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"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Trucker Ghost Stories edited by Annie Wilder

This book was sent to me by Vera of Luxury Reading for review.

This is a compilation of short accounts of drivers (mostly truckers) who have encountered strange things while driving. Most were alone, some with other people. 
The book is sectioned off into different categories:
Just Plain Weird, Messages & Assistance from the Spirit World, Haunted Highways: Legends & Lore of the Road, & Time Slips. 
Just Plain Weird has many stories of alien beings, strange lights etc.
Assistance from the Spirit World has many stories of spirits with the ability to avert bad happenings by circumstances that are all different, from a flashing of lights to a presence that appears in the vehicle, etc.
Haunted Highways has some very strange stories of appearances by spirits crossing the roads, being in the surrounding areas, etc, really just making their presence known, for good or bad.
Time Slips was my favorite segment of the book, with spirits from different eras appearing to these drivers, many telling stories of their own lives.
Keep in mind that these are recitations by drivers who are not necessarily writers, so they are really just relating their experiences like a told story.

The book is fascinating and doesn't make me want to become a driver riding around these areas by myself any time soon. These are just true writings of things that have happened to these people and make you understand that there probably is a lot more to our world than our own physical beings.

Annie Wilder has put together some interesting people with some very interesting and scary, sometimes vital, encounters.      '

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