Today, on the eighth anniversary of the disaster, we remember its victims through the stories told by Japan’s taxi drivers of the Phantom Fares of Ishinomaki.
Since the late 1930s, reports have surfaced of people seeing the spectral apparition of a young woman who’d drowned beneath the waves of White Rock Lake.
And, she isn’t content to just ask strangers to drive her home.
Every year, on February 26th, a young woman is said to appear alongside Niles Canyon Road.
There are many stories as to how her ghost came to be; a carriage accident, a young girl gone missing in the canyon, and a heart-broken actress from the earliest days of cinema.
But, which of those stories is true? Find out on this Patreon-exclusive episode of Epitaph: The Others.
Clarence Stephenson wrestled to corpse to the side of the road and, then, panted and grunted as he pushed the body of a woman he’d once considered a friend into a gully and watched it disappear into a bramble of blackberry thorns.
He thought she’d never be seen again.
He was wrong.
West Virginia has its share of weird. Cryptids. UFOs. Cryptids connected with UFOs. And, of course, ghosts.
On this episode, we take a look at several of those legends, including Huntington’s Ghost Girl of Fifth Street Hill and the Nicholas County legend of Ida Crawford.
Two mountains. One legend.
In 1938, an encounter with the Ghost of the Buckhorn launched two weeks of ghost hunts. Dozens of people reported having seen her, having given her a ride or, even, having chased her through the mountains. And, before it was over, she’d been seen by hundreds of school children.
But, who was the real person who became the Ghost of the Buckhorn and the White Lady of Wopsy?
There are traditional stories of Vanishing Hitchhikers found throughout the United States and, even, throughout the world.
This isn’t one of those stories.
In the 1950s, a plane trying to make it through a thunderstorm to land at the Greenville airport crashed into the mountainside just a few yards off of Highway 107 near Walhalla, South Carolina. The wreckage of his small, single-engine aircraft was found but the pilot’s body was never recovered.
But, that doesn’t mean that no one has seen him since …
On this episode, we explore “Hot Rod Haven,” the legend of a fatal crash that occurred there, and the young woman who may still haunt it.
Known locally as “Lydia,” on this episode of Epitaph, we investigate the history of the Jamestown underpass, the accidents that took place there and find the story of a young woman whose tragic, brutal death near the underpass may have inspired one of North Carolina’s most well-known legends.