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)