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Trucker Ghost Stories was written by many people who have driven the roadways of this country and other countries; edited by Annie Wilder and published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC in 2012. You may purchase it at Visit the author at:


Edited By Annie Wilder

In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road.

It may have happened to you; it’s happened to almost everyone who’s ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow…what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost.

Everyone loves a ghost story. It makes for interesting chatter around a campfire at night or a spooky tale can really take hold during the course of a late evening thunderstorm. Mostly, we become very interested in the telling of a few really spooky encounters.  They’ll usually give us a giggle and a fun little fright but then we move on in our lives and we don’t even give them much thought anymore- unless you are the person who encountered the anomaly that led to the story.  To you, the experience was very real and in some cases, very disturbing or frightening. This book is about those people and the weird and ghostly experiences that they had on the road. You can dismiss them as a product of an over active imagination or you can keep an open mind to the possibilities that there are things that happen to us in this life that can’t be explained- and that these people should at least be listened to with respect and a certain amount of consideration should be given to their stories.

There are a few stories in this book that are shared by several different people- stretched out in states and countries miles apart- that tell of “strange lights” that were encountered during their travels. “Chased by a Light” was one of those stories that happened in Hobart, Tasmania when a “red light” followed a vehicle during a long drive one night. It seemed to have an intelligence as it moved alongside the vehicle and even jumped fence posts as it went along in its pursuit of staying next to the traveling vehicle. “Weird Light In Toronto” was another story that told of a “hovering” white light that two people encountered while out in their car one night. Some of my other favorite stories include: “The Cross On The Car“- a graveyard tale where a wooden cross that had been thrown back into the graveyard, reappeared on top of the teenagers car hours later. “Turnpike To The Twilight Zone“- a trip down a highway that seemed to have been placed down from somewhere out of this world.  And “Michelin Tire Man on I-94“- which tells of some sort of being which attaches itself to a vehicle in traffic in order to help direct some kids home in the throes of a Minnesota blizzard.

Many of these stories have a common denominator: The same experiences were shared by more than one person, somewhere out of the road. For me, this makes the book a credible account of what has to be considered a truthful telling of some possible paranormal experiences.

Editor Annie Wilder deserves much credit for compiling these stories and presenting to us some very interesting tales of the road.

I give Trucker Ghost Stories 5 stars.

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Author/editor Annie Wilder will be our guest on The Writers Lounge- Blog Talk Radio Show on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7PM Central Time- USA.