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
THREE *** Horribly Written, but Entertaining in a Horror Meets Hilarious, Tabloid Sort of Way *** STARS
So I’m a skeptic about most things. I do believe in some things beyond normal, everyday life but ghosts, aliens, conspiracy theories, etc? Very skeptical for the most part. So for this collection of supernatural and strange events on the road do I think most, if not all, of them are just stories? Yeah but it’s a fun, interesting, brainless audiobook to help pass the time. Some parts are certainly better than others and it is sometimes a little slow but I mostly enjoyed it.
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 truckers ...more
Lots of people with websites and projects to promote in this book, which is a little eye rolly, but some fun stories all the same.
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
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
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
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.
This was an entertaining collection of both hauntings and UFO encounters. The author and several stories contained within appeared on the excellent short lived show on Destination America called Monsters and Mysteries in America. All sorts of weird, spooky and strange tales are shared here. I do hope there will be a follow-up.
Do note, there is an audio book version of this book that I tried to follow along with. Many of the stories in this book AR ...more
And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road
Editor: Annie Wilder
Published In: New York City, NY
REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
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: ...more
Mixed bag of ghostly and alien stories, mostly from the perspective of people who spend a great deal of time nearly alone on the open road. Some of the stories and anecdotes are far better than others. It is for these that this book is worth reading.
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