The Phantom Accident of Lochiel
Last week we took a brief look at the Haunted Ambulance and ghost nurse of Lochiel, a town located 125kms north of Adelaide, on highway 1, in the Mid North region of South Australia. This week we are going to look at another very well-known haunting in the area.
For many years people have been seeing a car on the side of the road near Lochiel, the car looks as though it has been in a very nasty accident, possibly hitting a tree. Passers-by will look in horror at the car, pull over to help, only to find the vehicle disappear from sight as they get near it.
This particular accident apparition has been reported for more than 3 decades, and only ever happens during severe weather conditions. Not much has changed about the story over the years, except for one small detail, of the stories passed to me, the car has kept up to date with current models – so is this in fact an urban legend?
The stretch of road, Highway 1, approaching Lochiel from Adelaide is notorious for fatal car and truck accidents, and tragically, many people have lost their lives there. In theory, this could be a probably cause for a haunting, as events surrounding deaths of a tragic nature, and the emotions surrounding the event, could be considered as an explanation for a possible ghostly car sighting – but with that little detail of the car make and model updating as time goes on, it hints at the story being more of an urban legend.
There is always the possibility that there is some truth in the story, and rather than fade from memory, the urban legend has grown thanks to the internet, and internet jokers keeping the story alive.
May all the people who have met tragedy on Highway 1 Rest In Peace