The plot of the story is like something out of a bad horror movie.
A girl walking home alone along Wilfred Barrett Drive, is brutally assaulted, raped, and left for dead by a group of men on Jenny Dixon Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
The men are never arrested for the crimes but, after the girl dies from the injuries they’d inflicted, her attackers begin dying under mysterious circumstances.
The first hangs himself after telling his friends that he’s seeing visions of the girl they’d killed.
The next is in a fatal car wreck after seeing the girl appear suddenly in front of his car near the spot they’d left her body.
The third and fourth drive their cars over cliffs in the area.
And, though the fifth leaves the area, he cannot escape. Haunted by the girl, he eventually writes a letter to his sister, confessing their crime, and ends his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot.
Though much of it is fiction, there is a true basis for the story.
A girl was brutally murdered in the area, and left near the beach. And, though an arrest was made, her murder was never solved.
What’s more, her death may have been connected to another of Australia’s most famous unsolved murders, the murder of Shirley Collins, which happened four years later.
Some report that they still see her ghost near the Noraville Cemetery where she was buried, or walking the road near where she was attacked.
On this episode, we tell the story of the Murdered Girl of Wilfred Barrett Drive.
Photo: Sunset over Lake Tuggerah from Canton Beach 4 (Source: Takver | Flickr.com)
- Hitchhiking Ghost of Wilfred Barrett Drive by Mark Halliday on HubPages
- Jenny Dixon. The Beach, Hitchhiker and Ghost at Hardcore Paranormal
- Australia: The Vengeful Ghost by Virginia Lamkin at Seeks Ghosts
- The Ghost of Jenny Dixon Beach by Chris at Real Unexplained Mysteries
- The Ghost at Jenny Dixon Beach Urban Legend by The Paranormal Guide at Central Coast News
- Press Release: Ghost Hunter and Film Maker Reveal Their Secrets at Tuggerah Library by the Central Coast Council