Fans of Overdrive’s Facebook page reserved no shortage of sarcasm for a question editors posed in August about haunted truck stops. “I bought fuel today for $4.08. Scares the **** out of me every time,” wrote Lex Rexroad.
All the same, others noted a former stop on I-77 in Charlotte, N.C. — Jake’s Red Ball, “now an empty lot … with weeds growing up from the cracks in the pavement,” wrote Ronnie Southerland — where several drivers were known to have been murdered in days gone by, as Michael Duffey had it.
And Alabama figured largely in other highway haunts:
Libby Kerans Clayton: “I can say I didn’t enjoy having a vintage-style hearse slow and run along beside me at 2 a.m. on I-65 near Evergreen, Ala. Found out later that stretch of highway is supposed to be haunted.”
Brian Schuetz: “There’s a fuel stop at the junction of U.S. 278 and 5 [in Natural Bridge, Ala.], where a lady was run over by a truck. When you go through the intersection on a stormy night she jumps on your running board and looks in to see if you’re the one that hit her.”
Anybody else just get the chills?
On March 18, Weddle’s trailer crossed over the centerline of the highway, ...