purportedly encountered Roman centurions on the route of the former Roman Fosse Way.

Source(s): 'They are all in the mind when they're linked to the West's magnetic field', by Roger Tavener, Western Daily Press, 23 May 2001.

A39 (between Bridgwater and Street, Somerset)

The A39 between Bridgwater and Street, Somerset, is said to be haunted by a phantom horseman. Witnesses apparently have reported black-coloured horse that, although, galloping, doesn't actually go anywhere. The rider is slumped in the saddle as if wounded, and trying to desperately escape.

The latest sighting is supposed to have been in 1999, when a mother and daughter claimed to have seen a horseman which appeared in front of their car, galloping on the spot.

Legend holds that the phantom is Thomas Pocock, a highwayman believed to have lived in the area during the early 1700s, who was eventually cornered and injured while trying to escape, before his capture and hanging.

The folklore surrounding Thomas Pocock suggests his cave hideout was located somewhere near Chilton Priory, past which the modern A39 runs.

Source(s): 'Does highwayman haunt road past his secret cave?', by Matthew Smith, Wells Journal, 31 October 2002.


Moel Famau (Denbighshire)

Not strictly a case involving road ghosts, I have nevertheless decided to include the following on account of its accordance with the general theme of this website - of 'ghosts' in the landscape that bear more than a passing similarity to the elemental characters - spirits - of folklore that inhabit the marginal (liminal) rarely traversed places of nature - mountain tops, lonely moorlands, water courses, woodland and forest. Like their road ghost counterparts, far from being relegated to vestigial memory, they show themselves in the modern world in vital, often shocking, always challenging, ways. 

So is the case with the Moel Famau, near Mold, in Denbighshire's Clwydian range. 

The first account to be posted relating to what has come to be called the Dancing Lady on the BBC-Wales (northeast) web page - which was to attract a number of others - was from John, of Flint, who had this to say:

"About five years ago my girlfriend and I walked up to the hill top at Moel Famau. We were the last people there as it was getting towards about 7.30-8.00 p.m. As we approached the steep hill just before the memorial we saw a young woman in a light blue dress dancing on it. We were surprised as it was very cold up there on top. But what surprised us most of all was that in less than one minute as we arrived and were standing on the top, the woman had completely vanished! I looked on all sides of the hill but there was no sign. To this day we believed that we saw a ghost. Has any one else had a similar experience up there and are there any stories behind it?"

Others soon wrote in to claim similar sightings, for instance:

Pauline from Durham said that she too had seen a lady in a pale blue dress dancing on top of Moel Famau. "It is THE single ghostly experience I have had," said Pauline. "Strangely, whilst the thought of ghosts is frightening, she was a very happy, warm, giggling girl."

Paul Roberts, of Llangynhafal, described his own late summer's evening encounter with the mystery woman on the hill whilst walking his dog: "As we made our way back towards the car park I saw a woman dressed in yellow (not blue), about 100 yards away. She was dancing with her arms swinging in the air. As I approached her, she became aware of my presence and, with a speed unnatural to man (and especially over heather), she shot off into the forest. As I stood there bewildered by what I had seen, I then heard a soft, but loud laughter come from the trees. I wish someone else had seen it because nobody really believes what I saw."

Dan from Northop was sure he had seen the figure too. "I live in the local area. I was walking with my friends and we saw a lady in a bluey-green dress, dancing. We got there and found nothing too. It's odd."

Nicola Clubbe declared: "I had the same experience too! I was up there with my cousins and one of them said, 'Look at that.' I said, 'That's weird but don't look, she might see us talking and pointing at her'. We turned around then my other cousin turned around to see her and said, 'What woman?' So we turned around again and we couldn't see her. We never thought anything of it at the time until I read what John from Flint and Dan from Northop said!"

Others wrote in with their thoughts and opinions on the sightings:

Richard Holland, from Mold, recalled an obscure book reference to Moel Famau being a haunt of fairies. Nearby Moel Arthur, he noted, has a tradition of a Grey Lady, who was said in legend to give out gold. "Perhaps the Turquoise Lady will prove as generous!"

Meanwhile, Sarah from St Albans, speculated that the woman might be the maiden aspect of the natural ancient goddess of that region. Kelpert from Nottingham, was more emphatic, having this to say: "Dear People, what you are seeing are evil spirits taking the form of fairies or wee people. These are the fallen angels spoken of in the Bible. They are shapeshifters and love to tease and perplex blokes and the like. Do not be fooled."  

Source(s): BBC Wales (northeast): Dancing mountain ghost

Moel Famau gives its name to Moel Famau Country Park, representing 2000 acres of heather moorland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which can be accessed from the A494 Mold - Ruthin Road. In addition to Moel Famau itself, the park offers other points of interest, including Moel y Gaer hillfort, which sits on a projecting ridge over the Vale of Clwyd. It is one of an impressive chain of hillforts on the Clwydian Range, dating from 600 BC to 43 AD. 

Follow the links below for more information:




Denbighshire County Council pages



Highway 244 (Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA))

A woman was travelling with her husband down Highway 244 in Oklahoma, when she saw a man walking across the four lane highway. The lady thought to herself that he ought to hurry before he was hit when, reaching the second lane, he just vanished. It was broad daylight, and her husband hadn't seen a thing. 


Glenpool (Oklahoma (USA))

A second anecdotal account from Oklahoma involves another unnamed witness. It was in the early summer, around 11 p.m. 

The witness was travelling towards his future stepmother's house with her and his stepsister. The road was bordered by open fields on both sides.

Chatting with his stepmother, the witness suddenly noticed something out of place out of the corner of his eye. Just as he yelled out, his stepmother served, 'her eyes as wide as saucers'. She immediately hit the brakes, and looked to the right rear of the van, and asked with shaky voice if he had seen what she had.

 The witness said that he had seen a young man in blue jeans and a black tee-shirt 'rise out of nowhere from the left side of the road and walk across directly in front of the van.' 

She agreed with the description, but questioned where the man could have come from or disappeared to; there were no hiding places in or beside the adjacent fields. With no sign of the man, they checked their doors were locked and rushed onto their destination. 

"Less than an hour later I had to travel the same route home in my own vehicle, all alone. I did not see the strange man again, but I will tell you I couldn't have seen much at the 100 miles per hour that I traveled that road home."

Source(s): 'Man in the Road', Ghost Stories From Around The World, Two accounts with the same title are found on the scaryeyes site. Unfortunately, witness names and other verifiable details are absent, hence their anecdotal status here.


Road Ghost in Cornwall (A390 Truro to St. Austell)

A post in October 2002 by Fortean Times Message Boarder 'CryptoKid' detailed a recurrent experience of his wife's on their regular Friday night return home from Truro, Cornwall:

"I normally sit beside my wife when we drive from Truro to the Roseland where we live. On the Probus Bypass (Truro to St Austell) my wife sees a girl standing by the side of the road (wearing a floral dress, aged around 20) she then appears in our car. I cannot see her but I can smell perfume (different to my wife's). My wife can see her she appears in between the back and front seats. She stays until a certain part of the road, then disappears and then appears on the side of the road. She see her every Friday night when we travel back from Truro."

Source(s): 'Road Ghost in Cornwall', by 'CryptoKid',  Fortean Times Message Board > Specialist Topics > Ghosts > Phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts; posted 29/10/2002.

White Road Ghosts?

Another posting on the Fortean Times Message Board, this time from 'Dashwood':

"One Winter, a couple of years back, I was riding a motorbike along a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Cardiff (not far from St.Fagans), heading home from a friend's house and it was the early hours of the morning. It was very cold but promised to be a quick and pleasant journey as I had not seen a single car on the roads.

"As I rounded a bend I was surprised to see a couple walking in the road up ahead (given the late hour and the fact there were no pubs or houses anywhere nearby). The man and woman were dressed entirely in white and the woman appeared to be wearing something akin to a long, flowing wedding dress.

"I had to alter my position on the road to avoid hitting them. What struck me most, was the way that even when I was level with them and turned to look at them, I could not make out any detail on either of their faces. They were just white, as if they were wearing white make-up or bandages!?

"This could well have been a trick of the light but it did nothing for my nerves and I remember accelerating hard to get away from that stretch of road as fast as possible.

"I can honestly say it never occurred to me that they may have been supernatural in origin but reading some of these posts on this [Fortean Times] thread has made me wonder."

Source(s): 'White Road Ghosts?', by 'Dashwood',  Fortean Times Message Board > Specialist Topics > Ghosts > Phantom hitchhikers or road ghosts; posted 02/11/2002.