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Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  173 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny 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
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Tor Books (first published July 1st 2012)
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Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: A collection of ghost stories told from the people who experienced the supernatural while on the road.

The Review:

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
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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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
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn

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.
David Brzezinski
As with most anthologies, there are some good stories and some not so good stories, and you just have to take the good with the bad.

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
Okay. Most of these stories leaving you with a feeling of "then what..."

The book is a reminder that the best ghost stories are not necessarily about what happens but the back story. Seeing a weird shape in the road is much more interesting to hear that on that same night years ago there was a terrible accident. Much of this book is just people recounting seeing the weird shape.
Sep 18, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it
This was a great, quick read with engaging stories. I really enjoyed the book, and will definitely be reading more from this author in the future. It's a wonderful book for this time of year.
Jan 03, 2015 Bigfatsheep rated it liked it
Ghosts? Semis? Thanks Annie Wilder!
Aug 25, 2015 Latasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great tales, makes we want to be a trucker!
Feb 10, 2016 Mark rated it did not like it
Trucker Ghost Stories
And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road
Editor: Annie Wilder
Publisher: TOR
Published In: New York City, NY
Date: 2012
Pgs: 254


A quiet, empty highway, middle of the night, things that shouldn’t be real, can’t be real, shouldn’t be there...but are. Stories told by truckers and those who wander alongside them along the higways and byways of North America. Millions of miles of road, millions of stories:
Jan 12, 2017 Steph rated it liked it
Some of these were fun. Some were a little out there. Fun book for a little mystery.
Oct 02, 2016 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: read-books
This book is sort of a mixed bag for me. With a collection of various paranormal experiences on the road I was expecting more of a book of true accounts. And while, many of the stories seem plausible enough, there are several that seem more or less just like made-up stories, which is fine, because all of the stories are interesting and many are quite spooky. A good and fun read, and spooky and interesting enough.
Heather Buchanan
Oct 27, 2015 Heather Buchanan rated it it was ok
I bought this book a few years ago because I was really intrigued by the concept.
Unfortunately, it was this exact thing that made me disappointed with large sections of the book. Despite being named Trucker Ghost Stories, the collection is not limited to trucker stories or even just ghost stories. There were a number of stories that were just people driving around and a few out of place alien tales. I feel that the book could have been a much tighter and stronger one if it had been cut down to j
Kristie Elston
Nov 28, 2012 Kristie Elston rated it liked it
Shelves: dft-reviews
Originally published at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: A collection of ghost stories told from the people who experienced the supernatural while on the road.

The Review:

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 pag
Tim Lewis
Premise: Late at night on the long haul, a trucker sees many things on the road. With the deep darkness and lights reflecting off windows, combined with a lack of sleep, strange happenings can become reality. The sounds of wind and things banging on the sides of parked truck sleepers can be investigated to be the mind playing tricks or things much more insidious. Who knows what might happen when ghosts, UFOs, and creatures lurk at night? When these haunted highways and menacing creatures come ou ...more
Julie Davis
If you’re a fan of real-life ghost stories, then this is the book for you.

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
Nov 23, 2012 Joanne rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-books-read
This is a compilation of short accounts of drivers (mostly truckers) who have encountered strange things while driving. Most were alone, some with other people.
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
Oct 23, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: halloween
Being married to a truck driver for sixteen years perked my interest when I spotted this book on Amazon. I have heard from my husband some eerie experiences that he has had over the years and thought it would be fascinating to read what others had to say. So often it seems that traditional ghost stories pertain to houses, hospitals, schools, or the occasional abandoned building. Every once in a while a book about ghost stories on the highway appears, but never like this. Truck drivers in general ...more
Aug 15, 2013 Nikki rated it really liked it
Make sure you read the smaller print after the title. When I first glanced at this book I was intrigued by what I thought would be all trucker stories. I grabbed it and bought it without opening and glancing through it. I have not read too many trucker ghost stories. I noticed right away that not every story was about a truck driver, there were many that involved everyday people with ghost stories of their own all involving the road with the exception of one. I still enjoyed it and there are oth ...more
Feb 26, 2015 Leigh rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-nonfiction
Easy, short stories about truck drivers encountering the unexplained. Some of the stories are typical ghost story stuff: hitchhikers that are long dead, benevolent spirits who prevent crashes, rural legends of crash victims that haunt deserted roads, that sort of thing. There is also a generous sprinkling of aliens, UFO's and encounters with dead soldiers from long ago wars (One driver insists he gave a ride to General Custer)

The stories are entertaining and easy to read. Believe them or not, yo
Oct 04, 2012 Regan rated it liked it
True tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road.

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
Aug 29, 2012 Star rated it liked it
While people love to be scared by good ghost stories, it’s not so much fun when it happens to you! ‘Trucker Ghost Stories’ contains many tales of spooky and unexplainable encounters with the beyond. Being told in the voices of those who experienced the events gives an even greater chill to the reader. One has to wonder if events like the ones shared in this book are experienced by multiple people, is it a true occurrence or, perhaps, mass hysteria. Some of the stories are silly and some are down ...more
Renato Rodriguez
Dec 27, 2013 Renato Rodriguez rated it liked it
This was an entertaining set of accounts from several people that have had paranormal experiences on desolate roads.
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
Carol Cassada
Oct 05, 2016 Carol Cassada rated it really liked it
Most of the stories in this book revolve around truckers who experienced paranormal activities on the road. But there are some stories that consist of regular people with their journeys on the highway.

The witnesses in the book share the odd encounters they had on the road dealing with ghosts, UFOs, and other supernatural elements.

Some of the stories are creepy, giving you a chill up your spine. While others seem far-fetched, leaving you wondering if they’re true.

This is a good book for paranorm
Oct 08, 2015 Sharon rated it really liked it
Very creepy and spine-tingling !! I guess there have been ghost stories since the beginning of time but since hearing Phantom 309 as a kid I have always been intrigued by trucker ghost stories in particular. I especially love the ones where the spirit in question saves someone's life or lends a hand in times of trouble. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories that I began reading during the Halloween season. I will definitely be reading more collections put together by Annie Wilder. Reco ...more
Feb 13, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
Some of these stories are funny, weird, sad, and downright creepy. There's a great selection of perspectives, which is fabulous in this type of book. Anyone who loves ghost stories will love this collection of stories. I wanted more detail with some, but that's how it goes with collections like this! I got the audio version of this from the library and didn't get very far before I put that aside due to one of the narrator's voice. It's much better to read the stories than to listen.
Mar 20, 2013 Pamela rated it really liked it
From truck drivers and other road ghost stories. Some good, some not so much. Sadly, the part where a truck driver talks about the author's book mistakenly tells that witches were burned at the stake. None in the US were burned at the stake, they were hung and mainly in Salem and only one off shore in Virginia--rest accused were not.
Bryan Anderson
Jul 08, 2015 Bryan Anderson rated it it was ok
What an interesting book to say the least. I would have liked it better if it was all about truckers. Some of the stories were great and we'll written. Some were not so good and written very blah like. I enjoy a good ghost story so this book was great in some ways. If your a trucker I would give this book a shot. If your not a trucker I would maybe find another ghost anthology.
Sep 07, 2012 Diana rated it liked it
The collection is fascinating, but after reading House of Spirits and Whispers, which was AMAZING, this one was a little disappointing. Annie Wilder collected these stories and kept them in the voices of the person who told the story, which means that they didn't reflect her own sparkling voice. Still, there were just enough goosebump-raising stories to make it worth reading.
Lori S.
I do wish the book had opened with a different story, but whatever. I liked the rest of it and a couple did send tingles down my spine. Well worth the money and the time listening to it.

And I liked that there were a fair number of stories from here in NM. Makes me want to go ghost hunting ...
Jun 29, 2013 Rosalie rated it liked it
This was pretty much what I expected. A book about ghosts and other weird things. While it was nice to read the events in the words of someone there I think the stories could have used a bit more editing. It is a decent book if you’re looking for some short stories.
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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

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