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« on: September 14, 2006, 16:30:17 PM »

Allegedly a regular apparation in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, this phantom headless biker has been around for a few decades now without making the Big Time.  Every so often this tale is resurrected by one or other visitor to Walkerville who hears of it from the locals.  I took it upon myself a few days ago and waited - alone - for almost five hours around the witching hour, periodically flashing my headlights, as required for the ghost to appear.

Guess what?

Nil result.

More information on this ephemeral entity can be found here and here.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 12:38:30 PM »

Cool story though, where exactly is Walkerville?
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006, 14:06:57 PM »

Walkerville is, as the crow flies, about 30 km south-south-south-west of JHB.  It's basically a spread out village comprised of an erstwhile rural/farming community that managed to generate a fair amount of collective wealth.  When one drives through the place, one sees many roadside stalls, large stone houses and large plots on which are cultivated an assortment of fruit and vegetables, and animal produce, including honey.

I remember the story of the ghost being reported in the late 70s or early 80s in a magazine that has since become defunct.  And, no, it wasn't Huisgenoot either.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 23:40:01 PM »

Walkerville is, as the crow flies, about 30 km south-south-south-west of JHB.  It's basically a spread out village comprised of an erstwhile rural/farming community that managed to generate a fair amount of collective wealth.  When one drives through the place, one sees many roadside stalls, large stone houses and large plots on which are cultivated an assortment of fruit and vegetables, and animal produce, including honey.

I remember the story of the ghost being reported in the late 70s or early 80s in a magazine that has since become defunct.  And, no, it wasn't Huisgenoot either.

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i have been many times and have seen him every time china,you must be opened minded
i have been with many people who also have seen him contact me and ill show you 0728187700
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 08:56:44 AM »

i have been many times and have seen him every time china,you must be opened minded
I know that you believe that you have seen, as do many other people.  I, too, have spent many hours there, some with acquaintances who claim to have seen the ghost, but I never once observed anything out of the ordinary.  I also know of others who have gone there to await the ghost without the knowledge of the locals.  The funny thing is that the "ghost" always manifests when there are locals about who believe in it and know that someone is watching for it.

And please spare me the "china,you must be opened minded" stuff.  It has nothing to do with open-mindedness (to the extent that your brains fall out, as it has been said) and everything to do with evidence.  I'll believe when the evidence merits belief.


i have been with many people who also have seen him contact me and ill show you 0728187700
You're on.  Name a date and time that is convenient for you, preferably early in the new year, and we can do some ghost hunting.  I'll need about an half hour to set up some instruments.  This is necessary because testimonials are not acceptable evidence.  I would also appreciate it if an absolute minimum number of people were to become involved in this enterprise.

Please also provide me with some details regarding optimal viewing conditions (times, weather, season, phase of the moon, etc.) so that I or others can independently repeat the observations if need be.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 10:35:57 AM »

seenit: openmindedness is a two way street. You should not call on others to be openminded to the idea that something like the walkerville ghost exists if you cannot be openminded to the idea that it does not.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2007, 10:01:19 AM »

So what happened? Did you get in contact with each other? I for one would be very interested to see this meeting take place.

Is this the correct location?
Walkerville on Google Maps
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2007, 11:20:35 AM »

Naaah, seenit's gone on a walkabout sabbatical, ETA unknown, and dialling "0728187700" prompts a mechanical voice solemnly intoning, "The number you have dialled does not exist."

This is hardly unexpected.

And, yes, the Google map looks to be the correct place, although the little green arrow points to the middle of a field.  Zooming out a little (so the scale reads "2 km") shows the full splendour of Walkerville.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2007, 11:31:25 AM »

Yup, that is what I expected as well Sad
Too bad. Maybe some other brave soul will be willing to do such an experiment Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 08:35:05 AM »

Quote from: Saint
my cousin lives out Walkerville way - I have also heard of this apparition.  May be worth having a closer look, maybe could incororate into one of my columns....

'Luthon64 - what time did you go there?



P.S. why did I have to put my name and email in to reply???

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 09:43:53 AM »

OK thanks... now I've said forever!!

LOL!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 10:51:07 AM »

'Luthon64 - what time did you go there?
(Forgive me if I misattribute this to you - bluegray V's post seems to indicate that this is something you wrote and submitted, but which got gobbled up by the great silicon void.)

My ghost-hunting jaunt in Walkerville started in the early evening 7:00-ish and ended after midnight, when I decided that the ghost would not have any truck (bike?) with a sceptic.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 11:34:06 AM »

well all i can say iv been to see the walkerville ghost road, all i can say it wasnt scary! Didnt really see anything, road was kinda busy! all i want to know it true, is there a ghost there? Was it scary! Heard so many stories, but dont know wat to believe!
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2007, 11:04:36 AM »

ok, just a note, I grew up in walkerville and have never seen this "Ghost", one of my closest friends
lived on the road that this ghost supposedly appears on , I think its boundary road. He has never seen it
in all the years he lived there.

On that note it has been reported that some of the security guys will play with people waiting for the ghost by
flashing their car lights at a distance or moving a torch. Afterall what else do you do while waiting on a quiet road at midnight.



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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2010, 11:14:55 AM »

I LIVE IN THE AREA I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS GHOST AS I'M A BIKER WHOM CAN GIVE ME MORE INFO/FEED BACK ON THIS TOPIC  Evil
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