A FRIEND of a friend and his daughter were driving along a lonely country road at night and happened upon a female hitchhiker. The woman asked for a ride to her home just a few miles up the road. The travelers obliged and continued on with the woman riding silently in the backseat.
As they approached their destination, the driver turned to inform the mysterious passenger that they were about to arrive, only to discover she had vanished from the backseat without a trace! Thoroughly spooked, our travelers inquired at the house whose address she had given and learned that a woman matching the description of the hitchhiker had indeed once lived there, but died several years ago in an automobile accident.
Her ghost, they were told, was sometimes seen wandering beside the highway, attempting to thumb a ride home from strangers.
'Vanishing Hitchhiker' Tales:
• Phantom Hitchhikers
• A Hitchhiking Stranger Is Sometimes Not a Human Being
• The Spooky Hitchhiker
• The Lady of White Rock Lake
• The Meshack Road Hitchhiker
• Resurrection Mary, 'Most Famous Ghost in Chicagoland'
• 'The Vanishing Hitchhiker' by J.H. Brunvand