GHOST STORY

Purportedly a true story from Bill Tee. No original source given

A short distance from Cocodrie - a little town in the bayou country of Louisiana - an out-of-state traveler stood on the side of the road, hitchhiking on a dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could barely see his hand in front of his face.

Suddenly a slow moving car approached, appearing ghostlike in the rain. It silently crept toward him and stopped. Badly wanting a ride, the man jumped into the car and closed the door; only to realize nobody was behind the wheel, and no sound of an engine could be heard over the rain.

The ghost car crept slowly forward, its passenger becomming so terrified he couldn’t jump out and run. When it approached a sharp curve he began to pray and beg for his life - certain the car would run off into the bayou where he would surely drown!

Just as it arrived at the curve, a shadowy figure appeared at the driver's window and a hand reached in to turn the steering wheel, guiding it safely around the bend. Silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the hitchhiker was alone again!

Paralyzed with fear, he watched the hand reappear every time the car reached a curve. Scared near the point of death, the super nervous passenger finally jumped out and quickly outdistanced the eerie vehicle, stopping only when he arrived at Cocodrie.

Wet and in shock, he entered a bar and with a quavering voice ordered two shots of whiskey. When he had regained his composure, he told everyone there about his supernatural experience.

A silence enveloped the small crowd and they all got goose bumps as they realized this guy was telling the truth and was not just some drunk.

About half an hour later, two Cajuns walked into the bar and one said to the other:

“Look Boudreaux - ders dat idiot dat rode in our car when we wuz pushin’ it in the rain.”