I originally wanted to post this under the category of Trucker Stories, but I then realized you probably meant actual truck drivers who make their living by driving trucks. So I’m hoping this is scary enough that it will eventually make it into one of your videos. Over the years I have had countless scary stranger encounters, paranormal experiences and near death experiences. But I think this one is the best one to start with. Eventually I would love to share more of my stories with you. So here goes…
This story happened almost 10 years ago but I remember it super vividly. I was 16 years old and it was May 20th 2008 and my mom, two friends, and I were on our way over the Cascade Mountain Range to see our favorite band in Seattle. I live in the dead center of Washington State, about three hours from Seattle. For those of you who live in the South or other states that don’t have mountain passes, basically to get to towns on the other side of the mountains you have to drive up and through the mountains on a highway with an extremely steep incline. Yes, you guessed it. People usually speed, pass when there are no passing lanes, and a lot of fatal car accidents happen on this specific pass we were traveling. There is always a chance something bad is going to happen when driving it.
So we started on our journey in the afternoon and we weren’t even to the top of the pass yet when in the rear view mirror behind us in our lane my mom spots a few cars going off into the ditches and the side of the road. (They were lucky it wasn’t a sheer drop off at that point in the road). It’s only two lane traffic…So yeah, whatever was forcing these cars off the road was definitely gaining on us fast. My friends and I were looking back to see what craziness is occurring and we spot it and relay the information back to my mom who needs to really focus on driving right about now and can’t see what’s going on. It is a giant semi-truck…A huge cabin, light blue and completely blacked-out windows. I mean you could literally not even see a silhouette from anyone inside. The semi is about three cars behind us now. It is literally hauling up this very steep incline. That’s pretty much not even possible for semi-trucks to do that. They usually put on their hazards and slow down and get to the right up this steep, steep hill. As he was gaining on us he was forcing more cars behind us off the road. He did not care. Whoever this was was not caring about the safety of anyone and we were now very, very scared for our lives. My mom has a Subaru Forester so we were out-running him pretty good.
Then he was right behind us… So my mom pulled over to the right and slowed down as much as she could and let him pass. As he passed, we wanted to take down his plate number and company he worked for so we could call him in. I kid you not, not only the trailer of the truck was completely blank. But the doors of the cabin were completely blank. No plates somehow, and all that was visible was a giant, giant American Flag painted on the front of the grill. Holy crap that’s some scary stuff just remembering it right now. Thankfully he did not force us off the road. Other cars were staying really far back from him. But my mom was in shock and really ticked off so we sped up to pass him and get away from him for good. We didn’t want to witness or be behind him when he caused a massive wreck. So we got up next to him to pass him. (At this point it had turned into two lanes so it was safe and legal to pass). We were almost clear of him but one of my dumb friends literally flipped him off. That’s a genius move isn’t it?
So we passed him (barely). Then he starts speeding up again to do who-knows-what to us. So my mom just floors it. At this point we were close to the top of the pass, which levels off and then starts the descend down the other side of the mountain. There is always a pull-off area to the right so she just floored it into the dirt area as close to the edge of the woods as she could and slammed on the brakes, all at the same time telling us to get out of the car as fast as possible and run into the trees. This was serious. The car wasn’t even fully stopped yet as we flung those doors open, left them open, and ran into the woods. We ran about 30 yards then finally stopped and gathered ourselves. We were SO scared to go back to the car because what if he stopped? Who knows what’s happening at our car. But we had a concert to get to. The clock was ticking. So we went back and thankfully there was no sign of him and regular traffic was on the road.
It is so intense to think that in that moment of panic we left the car doors open. It was truly fight or flight instinct. To this day we really don’t know who was driving that thing, or what they had in their trailer. But it couldn’t have been anything good. By the look of things, how they were not caring and how they wanted to get to where ever they were going as fast as possible, I bet it was something illegal. Or just something scary. Really who knows. It still gives me chills. That blacked-out cabin with the American Flag.
We survived, made it to the concert, and I got attacked in the mosh pit. Haha. It was a great night all in all. Be safe on the roads, and I suggest to hold back your road rage and not fight back with others cars. It’s difficult sometimes, but you never really know the scary people and unknown things out there. Who knows why this guy was doing what he was doing.