A True Australian ghost story
This story happened a while ago in Brisbane, and even though it sounds
like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true .
John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the road,
hitch hiking 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
coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and without
thinking about it, got in the car and closed the door, just to realize there
was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on!
The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road and saw a curve
approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just
before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned
the wheel. John, paralysed with terror, watched how the hand repeatedly
came through the window but never harmed him.
Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub down the road so, gathering
strength, 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 experienced.
A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying
... wasn't drunk.
Suddenly two other people walked into the same pub. They, like John,
were also wet and out of breath. Looking around and seeing John Bradford
sobbing at the bar, one said to the other,
there's that idiot that got in the car, while we were pushing it."