The Ghost Car
A Car that Seems to Drive Through a Fence Without Disturbing it



 
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.

Ben, 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 lost him.


Daniels recovered the chase, but just then the car made some quick swerves, hooked to the left and out of Daniels's line of vision.

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.

They 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 again.


Ghost Car Police Cam Footage


In more detail, phantom vehicle is a term describing two types of phenomenon:

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 acting strangely.

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

There have 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.

  • In 1982, two people in Lanikai, Hawaii reported seeing a mysterious black car which disappeared and reappeared again a second later.
  • In 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.
  • 2004, 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".
  • In the mid 1980s, three people in a sedan reported seeing a gray van heading straight towards them. Then suddenly the van vanished.
  • The 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.
  • In 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.
  • Early 1980s - a British motorist crashed his car in order to avoid a truck that suddenly appeared coming straight towards him and then vanished.
  • The 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.