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Executive Chef
Jun 3, 2004
This happened about a month ago just outside of Cocodrie, a little
town in the bayou country of Louisiana, and while it sounds like an Alfred
Hitchcock tale, it's real.

This out of state traveler was on the side of the road, hitchhiking on
a real dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm. Time passed slowly and no
cars went by. It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front
of his face. Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly, approaching and appearing
ghostlike in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped.

Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped into the car and closed the
door; only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel, and
no sound of an engine to be heard over the rain.

Again the car crept slowly forward and the guy was terrified, too
scared to think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was
approaching a sharp curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to
pray and beg for his life; he was sure the ghost car would go off the road
and in the bayou and he would surely drown!

But just before the curve a shadowy figure appeared at the driver's
window and a hand reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car
safely around the bend.

Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and
the hitchhiker was alone again!

Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they
reached a curve. Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could
take and jumped out of the car and ran to town.

Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice quavering, ordered two
shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his supernatural experience. A
silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the guy
was telling the truth (and not just some drunk).

About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar and one says to
the other, "Look Boudreaux, ders dat idiot that rode in our car when we wuz
pushin it in the rain."
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