We have all heard our fair share of urban legends, visited some “haunted” houses, been to these locations willingly. But what if we were simply trying to get from point A to point B? We had no intention of exposing ourselves to the paranormal, the supernatural. A lonely night time drive down the wrong (or right?) road is sometimes all it takes to end up with an encounter you were truly not expecting.
Another long dark road with a "story". Located in Watchung (USA), its known as 13 Bumps Road. The story says that 13 witches were buried in the road after being burned in the 1700s - years later when the roads were paved....13 bumps emerged from the ground. They were removed many times, but always came back.
This road from Sussex to Kent is considered to be one of the most haunted roads in England. There have been numerous reports of drivers seeing a young woman dressed in a white dress suddenly appear in front of their car forcing them to brake and making them certain that they had just hit her.
Reports of phantom hitchhikers have been reported on the A38 road between Wellington and Taunton in Somerset since the 1950s. Of particular note is a man in a grey overcoat, reported by many people including lorry driver Harry Unsworth who confessed to having given the man a lift on more than one occasion, typically in heavy rain.
Hundreds of weird sightings and unexplained accidents have been reported in the area over the past fifty years. The 15 mile stretch of the A75 from Annan in Dumfriesshire to Gretna Green is claimed to be the most haunted road in Scotland and the Scottish Office plans to improve it but the local residents believe that it will unleash the already angry spirits.
In the Scottish Highlands, a historic region of Scotland, the A9 has seen the same thing observed by drivers on many occasions. Up near Loch Bhuie, a glittering ornate Victorian coach has been spotted being drawn by white horses, being accompanied by bewigged footmen in full period attire.
Pripyat is a once-busy city now abandoned and preserved in time look like a scene from a post-apocalyptic horror film. Pripyat city in the Ukraine once housed the families of thousands of men and women working at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. But on 26 April 1986 disaster struck when an explosion at the plant caused radiation to leak from its nuclear rector.
Annie's Road, located in New Jersey (USA), is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed on the road many years ago. Allegedly she appears as a hitchhiker and if you pick her up she will cause you to lose control of your vehicle. The road is really angerous because of several sharp turns on the road.
In Misterton, a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England, a soldier has been seen marching along the B1403 road, in full military uniform and helmet.
From as early as 1910, there have been reports of a ghostly pair of hairy hands which have grabbed the wheel or handlebars of travellers and swerved them off the B3212 between Postbridge and Two Bridges. The ‘Hairy Hands of Dartmoor’ continue to spook drivers. It’s not known if they show up on Sat Navs.
Cornwall, England, is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar.
B4293 in Devauden, a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, is a wooded, twisty road that appears to have its own guardian angel.
Back Gate Road is the main gate access to Area 51, an Air-Force base of the USA government. The so-called “Main Gate” is the most visited place on the Area 51 boundary. It is located off Highway 375 approximately 24.5 miles south of Rachel; the access road is an unmistakable long, straight gravel road leading to the west.
Balete road, in the municipality of Balete (Philippines) is the scene of legends about mysterious appearances, particularly about the occurrence of some “white lady”, a woman with long hair, dressed in night shirt and appearing in the dark, in the way of cars passing on the road.
The Belchen Tunnel is a motorway tunnel in Switzerland, and forms part of the A2 motorway from Basel to Chiasso. It is 3.2 km long, and lies in the northern (slightly northwestern) part of Switzerland.
In the city of Belvidere in Boone Country, Illinois there is an intersection of roads that has been the site of many hauntings, particularly the Bloodspoint Road.
Road ghosts can be quite unnerving as is this one that can be found on the A229, four miles north of Maidstone. She looks like a perfectly normal looking young lady. However, she reveals her supernatural nature by running in front of moving vehicles.
Boy Scout Lane, sometimes written "Boyscout Lane", is an isolated road located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The road, a dead-end with no outlet, was reportedly named because of a tragic incident that resulted in the deaths of a troop of Boy Scouts.
Two miles north of Saratoga off FM787 is the beginning of Bragg Road which travels north to FM1293. It is the Ghost Road where theSaratoga Mystery Light has appeared. Peering down this road is like looking in an infinite rifle barrel, that is green trees on top - pink dirt on bottom. This former railroad bed is now a dirt road, 8 miles long by 2 cars wide. Under daylight conditions it takes 30 minutes to safely drive to its junction with FM1293.
The Bragg Road Ghost Light (also known as the Big Thicket Ghost Light and the Saratoga Light) is located on the dirt road that runs between Saratoga and Bragg, Texas. In the early 20th century, railroad tracks ran over the road and several deaths supposedly took place here while the trains were still running. The rails were taken up in 1934, and it was after this that the ghost lights began their appearances.
Demon drivers, haunted hitchhikers and phantom pedestrians who go bump in the night all lie in wait for unsuspecting motorists. The headless highwayman has given way to the horseless carriage when it comes to putting the frighteners on the twilight zone travellers of the 21st century.
Clinton Road, located in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey has gained notoriety as an area rife with many legends of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures and gatherings of witches, Satanists and the Ku Klux Klan.
Lynchings, murders, runaway brides and the KKK---all this and more streaks blood through the history of this very pretty little bridge on Crawford Road, Virginia, USA.
Cuba Road (Lake Zurich, Illinois) sits nestled between the towns of Lake Zurich and Barrington, both upper and upper-middle class retreats. It is the setting of a plethora of paranormal phenomenon, including a phantom car (or cars), a pair of spectral lovers, and a vanishing house.
Deane Road Cemetery, in Liverpool, a city of Merseyside, England, was the burial ground for numerous Jewish families dating back to the 17th Century. After the cemetery fell into disrepair during the 18th Century residents of the road have reported hearing children's screams in the middle of the night, doors slamming unexpectedly and furniture seemingly rearranging itself.
Drews Lane is a road in Ward End, an area of Birmingham, England. Cars have been heard along this road in the Ward End area of Birmingham, which have apparently screeched along at speed then toppled over.
The E8 Expressway, also known as the Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway, is a 60 km (37 mi) controlled-access highway or motorway in Malaysia connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the town of Karak in Pahang. The road is reportedly one of the most haunted highways in Malaysia.
Nevada State Highway 375 stretches for 98 miles from US-93 in the southeast to US-6 in the northwest. It crosses three large high desert valleys in south central Nevada: Tikaboo Valley, Sand Spring Valley and Railroad Valley. Except for a couple of ranches, the town of Rachel is the only settlement along the way.
Gloucester Road is located in Finsbury Park, a 46 hectares (110 acres) public park in the London Borough of Haringey. A well known local phenomenon, residents have reported the sound of children running and laughing, albeit late into the night. There have also been occasions of doors being knocked upon, yet when they have been opened there has been no-one there.
What can you say about a place called Helltown? Helltown is one of Ohio’s most famous horror/supernatural legends. It’s a good example of the way folklore can get really complicated.
Bobbing and bouncing along a dirt road in northeast Oklahoma is the Hornet Spook Light, a paranormal enigma for more than a century. Described most often as an orange ball of light, the orb travels from east to west along a four mile gravel road, long called the Devil's Promenade by area locals. The Spooklight (also called the Hornet Spooklight, Hollis Light and Joplin Spook Light), is a mysterious visual phenomenon allegedly experienced by witnesses in a small area known locally as the "Devil's Promenade" on the border between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma west of the small town of Hornet, Missouri.
Hotel del Salto in Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama) is a major tourist attraction about 30 km southwest of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. The thousands of tourists who visit the area to admire the 157 metre (515 feet) tall waterfall and the surrounding nature, make a stop at another nearby landmark as well, the abandoned Hotel del Salto.
Jamestown Road in Jamestown, North Carolina, Guilford County, North Carolina, is the subject of local folklore that includes sightings of a young woman in a white party dress, often seen thumbing for a ride on misty evenings, just before dark.
The ghost town of Kadykchan has been left behind by the people who lived there in the early ’90, after collapse of USSR. The place is located in Susumansky District of Magadan Oblast, Russia, in the basin of the Ayan-Yuryakh River, 65 kilometers (40 mi) northwest of Susuman.
A one-mile section of Kelly Road, nicknamed Mystery Mile by former residents, located in Ohioville, Pennsylvania, USA is an area that has had numerous reports of paranormal activity and bizarre happenings.
On or around Lebanon Road (Collinsville, Illinois) are seven railroad bridges, some no longer in use. All of them are heavily coated in graffiti—a testament to their popularity for nighttime excursions.
In England, many people agree that the longest road is also its most haunted. Motorists making their way down this road have experienced unusual phenomena: Roman soldiers marching, an upset woman trying to hitch a ride, and lorry going the wrong way down the road!
There is a hill in Ladakh region of Kashmir which can pull a car parked in neutral with the speed of 20km per hour. Apparently this happens because the hill possesses magnetic power. Its not just cars but planes that too are attracted by the Magnetic Hills. This is the reason why Indian Air Force has asked pilots to avoid flying over the Magnetic hills. To visit the Magnetic hill, you will have to travel Leh. From Leh you can hire a local guide who would take you to Magnetic hill. There isn't much to see there. Only a sign board has been placed by officials to indicate Magnetic Hill.
Voodoo Village is located on Mary Angela Road in southwest Memphis (USA). According to residents, the area is home to St. Paul's Spiritual Temple and is enclosed in a huge iron fence. But the legend suggests that something other than church services are taking place there.
Spectacular loop road surrounding the Mavrovo Lake, the largest artificially lake created in Macedonia. Part of the Mavrovo National Park, this lake is located in the Mavrovo region, Mavrovo and Rostuša municipality of the Republic of Macedonia.
A wealthy philanthropist reportedly donated the money to establish this park in New Orleans, USA, on the condition that it include a statue of his beloved daughter Mona, who had recently died. Wild teenagers used to come hang out in the park at night and soon wrecked the statue. Ever since, a floating white vision of Mona has approached passing cars, scratching the windows on the passenger side and moaning.
The Old Pali Road in Kailua (Hawaii) is haunted. The road has been recently replaced by Pali Highway.
Ozyorsk (or Ozersk) is a closed town in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. Until recently this area was not included on maps and the Russian government denied its existence. No visitors had been allowed under any circumstances, and all residents worked in the facility (later referred to as Chelyabinsk-65). With the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90′s, Chelyabinsk-40 was finally acknowledged by the government and granted town status. In 1994, Chelyabinsk-65 was finally given a name: Ozyorsk. It’s forbidden to drive on this straight road, and there are several checkpoints to control the access.
If you were driving north on route 61 in the heart of the Anthracite coal region in Pennsylvania in recent years, you may have come across a detour of 61 at the top of a hill in a community called Ashland. Thinking nothing of it you would have followed the detour signs that took you around some possible road construction or a bridge being worked on. You're then reconnected with Rt. 61 again.
If you ever took a trip to Monterery, Santa Cruz, or the Bay Area there's a good chance you've taken Highway 152 through Pacheco Pass. The part of the trip from Los Banos to Gilroy is rather mundane for those who have driven it before. Or is it?
Panoramica delle Vette is a high mountain road that reaches 1.989 m above the sea level, located in the province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, with a lenght of 33,4 km (20,8 mi). The inclination is usually somewhere between 12-18% and there is no flat stretch. The average is around 11% for the 1400 meters of height. The track and the route start in Ravascletto (952 m above sea level), a well known summer/winter holiday resort, one of the most important ski centres in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
On night of 11th December 2002, the Surrey police received several reports of a car with its headlights blazing that had been seen swerving off the A3 road and down a ditch. The police rushed to the scene of the accident.
In 1958, just by the pub on the road between Dunstable and Markyate, there was a terrible crash. The driver of a mini-bus carrying the cricket team from the Kenwood company, swerved to overtake a car and crashed killing two of the party and injuring several others.
The term 'phantom hitchhiker' has been used for a variety of road ghosts phenomena. A carpet fitter was driving home through Stanbridge at night when he saw a man standing at the junction of Station Road, thumbing a lift.
Platt Lane, in Greater Manchester, England, is a a road with a disastrous history. To the ordinary daytime motorist its secrets seem unlikely, but at night the spirits come out to play. This small country lane, between Atherton and Westhoughton in Greater Manchester, passes close to the site of the 1910 Pretoria Pit disaster where 344 miners died.