Was this a stormy night or something else?

This story happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like

an Alfred Hitchcock tale, its true!!!!!

John Bradford, a Dublin University 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 car 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


18 Answers

  • poppy1
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Hi Wooley,

    Great Great story you had be going there for awhile..Because I know things like this and others really do happen In Ireland..I would give you 50 stars for this one if I could..But here's one for a Great Job My Friend..

    A Friend,


  • 4 years ago

    It was still very mild when I came home last night but it was a whole different story this morning - rain lashing and wind blowing but it seems to have calmed down now

  • 1 decade ago

    A Stormy, Something Else, Night!! This is Great Thank You!

  • 1 decade ago

    You are very entertaining! Who need TV when we've got this kind of drama!!

    *AHEM* It was a stormy night to ANSWER your question and avoid getting reported!

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  • 1 decade ago

    That's brilliant - It's given me such a good laugh - have a star!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I did not see that one coming. Had me laughing out loud.

  • 1 decade ago


  • Milou
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    oh that was good, I getting a Little scared there for awhile

  • dotty
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like a Stephen King movie. lol Thanks for the great laugh, had to show everybody.

  • candle
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That was a delicious, haunting tale.

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