Sunday, November 21, 2010

A3 crash skeleton is 'wanted robber'

The Evening Standard story about a car crash on the A3 in Surrey, England is one of the most perfect modern ghost stories.

Here's a link to it:

The A3 is a very busy highway in the UK that runs through Surrey and into the centre of London. In December 2002, motorists called police to report witnessing an accident: more than one driver reported that they saw a car swerve off the road, headlights blazing.

Police went to investigate, and when they checked the undergrowth along the roadside, they found the wrecked car - nose-down and invisible from the highway - with a body inside.

The kicker?

The car had been there since July. Five whole months. The corpse was decomposed and had to be identified by dental records.

The one problem I have with this story, is why there are no named witnesses. The motorists who reported seeing the crash are all anonymous. Because they don't really exist? Because they don't want to be labelled as nuts?

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