Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Halloween Irish Ghost Story

This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though
it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true.

John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side
of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the
midst of a storm.

The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was
so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly, he saw a car slowly come toward him and stop.
John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it,
got into the car and closed the door... only to realize
there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't

The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road
ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to
pray, begging for his life. Then, just before the car hit
the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the
wheel. John, paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand
repeatedly came through the window, but never touched or
harmed him.

Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub appear down
the road, so, gathering strength; he jumped out of the car
and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and
started telling everybody about the horrible experience he
had just had.

A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was
crying and wasn't drunk.

Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in
from the stormy night. They, like John, w ere also soaked
and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford
sobbing at the bar, one said to the other...

"Look, Liam... there's that idiot that got in the
car while we were pushing' it!!"

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