Interstate 65 was built over sacred Creek Native American burial grounds, and the hills surrounding Evergreen are still spiritual homes for the nation. The land was so loved by the Creek nation that during the 1830s when they were being relocated, they said good-bye to each tree and hill.
In September, 1934, Lonnie Stephens was falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend. It was not until after Stephens’ death that the real killer had confessed. After escaping a chain gang, Stephens attempted to get a ride hitchhiking when he was struck and killed by a car. Now, his ghost can be seen in the middle of the road, trying to flag a car down for a ride. His arms can be seen out-stretched, and cars often pass through him, much to the driver’s shock.
Near one hundred years ago, there was a woman who lived near the road on her own for several years. The townspeople accused her and two others of witchcraft, and the three were hung with chains. Now, every Halloween at midnight, you can hear the sound of chains being dragged across the top of the car when you drive beneath the branches of the tree in which they were hanged from.
Mitchell Hill Road is located directly off of Mount Holley Road. At the top of the road, there is a cemetery that holds the body who died on the road. As legend states, the girl was on her way to the prom when she and her boyfriend crashed the car at the bottom hill and died in the accident. Those who drive by the cemetery have seen her in her prom dress at the top of the hill.
An elderly woman was killed by a coyote in the woods across from Loroe Lane. Those who live along the road have witnessed her spirit at night watching them. She accompanies young children in the dark in order to protect them, and she is known as the “Antioch Deathkiller”, since she prevents death.
Over the years, hundreds of people have claimed that the Tuen Mun Road is haunted. Ever since 1978, several deaths have occurred on the road due to car accidents. In general, it is the ghosts that increase the death toll, normally because they appear out of the blue and surprise the people driving, forcing them to take sharp turns to avoid the “person” in the way. It is said that some of the ghosts have even taken complete control of the vehicle.
A dog’s glowing red eyes have been spotted along Highway 12. According to legend, a man was so angry with his landlord that he murdered him. He then ground the landlord’s corpse into cornmeal and fed it to his dog. The ghost hound has been seen along Highway 12, glaring at passing drivers.
The road off of Route 1 is haunted by unidentified spirits. If you were to go north and make a right turn, there is a narrow underpass that gives off an uneasy feeling. Most visitors have felt nervous and have had an urge to lock all of the doors. It is unknown how paranormal this event is.
There have been several legends of ghosts that surround Clinton Road. A bridge that passes over Clinton Brook is the spot of a spirit known as “the ghost boy of the bridge”. The boy was believed to have drowned while either swimming or falling into the water after sitting on the bridge’s edge. Now, if you put a quarter on the yellow line in the middle of the road at midnight, he will return your coin to you. Many have even seen his apparition, while others have been pushed into the water by his ghostly hands.
Another ghost is that of a car driven by a teenage girl who died from the impact of a car crash in 1988. The ghosts of two park rangers who died on the job in 1939 have also been spotted. Phantom vehicles have been seen on numerous occasions, such as a ghostly pickup truck that appears out of nowhere, chases drivers to the end of the road, then disappears. Many have witnessed the ghosts of people in old-fashioned clothing who stare at them but say nothing.
Mysterious creatures are even seen along the road, such as hell-hounds and monkeys. It is rumored that these animals might be the survivors of the Jungle Habitat, which was an attraction that closed in 1976.
A young man was hit and killed by a drunk driver on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, California. The driver was convicted but committed suicide before he was ever sent to prison. Now, the accident reenacts itself, particularly on the anniversary of the accident.
The California Highway Patrol has received reports of accidents in the area caused by people trying to avoid the white ghost car. However, investigations prove that nothing was there.