It was a dark and stormy night!
This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it
Sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale.....it's true.
... John Bradford, a Dublin Unversity student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm.
The night was rolling on and no cars went by.. The storm was so
Strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped.
John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got
Into the car and closed the door.....only to realize there was
Nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on.
The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and
Saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging
For his life. Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared out of
Nowhere through the window, and turned the wheel. John,
Paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand came through the
Window, but never touched or harmed him.
Shortly thereafter, John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road,
So, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to
It. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling
Everybody about the horrible experience he had just had.
A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was
Crying.....and wasn't drunk.
Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark
And stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out
Of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at
The bar, one said to the other.....
"Look Paddy....there's that idiot that got in the car
while we were pushing it!"