Between the towns of Uniondale and Willowmore, witnesses have reported encounters with one of South Africa’s most famous ghosts: the Uniondale Hitchhiker.
The story is unbelievable, like something out of a bad horror film: A girl walking home along Wilfred Barrett Drive on the Central Coast of Australia is brutally assaulted and left for dead on Jenny Dixon Beach. After dying of the injuries they’d inflicted, her ghost seeks vengeance on the men who had attacked her, ending their lives one by one.
While the lore that surrounds it may have been embellished to the point of unbelievability, at its core, the story is true.
And what’s more, her murder may have had ties to one of Australia’s most famous unsolved crimes.
A girl walking quietly beside the road before disappearing. An old woman in a black tartan shawl carrying a bundle of sticks or heather, A girl who steps into traffic, disappearing after being struck. And a pair of Vanishing Hitchhikers.
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