Have you ever heard the legend of HWY 20? This spooky stretch of road is rumored to be haunted by a phantom hitchhiker looking for a ride. The spirit is described as a young boy around 10-12 years old by those who have seen him. A few people have even stopped and given him a ride.


I have some friends and family who live in that area who have seen this ghost. I've traveled the route myself on several occasions but haven't experienced anything, yet. So you might want to keep the doors locked and whatever you do, don't slow down or pull over to the shoulder for any reason.

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So when did this ghost story or urban legend get started? It's actually quite old and is traced back to 1965. A woman named Mae Doria was traveling down Highway 20 late one night when she passed a school and saw a young boy out front. She stopped to make sure he was alright and ended up giving him a ride home, or so she thought. What started out as a normal drive quickly became paranormal.


After Mae Doria picked up the young man to give him a lift home they began talking and the boy told her he was into basketball and was an athlete. The conversation centers around his love of sports and the school where she picked him up at. Eventually, the boy asks to be let out and tries to describe where he lives. At some point, the boy becomes upset, begins to cry, and asks her to pull over.

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When she pulled over and looked in the backseat the boy had vanished. Since then several people have reported seeing the young hitchhiker while traveling HWY 20. He's been seen at various spots along the road. Sometimes walking along the road and other times standing by the roadside where his old school was located. Some have even stopped and attempted to give him a ride not realizing he's a ghost.


You can bet if I'm ever traveling down HWY 20 and see someone on the side of the road, especially if they're a young-looking hitchhiker I won't be stopping. Again I've been down this road numerous times and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary, but there's always a chance according to the family and friends I have who live in the area and travel the road all the time. Maybe I should avoid traveling HWY 20 at night time.

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