21 People Share The Creepiest Experiences They Had While Driving In The Dark

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Vote up the the creepiest late-night/ early morning driving story.

Few things in life are scarier than having to take a late-night drive during a foggy night on a desolate road, but for some reason or another pretty much every person has been in that situation. People from all over are taking the time to share their most bone-chilling experiences while on the road and behind the wheel late at night or early in the morning, and we have the creepiest stories all in one place.

  • 1
    130 VOTES

    Followed For Hours On The Road

    From Redditor u/chjett10:

    It wasn’t a “spooky” kind of creepy, but one time when I was 20, I was on a drive home and it was about an 8-hour trip. There ended up being a traffic mishap on the way, so I got held up, but couldn’t afford to book a hotel for the night. About four hours from home - like 11 pm - I was on a stretch of secluded highway and there was a car behind me, but I didn’t think anything of it. The same car followed me for the next hour, but I assumed that they were just going to the same place. I ended up stopping at a gas station to grab an energy drink, and the car stopped across the road but didn’t get out. Again, I didn’t think anything of it. When I left, the car pulled out and followed me again. I kept driving and about an hour later pulled over at a rest stop to use the bathroom. The car (still behind me) stopped at the entrance of the rest stop but didn’t get out. At this point, I got super creeped out. I was like two hours from the next city (home) so I didn’t know what to do. Just to be sure I wasn’t going bonkers, I pulled over at the next pull-out. The car pulled over on a pull-out behind it, but on the other side of the road. Again, they didn’t get out, but just sat there. So I kept driving and as soon as I got back into my town, I called my parents to tell them what was going on. They told me to go downtown and make four left turns. I did, and again, the car followed me. My parents told me to drive to the police station. The car followed me the entire way to the police station and as soon as I turned in, they peeled off like 50km/hr over the speed limit. I went in and told the cops what happened and they sent a patrol officer to find the guy, but I never heard anything about it. I have no clue what the person’s motives were, but it terrified me. Now I’m super cautious anytime a car is behind me at night and takes the same turn I do.

    TLDR: a guy followed me for four hours straight and pulled over and watched me every time I pulled over. He ended up speeding away when I pulled into the police station.

    130 votes
  • 2
    94 VOTES

    Angry Forrest Ghost

    From Redditor u/Grttee49227465:

    About 20 years ago I was driving home late at night with my husband and son asleep in the car. Light snow was falling and we were on a back road. As I turned a corner, what looked like a little girl lunged out of the trees with her arm raised. My first thought was she was going to throw a snowball at us, but as I passed her we made eye contact-- her face was twisted into like this angry scream, ugly and not playful at all. It happened so fast and I was past her quickly, but when I looked in the rear-view mirror, I didn't see her back there at all. I was pretty shaken up, had a scared and sick feeling. Never mentioned it to my husband.

    94 votes
  • 3
    77 VOTES

    At Least He Was Waring A Reflective Vest

    From Redditor u/No-Representative-23:

    I was driving home late one night probably 3 am and I drove past a construction site. Where I was driving there weren’t any headlamps so when I pass by the construction zone I see what seems to be a worker standing there in the dark. I only saw him because his vest lit up in my headlights. I was driving pretty slow like 30 mph at the most so I got a good look at him. I started getting a really eerie feeling because he wasn’t looking at anything he looked like he was just hunched over staring at the ground like a dead person and he was in complete darkness. I just got such a bad feeling telling me to keep driving and don’t look back. I never take the same way home at night now. I kept thinking it could’ve just been a guy working, but why was he there alone so late? Why didn’t he have a flashlight or a phone? And most importantly, why was he hunched over like a zombie? Even thinking about it now sends a chill down my spine.

    77 votes
  • 4
    63 VOTES

    Fake Police Car

    From Redditor u/ragingbull955:

    Was driving through Arizona a night and a black Yukon with police lights tailgated us. My wife said to not pull over as it doesn't look like a police car. It followed us for 4 minutes then pulled away. I almost fell for it

    63 votes
  • 5
    68 VOTES

    Three Creepy Clowns On The Road

    From Redditor u/SnekBills:


    When I was 17, I used to drive to the gym at 4:30AM to workout before school. One morning in early September, I was at a stop light when three clowns started approaching my car from the crosswalk. No other cars were around so I ran the light because I did NOT want to find out what was about to happen. This was years ago when that clown trend was happening and most of them were relatively harmless, but there were some stories about actual crimes being committed by the clowns. Like I said, really did not want to find out which category these ones fell into.

    68 votes
  • 6
    90 VOTES

    When You Can't Explain What Happened

    From Redditor u/Flat_Laugh621:

    Was driving late at night with my sister, coming home from somewhere. A few blocks from our house, out of nowhere, a kid ran in front of the car and we screamed. I tried to slam on the breaks but he was already RIGHT in front of me. I braced myself for impact, sound, anything. But nothing. No one was there. There was no kid.

    We looked at each other and started panicking, on the verge of tears. Then become terrified. What the hell WAS THAT.

    I don’t know what we saw. But I’m so so so so glad it wasn’t there. A ghost? A trick? A play of lights? I don’t know.

    90 votes