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14th Jul '16 12:42:09 AM PaulA
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' also has a double inversion: troubled people might get picked up by a mysterious stranger who gives them life-affirming advice before dropping them off. Turns out he's some kind of supernatural being (not necessarily a ghost) who drives [[AlternateReality across worlds]] for this very purpose.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' also has a double inversion: troubled people might get picked up by a mysterious stranger who gives them life-affirming advice before dropping them off. Turns out he's some kind of supernatural being (not necessarily a ghost) who drives [[AlternateReality [[AlternateUniverse across worlds]] for this very purpose.
13th Jun '16 10:43:15 AM WillKeaton
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* Pennsylvania also gets in on the act with several hitchhiking ghosts, at least one of them the ghost of a murdered girl. And the (in)famous Hawk Mountain has its own ghostly truck that tries driving people off the road. As well as a [[http://tiny.cc/lw16by ghostly serial killer innkeeper]] and (supposedly) literal murderous devils.

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* Pennsylvania also gets in on the act with several hitchhiking ghosts, at least one of them the ghost of a murdered girl. And the (in)famous Hawk Mountain has its own ghostly truck that tries driving people off the road. As well as a [[http://tiny.cc/lw16by cc/0x16by ghostly serial killer innkeeper]] and (supposedly) literal murderous devils.
13th Jun '16 10:41:17 AM WillKeaton
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* Pennsylvania also gets in on the act with several hitchhiking ghosts, at least one of them the ghost of a murdered girl. And the (in)famous Hawk Mountain has its own ghostly truck that tries driving people off the road. As well as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaumboch's_Tavern ghostly serial killer innkeeper]] and (supposedly) literal murderous devils.

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* Pennsylvania also gets in on the act with several hitchhiking ghosts, at least one of them the ghost of a murdered girl. And the (in)famous Hawk Mountain has its own ghostly truck that tries driving people off the road. As well as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaumboch's_Tavern [[http://tiny.cc/lw16by ghostly serial killer innkeeper]] and (supposedly) literal murderous devils.
17th May '16 5:16:02 AM JustKnown
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* The ''Literature/SparrowHillRoad'' series is written from the point of view of the ghost. She's not malicious, but she frequently shows up for a driver who's going to crash soon, so she gets a bad rap.

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* The ''Literature/SparrowHillRoad'' series is written from the point of view of the ghost. She's not malicious, but she frequently shows up for a driver who's going to crash soon, so she gets a bad rap. The story also ties together several variations of the "vanishing prom date" subgenre and provides a plausible explanation for the borrowed jackets.
7th May '16 8:26:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'' season 1 episode "Hitcher", Howard Moon picks up one of these.

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* In ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' season 1 episode "Hitcher", Howard Moon picks up one of these.



* A ''HappyDays'' episode has Fonzie getting involved with a girl who he comes to believe might be a ghost. (It turns out [[spoiler:to be AllJustADream.]])

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* A ''HappyDays'' ''Series/HappyDays'' episode has Fonzie getting involved with a girl who he comes to believe might be a ghost. (It turns out [[spoiler:to be AllJustADream.]])



* In the pilot episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'', Ralph and Bill keep passing the ghost of a dead man in the desert.
* ''GrowingPains'': In a Halloween episode, Mike claims he had met a beautiful teen-aged ghost named Kara, who had died 17 years earlier in a car accident. An in-joke in the episode is that, along the way, Mike and Kara stop at a roadside bar, where a talent show -- featuring all of the guests dressed as dead celebrities -- is taking place. Mike's making up the tale.

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* In the pilot episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'', ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'', Ralph and Bill keep passing the ghost of a dead man in the desert.
* ''GrowingPains'': ''Series/GrowingPains'': In a Halloween episode, Mike claims he had met a beautiful teen-aged ghost named Kara, who had died 17 years earlier in a car accident. An in-joke in the episode is that, along the way, Mike and Kara stop at a roadside bar, where a talent show -- featuring all of the guests dressed as dead celebrities -- is taking place. Mike's making up the tale.
6th Apr '16 8:24:17 PM Aiguille
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* GenderInverted and ZigZagged in the ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'' episode "Alice," wherein an elderly man stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop which confines him to the mobile VanishingVillage of Charlatan [[InvokedTrope attempts]] an escape by manifesting in the cab of the visiting {{Narrator}}'s truck and silently pointing to the road out of town. The silence as he enters the truck suggests that he's [[OffscreenTeleportation intangible]], and may be a ghost. [[spoiler:The Narrator escapes the loop, but sees the man restored to his usual mark in her rearview mirror.]] Unusually, the Narrator is unable to make sense of events, and never gets an answer as to the nature of the town or its people.
-->'''Narrator:''' I donít know what this meant. I only know that itís meaning does not include me. I am not necessary to it.
19th Mar '16 8:54:11 AM Hossmeister
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23rd Feb '16 12:46:21 PM MasoTey
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* Although ''Film/TheHitcher'' has a living hitchhiker, John Ryder [[spoiler: has no social security number, driver's license, or any other indication that he exists]]. Oh, and he's a psychopathic killer that beats down anybody he pleases.

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* Although ''Film/TheHitcher'' has a living hitchhiker, HostileHitchhiker, John Ryder [[spoiler: has no social security number, driver's license, or any other indication that he exists]]. Oh, and he's a psychopathic killer that beats down anybody he pleases.
23rd Feb '16 12:45:29 PM MasoTey
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* HostileHitchhiker: Another situation in which a hitchhiker isn't what they seem, but a Hostile Hitchhiker can be (and most commonly is) mundane.
30th Jan '16 11:29:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{GURPS}} InfiniteWorlds'' also has a double inversion: troubled people might get picked up by a mysterious stranger who gives them life-affirming advice before dropping them off. Turns out he's some kind of supernatural being (not necessarily a ghost) who drives [[AlternateReality across worlds]] for this very purpose.
* NewWorldOfDarkness' ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'' mentions this in its rulebook, as one of the titular Sin Eaters picks up a ghost hitchhiker, hears her story, commiserates, and helps the ghost pass on as the car passes a cemetery.

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* ''{{GURPS}} InfiniteWorlds'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' also has a double inversion: troubled people might get picked up by a mysterious stranger who gives them life-affirming advice before dropping them off. Turns out he's some kind of supernatural being (not necessarily a ghost) who drives [[AlternateReality across worlds]] for this very purpose.
* NewWorldOfDarkness' TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness' ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'' mentions this in its rulebook, as one of the titular Sin Eaters picks up a ghost hitchhiker, hears her story, commiserates, and helps the ghost pass on as the car passes a cemetery.
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