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An Irish Ghost Story April 1, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
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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.  It stopped next to him.

Wikipedia ~ Hitchhiking (in Public Domain)

Desperate for shelter and without thinking, John 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.  Just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the window.

Wikipedia ~ Ghost (in Public Domain)

Paralyzed with terror, John watched as the hand turned the wheel.

When John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, 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 wasn’t drunk.

Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night.  Like John, they were also soaked and out of breath.

Seeing John at the bar, one said to the other, “Look Paddy, there’s that fooking idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it.”

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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