The Real Phantom Hitchhiker: The Ghost Of Maria Roux

You’ve most likely heard the story. A person is driving down a lonely road at night when they see a hitchhiker, often a young woman, ahead. The woman is offered a ride and gets into the vehicle, usually the back seat. The hitchhiker never says a word and after traveling some distance vanishes without a trace. The story is a Halloween/campfire type ghost story that can be found seemingly everywhere with slight variations. The question is, is there a real case of the phantom hitchhiker that may be the basis for the modern version of the legend? The answer would…

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a journalist and a most prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and unexplained since childhood.

He is not afraid to challenge the official narratives and expose the cover-ups and lies that keep us in the dark. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.