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One of the most persistent and entertaining types of ghost stories is that of the phantom or vanishing hitchhiker. It's also one of the most chilling because, if true, they bring ghosts in very close contact with mortals. More disconcerting still, the stories depict the spectres as looking, acting and sounding like living people ? even physically interacting with the unsuspecting drivers who pick them up.
The basic story usually goes some thing like this: a weary driver traveling at night picks up a strange hitchhiker, drops him or her off at some destination, then somehow later finds out that the hitchhiker had in fact died months or years earlier ? often on that very same date. Like most ?true? ghost stories, tales of phantom hitchhikers are impossible to verify, and are most often relegated to the category of urban legand or folklor But there are many such stories, and it?s up to you whether or not you believe any of them. Has anyone ever experienced this kind of event, where you believe you seen and talked to a ghost thinking it was real