Trucking Urban Legends

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by Zack P, May 5, 2021.

  1. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Small Compilation of Trucker Ghost Stories:
    Trucker Ghost Stories at DuckDuckGo

    I read a book some years gone that contained about 15 or so stories as well of Truck Stops that died......or may be never actually existed.
    A Few at amazon: Amazon.com : trucker ghost stories
    I SURE there are Drivers that have stopped at places for some sleep (most likely during the Coloring Book Decades) and could not again locate said place/s.

    CHEERS!!
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve been to the point of hallucinating before, like slamming on the brakes for a branch or overhead wire because I mistook it for a low bridge despite having been on that particular highway a hundred times, but I never saw any “black dogs”.
     
  4. Just passing by

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    I have seen a screaming woman on the shoulder of I12, Louisiana. It was very early in the morning, maybe 2:30. She was crouching, looking at oncoming traffic and screaming. It all happened so fast I really didn't have much of a reaction. Maybe I interrupted a voodoo session of sorts.
     
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  5. CowboyTim

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    Don't worry... the locals just propped up this famous 1893 painting by Edvard Munch by the side of the road, for the "viewing pleasure" of passersby.

    the-scream.jpg
     
  6. Catmando

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    I've been in a truck for almost 40 yrs I've heard this story since the 1st yr I was in a truck
    Quote..." I got a speeding ticket going up grapevine grossing 105000 lbs and a turned up 425 cat with with a D9 dozer on my trailer he clocked me at 78mph.. but he let me go because the dozer was going to a forrest fire.."
    I bet in 38 yrs I heard about this famous driver 80 times..
    Well low and behold turns out he only lives about 60 miles from me and I finally met him couple months ago when I tried to by a truck from him..
    Cause in the 4 hrs of BS he was spewing out of his pie hole when I was looking at his truck he told me that story and claimed it was him..
    FYI....I didn't buy the truck but I did shake his hand before I walked away shaking my head..
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Something you thought you saw, or there was actually somebody there?
     
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    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    I really can't say. I saw her for a split second. And it was a dark night, couldn't see anything on my mirrors.
     
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  9. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    When I was Otr driving at nite I remember my mind playing tricks on me. Wasn’t any fun. :eek:
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Could also be a potential suicide.

    A few months ago my brother was following another truck down I-83 in PA when somebody jumped in front of the lead truck, then my brother hit the guy in his truck.

    He was pretty shook up for a while.
     
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  11. JSanborn103

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    I didn’t know this was an urban legend. I remember my trainer telling me he saw this back when I was doing OTR. He was insane so it doesn’t surprise me that he lied about it after hearing the story.
     
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