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PostPosted: 26-02-2011 18:54    Post subject: M6 Paranormal Crash Reply with quote

There's a bit in the current FT about this crash on the M6 which is supposed to have been caused by a car or cars containing no passengers, details are pretty random but it has the hallmarks of an urban myth, though this could just as easily gone in the Ghosts forum.

Here's an article on the story that is a bit more lucid than most:
http://www.ufodigest.com/article/m6-paranormal-crash-report-man-arrested-manchester

Anyone hear about this one before it was in the mag? It was a new one on me. Any opinions?
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PostPosted: 26-02-2011 20:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many years ago, late 80s early 90s, my dad crashed his van on a notorious stretch of road near Taunton.
The problem with this road was that rather than being a dual carriage way it was a regular two way road but each lane was one and a half lanes wide.
That meant that you could over take, like on a dual carriage way, with traffic travelling the other way because you would only just go over the white lines. The problem was when two people travelling in different both decided to overtake.
Many crashes were recorded on this road and it is now a dual carriage way.

Anyway I digress.....

So father crashed his van on this road, a car going the other way swerved in front of his car. The funny thing was that there was no one driving the other car. The car was so badly mangled that there was no place a person could be in it. If someone had been in it they would have been trapped.
The theory was that the car had fallen from the back of a lorry carrying crushed or crashed cars.
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PostPosted: 26-02-2011 21:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
The funny thing was that there was no one driving the other car. The car was so badly mangled that there was no place a person could be in it. If someone had been in it they would have been trapped.
The theory was that the car had fallen from the back of a lorry carrying crushed or crashed cars.


Having seen the way some cars are transported on the back of a lorry, I can see that as a likely explanation.
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PostPosted: 26-02-2011 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:
So father crashed his van on this road, a car going the other way swerved in front of his car. The funny thing was that there was no one driving the other car. The car was so badly mangled that there was no place a person could be in it. If someone had been in it they would have been trapped.
The theory was that the car had fallen from the back of a lorry carrying crushed or crashed cars.


Thanks, I haven't seen that theory put forward, but I've only had a cursory glance at the M6 stories going about. Interesting, food for thought and all that...
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PostPosted: 27-02-2011 20:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

We hardly need ghosts on the M6....even without the ministrations of the Highways Agency its a hell-road*. Daily commute on that one and you'll be begging for death in a week... Sad

*J8 - J20 at least...
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PostPosted: 06-07-2011 08:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this happened in the Birmingham stretch of the M6 why are Manchester Police involved, at all? Surely Birmingham being England's second city they have a large enough force to deal with what's going on their own doorstep?
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PostPosted: 06-07-2011 15:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

CuriousIdent wrote:
If this happened in the Birmingham stretch of the M6 why are Manchester Police involved, at all? Surely Birmingham being England's second city they have a large enough force to deal with what's going on their own doorstep?


Too busy fitting people up for armed robberies.
It says that the interviewer was from Manchester, and that was where the suspect was arrested. Birmingham would have just asked Manchester police to nick him, unless, of course, he committed an offence up there and was lifted anyway.

I'm pleased to see that the police are keen to spunk public money on "inviting" people to interview them, especially ones with such fruity names as "Dirk Vander Ploeg" (I mean, come on, the first response has to be "Fuck off, that's a made-up name", surely? Paxman? Fuck off, let's get Dirk Vander Ploeg in on this one...), even picking them up and dropping them off afterwards. How kind of them, a real personal touch. No Press Conferences here then?

Oh, hang on though, just a quick Google of this mysterious Rozzer with an underground bunker, "Detective Roger Silverton", reveals that:

"Roger wasn't part of any police force based in Manchester, he was part of a division of special branch that was based in London. This division specialised in events that were of an unexplainable nature; namely UFO sightings, psychic phenomena and other such incidents. Obviously this gave whoever Roger really was the perfect cover to track and intercept us whilst staying on the right side of the law."

Riii-iight, OK, now I understand. This is all thanks to Care in the Community.
Or, to be more precise, this is a classic example of utter bollocks, diligently crafted by jobless Batshit Crazy Yahoos with too much time on their hands, who probably live at home with their Mum and don't go outside in the daylight.
And are virgins.

Still, while they are busy creating fantasy X-Files UK scenarios, it means they aren't interfering with children, so perhaps it's a good thing.
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PostPosted: 06-07-2011 16:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

liveinabin1 wrote:

The theory was that the car had fallen from the back of a lorry carrying crushed or crashed cars.


Good theory! Was the car mangled when your dad tried to avoid it? Did he have time to even notice?
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PostPosted: 09-07-2011 15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read a bit about this in 2010. It’s bollocks, and reads like a poor attempt at ”viral marketing”.

This guy ”Mark Collins” says he has ”investigated” the crash (in vague blog posts like this one) so much but he never even specifies when the crash took place – a date – i.e. it’s all made up; no date can be given because if it were it would be obvious there was no such crash in/around Birmingham on that date. His way to avoid details like that is to sound, from the very beginning of his writings on the topic, as if he’s addressing an event that is common knowledge.

I think it’s pathetic.
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