Road Ghost Phenomenon And Other Desert Spirits

Growing up, I’m sure you heard stories about people who picked up hitchhikers …usually something strange happened …or worse.

Or the stories of people encountering strange and bizarre figures along the road, almost always somewhere remote and during the darkest hours of the night.

In the Mojave, it’s often called “The Road Ghost Phenomenon” and countless people have sworn it happened to them – or someone they knew – or heard about.

But does it have a historical counterpart? Let Author M.L. Behrman tell you a tale that might go back hundreds of years…

It’s a common enough bit of haunted lore heard across the country, but in the Mojave Desert, it has a slightly different flavor…

People have always loved ghost stories, and like many urban legends (which does not mean to imply this is not a true scary story) this one gets better and better – whether one goes back in time to when the horse and buggy was the favorite mode of transport, right up to modern times when truckers and others have reported encountering this fascinating Mojave desert mystery.

How about you, ever seen a ghost? Would you WANT to?

 

Enjoy!