The haunted highways of the world

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In one of those times when random browsing is the best thing to do, one of those wild Wikipedia lists came forth. After digging a bit, pretty good stuff was found.

There's a handful of roads in several countries that are famous for being at the center of paranormal activity. In a flash, the list we discovered is the next:

United States

  • Annie's Road, New Jersey:  is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a woman killed on the road many years ago. It is located in Totowa on the first half of Riverview Drive.

  • Boy Scout Lane, Wisconsin: a dead-end road with no outlet. A number of ghost stories and urban legends have become associated with the road, including the fictional deaths of a troop of Boy Scouts. The area has been the subject of several paranormal investigations, and has been a 'haunt' for local youths. However, there are no records of fatalities or mysterious disappearances on or around Boy Scout Lane.

  • Bray Road, Elkhorn, Wisconsin: infamously known for being the home of the Beast of Bray Road. 

  • Clinton Road, New Jersey: is the subject of local folklore that includes alleged 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. Full reference here.

  • Edmonds Road, Jeremy Swamp Road, Marginal Road, Saw Mill City Road, Velvet Street & Zion Hill Road, Connecticut: all these Connecticut roads are connected to legends of Melon Heads, Saw Mill and Velvet are commonly referred to by residents as "Dracula Drive". 

  • Devil's Washbowl road, Moretown Vermont:  is connected to a tale of pig-human hybrid entity known as the "Pigman".

  • Jamestown Road, Jamestown, North Carolina: is the subject of local folklore regarding a vanishing hitchhiker known as "Lydia".

  • Mount Misery Road/Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, New York: both are subjects of local folklore, including but not limited to tales of Mary's Grave (supposedly located on a cemetery on Sweet Hollow Road), a ghostly police officer with the back of his head missing, and ghosts from a burned down mental asylum.

  • Shades of Death Road, United States: though is not the only one with this name in the United States (another Shades of Death Road exists in Washington County, Pennsylvania) has a lot of legends: from spots where brutal murders took place, fatal car accidents, a swamp visited by packs of vicious wild cats and malaria-carrying insects, a ghost lake, a fairy hole... so, pick your preferred one! Full reference here.

Other countries

  • Stockbridge Bypass, United Kingdom: also known as A616 road. During its construction, security staff allegedly reported encounters with a ghostly monk believed to have been from the Hunshelf Priory.

  • Belchen Tunnel, Switzerland: with sightings of an old woman dressed all in white who supposedly haunts the tunnel.

  • A38 road, England, United Kingdom: according to legend, phantom hitchhikers have been reported since the 1950s on the A38 road between Wellington and Taunton in Somerset. One tale holds that in 1958 a lorry driver named "Harry (or "Harold" in some tellings) Unsworth" saw a hitchiker he'd given a ride to earlier re-appear miles down the road from where he'd dropped him off.

  • A75 road, Scotland, United Kingdom: a major road in Scotland from Annan to Gretna Green has been called Scotland's "most haunted road" by some authors. According to one story, in 1957 a truck driver swerved to avoid a couple walking in the road but when he stopped to investigate the pair had "vanished". Other versions of the stories tell of a couple or group of friends driving down the road at night and are constantly plagued and harassed by shadow figures, from an elderly woman to the back end of a semi truck that they nearly hit before braking only for it to disappear.

  • A3 motorway, Croatia: the section of A3 motorway in Croatia between Staro Petrovo Selo and Nova Gradiška is believed to be haunted due to high number of accidents and paranormal encounters. It is a section where singer Toše Proeski and actress Dolores Lambaša lost their lives.

  • E8 Expressway, Malaysia: also known as the Kuala Lumpur–Karak Expressway, is reportedly "one of the most haunted highways in the world", (though there has been no direct evidence of such manifestations). It is claimed that many people driving late at night see strange creatures, lost schoolboy, and "Pontianak" (a ghost that resembles an Irish banshee, the New York's "White Lady" ghost and the "Crying Woman" in México) on this road. There is also sightings of a driverless yellow Volkswagen Beetle that appears from nowhere.

  • N9 road, South Africa: is the subject of a story of the "Uniondale Phantom Hitchhiker", a girl named "Marie Charlotte Roux" who allegedly died in a road accident on a particular stretch of the N9 on April 12, 1968 (Good Friday).

  • National Highway 33 in Jharkhand, India: it is supposedly haunted because 245 persons have died there since 2010.

Do you know of any other not on that list? You can either go to the original article at Wikipeda to expand it or post it here on the comments and we'll gladly do it for you 😊

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