In South-Africa, in the Western Cape, there is a mountain called Bainskloof. Bainskloof has a very steep pass for trafic, called Bainskloof Pass. On the one side of the pass is the mountain, on the other side, only a very very steep cliff, with the Bainskloof river at the bottom. Many accidents happened there over the years. It looks like there is a spell on this pass, because the cars will just run over the cliff, with no reason whatsoever.
If you have the guts to stop and look over the cliffs, you will see many cars that found their final resting place there. Some of these cars dates from the early 1900's. The pass was build in the 1840's by Andrew Bain, together with slaves from that era.
Many people claim to have seen spirits along the road. It is really a very beautiful but creepy place. Many times me and my family went for a drive over the Bainskloof pass, and I can confirm that this beautiful place give you the creepers! I try to avoid the pass as much as I can, it just gives me a 'dead' feeling.
In the early 1900's a man build a beautiful house for his wife in the Bainskloof mountains. A fire broke out and they died there. Of course this became a sight for tourists to visit, and one day a woman and her husband were murdered there inside the ruins of the house. After this, many people claimed to have seen a woman haunting the grounds. One day while we were driving there, I was curious where the house once stood, and I was just looking over the mountains. Then all af a sudden I saw a woman in a dress standing on a rock, further up the mountain. When I looked again, she was gone.
Now of course this could have been a tourist, but I am not so sure...
There was also another brutal murder. One day a couple stopped their car next to the road for sight seeing. They were hi-jacked and their heads were covered with black plastic bags. They were shot dead! No wonder the place is haunted!
My friend, Ray, had a very bad experience on the pass. She and her husband were driving towards Wellington over the pass, when Ray looked into the sunscreen mirror to check her makeup. And what she saw gives her the jitters until this day. In the backseat she saw a woman with long blond hair, with a helmet on her lap. The woman was busy combing her hair in slow strokes, while she stared at Ray. All Ray could do was look back, she could not move, she said it was as if everything turned into slow motion. She turned her head towards her husband who was driving the car, and he was white of shock, he saw the woman too! When they looked, the woman vanished.
We did a bit of investigation, and there is a few cases reported by people who saw hitch hikers along the road, that vanished when they come closer. There was also a reported motorbike accident where the couple crashed and lost their lives. Could it be this girl?
My interest was piqued when I saw your comment. If you have read the comments, you will see that I am a descendant of the builder of Bain's Kloof. I have inherited a few story books, with the name "Bain" written in pencil, on the fly leaf. I have no clue which "Bain" these belonged to, but I inherited them from my paternal grandmother.
I have a book of my genealogy, on my dad's side, tracing my ancestry back to Andrew Geddes Bain, and further. 😊