October 24, 2023

Boo! Top 6 Haunted Truck Stops in the United States

The trucking life can come with unexpected surprises—maybe even ghosts. Get into the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween while you’re on the road. Make a detour to some of the top haunted truck stops in the country and get a good laugh—or a good scream!

The Tri-County Stop in Villa Ridge, Missouri on Route 66 was known for great food, but today, it’s the talk of the town and the Missouri Paranormal Research. There had been reports of an apparition sighted at the restaurant and of another presence named George who got a little too close to the restaurant’s female help. After two investigations, Missouri Paranormal Research captured photos with unexplained blurry spots and a blueish figure going across the frame. Paranormal investigators from the Syfy channel have even visited the site and deemed it haunted. A light bulb was thrown at investigators and a coffee pot fell to the ground for no apparent reason. The investigators even caught a blue phosphorescence on camera that seemed like a presence, just like Missouri Paranormal Research.

Route 666 through Colorado, New Mexico, is called Devil’s Highway. It runs through Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah for about 200 miles and has a reputation for being the location of an astounding number of accidents. There are even sightings of a ghost semi-truck that runs vehicles off the road. In 2003, the three states decided to renovate the highway, including a name change to Route 491, hoping to eliminate the superstitions.

The Flying J Truck Stop in Kingman, Arizona, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who was killed in a fire at the truck stop in the 1970s. Witnesses have reported seeing his apparition, hearing his laughter and feeling his presence. 

The Pilot Travel Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a truck driver who was murdered at the truck stop in the 1980s. In addition to feeling his presence, witnesses have reported seeing his apparition and hearing his cries for help. 

The Love’s Truck Stop in Shamrock, Texas, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who was murdered at the truck stop in the 1990s. Witnesses have reported seeing her apparition, hearing her screams and feeling her cold touch. 

The Blue Beacon Truck Stop in Wilmington, Ohio, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a truck driver who was killed in a car accident on the nearby highway. Witnesses have reported feeling his presence, seeing his apparition and hearing his voice. 

If you run into any ghostly figures in your travels, or discover any haunted truck stops, take to the road—quickly and safely. Happy Halloween from CRST.