Britain's "most haunted" road
31 October 2006

Are you scared of motorways? You should be: the M6 is "Britain's most haunted road".

As you have probably noticed, it's Halloween today, and that's the perfect excuse for road builder Tarmac to reveal the results of its "Spooky Roads" survey. Top of the list was the M6, where drivers have seen everything from Roman soldiers to a phantom lorry driving the wrong way along the carriageway.

Tarmac's survey asked people to contact them with details of "mysterious sightings" on the road. In return, they were entered into a prize draw for tickets to a filming of TV programme Most Haunted Live!.

Tony Simmons of Tarmac compiled the results. “We’ve had more sightings of clarity reported from the M6 than any other road in Britain," he said.

“We originally assumed Britain’s spookiest road would turn out to be a dark lane near an ancient battlefield. But the M6 is one of Britain’s longest roads and it travels through many counties – and therefore an immense amount of history."

Only a few years ago, a survey by the Paranormal Research Organisation and sponsored by the Vauxhall Corsa reckoned that the most haunted road was the A229 in Kent.

The scariest thing we've ever seen on the M6 was the price of a ham sandwich at Stafford Services.

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