Oz motorists drive at 180km/h to conjure ghost of dead motorcyclist

Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): Motorists in Australia, caught for speeding up to 180km/h on a road north of Newcastle, have revealed that the reason they do it is to conjure the ghost of a motorcyclist who died there.

A handful of videos have been posted on YouTube, allegedly showing a ghostly bright light appearing in the rear windscreen of cars that start driving at dangerous speeds along a stretch of Lemon Tree Passage Rd.

And some locals are convinced the light is the spirit of a 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash with a speeding driver in the area three years ago, and that it is in pursuit of people who drive dangerously.

Port Stephens police are so concerned about youngsters speeding to summon the ghost that they have issued a warning to drivers.

"It's alleged that if you drive at speed in a manner dangerous, a bright white light comes in behind you and that's what they are calling the Lemon Tree Passage ghost," the Courier Mail quoted a police spokeswoman as saying.

"There have been several phone calls that people are going out there and while attempting to get footage for YouTube these cars are travelling at excessive speed.

"We want speeding drivers to know that the only bright light they'll be seeing in their rear windows will be the red and blue lights of a police car," she added.

The YouTube videos posted so far do show a bright light clearly visible, sometimes close to the car and other times in the far distance, but its source is unclear. (ANI)

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