Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kentucky Ghosts

 I personally apologize in advance to my Kentucky readers!
> This happened about a month ago just outside of Owensboro ,
> Kentucky ,
> a small town on the banks of the Ohio River , and while it sounds
> like an
> Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's indeed real.

> An out-of-state traveler was walking along the side of the road
> hitchhiking
> on a dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed
> slowly and
> no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could barely see his
> hand in front of his face.

> Suddenly he saw a car approaching, moving slowly and appearing
> ghostlike
> in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped.

> Wanting a ride very badly, the guy jumped into the car and closed
> the door;
> only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel,
> and no
> sound of the engine to be heard over the rain.

> Again the car crept slowly forward the guy was terrified, too
> scared to think of jumping out and running.

> The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp curve and, still
> too scared to jump out, he started to pray and beg for his life.
> He was certain the ghost car would go off the road and into the
> river, and he would surely drown!

> But just before the curve, a shadowy figure appeared at the
> driver's window and a hand reached in and turned the steering
> wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as
> silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the
> hitchhiker was alone again.

> Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time
> they reached a curve.

> Finally the guy, frightened nearly to death, had all he could take
> and
> jumped out of the car and ran through the storm to the nearby

> Wet and in shock, he went into a lighted tavern and with voice
> quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, and then, shaken, he told
> everybody about his supernatural experience.

> A silence came over those listening and everybody got goose

> They realized the guy was sober and was telling the truth. And the
> sounds of the storm continued outside.

> About half an hour later, two guys walked into the bar and one
> says to the other,

> 'Look Billy Bob, there's that idiot that rode in our car while we
> was pushin' it in the rain..'

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