Trucker Ghost Stories

And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road

Edited by Annie Wilder

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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 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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DEMON IN TEXAS
 
 
Well, I was in this place in Texas, off of this road that was said to be an Indian burial ground. They had mulch after the hurricane, Hurricane Ike. They had mulch and stuff on that piece of land, on that property—lots of it. This subcontractor called me to have it hauled away. So I called up a couple guys I’d been working with, and we ran that site for a good two weeks. And as I was completing the job, I stayed on-site because we didn’t have anywhere else to go and we didn’t have a job; we weren’t welcome on the work site, so

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“[Trucker Ghost Stories is] a terrific collection of stories told by truckers, or about ghostly encounters on the road…. Two of those stories were particularly moving. "My Guardian Angel is a Truck Driver" is an unusual story of a Hillsborough County, Florida deputy sheriff who encounters the same truck driver twice in her life. And, Gary M. Vaughn's story, "Babe," actually made me tear up, the story of a truck that passed from one trucker to another, with interesting results…. Trucker Ghost Stories brings a slightly different viewpoint to ghost stories, an interesting take on the subject. There are enough fascinating stories to make this anthology a worthwhile addition to any ghost story collection.” --Lesa's Book Critiques 

"Britain and Europe have their road ghosts (as the work of Paul Devereux and others attests), but the USA is the country of the internal combustion engine; while its highways may be considerably newer than our ancient lands and trackways, its road-lore is arguably more extensive. And nowhere is this more evident than in the semi-mythic figure of the truck driver, hero of a thousand country songs and spinner of as many tales of life on the road – including its spooky side, as shown in the traditions of ghostly vehicles and phantom hitchhikers. Annie Wilder, who has previously written on haunted houses, has collected together a wide range of firsthand Trucker Ghost Stories, very much in the manner of one of our own It Happened to Me! collections. In fact, the material extends beyond ghost stories to encompass pursuit by weird lights, URO encounters, demon attacks, skinwalkers and even the chupacabras. Wilder’s own wonderfully weird story of following a Michelin Man entity on Interstate-94 earns her some extra brownie points with us as she refers to “the UK’s hipster paranormal magazine Fortean Times”! Some stories stretch credulity, some have endings that are a little too pat to ring true, but there are some real gems of weirdness here and the whole thing is perfect for late-night reading…but perhaps not as you huddle in your cab at a lonely truck-stop!" -- Fortean Times, October 2012

 


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About the Author

Edited by Annie Wilder

ANNIE WILDER wrote House of Spirits and Whispers about her experience living in a haunted house and working with paranormal investigators. She has appeared on the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story and has been a featured guest at paranormal conferences and hosted haunted tea parties and tours.

Annie Wilder

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Trucker Ghost Stories
And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road
Edited by Annie Wilder

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765330352
ISBN10: 0765330350
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$12.99

Abridged Compact Disc

Abridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
August 2012
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427214812
ISBN10: 1427214816
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$14.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2012
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427227386
ISBN10: 1427227381
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427214829
ISBN10: 1427214824
Audio Run Time: 7:30
$14.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429924580
ISBN10: 1429924586
256 pages
$9.26
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