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Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road


Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

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4.5/5 (24 ratings)
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Aug 7, 2012
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9781427227386
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Description

In Annie Wilder's uniquely entertaining book, there are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road.

It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost.

These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These first-hand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events.

Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder.

With so many different stories, the Trucker Ghost Stories collection moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost story listener—and anyone who's ever wondered...

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Aug 7, 2012
ISBN:
9781427227386
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

ANNIE WILDER has written a true book, titled House of Spirits and Whispers, about her experience living in a haunted house and working with paranormal investigators. She’s attended paranormal conferences and hosted haunted tea parties and tours.


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  • (3/5)
    These ghost stories are told by truck drivers and others that have experienced strange happens on the road. Some of the stories are familiar, such as Resurrection Mary, but no less interesting to read. Though you can tell that some who have submitted these stories are not professional writers it does not take away from the stories. I enjoyed the book and would love to see more like it.
  • (5/5)
    Being married to a truck driver for sixteen years perked my interest when I spotted this book on Amazon. I have heard from my husband some eerie experiences that he has had over the years and thought it would be fascinating to read what others had to say. So often it seems that traditional ghost stories pertain to houses, hospitals, schools, or the occasional abandoned building. Every once in a while a book about ghost stories on the highway appears, but never like this. Truck drivers in general are a group of interesting people that have a tough job that is under appreciated. Without these good people we would not have the food in our pantries or the clothes on our backs. Although some would dismiss their sightings possible hallucinations from lack of sleep, too many drivers share similar experiences on their routes. I first must say that this was a fun read and I plan on sharing it with my husband. I loved reading the stories about the old route 666. My spouse used to drive down that road, but to his luck drove it during the day. I often heard the same story about the black dog sightings from him and also him spotting see through hitch hikers. To this day he occasionally spots weird things, but just chooses not to talk about it. He works nights hauling milk and would rather just do his job and come home. As an avid lover of the paranormal and Halloween this is a must add for a private collection. I am happy that I purchased it and highly recommend it!
  • (4/5)
    Some of the stories are good. Some are so bad that they're good. The scariest part is that these could all be stories of delusions caused by fatigue. The narration was well-done in the audiobook.
  • (2/5)
    Trucker Ghost StoriesAnd Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the RoadEditor: Annie Wilder Publisher: TORPublished In: New York City, NYDate: 2012Pgs: 254REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:A quiet, empty highway, middle of the night, things that shouldn’t be real, can’t be real, shouldn’t be there...but are. Stories told by truckers and those who wander alongside them along the higways and byways of North America. Millions of miles of road, millions of stories: women in white, wandering soldiers, phantom hitchhikers, the ominous, the strange, uncanny visions, mysterious apparitions, roaming spirits, angry demons, ghostly passengers, phantom highways, text messages from beyond, skinwalkers, the restless dead, ghost brides, and the Highway to Hell.Genre:HistoryHorrorMythologyNon-fictionOccultParanormalReligion and SpiritualityShort storiesUFOsWhy this book:Dad was a trucker. So is my brother. Love a good ghost story.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Girl in the WindowThe Feel:The first story in the collection that made my hair stand up and gave me goosebumps.Favorite Scene:Love that glancing out the window and finding “someone” staring back at you.Pacing:Very short, very quick story. Very creepy, Well done.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________UFO Encounter in Wyoming / US Highway 26The Feel:The descriptiors in this story give it a believable ring. The melted truck and burned driver...woof!Favorite Scene:When the narrator locks up his brakes to keep from hitting the lead truck where it stopped...was stopped in the middle of the road.Pacing:Very fast story.Plot Holes/Out of Character:Wish we found out who the burned driver was. What hospital he was taken to after the “event.”Hmm Moments:The description of what the UFO had done to the truck is incredible.Why isn’t there a screenplay?Would make a great movie, sort of a Race with the Devil only with UFOs and aliens instead of cultists/satanists.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A Not-So-Good Night’s RestFavorite Scene:When he throws back the curtain on the truck’s sleeper and looks out the passenger window only to see “something” staring back at him...at eye level.Hmm Moments:Wonder if the other driver started up and drove away cause he had already gotten a visitation from Sasquatch.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Red-Eyed Man on Wisconsin Highway AThe Feel:The forcing someone off the road in the middle of nowhere and, then, chasing them after they wreck is creepy as hell.Favorite Scene:Getting mad and advancing on the person after the wreck only to find them with red eyes and a horror movie face and, then, being chased by themj.Hmm Moments:Vampire or ghost...the awakening in the hospital after it caught the driver with a vague recollection of another car finding the driver near the road. Doubt I would have been going back out there after I got out of the hospital.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Two Dead RabbitsThe Feel:Magnum creepy.Favorite Scene:From the second the sunburned, heatstroked guy walks out in the road, the creepy factor jumps off the scale. What would have happened if the driver had walked out in the desert with the guy to see the “two dead rabbits.”Plot Holes/Out of Character:I would have been very interested in what happened, especially if I had called the County Sheriff.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Last Good-ByeThe Feel:The smile this one brings to your face is genuine. I hope the story is true.Favorite Scene:When it cranks up.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Last Page Sound:Meh.Editorial Assessment:More “And Other…” than Trucker Ghost Stories. Many of the stories could have been expanded and padded just a bit to give them a bit more flavor. I bet in the tellings they have been embellished to make them...more. Some pretty good ones here, but in the hands of a good storyteller, they could have shined more than they do. I respect the editor’s choice to present the stories as close to the original telling as possible. I believe the stories could have handled a retelling.More UFOs than ghosts and haunts too. Just wanted more trucker oriented stories.All of these could have handled a bit more ghostwriting. The whole second half could have stood a bit closer to the editor’s pen.Knee Jerk Reaction:not as good as I was lead to believeDewey Decimal System: 133.122WiWould recommend to:no one______________________________________________________________________________Errata:
  • (3/5)
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A collection of ghost stories told from the people who experienced the supernatural while on the road.The Review:I won’t lie. I am a huge fan of ghost stories whether they make you laugh, cry, run screaming from the room or keep you awake at night. Trucker Ghost Stories is filled with first person accounts of the paranormal while on the highway, some stories range from a paragraph to several pages long. Most of the stories are told from truckers but there are a few from people just traveling in their cars and some are told in third person accounts (“my friend had this happen to them”). These stories are not told from professional writers so some do come off a little choppy (“so that’s my story” or “here’s my story” or even repeating a few points over again).The stories are broken up into four different categories: Just Plain Weird, Messages and Assistance from the Spirit World, Haunted Highways: Legends and Lore of the Road and finally Time Slips. Just Plain Weird jumps you into the ghost story/legend experiences from being chased by a skinwalker to UFO’s to a woman who was kissed by a ghost while she was sleeping in her semi. The second category holds my favorite story, “My Guardian Angel is a Truck Driver”, this story made me cry but thinking back on it, I have a hard time believing it to be true. If it is true, I am sorry for doubting it, but it is one of the few third person stories in this collection so that adds to the could this be made up files?The third section covers legends and lore of the road. I was kind of amazed about how many of these stories took place in Oklahoma. Since I live in Kansas I feel like I could investigate if I ever had some free time and ever felt inclined to do something like that. A lot of these stories I was familiar with from watching TV shows. I know one thing, I am never driving on Highway 666 now 393. Time Slips is probably the most scary part of the collection, some of these were about seeing ghosts dressed up from the past or losing time and being taken someplace that is not in the here and now. “Incident at Lost River” would have freaked me out so much I would never have driven that way again, let alone taken people with me to see if it would happen again!I recommend this collection of stories for those who like a good ghost story. It will give you something to think about or look out for the next time you are on a long road trip.FTC Advisory: Tor/Macmillan provided me with a copy of Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.