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'Lone horseman' ghost still haunts Grimsby


Posted on Sunday, 9 October, 2016 | Comment icon 15 comments

Lorry drivers have reported seeing a mysterious rider looming out of the darkness. Image Credit: (PD)
The spirit of a boy who was killed in a riding accident in 1885 has allegedly been sighted many times.
The story of the so-called 'lone horseman' resurfaced recently following a request to the Grimsby Telegraph by a reader who was intrigued by the legend of a spectral rider who had been sighted numerous times over the last few decades riding up and down a local stretch of road.

One of the best known sightings involved a lorry driver who had been following another lorry along the A18 around ten years ago when the driver in front suddenly hit the brakes as hard as he could.

Narrowly avoiding a collision, the driver who was following behind went to see what had happened.

"When he went to talk to the driver in front he saw him frozen to his steering wheel, petrified and repeating 'I have killed him, I have killed him,'" said historian Stuart Sizer.

It turned out that the man had seen a figure riding a horse straight towards him out of the darkness in the middle of the road. "He swore blind he saw the horseman," said Sizer.

A search of the road afterwards revealed no sign of a horse and no evidence of a collision.

To cap it all off, the driver who had been following behind later revealed that he himself had also encountered the same phenomenon just two weeks later on the same stretch of road.

No explanation for these peculiar encounters has ever been found.

Source: Grimsby Telegraph | Comments (15)

Tags: Ghost, Horseman


 
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Comment icon #6 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 10 October, 2016, 15:46
Again, it isn't.  I'm dismissing it right now, as easily as I'm typing it.  And will until someone can prove that these apparitions were actually seen.  Just because someone makes a claim doesn't mean that claim is accurate or true.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 10 October, 2016, 15:47
None exists yet, but we don't know what'll happen in the future. It is that.
Comment icon #8 Posted by highdesert50 on 10 October, 2016, 15:49
Statistically, falling asleep while driving accounts for 10 to 30 percent of all crashes. Would it be anymore extraordinary to argue that his brief dream may have saved his life.
Comment icon #9 Posted by paperdyer on 10 October, 2016, 16:50
The only trouble with ghost stories is you have to believe in them or want to believe enough to lose yourself in the story and be scared.  I used to be able to do that, but a almost 64 I can't seem to get into them anymore.  Maybe because the ghost stories are getting more and more bizarre.  I strongly feel I've seen some things that's can't be rationally explained, like shadow creatures, with my last dog, I just can't get into the fun of ghost stories.
Comment icon #10 Posted by freetoroam on 10 October, 2016, 19:05
One of the best known sightings involved a lorry driver who had been following another lorry along the A18 around ten years ago when the driver in front suddenly hit the brakes as hard as he could. It turned out that the man had seen a figure riding a horse straight towards him out of the darkness    For this reason there are laws on how long a lorry can drive for and now quite a few lorries have dashcams, maybe one of them can catch this these alleged ghosts.   Actually, do not even need to be a lorry driver, any photo will do. And why is this story giving the boy the limelight if the horse i... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by ShadowBoy86x on 10 October, 2016, 22:19
Thanks for the post, awesome story!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 11 October, 2016, 2:30
Meh, not really.  I can watch a TV show and be entertained, and know completely it's not real.  Just like reading a book (well, fiction).  Not one ghost story I have ever heard did I ever believe in, but some were entertaining anyway, especially if the storyteller was doing a good job.
Comment icon #13 Posted by ChrLzs on 14 October, 2016, 6:54
Like Thor, I dismiss it.  See how easy it is?  Us boring sciency types find plenty of intrigue and majesty and beauty and mystery in ... reality. So when you got any decent evidence, come on back..  Gathering evidence is easy too, if there actually is any.  Spot the problem?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Mike Wolph on 29 October, 2016, 12:05
Hi, This boy was born in respectiful family with 2 children - boy and girl. He was very bright and kind. He was going to be layer or a doctor. He fell from the hourse  and was killed instantly. He wa around 16 years old and was looking to go to the university. He got a close friend who lived near by and there was a female he loved not from his class and he was thinking to merry her. This hourse was their own. Family was looking for him for couple of hours. Tragic story Sincerely  Mike Wolph
Comment icon #15 Posted by ChrLzs on 29 October, 2016, 20:32
Mike, where did all this info come from, and how did you personally verify any/all of it? BTW, welcome to UM..


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