The Oxford Rapist
This is a strange little story that The Ghosts of Ohio quickly dismissed as an urban legend. However, we were unaware that this tale is rather well-known in Oxford. With that in mind, we decided to add it to our web site so that others may read about what we were able to find out.
Regardless, late one night a strange car pulled up in front of a house and began blinking its headlights and honking its horn. Inside the house, a young woman was home all alone. Understandably, she became frightened and called her boyfriend, who jumped on his motorcycle and sped towards the house. Sadly, the boyfriend was going so fast that he was not able to negotiate a sharp turn and crashed. He was killed instantly.
The story says that if you go to the young woman’s house and honk your horn and blink your headlights three times each, that a phantom motorcyclist will coming speeding towards you before veering off the road and vanishing.
Anyone who is familiar with Ohio ghost stories or The Ghosts of Ohio web site will recognize the similarities in this story and that of the Elmore Ghost Rider (sorry for the shameless plug). Aside from that, here is what we were able to turn up regarding this case:
But as with all of the stories that The Ghosts of Ohio has placed in its "Hard to Believe" files, we encourage readers with any information to come forward. However, we would like to offer these words of caution:
It has been said that everyone who becomes involved with this story will one day be visited by the ghost of Richard Gere’s hamster, who comes bearing gifts of spider egg-infested Bubble Yum.
To read the story which may have been the inspiration for the Oxford Rapist tale, please visit our Elmore Ghost Rider page.