Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ghost in the Snow

Sue from Wisconsin sent me this story about driving on a snowy night. When she came to an intersection, she encountered more than just a stop sign!

Hi, I'm Sue from Wisconsin and I noticed you had no stories from here, so I thought I'd send you mine.

I was driving home one night while a blizzard was going on. I was pretty worried about getting home, so I drove very carefully. I was out in the country, but lived in the city, and so I was ESPECIALLY careful as I did not want to slide into a ditch or get stuck in the middle of nowhere. Even though it was dark, the sky was bright because of the heavy snow falling. Slowly, I was approaching an intersection of 3 roads. This was a dangerous intersection even on a sunny day, so I slowed down even more. As I was squinting my eyes, trying to see the stop sign to see exactly where to stop, I saw the outline of a man in what looked to be a snowmobile suit, raising his arms up and down, signaling for me to slow down or stop. I got the distinct feeling there must have been an accident or that he was stuck. The only thing at this intersection was an old house, a church, a tavern and a little cemetery.

I slowed the car down just before this intersection so it would not get hit by another car, but my worst fear came true, the car began to slide down into the ditch. I was scared. I put the car in park, got out and ran to the intersection in the blizzard to find this guy because now he would need to help ME. When I got there, the silence was eerie, the snow was falling ferociously and there was no man in the intersection. I thought if I looked for his footprints in the snow, I could find where he went and get help.

THERE WERE NO FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW.

Just me, the cemetery and the snow falling. By this time, I was really scared because I was alone, out in the country, and how would I get help getting out of the ditch? What a mean mean trick to play on me. Why would someone play such a dangerous trick on an unknowing stranger? I was so mad. I charged back to my car and somehow, in my anger, I rocked the car to-and-fro, and I did get it out of the ditch, proceeded through that intersection and on to home. I carried this anger around for a long long time. I could have frozen to death! All at the cost of someone playing a trick.

Speed ahead about 5 years to a beautiful sunny warm day at this same intersection, where an open house in the little church was on this day because it was turned into a historical society and there were tours in the cemetery. I decided to go there. I walked up to the front door of the church and pasted on the door was a few news articles. I read the titles. One said: "GHOST PLAYS WITH TRAFFIC AT INTERSECTION" and another said: "PLATES THROWN BY A GHOST." Well guess what....it was about this same intersection where I had my mishap 5 years earlier. The article went on to say that the ghost would throw plates and glasses in the tavern when no one was around and run to the intersection and play with traffic, going back and forth from the church to the tavern. After reading that, a chill went up my spine.

I had seen a ghost! And for 5 years, I never knew it and was angry at a ghost! Up to that point in my life, I was pretty much not a believer, but not any more. Still, I'd like to find him and ask him why he did that to me.

Sue

Thanks for adding the scary state of Wisconsin to our list, Sue. Glad you made it home safely that night, despite your ghostly encounter!

16 comments:

Guitar Girl said...

That is kinda freeky!

Kidomo said...

saweet! Kinds creepy! I just got your book from barnes and noble today and i cant put it down! but its 1030 at night so i dont want to get a nightmare. My site is nothing like youes. it a club penguin site. if you know what that is. ive been to the sunnyvale toystore before! and i never knew it was haunted! creepy!


kidomo

Kidomo said...

umm what was i gana say... oh! thats rite. you should put up a thing so i can follow your blog!

Anonymous said...

I live in Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

i've seen scarier

Anonymous said...

I live in a haunted town and we don't have any snow ghosts.Just normal ghosts.And bigfoots,and freaky animals...I could go on and on but that story was on of the scariest I've ever heard.

JB said...

that was very scary why did sue hold the grudge for 5 years?

Natalie said...

That would be freaky 4 me to find out that i had encountered a ghost without knowing it!

Anonymous said...

i would be excited to meet a ghost. unless it tried to kill me.

Ashley said...

omg that was scary incountering a ghost without knowing it that is creepy. oh i live in florida and there is a skunk ape encounter scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so ugly!!!!!!! btw love the book!! :D

Coolgirl said...

I think that, that story is very cool considering i have never expierenced a ghost before and or a any type of paranormal thing though.

Anonymous said...

awesomely spooky! ilove ghost stories...

Anonymous said...

it took u a long time to find out! i would gone back the next day and found out who did that.

Anonymous said...

that was scary

Anonymous said...

my screen name is Cannabal23 i collect parranormal things. i've seen & encontered worse.

Anonymous said...

what a story...creepy