In the dead of night...

Behold, Frankencar!

Compiled from the remains of cars past, this supernatural speedster is said to prowl the dark streets of London town at night on its 1932 classic Ford Tudor alloys. The stitched-on 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air headlights light up the dark, misty road, guiding the mean machine along its way!

Not a soul will notice...

With a single push of the H.G. Wells-inspired ‘Invisibility Button’, Frankencar can disappear into the night without a trace! It is said that late at night, locals can hear the unmistakable sound of ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson blaring from the car’s built-in record player, pausing only to use its 80s-tastic car phone to prank call unsuspecting victims.

Step aside, Bigfoot!

Many have reported sightings of a fiery red glow lingering behind this reanimated roadster, no doubt left by the 1955 Ford Thunderbird rear lights as it passes at great speed, aided by the ‘90’s-era Lamborghini Diablo exhaust and 1973 Plymouth Duster spoiler. Some say Frankencar has moved on with intentions of tormenting a new town, could it be YOURS?

About Frankencar

From Stephen King’s ‘Christine’ to the Munster family’s ‘Munster Koach’, there are plenty of creepy cars featured in TV and Film. To celebrate Halloween in true webuyanycar.com fashion, we wanted to celebrate the spooky season by creating a creepy car of our own.

By surveying the UK public to find out which iconic parts and features they would like to resurrect from cars laid to rest, we stitched and welded together a fiendish creation from beyond the scrapyard: Frankencar!

Taking into consideration the age and year of each part of Frankencar, the vehicle’s average age is 1956, and our poll concluded that if Brits could create their very own custom-made creation, they would value the car at £40,000!

Here’s a rundown of Frankencar’s mixed and matched body parts:

  • The body of a 1933 Ford Vicky
  • Scissor doors of the 1985 Lamborghini Diablo
  • Alloys from a 1932 Ford Tudor
  • Spoiler of a 1973 Plymouth Duster
  • Classic Chevrolet grill El Camino 1960
  • Headlights from the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Rear lights of the 1955 Ford Thunderbird
  • Lamborghini Diablo Exhaust from 1990

The UK's most haunted roads

We have the Frankencar…now we need somewhere to drive it!

In true Halloween spirit, our team of ghost hunters searched high and low to track down the UK’s most haunted roads. From the Devil’s Highway in Bolton to the Ghost Road in Dumfries, there has been a frightening amount of spirits reportedly roaming our streets.

Check out our list of the UK’s most haunted roads below. Is there one near you?

Barford Bridge, Northamptonshire
 

Barford Bridge, Northamptonshire

The haunted bridge along the A6003, between Kettering and Corby, is said to be visited by a number of spirits, spooking all those that dare to pass. The ghost that motorists are most likely to encounter is the bearded monk who once served in the nearby Pipewell Abbey, a long time ago. Locals say, his spirit lingers, wondering around the area and appearing to the living only at night. He will creep up on you as you drive along his turf and join you in your car. His chosen position is often staring back at you in the rear view mirror or sitting next to you in the passenger seat until he suddenly disappears.

When the Paranormal Investigation Team tried to contact the spirit world including the monk, other disturbances were reported, such as, a drop in temperature and loud banging.

The Devil’s Highway, Bolton
 

The Devil’s Highway, Bolton

A stretch along the A666 was given its name ‘The Devil’s Highway’, not just because of the connotations 666 has with the devil, but because it lives up to this association due to the number of collisions and strange occurrences that have been reported there. People have spotted strange shadows causing them to swerve and crash their car, experience a loss of time while driving, forgetting their journey through this particular spot or unexplainably lose control of their vehicle. Motorists have also often been spooked by a figure coming out of nowhere, crossing the road, causing numerous accidents between Egerton and Darwen.

Alec Ratcliffe may have explained the secret behind the mysterious happenings. He discovered that the A666 is in a direct line and the mid-point between Stonehenge and the Rosslyn Chapel, which, to some, could explain why ‘The Devil’s Highway’ is filled with so many paranormal experiences.

The Ghost Road, A75 Dumfries and Galloway
 

The Ghost Road, A75 Dumfries and Galloway

The Kinmount Straight between Gretna and Dumfries is believed to be the most haunted road in Scotland due to the high amount of ghostly experiences reported. The supernatural sightings are often of poor and dishevelled people from the medieval times, carrying bundles and pulling carts, which may be an uncomfortable sighting. However, what is really frightening, if you’re unlucky enough to experience it, is the eyeless ghouls and screaming phantoms right in front of your car. Since the 1950’s, many motorists have pulled over thinking they have hit a pedestrian, only to find no one there once they have exited the car.

One lorry driver told his story; he was parked along the road to take a nap, when he woke he saw a parade of ‘people’ that appeared to go on for ages as he sat frozen with fear. It affected him so badly, he gave up lorry driving altogether.

Sally in the Woods, Wiltshire
 

Sally in the Woods, Wiltshire

If you drive along the A636, locals say you’re lucky if you can make it to the other side without witnessing a spine-chilling spectacle. After the sun has set, many have reported seeing a young girl in a white nightgown run out into the road and hear a child’s scream come from the woods.

There are a number of stories about the mysterious girl. One version says Sally was a Victorian gypsy girl who was imprisoned in the tower in Brown’s Folly. It is unclear how she met her fate, whether she escaped or was left in the tower without food and water, but her spirit roams the area and often strays as far as the roads that cut through the woods.

Several fatal accidents have occurred in the area with no explanation causing many to think it was down to Sally. It’s reported that even the birds refuse to sing in the darkness that surrounds the tower.

A229, South England
 

A229, South England

There are many stories about the A229 from Sussex to Kent that will have your spine tingling. The police have had many calls from scared motorists who believe they have knocked down a pedestrian but no body is to be found. The most popular being a distraught woman in a bridal gown who is believed to be Judith Langham. She was tragically involved in a car incident on her way to her wedding and her spirit has never left the scene.

Another story, and perhaps the most chilling, involves a helpless hitchhiker. Once you have let him into your car, he will sit in the front passenger seat and talk to the driver about all the things that have gone wrong in the world and how he will fix it. You may think this odd, but what you don’t expect is for him to suddenly disappear when you reach a certain point along the route.

Electric Brae, Ayrshire, Scotland
 

Electric Brae, Ayrshire, Scotland

If you’re heading down the A719, between Drumshrang and Knoweside, you may encounter something out of the ordinary. Many visitors come to visit the half-mile stretch to witness the paranormal activity that it has become famous for.

If you’re brave enough to see first-hand what this place can do, park up and put your car in neutral, facing downhill. You would expect gravity to do its work and pull your car forward to roll down the hill. But not here. It has been known that your car will roll back up the hill instead due to some unknown force. There are many theories behind the unnatural experience. Some think the hill is an optical illusion, some believe it has something to do with magnets, and others claim the area has been haunted by witches for many, many years. Whatever the reason, it is guaranteed to spook all those that try.

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
 

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges may not just be one of the most haunted roads in Britain, it is potentially one of the most haunted roads in the world. It’s a quiet road in a beautiful location near the town of Ballymoney in County Antrim, lined with beech trees that intertwine in a remarkable arch over the road. The Stuart family planted the trees in the 18th Century to impress all those that pass and to this day, they still do, but now it is overshadowed by a dark history.

The Dark Hedges has been reported to be haunted by a ‘Grey Lady’ who appears at nightfall to spook anyone who dares to walk down the road after dark. She glides in between the trees and suddenly disappears as soon as she passes the last tree. It is believed that she was a maid who mysteriously died in her home nearby, centuries ago, and has walked the road ever since.

Stockbridge Bypass, Sheffield
 

Stockbridge Bypass, Sheffield

The Stockbridge Bypass, also known as the ‘Killer Road’. It has been home to many strange experiences since it was opened in 1988.

It is said to be the land that the bypass has been built on that is haunted and there are many tales to tell. One version tells the story of a monk that wonders the land. He fell out of favour with the church and was buried in an unconsecrated grave. He has been spooking motorists along this stretch ever since, appearing when they least expect it. Another story has many believe that a long time ago, children fell down mine shafts and can be seen dancing around the area in their old-fashioned clothes as if they were still alive.

When the road was being built, the workers often experienced strange sounds and sightings while they were on parole. Drivers have also experienced disturbing paranormal activity including their cars shaking, banging on the roof and the sound of chains rattling.

Would you dare to drive down the ‘Killer Road’ at night?

Blue Bell Hill, Kent
 

Blue Bell Hill, Kent

The A229 that runs through Blue Bell Hill is thought to be one of the most haunted roads in the South. There are many stories to tell that will give you a chill every time you drive down this road. One to look out for is a figure in white waiting at the side of the road. It is said that the spirit is that of Suzanne Browne. A 22-year-old bride who was involved in a fatal accident the evening before her wedding day. She was accompanied by two of her friends near the bridge over the Old Chatham Road in 1965. Some generous motorists have offered her a ride, only to be left haunted as she disappears in the seat next to them. Others have seen her run out into the road, leading them to believe that they have run her over, only to find no body.

Another spirit that is believed to haunt this road is Emily Trigg’s. She was a maid who visited her mother in Blue Bell Hill every Sunday until she mysteriously disappeared. She was last seen walking with a soldier on the hill in 1916 but her body was only discovered 6 years later. Motorists have reported seeing her stare intently at the driver before disappearing under the bonnet, whereas some have experienced the girl asking them to drive her to her grave at Burham Cemetery.


M6
 

M6

As the longest road in the UK, it comes as no surprise that the M6 is reported to be the location for many unexplained accidents and mysterious happenings from a long time ago. Many who have driven down the motorway that connects the north to the south will have their own chilling stories to tell about what they have seen and how they have felt along this spooky stretch.

There are reports of all kinds of ghostly sightings including Roman soldiers marching across the road by the toll station, a woman waiting at the side of the road and phantom vehicles driving against the traffic. If you happen to drive by Sandbach in Cheshire, you also might see Royalist Scottish horsemen, who met their fate by the hands of the local Parliamentary supporters. It is said that these spirits have caused a fair share of unexplained accidents as drivers attempt to swerve out of the way, so if you find yourself driving down the M6 at night, watch out!