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6th Sep '17 9:18:06 AM JusticeReaper
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* In [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Jamaica]], there are many stories of this nature, in relation to the deadly Kendal Train Crash which happened on September 1, 1957 when the train derailed, claiming 186 lives as a result. According to one such story, a taxi driver picked up two well-dressed women who specified a certain address to him, and on their arrival the two got out of the car and went into the house. The driver assumed they were getting money to pay their fare, but when they did not come back after several minutes, he honked his horn impatiently, grabbing the attention of an old man from inside the house. When the driver explained why he honked his horn and described the two women, the old man exclaimed, "Those were my two sisters; they died in the train crash." The driver immediately fainted.
16th May '17 8:59:17 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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There's yet another variant where the ''passenger'' is alive and the ''driver'' is dead.

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There's yet another variant (as seen in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'') where the ''passenger'' is alive and the ''driver'' is dead.
27th Apr '17 11:08:37 AM Golondrina
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** The story was originally written as a RadioDrama by Lucille Fletcher, and was featured on several different programs throughout the 1940s, including ''Suspense'', ''Philip Morris Playhouse'', and ''Mercury Summer Theatre''; in each of these, the protagonist/narrator (originally [[GenderFlip written as a male]]) was portrayed by OrsonWelles.

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** The story was originally written as a RadioDrama by Lucille Fletcher, and was featured on several different programs throughout the 1940s, including ''Suspense'', ''Philip Morris Playhouse'', and ''Mercury Summer Theatre''; in each of these, the protagonist/narrator (originally [[GenderFlip written as a male]]) was portrayed by OrsonWelles.Creator/OrsonWelles.
16th Apr '17 9:04:28 PM nombretomado
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* A phantom hitchhiking woman may be picked up in ''SteambotChronicles''.

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* A phantom hitchhiking woman may be picked up in ''SteambotChronicles''.''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles''.
11th Apr '17 12:58:21 PM lotusgenie
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* Chinese legends say that the goddess of fire sometimes manifests as a young woman in a red dress asking for a ride. If a kind person offers to help, then during the ride, she'll warn them of coming fire-related disasters in their neighborhood and offer advice on how to avoid or at least escape them. Another tale has the famous mad monk Ji Dian attempt to bar the fire goddess from a monastery, only to be forced to let her in on order of the abbot, who believes she is just another pilgrim. Soon after, the monastery burns down.
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.
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