This story will be covering what is known as ‘The Most Haunted Road in Scotland’ – The ghost road A75 Kinmount Straight. Peculiar animals, ghostly figures darting out in front of passing cars…and an eyeless man on crutches…
What is behind these strange paranormal incidents?
Let’s take a closer look…
A Paranormal Report
This paranormal report began with an incident involving Derek and Norman Ferguson, who was driving down the A75 Kinmount Straight.
Without warning, a hen appeared from nowhere and flew straight into their car’s windscreen. The Ferguson’s braced for impact and covered their faces from the incoming windscreen glass…but nothing happened!
There was no crack of the glass, no horrible thud of the bird’s body and no jolt – the hen simply vanished into thin air.
Luckily, they managed to keep the car on the road, and carried on slowly with their journey…
Until an old lady jumped straight into their path, waving her hands frantically!
Just as the car was about to hit her – she disappeared.
The Ferguson’s barely had time to recover before a man, and a group of animals appeared and seemed to be chasing after the old lady’s apparition. They also disappeared before the car managed to hit them!
All this had happened in a thirty-second period, and the Ferguson brothers were understandably shocked. They pulled over for a breather, to regain their composure.
Within seconds of the car being stationary, it began to rock back and forth, violently. Derek got out of the car but the movement stopped the instant his foot touched the ground.
He sat back down in the car, and was horrified to look up and see a large van hurtling towards them…but it also disappeared just before it hit them.
This incident happened in 1962…but there are many other paranormal reports linked to the A75 Kinmount Straight…
Vanishing Couple on Kinmount Straight
The haunted section of this dangerous and winding road is thought to be a 15 mile stretch from Annan to Dumfries.
Over the years, motorists have reported encounters with a vanishing couple (two lovers that calmly walk in front of passing cars, holding hands!) and a man in red that flings himself in front of passing vehicles, only to disappear before impact.
Several motorists have also reported seeing a man standing at the side of the road with a dirty old sack over his head. His arms are always outstretched, with a length of rope in one hand.
There have also been incidents involving a mysterious man on crutches. As motorists pass by him they notice that he has no eyes – skin just seems to cover his eye sockets!
This road is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland, and it has seen its fair share of road accidents over the years. Could these paranormal encounters be linked to the lives the road has taken in the past?
Obsessed by ghost hunting and all things paranormal. Chris spends a lot of time (some would say too much time) investigating ghosts and spirits and documenting stories and paranormal communication. He teaches aspiring ghost hunters in the Paranormal Academy.