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

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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
This was a great, quick read with engaging stories. I really enjoyed the book, and will definately be reading more from this author in the future. It's a wonderful book for this time of year.
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
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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
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...more
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...more
Renato Rodriguez
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...more
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
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...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron Krost
Good to read when I have a few minutes. Short stories that are entertaining and good fodder for dreams. Not too scary so could be read yo kids while camping.
Rhina M. Finley
Dec 03, 2012 Rhina M. Finley rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People Who like Folklore
Recommended to Rhina M. by: Books A Million
Shelves: uknown-mysteries
I thought it was pretty short and a light read. I actually liked the third part the best which was of tales and folklore of haunted highways.
Steven Harbin
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Sasha Enge
Generous 3 stars. There are 3 different sections of stories & I only enjoyed about half of this book. Aliens & UFO's are a little much..
The best nonfiction ghost / paranormal stories Ive ever read! I wish I could find more like it.
Rob King
Read the first story, and it was so bad, I gave up and returned the book to the library.
great Author but didnt enjoy this as much as her previous books
Amanda Herschausen
Interesting Book great ghost tales
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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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