On December 11, 2012 there was a frenzy of calls to the Surrey Police department, with each person reporting a spooky ghost on the southbound A3. They were completely freaked out, and wanted the area searched ASAP.
That night marked exactly 10 years (to the day) since one of the weirdest accidents in history.
It all started on a dark night in 2002, when multiple motorists reported that a car had lost control and crashed into a ditch.
Upon discovering the car buried in a deep undergrowth of bushes and trees that chilly night, police came to a very strange conclusion. The car hadn’t crashed recently. It had been there for far longer. Next to the car lay a decomposed body that was found to have died five months earlier.
The body was identified as 21-year-old Christopher Brian Chandler from Middlesex, England. He had been on the run since July 17th of that year, after he had allegedly committed a robbery.
Locals flipped out when the news was released. They were convinced that a ghost had recreated the crash with the help of another dimension.
The Surrey Police quickly announced that the theory was ridiculous — a ghost hadn’t recreated the accident. Instead, a spokesman told the public that the crash probably wasn’t reported five months earlier because the car and body were hidden from view.
Not everyone agreed with the police, and to this day truly believe that a ghost helped bring the accident to the public’s attention.
Steve Casey, of McAllister’s Recovery, was hired to pull the car from the ditch.
“The car was badly damaged,” said Steve. “It was written off and rusty, and it was an old car. Someone said afterwards that there might have been a ghost involved, but you aren’t told that at the time. I was just getting on with the job.”
Every time Casey passes the spot on the A3, he remembers the sight of the skeleton that they pulled from the ditch.
And the locals? They still don’t seem to believe the police.