Australian Ghost Story >This story happened a while ago in Brisbane, and even though it >sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true. > > John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the >road hitch hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a 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 in the car >and closed the door, just to realize there was nobody behind the >wheel and the engine wasn't on! > > The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road and saw a >curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. > > Then, just before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the >window and turned the wheel. John, paralyzed with terror, watched >how the hand appeared every time they came to a curve. > > John saw the lights of a pub down the road so, gathering strength, >jumped out of the car and ran to it. > > Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and asked for two shots of >tequila. > > He then started telling everybody about the horrible experience he >went through. > > A silence enveloped everybody when they realized he was crying >and....wasn't drunk. > > About 15 minutes later, two guys walked into the same pub. They were > also wet and out of breath. Looking around and seeing John Bradford >sobbing at the bar, one said to the other, "Look, Bruce.. here's the > bloody idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it."