The First Car Ghost Story?

Before there were fright-inducing cars like the 1958 Plymouth Fury in Christine and the 1971 Lincoln Continental in The Car, there was a haunted automobile in Geneva, New York, terrifying mechanics. The year was 1917, and newspapers printed stories like this one about the cursed car. Happy Halloween!

“A ‘Haunted Car’ Shatters Nerves of Geneva Garages.” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 6 August 1917, p. 9.
This Model A is too “new” to be the one in the 1917 story, but it still has a ghostly look about it!

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