Tuesday, 5 February 2013

An Irish Ghost Story....

This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true. 
John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark 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. 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 it. 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 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 idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it.'


Cloudia said...

You have such a skill for effective brief vignettes!:-)

Beach Bum said...


I didn't see that one coming.

Akelamalu said...

I can't claim this one Cloudia, I'm just sharing an email.

Me neither Beach LOL

Anonymous said...

As the Kinks used to say: you really got me! Ho, ho.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

honey that one had me with tears in my eyes i was laughing so hard!

smiles, bee

Valerie said...

It could only happen in Ireland! You had me fooled, Pearl. I was in the midst of a ghostly fantasy when the end came... LOL.

Denise Nesbitt said...

had me going there Pearl! lol!

Banker Chick said...

A dark and stormy night, you would think the guys pushing would stop! I didn't see the end coming.

Ron said...



And the ending totally got me because here I thought it was going to be something out of Stephen King movie!

Honestly, the start of this story was very scary.

Excellent share, m'dear!


Akelamalu said...

It got me too Dumdad LOL

I laughed too at the end Bee :)

I thought it was a ghostly tale too when I read it Valerie, the end took me by surprise. LOL

It had me going too Denise

Being Irish BankerChick so obviously didn't think of stopping. LOL

That's what I thought too Ron LOL

A Lady's Life said...

lol I knew it had a happy ending lol

Daryl said...


Winifred said...

Quite tale with a twist! Nice one.

Finding Pam said...

That was too funny. The ending got me.

MorningAJ said...

Oh that's good! I really didn't see that coming.

Maggie May said...

That was brilliant. I was really hooked!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Flowerpot said...

I didnt see that coming, either!

Akelamalu said...

I was dreading the ending Lady's Life ;)

Yeah Daryl

Yes I liked the twist Winnifred

It got me too Pam

Creeps up on you doesn't it AJ?

Me too when I read it Maggie

It was unexpected wasn't it Flowerpot? ;)

Anonymous said...

That's brilliant!!!!

CJ x

Dianne said...


Cloudia said...

Irish ghosties got your tongue?

surely something has tickled your funny bone, touched your heart, or triggered your camera?

Thinking of YOU :)

Sending YOU Aloha
from Honolulu,
Comfort Spiral
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A said...

Wasn't expecting that ending haha

G-Man said...

(Knock Knock Knock)
Is anybody Home?
Truant Officer G-Man looking for a Akema?...Akolamoma? ..Akelala...
Shoot, Is Pearl home?
I got my eye out for her.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End anyway. :P

cheshire wife said...

It could only happen in Ireland!

Jeff B said...

That's so good!! Kudos to the author of this one.

Saz said...

l was totally hooked...HAH!!!


Travis Cody said...

HA! I love it!

Sifat Anonta said...

I really have enjoyed reading your blog.
Keep up doing good work.
Thank you.

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Lorraine said...

I love this and am laughing aloud. Excellent!