This article will be taking a look at the urban legend that surrounds the ghost of Jenny Dixon Beach. What is the story behind the female phantom that beseeches passing motorists?
Let’s take a closer look…
Heading Towards Noraville…
Local legend warns motorists to beware when heading towards Noraville in New South Wales (Australia) – don’t pick up hitch-hiking women!
As you drive down the road, minding your own business, an extremely pretty young woman may well appear on the side of the road.
Her looks may win you over – surely there is no risk involved with picking up a harmless young lady?
When you pull over, she opts to jump in the back seat of the car, instead of the front.
Driving in silence is always a bit uncomfortable, so you start a conversation.
She begins to reply to your questions, before suddenly trailing off mid-sentence…
Before long you realize you are talking to yourself…the young girl has somehow disappeared into thin air.
When you finally arrive at Noraville, you discover that the local police have received numerous reports concerning the ‘disappearing girl’ – this paranormal event has been has playing out for more that forty years.
The Story Behind The Spirit
A young and attractive woman was making her way down Wilfred Barrett Drive in the early 70’s – day was turning into night and the light was fading.
She decided to stick out a thumb and rely on the kindness of passing drivers, to get her home.
Within minutes, a car full of young men pulled up next to her. She jumped in the car and they set off down the road.
Unfortunately, this was not a nice group of young men…
They ended up sexually abusing the young lady, before beating her and leaving her on the side of a nearby beach.
The beaten young lady was eventually discovered by another passing motorist, but she was at death’s door.
She managed to tell the local police that she would be back to get revenge on the five young men…but she passed away before she could leave any descriptions of them.
Police knew who the five men were – but they had no real evidence, and had to release them without charge.
Within twelve months of this tragic incident – all five of the young men were dead (three car wrecks, a hanging and a self inflicted shotgun wound).
Locals later claimed that the young men had been going slightly crazy over the process of the twelve months – all claiming to have seen a spirit haunting them.
For the past forty years people have reported seeing a young girl at the side of the road – in some cases she has even manged to cause accidents.
Locals to the area claim that the young woman’s name was Jenny Dixon, and the beach near where she was found, was named after her paranormal appearances.
The Ghost of Jenny Dixon Beach
It’s worth noting that there are two conflicting paranormal stories linked to this beach – the hitch-hiking ghost we have covered above, and another female ghost that is often spotted facing the scrub, having suddenly appeared as if from nowhere.
Witnesses claim that she holds out her hands to those who spot her – in an attempt to get their help…but people are too terrified to go near her.
Do you think these two ghosts are actually one and the same?
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