From a ghostly hitchhiking bride who disappears when she gets into your car to a demonic dog from the underworld, Britain’s most haunted roads have been revealed.
Among the list of paranormal hotspots compiled by Goodbye Car is ‘The Devil’s Highway’ near Bolton and Blue Bell Hill in Kent, where the tragic deaths of three young women in the 1960s sparked rumors of ghosts wandering into haunt the area.
Elsewhere, police have recorded calls from drivers who describe hitting an old man in a tweed suit who they believe was crossing the road. But after he went out to check, the man was nowhere to be seen.
Here Femail reveals Britain’s most haunted roads where motorists say alien ghosts lurk.
The Devil’s Way
Location: A666 at Bolton
There have been a number of sightings of a shadowy figure by the side of the road on the A666 near Bolton, often referred to as The Devil’s Highway
Sometimes referred to as the Devil’s Highway due to its high accident rate and the biblical associations of the number 666, several motorists have reported paranormal occurrences on this stretch of road.
There have been a number of sightings of a shadow figure on the side of the road after the sun sets, described by eyewitnesses as leaning over with a slight limp.
There are even images, filmed on a dashcam, circulating on the internet of the white figure slowly approaching, much to the dismay of the driver and their passenger.
The haunted road
Location: A75 Gretna to Annan
The A75 just over the border between England and Scotland connects Gretna to Annan and is known for extremely poor lighting and many believe they have seen ghosts in the dark
This road, just over the border between England and Scotland, connects Gretna with Annan and is known for its extremely poor lighting.
Driving on pitch-black roads can be tricky at the best of times, especially if you’re aware that this road has seen paranormal events in the past.
Worryingly, police have recorded calls from drivers who describe hitting an old man in a tweed suit who they believe was crossing the road. But after he went out to check, the man was nowhere to be seen.
Blue Bell Hill
Location: A229, Kent
The A229 in Kent was the scene of an unfortunate tragedy in November 1965 when three young women and locals believe the ghost of a bride-to-be lurks in the area
This particular road was the scene of an unfortunate tragedy in November 1965 when three young women, including one about to get married, died in a car accident.
Despite the bride-to-be dying days later in hospital, many believe her ghost haunts the road, with spiritual believers often gathering outside the neighborhood’s Lower Bell pub.
Since then, the woman has been spotted in her extravagant wedding dress, veil and all, standing on the side of the road waiting for a lift – with some eyewitnesses claiming to have left a woman in their car, only to quickly see her completely. make it disappear after.
The Stocksbridge bypass connecting the M1 to the A1616 has developed a reputation for paranormal occurrences
A relatively new avenue compared to the others on the list, the Stocksbridge Bypass quickly gained a reputation for paranormal occurrences. Connecting the M1 to the A1616, the ghostly shenanigans began to occur as soon as construction work began.
When construction was underway in 1988, two guards reported seeing some young children playing in the middle of the construction site, claiming the children disappeared without a trace as the guards approached them, with no traces of footprints.
M6 Bermuda Triangle
Sightings of tormented souls, including disappearing hitchhikers and dubious eyes staring at you from a nearby bush, have been seen at junctions 16-19 of the M6
Named for the infamous Bermuda Triangle, parts of this accident-prone route have been around for some two thousand years.
What is now the M6 was crossed by the Romans before the concrete layers were added, and as such there have been numerous reports of Roman soldiers marching along the road.
Sightings of tormented souls, including disappearing hitchhikers and dubious eyes staring at you from a nearby bush, have been seen at junctions 16-19 of the highway.
The Spaniard’s Inn
Roads around the Spaniard’s Inn pub in Hampstead have a rich history of paranormal sightings
Roads around the Spaniard’s Inn pub in Hampstead have a rich history of paranormal sightings.
Dating back to 1585, the building became famous thanks to Dick Turpin’s father, said to be the owner of the pub, while the inn takes its name from a Spanish ambassador who met King James in the 16th century.
There were also reportedly two Spanish landlords named Francesco and Juan in the 17th century, who are rumored to have got into an argument and eventually ended up with Francesco killing Juan in a duel, who was later buried near the inn.
Reports have suggested that Juan’s ghost still haunts the pub and nearby roads looking for Francesco to exact his revenge.
Location: West Dumbartonshire
The bridge in the grounds of Overtoun House in West Dumbartonshire was said to be haunted by the White Lady of Overtoun
The bridge in the grounds of Overtoun House in West Dumbartonshire is said to be haunted by the White Lady of Overtoun – the ghost of the wife of former estate owner John White.
She would have been overcome with grief after the death of her husband and jumped off the bridge, where her ghost would linger.
Witnesses claim the bridge mainly affects dogs, causing them to throw themselves off the side of the bridge. More than 300 dogs are said to have suffered this fate over the years.
Just north of the Scottish town of Blairgowrie, the A93 is said to be haunted by Blairgowrie’s Hellhound – an underworld hound
Just north of the Scottish town of Blairgowrie, this stretch of road is said to be haunted by the Blairgowrie Hellhound.
The animal is said to emerge from the underworld with glowing red eyes and a foul smell, patrolling the side of this stretch of road and being frightened by dogs and horses at night.
There’s even a legend that says you’ll die if you stare straight into the Hellhound’s eyes three times.
Infamous with locals in the area, Platt Lane in Westhoughton is another road with a rich history of ghost sightings and a tragic tale of death
Infamous with locals in the area, Platt Lane is another road with a rich history of ghost sightings and a tragic tale of death.
The Pretoria Pit mining disaster on December 21, 1910, resulted in the deaths of 344 of the 900 men and boys after a gas leak from a broken lamp ignited in an explosion, killing victims from flames or asphyxiation.
It is said that when you drive down Platt Lane you can see the eyes of the miners watching from the bushes.
The Spirit of Gracious Lane
Location: A21, London
According to paranormal believers, the A21 around the southeast is haunted by the ghost of Gracious Lane, who was angry when the road was turned into a duel lane
According to paranormal believers, this stretch of road in Kent is haunted by the ghost of Gracious Lane, who was angered when the road was turned into a duel carriageway.
The ghoul would now sneak down the street to take revenge by leading cars off the road and leading the hapless drivers to their deaths.
After motorists drive under the bridge, a strange phenomenon occurs where the standard A21 road seems to disappear and is replaced by a new road, which actually points in a different direction.
There have also been reports of a white-haired woman standing in the middle of the road. Most drivers try to swerve to avoid what they think is human, but when they inevitably run over her, they discover she’s gone.