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15th Jan '17 9:52:01 PM shadowbeast
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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] for comedy with the [[http://ravensblight.com/GhostTruck.html Ghost Truck]] which haunts the roads around Ravensblight. Chester Floyd may give you a lift to a gas station in town and disappear, whereupon you tell the clerk your story, and, bracing for the "worst accident I ever did..." line, you hear instead "Chester? Oh yeah, he was just in here for a bag of cheesy yums". Double subverted when you voice your concerns and he tells you that, yes, Chester is indeed dead, worst accident he ever did see... but still comes in for cheesy yums. Loves 'em.
-->Don't see how he eats 'em, though... Not havin' a head and all..
18th Sep '16 2:36:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the opening dream sequence of ''AlanWake'', the title player character runs down a phantom hitchhiker, who then proceeds to menace him with an axe.[[/folder]]

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* In the opening dream sequence of ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', the title player character runs down a phantom hitchhiker, who then proceeds to menace him with an axe.[[/folder]]
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.
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