Barry Road

by Victoria Rife

Jimmy was one of my best friends in high school and since we had all of our art classes together we often spent a lot of time after school working on art with one another. Some nights we both couldn’t sleep so we would stay up playing Mario Kart before heading out and grabbing some Taco Bell. Sometimes we would just drive around listening to music. One night in particular we decided to take an alternate route and drive around exploring. We happened upon Barry Road (for those who don’t know where that is – it’s a long winding road out in the country) and drove on. As we followed the twists of the road, something came out of the trees on the right hand side of the road and smashed into the car. It appeared to be a white figure, although it had no face, and it was running. I screamed. He stopped the car. We looked around but there was no person or animal around and his car was in perfect condition – not a scratch or a dent on it. I asked him if he thought it was a ghost and he said he thought it was. Scared, perplexed, and a little bit entertained we turned around and tried to recreate it that night and many nights to come but we never had the same experience. This story has always been very significant to me because it was one of the few times I had someone with me to vouch for my experiences.