First of all, I love your blog!
OK, now please see if you can help me get closure on something that freaked the crap outta me as a kid.
I was about 7 or 8, which would mean this horrifying incident took place around 1973 or so. I saw a movie or T.V. show that had a scene in which a man visits a cemetery. We see the man approach a grave and put flowers on it. I think he says a short prayer. You get the idea. Somehow it is relayed to the viewer that he is visiting the grave of his young daughter. I’m pretty sure her name was Mary. Or maybe not. OK, so far I can handle that without freaking out. Next scene…
The man is driving home from the cemetery on a lonely country road. It is now dark. Suddenly he hears a creepy little girl voice. The following exchange takes place:
Creepy Little Girl Voice: Daaaaddddddyyyyyy….oh Daaaaaddddddddyyyyyyyy.
Man: Mary? Is that you?
Creepy Little Girl Voice: Yes, daddy, it’s me.
Man: Where are you Mary? I can’t see you.
Creepy Little Girl Voice: I’m right in front of you, daddy – look!
The man looks ahead on the road and his headlights catch a glowing, transparent little girl ghost right in front of his car on the road! He swerves and runs off the road. I pee my pants and turn the T.V. off.
I’m not ashamed to admit it – I screamed and cried like a little girl. Even today, this freaks me out just thinking about the incident. I slept in my parents’ bed that night (I was way too old to sleep with them, but they finally gave in after listening to my shrieks of terror). To this day, nothing has ever messed me up as bad as this.
I’m not sure if it was a movie or T.V. show. I’m a little fuzzy on the girl’s name. Some of the details have faded over time, but the heart of this terror will be forever scorched into my brain. I’ve tried everything I know to ID this. You’re my final hope. Thanks!
UNK SEZ: Well Gary, that certainly sounds like a memorable scene and one that would be hard to shake for anyone of any age. I personally don’t recall that one so let’s send it out to our readers. Does this creepy ghost girl appearing in the road ring any bells for any of you guys? Leave a comment or send us an email if it does!
UPDATE: Name That Trauma solved! It’s called DAUGHTER OF THE MIND, please check out the comments for more details. Special thanks to commenters algee for solving it, and PhantomWerewolf for finding the clip.