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Creepy Little Gas Station


Last Wednesday the hubby and I just had to get out of the house for a little while. We went into town, had dinner, picked up a few things at the store, and decided to head home. We needed to top off the car before leaving town, but we forgot. I suggested we stop at the last gas station in town before hitting the highway.

The last gas station on the way out of town is a creepy little Exxon. It's just off somehow. It's well-tended, well-lit, and clean, it's just never seemed quite right for some reason.

So, Brad pulls up to the pump, and I ran inside to use the restroom. Just as I finished drying my hands, someone rattled the doorknob and knocked softly. I opened the door but no one was there. I figured the lady must have darted into the men's room next door in desperation. Who hasn't done that a time or two? I shrugged it off and went back to the car.

As we were pulling out of the parking lot, Brad says "Something weird happened with this car while you were in the bathroom. A guy at the pump behind us watched it happen, too." I asked what had happened, and he told me that while he was pumping gas, the passenger door opened up all the way, then the car lurched a bit as though someone had sat down. Brad was leaning against the car, and assumed I had gotten in the car without him seeing me, until he leaned down and looked inside. The door was open, but the car was empty.

The man at the pump behind our car was staring at the car door, then him and Brad stared at each other for a second, then they both went back to staring at the door. Brad went over and shut the door. The man finished fueling up his vehicle and left in a hurry. It was just after he drove off that I got back to the car. I would have loved to see the door opening and car lurching. Sort of makes me wonder about that knock on the bathroom door.

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BadJuuJuu (guest)
12 years ago (2012-09-06)
Eek wasn't ignoring yall, I'm just notoriously useless at checking comments lol.
Hi Jav, good to be back.
Hi Lakota, that particular gas station rarely fails to be interesting. Last time I was there some drunk guy was dancing by the pumps. Always an experience of some sort lmao.
Lakota73 (5 stories) (108 posts)
12 years ago (2012-08-24)
There is something awfully odd and creepy about the last chance gas stations.

Thanks for sharing this story. One of the best I've read. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-11)
Hey Connie,
Don't know and don't want to either. Just good to see you're back.

teneki (10 stories) (140 posts)
12 years ago (2011-12-29)
I used to hang out a gas station, talking to the clerks and occasionally helping out with cleaning and such. This gas station was also haunted, with the haunting occurrences starting each time at the storage room. Once, I even saw the door to said room which was latched and shut open up while the clerk was busy helping a customer.

One of the clerks also mentioned seeing a shadow crawling around the store, and noticing her watching it. She said it didn't look very happy at all that she could see it.
bandet888 (86 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-28)
My comment pertains to TruthInDarknesses experiance with the rented car. It seems that the knocking sounds happened when you were turning. Is it possible that that there was a loose shock absorber or some kind of mechanical defect that caused the knocking like sound?
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
13 years ago (2011-07-01)
Good story! Here's one for you... I had to rent a car earlier this week. I only had it a day, but something weird happened a few times. I was going out for lunch. I got in the car and made my way out of the parking lot. Just as I was turning onto the street, I heard 2 knocks that sounded like they were coming from just behind my left shoulder. It definitely startled me! The knocks sounded like someone knocking on the door just below the window. I thought about the incident on the way to lunch. Yes, the car has electronic locks. So, I tried to duplicate the sound by unlocking the car doors while I was at a stop and having them lock again. The sound was different. I have electronic locks in my car too. So, I'm used to hearing them lock. I ate lunch. Then, got back in the car to drive back to work. I left the parking lot for the restaurant. However, I was still in a parking lot, of sorts, for a shopping center. I drove up the little street that led to the main road. It happened again as I was turning onto the main road! Both times I had looked to see if someone was standing beside the car and just wanted to let me know they were there. No-one was there. Then, it happened yet again when I got in the car to drive it back to the rental agency! Again, it was just as I was turning onto the main road. I tried to duplicate the sound a few times when I had an opportunity to stop and unlock the doors. It wasn't the same sound when they locked again. So, I went a step further. I merely opened my door (as opposed to unlocking all of them) and closed it again while I was at a stop light. I still coudn't duplicate the sound! The car was a 2011 Ford Fusion. It had about 3500 miles on it. I don't recall it happening again before dropping the car off; despite stopping to take stuff out of that car and put it back into mine. I never saw or felt anything, but I was a bit weirded out nevertheless.
ChickenTenders22 (2 posts)
13 years ago (2011-03-31)
Your story gave me goosebumps! Good one!:] My niece loves your stories!
applerose (13 stories) (139 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-12)
Great Story - I agree with Miracles - I WOULD have LOVED to had been there. I wonder what the other man told his family or if he even breathed a word about it to anyone. I bet hes out there still scratching his head - LOL
Morticia1 (6 stories) (162 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-12)
*chuckles* Oh I would have loved to have been there too BJJ!

Have to say though if we always knew the whys behind it would they be as much fun ๐Ÿ˜†
anniewilder (10 posts)
13 years ago (2011-01-28)
Hi BadJuuJuu,

Love this story! I'd like to include it in a book I'm writing on haunted roads. Contributors will receive a stipend of $25.00 and a free copy of the book. You could use a pen name if you want. If interested, please email me at truckerghoststories [at]


Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-06)
Hi BadJuuJuu, compliments, this was a great story. I don't know what I would have done in a situation like that. I think maybe I would have sat in the back seat just in case, I would be scared that I will end up sitting on the ghosts lap although I know the moment you sat she disappeared. This was really a good interesting story and nice to read I loved it. Enjoy your day. Trix. โค
DCinAZ (guest)
13 years ago (2010-12-04)
Ok, using the mens room (yes I have too) just plain sucks! It smells bad and, excuse me guys but aren't you supposed to be able to aim? Plus, well nevermind the rest... Now about the car door, your hubby, the other customer and the expressions on their faces? Priceless! Great story once again BJJ, you never fail to deliver! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†
BadJuuJuu (guest)
13 years ago (2010-12-03)
Yep, our car. I haven't had any luck digging up information, which is blah. Sometimes I would like to know the why behind the weird lol.
princessLotus (2 stories) (555 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
HOLY...GAS STATION! F that. UHG! You dig up any history on the joint? Or the land? Or am I missing something. Did it get into YOUR CAR!?

BadJuuJuu (guest)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
Good morning all.
Cosmo, I would have LOVED to see their faces lol. Bet that other guy finds a new place to buy gas.
Miracles, yup. Plain creepy just about covers it. ๐Ÿ˜†
Ladygaga, I'm sure they do. I bet they'd look at me funny if I asked though. Not that I'm a stranger to being looked at funny. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Watersprite, no, there weren't any cold spots or weird vibes in the car. Not that I noticed at least. Felt like just the two of us in the car.
I hope your story gets posted soon, it sounds very interesting.
Granny, you said it. We needed a break from the stuff, and got more stuff. At least the gas station stuff stayed at the gas station.
Darkness, waiting at a gas station would get old lol. Of all the places to spend an afterlife...
Troyarn, thanks for reading. No doubt about it, some places do have a very strong vibe.
Aussie, I think that's probably what's going on there. Someone just going about their usual business, not realizing that they can go somewhere much nicer any time they chose.
WBC, glad you liked it. I'll go back. And be snapping random pics with my phone the whole time lol. Maybe I'd get lucky and catch something. I've wondered myself what the guy said to his wife, if anything. It would have been fun to be a fly on the wall for that conversation lol.
Worried_Brit_Chick (6 stories) (108 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
Hi BadJuuJuu, I really enjoyed reading this story, even though it was very creepy! One of my favourites so far.

Do you think you'd go back to the petrol station again to see if something similar happened? I think I would have refused to get in the car and made my hubby call me a taxi! But then I am a wimp by all accounts ๐Ÿ˜‰

I especially enjoyed the image of your fella and the other bloke just staring at each other with open mouths, what do you think the other customer would have said to his wife when he got home?!

Thanks for a great read โค
aussiedaz (19 stories) (1565 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
Loved it Badjuu... Maybe I'm a bit weird because I didn't find it creepy... I like these stories with multiple accounts... It just knocks the skeptic straight down on there backside... And gives me more to think about when considering the facts before us... Lets look at it... Why would a spirit need to go to the toilet if they are ghost?...because they think there still alive! (right)...I suspect some energies are trapped in a lucid dream state of consciousness... Just like in the movie the six sense... When Bruce Willis doesn't realize his dead and functions amongst the living as if he was... Thats what's going on here... Possibly something tragic happened at that Gas station which is keeping this energy confined to the area... I wonder if the station owner has had a similar experiences? Thanks for the story mate... Keep them coming...
troyarn (5 stories) (479 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
This is a very weird story and a great one. Isn't it strange how those places always have a "vibe" about them? God only knows what happened there and why you were involved. Very great reading. Thanks!
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
BJJ - Thats a bit freaky, sounds as though someone had a gutfull of waiting at the servo (Gas Station for you guys lol) maybe sensed your spiritual open mindness and was attracted to you and wanted a lift. I am also wondering if you felt anything whilst getting back in the car?

Good story BJJ ๐Ÿ˜Š

zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
BJJ: I actually LOL'd about running into the men's room!...Been there, done that! ๐Ÿ˜†...What really freaks me out is: you guys needed to get away from "stuff" at home, and ended up with other "stuff"! ๐Ÿ˜†

I'm like Watersprite, and want to know if you sensed anything when you got back into the car...

What is it about those "last chance for gas" stations that make them so creepy? โค
Watersprite (3 stories) (85 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
Okay, that REALLY creeped me out! Did you all feel any cold air on the passenger side? Did you feel strange when you got into the car or feel like "someone" followed you all the way home? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL ๐Ÿ˜† Great story, thanks!

Watersprite โค

P.S. I don't know if the editors are going to publish my story "School is out," which I submitted this week. Check it out, if they do accept it. I had a very similar experience in an old school house with a job supervisor contacting me as she was dying at home, over 10 miles away from the bathroom in the old school.
ladygaga (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
Maybe the Exxon station has a security camera? You should look into it!
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4999 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
BadJuuJuu - okay, this is just plain creepy. Sorry, but I'll keep my little ghosts, you can have the gas station ones!

Gotta think about this one ๐Ÿ˜•.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
Wow BadJuuJuu that was weird! This has me thinking that something wanted to get your attention and when it couldn't get into the bathroom it jumped in the back seat of your car. I could just imagine your hubby and the other guy looking at eachother like... WTH? LOL. One thing is for sure like you said that is a creepy little gas station. ๐Ÿ˜Š โค

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