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Phantom Hitchhiker


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Allegedly, spirits of those who have fallen victim to automobile or road tragedies, spirits that haunt the very location where they were killed.

Phantom hitchhikers are some of the most 'popular' type of ghosts worldwide. Even though they have been reported for well over a century (even on horseback), it seems that the last 60 years have been most prolific.

The typical story usually tells of a lonely driver at night on a lightly traveled road, who picks up a strange hitchhiker, drops him or her off at some destination, then somehow later finds out that the hitchhiker had in fact died months or years earlier — often on that very same date. Some say they are apparitions, and some say they are nothing other than spirits repeating time over and over again.


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According to the 'experts', there are 3 types of phantom hitchhikers:

1. One that goes into the car after stopping the driver. These are just waiting by the side of the road, usually of the opposite sex.

2. One that gets hit or nearly missed by driver then no body is found. This kind appears out of nowhere in the middle of the road and gets hit by the car.

3. One that stops the driver where accidents or murders have happened, or if there is a broken road. This kind probably got injured in an accident and is now repeating itself as an apparition. Or it could be it died due to the bad road and its apparition is warning others.

Like most 'true' ghost stories, narratives of phantom hitchhikers are impossible to authenticate, and are most often consigned to the class of urban legend or folklore.


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The Haunted Mansion (The Ghost Butler)
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    Ghost Town in the Southwest
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The Apparition of the Virgin to the Saints John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist
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Apparition of St. James the Great at the Battle of Clavijo
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    Macbeth, Act V Scene I: Macbeth is Shown an Apparition of a Succession of Eight Kings
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Ghost, Thought by Some to Be George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
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Apparition of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous 11th February 1858, circa 1858
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Afterlife Encounters: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences.

-- Angels and Apparitions: True Ghost Stories from the South.

-- Apparitions.

-- Apparitions and Survival of Death.

-- Apparitions: Mystic Phenomena and What They Mean.

Aunt Morbelia and the Screaming Skulls.

-- Banshees, Bugles and Belles: True Ghost Stories of Georgia.

-- Book Of Trinity: True story. Poltergeist Activity, Possession and a Failed Exorcism.

-- Chicago Haunts: Ghostly Lore of the Windy City.

-- Classic American Ghost Stories: 200 Years of Ghost Lore from the Great Plains, New England, the South, and the Pacific Northwest.

-- Coastal Ghosts: Haunted Places from Wilmington North Carolina to Savannah Georgia.

Ghost Ships, Gales and Forgotten Tales.

-- Ghostly American Places.

-- Ghosts, Apparitions and Poltergeists: An Exploration of the Supernatural through History.

-- Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills: Stories and Legends.

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-- God-Sent: A History of the Accredited Apparitions of Mary.

-- Hans Holzer's Travel Guide to Haunted Houses.

-- Haunt Hunter's Guide to Florida.

-- Haunted America.

-- Haunted Heartland.

-- Haunted Hotels: A Guide to American and Canadian Inns and Their Ghosts.

-- Haunted Places: The National Directory - Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, Ufo Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations.

-- Haunted Wisconsin.

Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal.

-- Historic Haunted America.

-- I Never Believed in Ghosts Until...: 100 Real-Life Encounters.

Lost at Sea: Ghost Ships and Other Mysteries.

-- Miracles of Mary: Apparitions, Legends, and Miraculous Works of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mysteries of the Deep.

-- Phantoms of the Rich and Famous.

-- Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings.

-- Riders in the Sky: The Ghosts and Legends of Philmont Scout Ranch.

Scary Sea Stories.

Screaming Skulls: 101 of the World's Greatest Ghost Stories.

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.

-- The 25 Scariest Hauntings in the World.

-- The Field Guide to North American Hauntings.

-- The Ghosthunter's Guide: To Haunted Landmarks, Parks, Churches, and Other Public Places.

-- The Great Apparitions of Mary: An Examination of the Twenty-Two Supranormal Appearances.

-- The Haunting of Cassie Palmer.

-- The Poltergeist Phenomenon: An In-depth Investigation Into Floating Beds, Smashing Glass, and Other Unexplained Disturbances.

The Screaming Skulls, and Other Ghost Stories: The Collected True Tales and Legends of Elliott O'Donnell.

-- Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena, from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.

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