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Real People Share Their Most Terrifying Experiences While Driving

Road trips are a great way for you, your friends, or your families to leave the comfort of your home, listen to some awesome driving tunes, and either hit up some of your favorite on-the-road restaurants, or explore the unknown reaches of the country. However, this might just lead to a disturbing, scary, or just plain weird encounter with things that go bump in the night (or the day, for that matter). These terrifying experiences can further crank up the spook-o-meter to eleven if you are also lost and/or stranded in an unfamiliar place.

But even everyday car trips like driving home or just going for a quick ride around town can turn into horror movie situations in the blink of an eye.

Here are some genuinely horrifying and creepy driving experiences shared by a handful of Reddit users. Whether they were with their friends or families, these people were just looking for a little bit of adventure, a cure for late-night boredom, or they just wanted to get home and go to bed. But instead, they came face to face with their worst nightmares, be it supercreeps from among the living, or entities encountered on a haunted highway.

A word of advice, though: don't read these creepy road trip stories while you're actually on the road.