Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other 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...more
Quick & Dirty: A collection of ghost stories told from the people who experienced the supernatural while on the road.
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 truc...more
Most of us have at least one family member that tells really good ghost stories. For me, it was my paternal grandmother. I think she maybe had all of five in her arsenal, but my 9 year old self didn’t care, and I probably heard each of them 20 times, at least. I loved all things ghost (still do), and when she told those stories, she had my full attention. As I matured, so did my level of ghost story sophistication, and eve...more
All the stories within are written by the witnesses of these strange events, which adds to the variable nature the writing within. It is tough to take any of these stories as evidence of the supernatural since each is, as mentioned, is written by a single author, the "eyewitness" of the event described. As such, without any outside verification, it is tough to accep...more
I have always enjoyed reading first person accounts of scary, creepy, supernatural experiences. This book is no exception. There’s a therapeutic aspect of sharing your story. It makes you realize you aren’t crazy and you’re not the only one who has experienced something along those lines.
Annie Wilder gives a voice to all the authors included in the book. Through the stories, we find commonality.
In Part 1, Just Plain Weird, my favorite is Skinwalker in Arizona....more
If you’re a fan of truckers, those modern-day “cowboys” of the highways, then this book is doubly for you.
Truckers are on the road at all times of night, in all weather, and, evidently, when every sort of ghost, monster, or UFO is out and about. This collection of stories runs the gamut from terrifying to tame. I was fascinated by the story of a trucker attacked by a UFO full of aliens but who refused to be abducted. I got...more
The book is sectioned off into different categories:
Just Plain Weird, Messages & Assistance from the Spirit World, Haunted Highways: Legends & Lore of the Road, & Time Slips.
Just Plain Weird has many stories of alien beings, strange lights etc.
Assistance from the Spirit World has many stories of spirits with the ability to a...more
It could have used a little editing, since the format of the book consists in the accounts being written by the people that had the experience or are narrating a relative's experiences, and some of these people barely know how to construct a sentence.
You should take the veracity of these tales with a grain of salt, since some of the stories are versions of classic ghost encounter...more
I personally think the title is misleading. I picked up a book thinking it was going to be about haunted stories and ghosts, but it's about all strange phenomena.
Positives: The book had a lot of interesting stories. It was great night time reading before bed.
Negatives: They're a compilation of true stories submitted to the author to create the book. The author, or editor Anne Wilder, didn't seem to do much editing at all...more
Annie Wilder is writer and proud mother of grown children who admit to seeing some strange things in their childhood home. Wilders first book House of Spirits and Whispers is a true account of her experiences living with ghosts for more than a decade. She regularly hosts haunted tea parties in her spirit-filled Victorian house nestled in a sleepy Mississippi River town in Minnesota. Her haunted ho...more