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MY GIRLFRIEND'S COUSIN WAS A CAB DRIVER IN NEW YORK ABOUT 10
YEARS AGO.ONE DAY HE PICKED UP A FARE TO GO TO THIS ADDRESS
IN THE BRONX. IT WAS A WHITE LADY WITH LONG BLOND HAIR. HE TOOK
HER TO THE HOUSE,AND WHEN HE GOT THERE THE LADY WAS GONE BUT HE
KNEW HE HAD PICKED HER UP.HE WENT TO THE DOOR TO INQUIRE ABOUT
THE LADY AND THE MAN THERE SAID THAT THAT WAS HIS WIFE AND
SHE WOULD DO THAT EVERY YEAR ON HIS BIRTHDAY.

Where learned: NEW YORK

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

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GHOST STORY

"WHEN MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER CAME TO THE UNITED STATES FROM
IRELAND, HE WAS WORKING AS A TAXI CAB DRIVER. ON HIS ROUTE
HE USED TO PASS A GRAVEYARD. ON HIS WAY PAST IT ONE TIME
HE NOTICED A WOMAN STANDING ON THE ROAD NEAR THERE. HE PICKED
HER UP AND TOOK HER HOME. HE PICKED UP THIS SAME LADY EVERY-
DAY AT THE SAME TIME. MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER GOT TO KNOW THIS
PERSON VERY WELL. ONE DAY THIS LADY DIDN'T SHOW UP, SO MY
GREAT-GRANDFATHER WENT TO HER HOUSE TO CHECK UP ON HER.
AN OLD LADY ANSWERED THE DOOR AND MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER ASKED
HER ABOUT THIS LADY. THE OLD LADY HAD A GHASTLY LOOK ON HER
FACE AND SAID THAT IT WAS HER DAUGHTER WHO HAD DIED SOME TIME
AGO AND THE GRAVEYARD THAT HE PASSED EVERYDAY WAS THE GRAVEYARD
THAT HER DAUGHTER WAS BURIED IN."

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; CARTERET

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001973CA

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ONE NIGHT MY UNCLE SAID HE WENT TO A PARTY AND HE JUST SAT AROUND
WATCHING EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD TIME. EVERYONE WAS HAVING A GOOD
TIME DANCING. MY UNCLE WAS VERY SHY AND HE COULDN'T DANCE VERY
WELL. ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE LOOKS ACROSS THE ROOM AND SEES THIS
GIRL AND THE GIRL CAUGHT HIS EYE AND SHE BEGIN TO STARE AT HIM.
HE KEPT STARING AT HER. SOMETHING DREW HIM TO HER AND SHE GOT HIM
HIM TO DANCE. NO ONE EVER GOT HIM TO DANCE. HE HAD A GOOD TIME
DANCING WITH HER. SHE WAS PRETTY. HE TOLD HER HE WOULD LIKE TO
TAKE HER HOME AFTER THE DANCE. SHE SAID OKAY. SO AFTER THE DANCE
HE TOOK HER HOME. WHEN THEY GOT IN FRONT OF HER HOUSE, SHE TOLD
MY UNCLE TO CALL HER AS SOON AS HE GOT HOME. HE SAID OKAY AND
SHE GAVE HIM HER PHONE NUMBER. THEN SHE KISSED HIM GOOD NIGHT.
HE RUSHED HOME AND CALLED HER. HER MOTHER ANSWERED THE PHONE. HE
SAID, "HELLO! IS ALICIA HOME?" AND THE LADY SAID, "WHO? I DON'T KNOW
WHAT KIND OF GAME YOU'RE PLAYING AND HUNG UP THE PHONE. THINKING
HE HAD THE WRONG NUMBER, HE CALLED BACK. THE LADY ANSWERED THE
PHONE AGAIN AND SAID: "I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF GAME YOU'RE
PLAYING, BUT I'M GOING TO CALL THE OPERATOR AND HAVE HER CALL
THE POLICE AND HAVE YOU ARRESTED IF YOU KEEP CALLING HERE." HE
SAID: "ISN'T THIS ALICIA'S HOUSE?" THE LADY HUNG UP THE PHONE
AGAIN. SO HE DECIDED TO GO OVER HER HOUSE TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS
GOING ON. HE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND THE LADY ANSWERED THE DOOR.
HE SAID, "IS ALICIA HERE?" SHE SAID: "ARE YOU THE GUY WHO KEPT
CALLING HERE ALL DAY?" HE SAID, "YEAH. I'M TRYING TO SEE IF
ALICIA IS HERE. I DROPPED HER OFF FROM THE PARTY A LITTLE WHILE
AGO." THE LADY SAID: "I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF GAME YOU'RE
PLAYING," AND HE CUT HER OFF SAYING: "WAIT A MINUTE, NOW, THAT'S
HER PICTURE ON THE MANTLE PIECE." AND SHE SAID: "I'M SORRY!
ALICIA HAS BEEN DEAD FOR FIVE YEARS."

Submitter comment: HE SAID THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO HIS UNCLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF ; VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS I WAKE UP ABOUT THREE OR FOUR
IN THE MORNING AND I COULD SEE A SMALL WHITE BOY, ABOUT EIGHT OR
NINE YEARS OLD, WEARING A PLAID SHIRT AND BLUE-JEANS, STANDING
IN THE DOORWAY OF MY ROOM. I'M THINKING, IT'S A DREAM, BUT IT
HAPPENS SO MANY TIMES. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THINGS IN MY ROOM ARE
MOVE AND I KNOW THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN MOVED. I HAVE A WEIGHT
BENCH AT THE BOTTOM OF MY BASEMENT STAIRS AND ONE DAY MY SON,
QUINTON, WAS IN THE BASEMENT AND HE CAME UPSTAIRS AND ASKED ME
WHO WAS THAT LITTLE BOY SITTING ON THE WEIGHT-BENCH. I ASKED MY
SON WHAT DID THE LITTLE BOY HAVE ON. MY SON SAID A PLAID SHIRT
AND BLUE-JEANS. WE WENT BACK DOWN STAIRS, BUT THE LITTLE BOY WAS
GONE. ONE DAY MY FRIEND AND HIS SON WAS OVER MY HOUSE TAPING SOME
VIDEOS. MY FRIEND'S SON WAS FIVE YEARS OLD. THEY HAD TO STOP
TAPING TO USE THE BATHROOM. SO MY FRIEND'S SON WAS WANDERING
AROUND UPSTAIRS IN MY BEDROOM AND HE SAW THE LITTLE BOY. SO HE
ASKED HIS FATHER, "DADDY, WHO IS THAT BOY IN DELFORD'S ROOM?"
HIS FATHER WENT TO THE ROOM, BUT THE LITTLE BOY WAS GONE.
WE HAVE A WEIGHT GYM IN OUR BASEMENT AND AT TIMES ME AND MY
MOTHER COULD BE WATCHING TELEVISION AND WE WOULD HEAR THINGS
(WEIGHTS) BEING MOVED AROUND. YOU CAN HEAR SOMEONE DOWN STAIRS
AS THOUGH THEY WERE LIFTING WEIGHTS. I TALKED TO THIS GUY WHO
KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT GHOST AND HE THINKS THE LITTLE BOY COULD
HAVE BEEN HURT IN THE HOUSE OR HE IS TRYING TO TELL ME WHO HURT
HIM OR MAYBE HE WAS BURIED IN THE HOUSE. I KNOW A LITTLE
HISTORY ON OUR HOUSE. THE THREE FAMILIES WHO LIVED HERE, EACH
OF THE HUSBANDS DIED--MY MOTHER'S HUSBAND, THE LADY BEFORE
THAT AND THE LADY BEFORE THAT.
A MONTH AGO, MY MOTHER HAD TAPED A MOVIE CALLED "CHIEFS" ON
THE VIDEO TAPE RECORDER. THEN SHE PUT ALL THE TAPES UP IN THEIR
PROPER PACKAGING. THE NEXT DAY SOMEBODY HAD TAPED "BENSON" OVER
THE MOVIE "CHIEFS." BESIDES THAT, ALL THE TAPES HAD BEEN
UNPACKAGED. JUST THE OTHER DAY, MY MOTHER GOT UP ABOUT 5:30 A.M.
AND SHE TOOK A SHOWER. I DON'T GET UP THAT EARLY FOR WORK.
AFTER SHE SHOWERED SHE WOKE ME UP AND ASKED WHY WAS I KNOCKING
ON THE DOOR WHEN SHE WAS IN THE SHOWER. I TOLD HER I WAS STILL
SLEEP (SIC) AND I NEVER KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.

Submitter comment: HE CLAIMS THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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A GIRL RETURNING FROM A PARTY WAS OFFERED A RIDE BY
TWO FELLOWS DRIVING HOME FROM THE SAME PARTY. SHE
ACCEPTED, AND WHEN SHE LEFT THE CAR, THE BOYS SAID
THEY WOULD WAIT FOR A LIGHT TO APPEAR IN THE DARK
HOUSE, TO BE CERTAIN SHE WAS SAFE. SHE TOLD THEM
NOT TO BOTHER.
IGNORING THE LAST COMMENT, THEY WAITED QUITE A WHILE,
AND STILL NO LIGHT APPEARED. SO THEY WENT TO THE
DOOR AND KNOCKED. AN OLDER COUPLE APPEARED, APPARENTLY
AWAKENED FROM THEIR SLEEP. AFTER BEING TOLD THE
SITUATION, THEY EXPLAINED THAT THEIR DAUGHTER HAD
DIED TEN YEARS AGO, THAT DAY, IN A CAR ACCIDENT,
RETURNING FROM A PARTY. THEY FELT THAT THIS WAS HER
REMINDER TO THEM TO PRAY THE PRAYERS THEY HAD PLEDGED
FOR HER, TO GET HER SOUL OUT OF PURGATORY.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS STORY FROM THE NUNS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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SOME FRIENDS OF THE INFORMANT WERE DRIVING THROUGH
CANADA, TO EXPO' 67 THIS SUMMER, WHEN THEY SAW A NUN
WAITING FOR A RIDE. THEY OFFERED HER ONE, WHICH
SHE ACCEPTED. THEY HAD QUITE AN AVID CONVERSATION
DURING THE TRIP TO HER CONVENT. AT ONE POINT, THEY
NOTICED SHE STOPPED TALKING, AND, ON LOOKING IN THE
BACK SEAT, THEY SAW THAT SHE HAD DISAPPEARED.
THEY DROVE TO HER CONVENT ANYWAY TO EXPLAIN THE
SITUATION. THERE, THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE NUN HAD
BEEN DEAD FOR THREE YEARS.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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A GIRL RETURNING FROM A PARTY WAS OFFERED A RIDE BY
TWO FELLOWS DRIVING HOME FROM THE SAME PARTY. SHE
ACCEPTED, AND WHEN SHE LEFT THE CAR, THE BOYS SAID
THEY WOULD WAIT FOR A LIGHT TO APPEAR IN THE DARK
HOUSE, TO BE CERTAIN SHE WAS SAFE. SHE TOLD THEM
NOT TO BOTHER.
IGNORING THE LAST COMMENT, THEY WAITED QUITE A WHILE,
AND STILL NO LIGHT APPEARED. SO THEY WENT TO THE
DOOR AND KNOCKED. AN OLDER COUPLE APPEARED, APPARENTLY
AWAKENED FROM THEIR SLEEP. AFTER BEING TOLD THE
SITUATION, THEY EXPLAINED THAT THEIR DAUGHTER HAD
DIED TEN YEARS AGO, THAT DAY, IN A CAR ACCIDENT,
RETURNING FROM A PARTY. THEY FELT THAT THIS WAS HER
REMINDER TO THEM TO PRAY THE PRAYERS THEY HAD PLEDGED
FOR HER, TO GET HER SOUL OUT OF PURGATORY.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS STORY FROM THE NUNS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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SOME FRIENDS OF THE INFORMANT WERE DRIVING THROUGH
CANADA, TO EXPO' 67 THIS SUMMER, WHEN THEY SAW A NUN
WAITING FOR A RIDE. THEY OFFERED HER ONE, WHICH
SHE ACCEPTED. THEY HAD QUITE AN AVID CONVERSATION
DURING THE TRIP TO HER CONVENT. AT ONE POINT, THEY
NOTICED SHE STOPPED TALKING, AND, ON LOOKING IN THE
BACK SEAT, THEY SAW THAT SHE HAD DISAPPEARED.
THEY DROVE TO HER CONVENT ANYWAY TO EXPLAIN THE
SITUATION. THERE, THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE NUN HAD
BEEN DEAD FOR THREE YEARS.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): VANISHING HITCHHIKER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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