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Clinton Road, New Jersey, a notorious road for apparitions

Haunted road or highway refers to streets, roads or highways in which multiple people have reported ghostly apparitions or other paranormal phenonemon. This may either be frequent sightings of ghostly figures alongside the highway/on the highway, cases of phantom hitchhikers or sightings of phantom vehicles.


Notable cases


Stockbridge Bypass

A616 road or Stockbridge Bypass - connects Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, to the M1 motorway. There have been reports that security staff allegedly reported strange happenings and sightings during its construction, including encounters with a ghostly monk believed to have been from the Hunshelf Priory.[1]

A75 road

A75 road - a major road in Scotland from Annan to Gretna Green, considered to be Scotland’s most haunted road .[2][3] In 1957 a truck driver saw a couple walk in front of his truck and he thought he had hit them. When the driver stopped to investigate the couple were nowhere to be seen.

A38 road

Reports of phantom hitchhikers have been reported on the A38 road between Wellington and Taunton in Somerset since the 1950s.[4] 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. Unsworth claims he picked the man up at aorund 3 am and gave him a four mile trip during which he recounted tales of accidents that had occurred during the last few days. In November 1958, Unsworth claims that the man requested he drive to a spot where he had left his luggage. On arriving at the spot the man got out and after twenty minutes when he did not reappear, Unsworth drove off, angry that the man had wasted his time. Three miles up the road he saw the man again, realising it was impossible that he could have reached that location within the short time period.[4] The man in the grey coat stood in the middle of the highway to distract the driver who now ignored him and avoided driving on that section of the road again.

N9 road, South Africa

N9 road (South Africa) -The road between Uniondale and Willowmore, in the semi-desert area of the Karoo is noted for the Uniondale Phantom Hitchhiker, a phantom hitchhiking girl called Marie Charlotte Roux. On 12th April 1968 there was a car accident on the road near Uniondale in which the 22 year old girlfriend of an off duty Air Force Lieutenant died. She was short with long hair, wearing dark green trousers and a duffel coat. On Good Friday, 1976 Anton Le Grange from Oudtshoorn was driving from Willowmore and was roughly thirteen kilometres from Uniondale when he saw a woman standing by the roadside and gave her a lift only to realise moments later that she was no longer in the back seat. He reported it to the police who, distrustful at first, later verified by PC Snowy Potgieter when they returned to the spot and the car doors opened without explanation. Later, Le Grange was shown a photo of the dead girl by journalist Janie Meyer who recognized it as the "girl".[5] On Good Friday, 1978 Corporal Dawie van Jaarsveld was riding his motorcycle on the N9 and stopped to offer her a lift. She accepted, put on a helmet and his earphones and after a kilometre or two, he reported that the bike had a twitch and thought that his passenger had fallen off. He worriedly retreated looking for her lying in the road but saw nobody. Later he found that the earphones she had worn had been severely melted and were now unusable. The girl matched Maria's description.[5] Two years later, also on Good Friday, a motocylist reported experiencing "somebody grasping him tight around the waist" while driving past the spot of the accident.[5]

Clinton Road

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. Supposedly, if you go to one of the bridges at the reservoir and throw a penny into the water, within a minute it will be thrown back out to or at you by the ghost of a boy who drowned while swimming below or had fallen in while sitting on the edge of the bridge. In some tellings an apparition is seen; in others the ghost pushes the teller into the water if he or she looks over the side of the bridge in order to save him from being run over as he was in life.[6] One claims to have seen a ghost Camaro driven by a girl who supposedly died when she crashed it in 1988 (any mention while driving the road at night is supposed to trigger a manifestation).[6] Another claims to have encountered two park rangers one night while camping with friends near Terrace Pond, a glacial tarn on a ridge accessible from the road by hiking trails, who in the morning turned out to have been the ghosts of two rangers who had died on the job in 1939 .[6]

Annie's Road

Annie's Road , a haunted road in New Jersey. It is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed on the road many years ago.[7]

Boy Scout Lane

Boy Scout Lane, Wisconsin, a dead-end road with no outlet, was reportedly named because of a tragic incident that resulted in the deaths of a troop of Boy Scouts. There are a number of urban legends associated with the road, and many anomalous phenomena have been reported there. The area has been the subject of several paranormal investigations, and has been a 'haunt' for youths hoping to experience a paranormal event. The land surrounding Boy Scout Lane is now privately owned and is off limits to the general public.

Belchen Tunnel

Belchen Tunnel - Switzerland. Apparations of an old "white woman" have been frequently reported.[8]


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