Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Post 5: Conclusion

Williams, Sandy. McKenzie Lewis on The Vanishing Hitchhiker. 2011. Web. 25 Oct. 2012.
Even though I have never experience seen a vanishing hitchhiker I believe that it does exist. There aren't much evidence either but I know trued people that have seem one. I feel that if people have talk about it for such a long time at a certain point it did happend. It may be not the way is told today because people have change it to make it sound as they wanted. To make it more interesting but I certanly think there is some true behind this legend. The one told in today society is more of a spooky story that is told to scare people but I believe that when this happend to someone is not as scary as it told. Because the person doesn't know is a vanishing hitchhiker until they get to her house; I mean she only trying to get home safe but she doesn't harm anyone except scares them a little afterwards. When she is gone without leaving trace behind and they find out that she's dead but I definitive believe that is a true story. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog Post 4: Evidence

Spirit of A Person. 12 Oct. 2011. Web 23 Oct. 2012
Maitreya reports evidence of a christian man hitchhiker all over the world. For example in Holland a Dutch Christian daily newpaper Trouw ran an article in April 1991 about a motorist that picks up a hitchhiker; a conversation about the future Kingdom of God came up and the hitchhiker announces that Jesus will appear soon and the disappears. The motorist approched a traffic policemen and tell them the story; they reply that he's the eight motorist that has told them the same thing. Similar stories happend in Mississippi, Florida and New Zealand. According to Haunted Stories in the Lydia Bridge nearly the highway 70 underpass located in Greensboro, North Carolina there seem to appears a lady who is dreeping wet asking for a ride home but once they arrived home she gone. When they knocked on the house an old lady informs them that it was her daughter that had die in a car accident years ago. In this case there is contradiction many people argue that they have seem her but others disagreed arguing that they have being at this place many time and have never seem a woman asking for a ride.

Maitreya. Share International. 15 Oct. 2005. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.
Haunted stories in North Carolina. 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog Post 3: Vanishing Hitchhiker

The Vanishing Hitchhiker. 3 Jan. 2009. Web. 22 Oct. 2012
There are different versions of this legend. According to Troy Taylor on a cold rainy night, a young man on his way to a party gave a ride to a young attractive woman who agreed to go to the dance with him. Once it was over he offers to give her a ride home because it was cold he gave her his coat to wear. When they got to her house and he look back to informed her they had arrived she was gone. But since she had take his coat, he decide to go knocked on the door to get it back at his suprise he was informed by an old lady that the woman he was talking about was death. That she had a car accident ten years ago but the guy not believing went to the cementary that the old lady had describe. At the cementary he found his coat nealty folded on top of the stone with the girl's name on it. In other stories such as the one told by David Emery doesn't included much detail but has the same contain of the woman asking for a ride and once at the destination she vanishing. When ask were is she they came to be informed that she is die and she asked everyone for a ride home hoping that one day she will finally make it home.

Taylor,Troy. Prairie Ghosts. 2002. Web 22 Oct. 2012.
Emery, David. About-Urban Legend. 29 Oct. 2003. Web 22 Oct. 2012.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blog Post 2: Background

James, Allyson. The Magic Mirror.2011. Web 18 Oct. 2012
Paul Geraghty discuss that variants of the tale have been found all over the world, it even goes all the way back to the 16th century. In the early days this legend included horses and carriages in the modern they include cars. Some versions included mystery passengers jumping uninvited onto the backs of horses and clinging onto their befuddled riders. In somes cases they don't involved automobiles; the mysterious stranger would simply walk along beside someone else for part of a journey without saying a word. Making an awkward environment for a walker but after a couple of miles it disappears. In the other side according to Beardsley and Hankey a historical antecedent hasn't yet be found but it could be trace back to Europe, Greek, and Roman. Some reacher have found that this legend originality star a ghostly tale to scared lonely traver at night and that therefore no much history is abiliable.

Geraghty, Paul. Timeless Myths. The Vanishing Hitchhiker. 2012. Web.18 Oct. 2010
Beardsley, Richard K. and Hankey, Rosalie. California Folklore Quarterly.
Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan., 1943), pp. 13-25 Web.18 Oct. 2012.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blog Post 1: Proposal

Mikkelson, David P. and Barbara. Vanishing Hichhiker.1998. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
The Vanishing hichhiker is about a female hichhiker who is death but when she sees a car she asks for a ride home. She die on an automobile accident so she wasn't able to get home. Her goal is to get to her house by asking for a ride. When she gets close to her house she disappear and appears back where she was found asking for a ride again. I heard this legend for my friend's uncle but there is also a (spanish) song about it, which gives me the chills everytime I heard it. My attention was definative capture because where the song says it's takes place is where I got throw on my way to Mexico. I personally haven't experienced this but I have heard of people that have and the song makes it seem so real it appears to me that this has happend. This story has being told so many time that has become a legend and there are many version of it.