For most of us, most of the time, the roads we travel are largely forgotten once we get to where we're going. By day, they usually reveal a familiar, real—living—world. But then darkness comes. Haunted Highways brings together more than twenty of the spookiest stories ever of ghosts, hauntings, and supernatural events on or near America's highways and byways. There are the usual suspects—the creepy hitchhiker, the eerie lights along a lonely stretch of road—as well as many you never dared to imagine.
Each of the book's twenty-five chapters ratchets up the suspense, from an introduction that sets the scene and draws you in, to a haunting climax. Whether the actor Telly Savalas's haunting encounter with a long-dead good Samaritan on a rural Long Island road, or the Ghost Riders in the Sky who appear over the plains of Texas, these stories will bring delightful fright to readers young and old.
Tom Ogden is one of America's most celebrated magicians. Over thirty years he has gone from the tinsel-and-sawdust of the circus ring to the glitter-and-sequins of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Lake Tahoe. He has appeared on specials such as The World's Greatest Magic II (NBC) and The Great Magic of Las Vegas (FOX). The author of several books—including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Street Magic—he lives in Hollywood, California.