Drivers seem unable to traverse the Weald’s highways without being accosted by various spooks and phantoms, as we discover…
The problem of apparitions materialising in front of cars, only to disappear without trace, has been reported at Broomhill Road in Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone Road in Sevenoaks and in Cranbrook – this latter incident occurred on September 29, 2011, when a driver heading towards Marden claimed a tall cloaked figure jumped into the road and leaped over their car before disappearing.
In June 1999, a blonde ghostly figure appeared on the A229 at Hartley, causing a motorist to swerve around it and 10 years later, another driver had a similar experience with two fleeting figures on the Maidstone Road at Matfield. Disaster was averted in February 1997 when a woman believed she had hit a semi-transparent man standing on the A28 at Tenterden, near Silver Hill, only to find the figure had vanished.
In March 1979, a woman went on record to say that while driving along the Sevenoaks bypass, the road ahead of her faded to reveal a ‘new’ road veering to the right – luckily she kept her head, as following the ghostly diversion would have taken her into the path of oncoming traffic.