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Vanishing Hitchhiker on Mount St. Helens
The Tacoma Washington News Tribune reports on a Vanishing Hitchhiker legend local to Mount St. Helens. (in case you're not familiar with it, the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend goes like this: a guy picks up a hitchhiker who then mysteriously vanishes from inside the moving car. He realizes that the hitchhiker was a ghost.) Following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, many drivers in the area swore they saw a woman dressed in white thumbing a ride by the side of the road. She would get in the car and eventually say "The volcano is going to erupt again between Oct. 12 and 14." Then she would disappear. Sure enough, lava did emerge from the volcano on Oct. 12 of this month. Spooky!
Categories: Paranormal, Places, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 29, 2004
Comments (3)
I remember those stories. I had a friend who swore up, down, left, and right that he'd picked her up, but I never believed the guy because I was only eight and he was a famous joker. He never said anything about a date, only that he picked up a hitcher and she vanished before he got to Seattle.

It was a heavy-duty urban legend at the time, though. Some people even claimed they had picked up the woman in white before May 18th, and that she predicted the big one.
Posted by Laura Gjovaag  on  Fri Oct 29, 2004  at  10:29 PM
I saw that on Unsolved Mysteries once.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Sun Oct 31, 2004  at  12:23 PM
be adventerous:coolmad: eunice and anh are gay..SAM YOUNG is cool and has the biggest johnson...
Posted by anh pham  in  annandale high school  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  01:17 PM
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