I have heard a lot
of ghost stories, but the apparition that has been spooking the motorists on the A22 at the Caterham Bypass near Croydon,
in the UK, is about as strange as they come.
The ghoulish figure is
seen by drivers in the early hours of the day, walking or running across the highway in front of oncoming cars. She is clearly
female, wearing ripped tights and a mini-skirt. What is scary is that the person has no features on her face. The face is
The apparition has been
reported to local police in that same area by drivers since about 1962, authorities say. One recent sighting sparked an intense
police search, complete with dogs and helicopter, because the driver was certain a woman was in distress and possibly wandering
lost in a nearby wood.
They said the dogs failed
to find a scent and the helicopter personnel found nothing moving in the area. Whatever the drivers saw, it apparently was
not a living human.
“It is all very
eerie,” one police officer said.
One recent sighting was
shared by three men riding together at 2:30 a.m. on April 13. The driver, a 36-year-old man, said they all saw what appeared
to be a young girl running across the road in front of the vehicle.
“We called the
police and they said somebody else also had reported it,” he said.
He described the girl
as wearing black boots, a dark top and a beige skirt. Thinking the girl might be in some kind of trouble at that strange hour
of the day, in such a deserted area, he said they turned around at the first overpass and went back.
He said the girl was
still there. “She was just walking across the road. All three of us saw her.”
That was when they looked
at her more closely and saw that she had no features on her face. “It made the hairs stand out on the top of my neck,”
he said. “It really freaked us out.”
He said he is now sure
the figure was some kind of ghost.