Louisiana Ghost Story (true story)
This happened about 6 months ago on Louisiana Hwy 57, just outside
of Dulac, a little town in the bayou country of Louisiana, and while it
sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s real.
An Ohio businessman, Saul Rubins, abandoned his disabled vehicle on
the side of the road, and attempted to hitchhike. The night was pitch
dark in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no cars
went by. It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front
of his face.
Suddenly, through the sheets of rain, he saw a car moving slowly,
approaching and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly and silently
crept toward him and stopped. Desperately needing a ride, Saul jumped
in the car and closed the door. Only then did he realize that there was
no one behind the wheel and no sound of an engine to be heard over the
Again the car crept silently forward and Saul was terrified, too
scared to think of jumping out and running. He saw that the car was
approaching a sharp curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started
to pray and beg for his life; he was sure the ghost car would go off
the road and into the bayou and he would then drown!
But just before the curve, a shadowy hand appeared at the driver's
window, reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car
safely around the bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared
through the window and Saul was alone again.
Paralyzed with fear, Saul watched the hand reappear every time they
reached a curve. Finally, scared nearly to death, Saul had all he could
take, jumped out of the car, and ran to town. Wet and in shock, he went
into Schmoopy’s. Voice quavering, he ordered two cups of coffee, black,
and then told everybody about his supernatural experience.
The room became silent and everybody got goose bumps when they
realized Saul was telling the truth (and not just some drunk).
About 30 minutes later two Cajuns, dripping wet, walked into
Schmoopy’s and one says to the other, "Look, Boudreaux, ders dat idiot
what rode in our car when we wuz pushin’ it in the rain.