"The perfect book to read on a dark, stormy night or around a Halloween bonfire."
Reviewed by Lynn Cunningham
Posted October 25, 2012
Paranormal - Supernatural
Truck drivers are on the road so much of the time that it's
not surprising that many of them have some truly strange
experiences while on their runs. It is these experiences
that you'll find in this spine tingling book. There are
tales of meeting specters in the middle of nowhere, that
when offered a ride; they disappear at some point after
entering the vehicle. You'll also find many tales of strange
lights and alien sightings. There are even shared
experiences of guardian angels protecting some of these
Some of the spirits you'll meet include a Marine soldier
that was killed during the Viet Nam War who came back to a
small town truck stop to keep a former veteran from being
killed in an accident; an apparition that appeared wearing a
long black coat and hat with red glowing eyes; and the ghost
that saved an entire town by removing a stalled truck from
the railroad tracks only seconds before a train loaded with
potential explosive materials would have crashed into it.
Another phenomenon that you'll learn about can only be
called lost roads for lack of a better term. These are
stretches of road that the drivers have never seen or heard
of before and yet they find themselves driving them. There
are no other vehicles to be seen and there aren't any homes,
stores, post offices or people to be seen anywhere on these
roads. The drivers always manage to find their way back to
civilization, but they also never get an explanation as to
where they've been or how they got there. There's also not a
reason given for why they were there, either.
UFO encounters have long fascinated people everywhere and
there's no shortage of those experiences in this book.
Truckers are often driving late at night and are more likely
to see strange lights and other UFO related events. A couple
of these are quite scary with one man actually suffering
severe burns on one side of his body.
You'll find some other events that can't really be
categorized except as strange and scary. Many of these
experiences are, perhaps, the best ones of all. But what
makes this book so unique is that these stories are true and
they're told by the people that experienced them in their
Annie Wilder gathered these stories by inviting people to
send them in to her website. Then she compiled them and put
them all together for readers to enjoy. Kids of all ages
will love this book whether they're into strange occurrences
or not. There's a great mixture of scary, fascinating,
sweet, sad, and just plain head scratching stories collected
here. It's so truly interesting that most people will
probably read it in one sitting. If you happen to be looking
for some Halloween entertainment, look to this book. All you
need is a bonfire!
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 in this book attest, a ghost.
These are true stories from the highways and byways of
America. These firsthand accounts are as varied as the
storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with
the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to
share what happened to them with others; others are brief
and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events.
Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between
L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the
prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other
accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other
drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder.
With so many different stories, Trucker Ghost Stories moves
beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice
any ghost story reader...and anyone who’s ever wondered....
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