You've all heard the story before. A driver going along a lonely road picks up a hitchhiker. Then the hitchhiker vanishes from the car. It is a classic account and one that many stories are based upon, but are there any real phantom hitchhikers? I ask this for two reasons. Firstly, I have never heard a first hand witness account. I even have a friend who, whilst writing her book on ghosts admits she invented her phantom hitchhiker story. I won't say which friend or which book as she hasn't admitted it publically .
Secondly it raises the question where these experiences fit in with the common theories on ghosts and for this you need good reliable details from actual witnesses.