Here Are Your Creepiest Car Stories

Image credit: The Shining
Image credit: The Shining
CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

Last week, I asked you guys for the weirdest, creepiest, spooookiest and altogether most inexplicable stories that happened to you in your car. I think if we all got together, we could definitely write a Twilight Zone spinoff.


[Welcome back to Countersteer, where we ask you to tell us your greatest stories of success and failure, then we pull the very best of them to share with the rest of the world.]

After reading all of your stories, my takeaway is that I should probably invest in a dashcam. You know, for all those situations when having a recording device would be handy.

Also, I think I’m right in believing that the cars know, man. They know everything.

Bunny Man Bridge (BeachHappy)

The perfect night for a scare.


Trailer Rig (NeedMoreCowbell)

It’s one thing when only you see it. It’s another when both of you see it.


Oddities On Turnbull Canyon (Fatty Mcfatfat)

Check the rearview.


“Passing On The Right” (LTT)

Three stories here. They get progressively creepier.


Cars Have Big Ears (Aceswildfire)

I’m telling you, the cars know.


A Head On An RX-8 (Nathan)



The Kid In The Backseat (Toyota_Century in Kamakura)

Got him to stop drinking, at least.


Trucks Can Sense The Bad Juju (Morgan)

Ever seen Christine?


Hiccups (Ulfberht)

The only time the car hiccupped.


Radiation Deer? (Sethersm)

Sure, let’s go with that. It wasn’t demons. Nope.


Driverless Car! (me)

Short women in tiny cars. Also, creepy people on the road.


Dents? No Dents? (Pedro S)

Then what made the noise?


White T-Shirt (CraponaCrapCracker)

Kids, man.


The Face In The Window (Teh Penguin of Doom)

Won’t be checking my phone alone in my car anytime soon.


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Margin Of Error

Few years ago I had a Volkswagen. Had to leave in the middle of night to get someone at the airport. It was a cold, wet and foggy November night.

As I engaged into a dark rural road, I saw a very bright light ahead, way too bright to be a car. I stopped on the side of the road to trying to figure out what it was.

I started looking around and suddenly had the creepiest sighting ever, the check engine light was off.