I would love to know about any phantom hitchikers in England,and to follow a story from my country,South Africa.
Between Uniondale and Willowmore,in the semi-desert area of the Karoo there is a very well known story about a phantom Hitchiking girl.
This has been very well documented in newspaper articles and other media since the 70's,and even the name of the girl is known.
Maria Grimbeeck or Groesbeeck.
She and her fiancee where on theire way back from a Easter weekend spend at one of theire families,and late on the Sunday night,whilst Maria was asleep,her fiancee fell asleep at the wheel as well,they both died on impact,and ever since she has tried to find her way into the nearest town to get help for her fiancee,as she doesnt realise she died in the accident.
The first sighting was by a young man who gave her a lift on his motorbike,she put on the helmet,and off they went,a few miles later,his bike swerved suddenly,and he brought it to a stop,Maria was gone,and the helmet strapped to the helmet holder again..the guy obviously went into such a panic,as he thought she had fallen of at high speed,raced to the nearest town,and reported the incident to the police,but she was nowhere to be found.
From then on,almost every Easter weekend people would report picking up this girl,only to have her vanish.
This has to be the most well known haunted stretch of road in my country.