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#16    Rosenrot

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:36 AM

I wish I could remember where in my vicinity, but there is supposed to be a road here where cars mysteriously move uphill. Goes back to a legend of a school bus full of children being hit by a train as it stalled on the rail road tracks. Gravity Hill is what it's called if I remember correctly. My sister once went out there with some friends, but they said nothing happened.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

View PostRosenrot, on 04 July 2011 - 05:36 AM, said:

I wish I could remember where in my vicinity, but there is supposed to be a road here where cars mysteriously move uphill. Goes back to a legend of a school bus full of children being hit by a train as it stalled on the rail road tracks. Gravity Hill is what it's called if I remember correctly. My sister once went out there with some friends, but they said nothing happened.

There was one of those near where I grew up as well. Only I think it was a train track that your car got pushed over. Same legend, though, with the school bus of children. There seems to be a school bus of children pushing cars all over America.  :P

There is another one close to where I live now that is a little different. Supposedly if you park your car on this certain road, you'll start to feel your car shake and hear something scratching down the side of your car (and your windshield) as well as beating on it. It's supposed to be like a demon dog or something. It's not something people recommend doing because your car gets beat up so badly.

While we're on the subject, I thought I'd post some roads that aren't in New Jersey and don't have anything to do with Satanists or the KKK. These are from the area where I grew up in NC. It's interesting to note that, while I was looking for these I found at least 10 (I say at least because I lost count at 8, there were so many) different stories pertaining to lights on different railroad tracks, at least three of which involved a conductor losing his head and searching for it with a lantern. One was about a drunk man that lost his head and looks for it with a lantern.

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North Carolina- Leland- Mt. Misery Road- Along the Cape Fear River, used to lead to Fayetville. Slave ships would dock at the river and march slaves 90 miles to Fayetville, many died on the way. It is said if you go down the road at night, you can hear the sounds of chains and moans coming from the slaves.

North Carolina- Clyde- Hwy 209- There was supposedly a woman who was struck and killed on this road behind a truck stop. If you pass the area at night and look in your rearview mirror, you can see her sitting in your back seat. (that scares the crap outta me)

North Carolina- Davidson- Gravity hill- If you stop your car at the bottom of the hill it will roll up the hill. If you put flour on the back of your car, you can see (supposedly) handprints on the back after it stops.  

North Carolina- Greensboro- Richfield Road- Story similar to above, including handprints.

North Carolina- Jamestown- US Hwy 70 Underpass- Lydia's bridge- Classic hitchhiker ghost that asks for a ride and disappears. The only thing that makes it different is that there is actually a death certificate for Lydia, confirming her death from injuries sustained from being struck by a car. My late uncle swore up and down he had been driving down this road one night and saw her standing on the side of the road in her trademark white gown trying to wave him down.

North Carolina- Lillington- Go down the road along Alcapulco Lake, past the lake to a stop sign. Turn right, go down a hill and up another, and stop. There will be a house to the right where a woman and her baby supposedly died.  The ghost of the woman and her baby will appear by the window, leaving adult and baby handprints on the side of the car, as well as scratch marks.

North Carolina- Maiden- Old Hwy 321- The gray man (a pretty popular story) walks along the road. Sometimes appearing in rearview mirrors, sitting in the back seat. He has no face.

North Carolina- Middlesex- Moccasin Creek Bridge on NC 231- On the first Friday of every month, at 9 PM, a boy can be seen crawling out of the woods. The story behind it is that there was a fatal car crash, and before the boy died, he crawled out of the woods towards the road trying to get help.

North Carolina- Rural Hall- Payne Road- A man supposedly murdered his family near this road. Sometimes an old 1930's car will be seen driving down the road, but vanishes as soon as it leaves Payne Rd. It is also said if you go out of your way to spend too much time here, the man will haunt your dreams.

North Carolina- Sylva- Dillsboro Road- A woman and her husband were supposedly murdered here. If you stop and get out, you can hear screams and voices. This road is famous for the amount of accidents that happen on it, and its said its cursed because of the man and woman.

That's just a few. There were so many gravity hills, that I thought it'd be redundant to put them all up.

There is also a road in the area my dad lives (they are all privately owned). We were riding on his four wheeler one night and he took us by this abandoned house withe a beat up old car (like 1950's old) near it. The land and car belong to one of his neighbors, whose cousin shot herself in the car, and whose father committed suicide in the house shortly after. They keep the land and the car, but gave up trying to rent out the house, as no one will stay there because of the strange things that happen, including apparitions of the father. They left the car to the elements because, after the cousin shot herself, one of the family members were trying to get it cleaned up so they could sell it, and they looked up and saw the cousin (with her face blown half off) sitting in the seat next to them.  

My dad drove us around the house and parked out back to tell us what happened. I sort of scoffed at it (I don't believe in ghosts, even if the stories behind them are reliable) but while my dad was telling the story (keep in mind, the doors of this house have since been boarded up, as have the windows. There are a few spots on the windows where you can see through to the blinds, though) I kept seeing the blinds behind one of the boards moving, like someone was peeking out. Then we heard banging on the door, hard enough so you could see the boards moving.

I still don't believe in ghosts, but that sure was a creepy experience. I imagine if that road were open up to the public, it'd become a pretty popular urban legend.

Edited by theGhost_and_theDarkness, 04 July 2011 - 06:20 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:18 AM

Those 'Gravity roads' where it looks like cars automatically roll up a hill are nothing more then an optical illusion, the roads seem to go up in reference to the surrounding area but they actually slope down.
Nothing paranormal about it :lol:


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:15 AM

View PostPs., on 05 July 2011 - 11:18 AM, said:

Those 'Gravity roads' where it looks like cars automatically roll up a hill are nothing more then an optical illusion, the roads seem to go up in reference to the surrounding area but they actually slope down.
Nothing paranormal about it :lol:


I'm sure most of us know that. But it's fun to look at the urban legends that spring up around them. ^_^

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:25 AM

Clinton Road is nuts. I know people who've been down it and got chased.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

Since this thread has, ahem, come back to life, does anyone have any good places in Virginia to check out?  Roads or bridges or the like?  Unfortunately my little town has practically nothing in the way of legends and haunts, but I've been thinking about making a couple road trips this spring and summer.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

View Postnowsheflies, on 29 March 2012 - 08:56 PM, said:

Since this thread has, ahem, come back to life, does anyone have any good places in Virginia to check out?  Roads or bridges or the like?  Unfortunately my little town has practically nothing in the way of legends and haunts, but I've been thinking about making a couple road trips this spring and summer.


The first spot in Virginia which comes to mind is in Chesapeake.  There's a road called Elbow Road.  I've been there several times with friends.  On this road an old woman supposedly was murdered.  People say where her house used to sit, you can see lights turning on and off.  **What I found there** in reference to this particular story.  My friends and I would drive down to the end of the road and sit at this small boat ramp/dock.  We would sit on the dock and look over the water, off to the left and see lights flashing occasionally.  We did this in the middle of the night, since there were fewer cars and less traffic.  My thoughts before I went there was that since the road was really curvy, people were just seeing the headlights of cars weaving around through the curves.  However, we watched for cars, and the lights didn't always coincide with oncoming cars.  It wasn't enough to convince me that there was a whole lot to it.  The second story is about a particular curve in the road.  Supposedly, if you go around this curve, and have someone sit on the hood of the car (or in the back of a pick-up truck), you will see tiny footprints coming toward you from the water's edge.  Like those of a child.  A little girl supposedly drowned there, hence the footprints.  **What I found there**:  In this particular curve, there was a strange fog that was only on the right side of my car (only when I drove toward the dock, never on the way back from it).  The water is on the left side of the car when you are traveling in that direction, so I could understand if it fogged up the left side, but it never did.  If you do visit this spot, be sure to keep your speed down.  The curves on this road can be dangerous.  I say this is a good location to check out if you're in the area and you want to have a little adventure.  I'll sit down later and try to think of some really good spots for you to check out and post as I think of them.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

Thanks for the VA info, I'maLoner.  I'd love to check out those places but with the price of gas at the moment my roadtrip is going to have to be closer to home :(  I'm in Southwestern VA and there's just nothing here.  We have a few alleged haunted spots but nothing that's really worth checking out on a Saturday night.  I've been thisclose to making up a legend just to see if it would catch on and acheive "urban" status!  But I guess that wouldn't be very ethical, eh?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

View Postnowsheflies, on 12 April 2012 - 10:39 PM, said:

Thanks for the VA info, I'maLoner.  I'd love to check out those places but with the price of gas at the moment my roadtrip is going to have to be closer to home :(  I'm in Southwestern VA and there's just nothing here.  We have a few alleged haunted spots but nothing that's really worth checking out on a Saturday night.  I've been thisclose to making up a legend just to see if it would catch on and acheive "urban" status!  But I guess that wouldn't be very ethical, eh?

I'm originally from southwestern part of Virginia myself - Patrick County.  In fact, I live not too far from the area now.  I'll have to ask some friends nearabouts there to see what I can come up with.  I do know of a few places just across the VA/NC line, if you're interested.  And.. I understand what you mean.  I often wonder about people who truly did create urban legends - and I wonder if they wear a smug smile as the 10,000th person repeats his or her own legend to him/her - reporting it as absolute "FACT"  :D


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:46 AM

Still Road : This road is on the border of Delaware and Maryland. It is a very eerie road. There is a story of the bridge on this road they call it Crybaby Bridge. Apparently if you turn your car off on the bridge you won't be able to start it and will hear a mother searching for her baby who was murdered by being dropped off the bridge. I've personally never experienced that part of it but the road does seem haunted / paranormal in a sense. The first time I was there we were chased off by a white truck. He followed us for a while too. The second and last time, no truck. (Sorry if my story seems jumbled, first post.) The only reason I don't believe the Crybaby Bridge story is because I've heard of the same story is in alot of places.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:58 AM

There is another road in new Jersey but it could be Clinton but that name dont sound familiar to me.anyways  its a long wooded road and people get chased and stuff as sson as the leave it stops ..there is a haunted road here in ny long island it's called sweet hallow road i. never been but its creepy..

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