This story happened a while ago in Brisbane, and even though it sounds
like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's true.
John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the road
hitch hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm.
The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he
could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped.
John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got in the
car and closed the door, just to realise there was nobody behind the
wheel and the engine wasn't on!
The car started moving slowly.
John looked at the road and saw a curve approaching.
Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just before he
hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the wheel.
John, paralysed with terror, watched how the hand repeatedly came
through the window but never harmed him.
Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub down the road so,
gathering strength, jumped out of the car and ran to it.
Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody
about the horrible ordeal he had just experienced.
A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realised he was crying and
Suddenly two other people walked into the same pub.
They, like John, were also wet and out of breath.
Looking around and seeing John sobbing at the bar, one said to the
'Look, Bruce, there's that f***ing idiot that got in the car while we
were pushing it!'