Thanks for the photo Ev!
 Didn't have a photo with a rain storm. 
This is a southern Manitoba sunrise with sundogs.
It looked dark enough for this story, lol!

(have no idea whether this is truth or fiction)

John Bradford, a  Dublin  University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very pitch black night and in the midst of a big storm.

The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.

Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door.... only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on.

The car started moving slowly again. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the window, and turned the wheel. John, paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.

Shortly thereafter, John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to the inn. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had.

A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying... and he wasn't drunk.

Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other....

Look Paddy....there's that bloomin' numskul that got in the car while we were pushing it!


Mari said...

That is a good one! :)

Bernie said...

smiles....very timely post my friend......:-) Hugs

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great 'ghost story'! Thank for sharing & I loved the beautiful picture too!

Happy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this!

Ginny said...

Now that's MY kind of ghost story, I LOVE it and am having my husband read it! Thanks for the laugh!

ellen b. said...

That is funny!!

Glenda said...

Love it!!You're a good storyteller, your words creating funny mental pictures as I read - with a smile!!

Have a wonderful weekend - full of smiles!!

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Wendy said...

Ha! Loved this story! LOL! And the pic is cool too.

George said...

What a great story! Thanks for the Halloween weekend smiles.

Anneliese said...

Funny story! Sure he hadn't had a drink!

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

I hadn't heard this one before! It's a good one! :)