|The Ghost Car
A Car that Seems to Drive Through a Fence Without Disturbing it
Ben Hanson, a former FBI agent, and his team of paranormal investigators
assemble to solve of some of the most tangled mysteries. In their first
meeting, everyone brings in potential cases for investigation: Ghostly
images, a car that seemed to drive through a fence without disturbing
it, unexplained lights in the sky, and an alleged alien visitation. Ben
decides they need more background info on the alien visitation, but the
nimble car and the mysterious lights merit immediate investigation.
A phantom vehicle is a supposed ghostly or haunted
vehicle. No such phenomena have been scientifically verified and no
research on this topic appears in the peer-reviewed scientific
literature. However, many people find such stories fascinating and they
are common in urban legends and entertainment.
Jael and Austin from Fact or Faked head to Georgia to investigate the case of the Ghost
Car. They visit the eyewitness, Officer Wayne Daniels, and Ben asks him
to retrace his original pursuit of the Ghost Car.
At the time, Daniels
was following the car at high speed when it made a U-turn and almost
Daniels recovered the chase, but just then the car
made some quick swerves, hooked to the left and out of Daniels's line of
When he saw the car next, it was on the opposite side of a
chain link fence. Daniels was forced to stop. The team checks out the
fence, and Daniels explains that, at the time, the lower brackets
attaching the fence to its poles were missing.
The team is
counting on Michael, an experienced stunt driver, to attempt the u-turn,
which he handily does. Next, the team builds a ramp, which Michael uses
to jump the car over the fence. Although it's impressive, his car dents
the top of the fence.
They attempt to learn if the car could've
gone under the fence - they remove most of the brackets, as Officer
Daniels described, and Michael drives through. He makes it under without
bending the fence, but the chain links drop completely to the ground.
then replace some of the brackets, this time with astounding success:
The fence rattles somewhat, but is completely still in the time that
lapsed between Officer Daniels losing the Ghost Car and finding it
Ghost Car Police Cam Footage
more detail, phantom vehicle is a term describing two types of
either a ghostly apparition of a vehicle of some kind
(usually involved in fatal car crashes; the same vehicle mysteriously
reappears and disappears at the spot where the accident occurred).
It also describes a vehicle that is haunted by the spirit of a person (usually the
former owner of the vehicle) which sometimes appears in the passenger
seat as a ghostly apparition or appears in the rear view mirror.
In the latter example, the witness could often look in the backseat of
the vehicle but find nobody there. Such vehicles are often claimed to be
Another kind of a phantom vehicle is one that suddenly appears out of nowhere at high speed and disappears.
This type of phantom vehicle (mostly cars and trucks) is reported to be
driverless or is driven by a ghost of the owner of the vehicle.
Witnesses often claim that they see such vehicles disappearing at spots which a normal vehicle could have crashed into. Phantom vehicles can be ghosts of almost any form of human transportation, usually cars, trucks, trains, and ships.
|Phantom Cars and Trucks
been many reports of ghostly cars and trucks. A majority of these
sightings come from rural backroads, empty highways and desolate dirt
roads. Many of these sightings take place at night.
1982, two people in Lanikai, Hawaii reported seeing a mysterious black
car which disappeared and reappeared again a second later.
1995, an eyewitness saw a brown 1960s car that had bumper stickers, the
witness passed the car but it mysteriously reappeared ahead of the
witness's car at several stoplights. Also the witness noticed that the
driver was a man in his teens and that he never turned his head and he
never moved the steering wheel when the man drove around the "dead man's
curve" the witness said.
In Cape Town, South Africa, a Renault sedan mysteriously rolled up an
embankment and hit a fence, despite the fact that the handbrake was
engaged and the engine was off. Some say the car was "jumping".
the mid 1980s, three people in a sedan reported seeing a gray van
heading straight towards them. Then suddenly the van vanished.
Curse of "Little Bastard": the mid-1950s Porsche 550 Spyder in which
James Dean died is said to be cursed after the accidents in which it has
been later involved.
Germany, a car mysteriously started up by itself and rammed a wall.
- An eyewitness claimed that an old truck started up by itself and
blinked at him as he walked past an old house.
1980s - a British motorist crashed his car in order to avoid a truck
that suddenly appeared coming straight towards him and then vanished.
curved road at the junction of St. Marks Road and Cambridge Gardens in
Ladbroke Grove was reported to be haunted by a phantom bus with a route
marker "7" which caused numerous accidents, one of which was fatal. The
reports subsided when the area of road was straightened.
- In Garden City, Georgia, police video was released
that showed a ghost car leading police (Officer Wayne Daniels) on a wild
chase, performing seemingly impossible bursts of speed and ending when
the vehicle appears to drive through a solid chain-link fence without
smashing it open. The matter was addressed in an episode of the Syfy
television series, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, where in a stunt
driver was able to recreate - through careful planning - the maneuver of
driving under a fence that was secured only along the top.
A phantom vehicle is a
term describing two types of phenomenon: either a ghostly apparation of a
vehicle of some kind or a vehicle that is haunted by the spirit of a
person which sometimes appears in the passenger seat as a ghostly
apparition or appears in the rear view mirror.
Another kind of a phantom vehicle is one that suddenly appears out of
nowhere at high speed and disappears. This type of phantom vehicle
(mostly cars and trucks) is reported to be driverless or is driven by a
ghost of the owner of the vehicle.
Witnesses often claim that they see such vehicles disappearing at spots which a normal vehicle could have crashed into.