The Phantom Car
In the early hours of the morning of April 14th 1969, a family, driving in their car, came to a sharp corner about half a mile outside Moretonhampstead, on the Postbridge road. By all accounts, there was a thick mist on the moor that day. Suddenly another car shot round the bend on the wrong side of the road. The driver frantically swerved to miss the car and ended up in the ditch but, much to his amazement, the other car never passed.
On trying to restart the car, the driver found the battery to be flat, despite having driven just 50 miles. Eventually the car was towed to a local garage where the mechanics found the motor to be completely drained of power. Having heard the motorist's tale, the garage owner was able to confirm that no such a car had passed that way for hours. A local AA man related how there had been a fatal accident at the spot where the phantom car appeared, and that ever since similar apparitions have occurred.