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. Join us on this episode as we discuss the Many Ghosts of Blue Bell Hill.
Since the late 1930s, reports have surfaced of people seeing the spectral apparation 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.
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.
Two mountains. One legend. An encounter with a vanishing hitchhiker lead to two weeks of ghost hunts in 1938 and, before it was all over, she was seen by hundreds of school children. But, who was the Ghost of the Buckhorn and the White Lady of Wopsy?
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 then.
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.