13 April 2018 | Your Stories
A remote road across wild Dartmoor has been named as one of the UK’s most notorious haunted highways. With Friday 13th just a whisker away, the story of the hairy hands of Dartmoor has surfaced again in the national survey.
Car breakdown experts at UK recovery firm 24|7 Vehicle Rescue have combed through the archives of paranormal sightings to compile their list.
Spokesman Ranjen Gohri said: “Britain is a land steeped in superstition, myth and legend so it’s no surprise to learn that there are thousands of strange and unexplained sightings on our roads, with many reports coming from isolated highways that cut through barren stretches of moor and mountain.
“Breaking down by the side of the road is clearly never an enjoyable thing. But we imagine the situation is made even worse when you’re seeing things through your windscreen, or rear view mirror, that really shouldn’t be there!”
The Dartmoor tale concerns the B3212 between Dunsford and Yelverton, which is home to mysterious ‘hairy hands’ myth – with motorists describing how a disembodied pair of hirsute hands grabs their steering wheel and tries to run them off the road.
In 1962 holidaymaker Florence Warwick was driving the route when she stopped the car to look at a map. She recalled: “I looked up and saw a pair of huge, hairy hands pressed against the windscreen. I tried to scream, but couldn’t. I was frozen with fear.” You can read the full story by clicking here.
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