The Mississippi River had just begun flooding, but there hadn't been any rain in over a week. Yes it is! I stepped back down and shined the flashlight around. I felt "the call of the wild" coming on and didn't feel much like walking into the store wearing my pajamas. It took me several minutes just to work the knife loose enough to withdraw it from the nightstand. The song is a first-person narrative by a hitchhiker, who’s trying to return home from the West Coast. Most truck drivers I have come across lately are jerks.
"Is anyone in here?" Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became unavoidable. Supposedly they are two-dimensional creatures, meaning they are exactly the same regardless of what angle they are viewed from. I noticed movement. Off the bat, I didn't like the area but had no other choice. Stephen Wagner. On January 29, 1963, John William “Pete” Trudelle drove a tanker truck to the Chelsea River Bulk Petroleum Facility north of Boston to load up on 4,600 gallons of gasoline. All music for Expanded Perspectives is provided by Pretty Lights. True Stories of Time Travel and Other Dimensions, Haunted Christmas: Yuletide Tales of Ghosts and Spirits, 10 Creepy and Totally Unexplainable Paranormal Stories, Learn of the Rare Times When Money Literally Fell from Heaven. A few more trucks had backed into spots. The bus was engulfed in flames, but the six children and the driver on board had time to escape. They were designed for a predator, and all of a sudden I felt like prey.
Earthquake maybe? See the Phantom 309 had a TREADLE VALVE that was defective and STUCK!! It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler. I used my keys to unlock the passenger-side door, jumped up and grabbed my large flashlight from an overhead storage compartment. At the store, I had bought a souvenir. They are said to move in an odd galloping motion; some are even said to float above the ground.
He lost control of the truck and was killed in the wreck. ", Well, we rode and talked the better part of the night When the lights of a truck stop came in sight He said: "I'm sorry son, this is as far as you go 'Cause, I gotta make a turn, just on up the road.". It must have been a trick of the eyes.
"Goodnight," a soft voice said, which seemed to emanate from all around me.
Rather than plowing into the back of the two vehicles stopped, he crashed the tanker into the bridge abutment.
Sad about not getting FAANG companies reaching out..? Yet Mike was not prepared for what he experienced one summer night at a tiny truck stop in the middle of nowhere... hardly the place where one would expect a ghost - if that's what it was.
Long, tedious hours on the road, away from family for days or even weeks at a time.
If you’re younger than the age when “Phantom 309” was a hit single, you may still recognize the story. It is about a true hero that was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of his life for others. I jumped backward away from my truck. I didn't want to get any closer to the window until I was ready to get my truck moving.
Screw this, I thought to myself. Then Cam brings up the true story behind the famous song Phantom 309.
There was no way Trudelle could stop. I put a knee on the seat and peered into the sleeper berth.
It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler, and the story behind one of its verses is quite true, to the point that town residents worked to erect a monument in honor of the real-life hero in September, 2014.
Still have questions? It was almost as if she was something so inhuman that it would take the form of a human. I looked around the sleeper.
Just about every … I glanced over my shoulder. At the wheel sit a big man, he weighed about two-ten He stuck out his hand and said with a grin "Big Joe's the name", I told him mine And he said: "The name of my rig is Phantom 309." Governor issues overnight stay-at-home advisory, How Georgia’s blue drift changes politics nationwide, Visiting campaign HQ, Trump says ‘losing is never easy’, Stern commends Swift for taking a political stance, NFL being bashed despite tightening COVID-19 policy, Trump signals he won't try to declare victory prematurely, Woman inspires community to head to polls on horseback, The Obama-Biden economy outperformed Trump's, Jerry Jones: DiNucci's 1st NFL start was 'a lot for him', First results are in from tiny New Hampshire town, LeBron James endorses Biden after Trump attack, http://webhome.idirect.com/~boweevil/pntm309.html. such a selfless act. No one was there. Little did Trudelle know that there was a car stopped under the bridge, where it was waiting for a school bus to pick up children. After the break Kyle brings up some more of these strange sightings of the Black Stick Man! Red Sovine sings the song Phantom 309 which is about a truck driver that gave his life to save a bunch kids on a school bus.
I shut off the truck, pocketed the keys and climbed down onto the pavement to look around. On Jan. 29, 1963, John William “Pete” Trudelle drove a tanker truck to the Chelsea River Bulk Petroleum Facility north of Boston to load up on 4,600 gallons of gasoline. That "girl" wasn't human, at least not anymore she wasn't.
Was it Bigfoot? It was also a small shop, with parking for only a dozen trucks. 1 decade ago. Heck, I haven't even fully awakened yet.
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off talking about some new sound effects that Kyle has been working on and his recent failed Turkey hunt.
The song was covered by dozens of artists afterward, including Jack Bond, Dave Dudley and John Waits.
The main inscription reads, âTroyâs Hero,â just below the words, âGreater love hath no man than this â¦ To lay down oneâs life for his fellow man.â.
Those eyes, you see, weren't meant for a person. Contents © 2020 Tappet Brothers LLC. Make sure your family’s future is safe no matter what.
According to an article in the Keene (NH) Sentinel, “Troy selectmen approved [the monument]Â in July and construction on footings for the stone on the common is well underway.” On September 13, the monument was unveiled.
The intersection of Route 129 and Route 1 in Saugus was treacherous. Just as I planted my foot on the fairing, I heard a distinct giggle. Then Cam brings up the true story behind the famous song Phantom 309. I slid out of the seat and onto the pavement as a gust of warm wind hit me.
I reached down and grabbed the bottle of water that had fallen, twisted the cap off and took a few deep gulps before wondering what had rocked my truck so violently. It's hard for me to explain and I feel sick just thinking about it. Well, I went inside and ordered me a cup Told the waiter Big Joe was settin' me up Aw!, you coulda heard a pin drop, it got deathly quiet And the waiter's face turned kinda white. see big joe was killed when he swerved his rig to avoid hitting a school bus at the top of the hill. I hit the switch to turn on the sleeper berth light. On the third day of his trip, while at a crossroads in a driving rain, the hitchhiker is picked up by "Big Joe" driving his tractor-trailer named "Phantom 309." I looked around a moment, lit my cigarette... and then noticed something. I felt sleep creep over me and accepted it as I drifted off into dreamworld. Cursed Cars III The True Story Behind Phantom 309 BestRide. Big Joe drives through the night and drops the narrator at a truck stop, flipping him a dime for a cup of coffee before heading off into the darkness.
Throughout the war, there were several other accounts of B-17s that flew without a pilot, but the Phantom Flying Fortress was the only one that landed successfully, more or less intact – by itself! I spotted one guy walking out of the store with a bottle of beer in his hand, looking around nervously as he quickly strode over to his truck.
O well its true they dont make em like they use to sad. It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler, and the story behind one of its verses is quite true, to the point that town residents workedÂ to erect a monument in honor of the real-life heroÂ in September, 2014. I highly recommend this book. The urban legend part about being picked up by phantom truckers is up to you to believe, but the story of the crash itself was absolutely true. I took a furtive glance out the window, and there she stood - still as a tree, looking up at me and smiling. You are only 10 minutes from your estimated rate.
The song is a first-person narrative by a hitchhiker who’s trying to return home from the West Coast.
The bus was engulfed in flames, but the six children and the driver on board had time to escape. Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became unavoidable. It was the inspiration for the “Large Marge” scene in the movieÂ Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. The song is a first-person narrative by a hitchhiker who’s trying to return home from the West Coast. I was in the middle of nowhere and no one could see me, so I figured no harm, no foul. Is it possible to afford a new car working a minimum wage job? The narrator walks into the truck stop and talks to the waitress about Big Joe’s generosity.