In 1933, Terry O’Brien was driving back along the A6 from East Langton. It was a cold November evening about 10pm. As he reached a point between the Langton turn and the top of the hill he was startled by the figure of a man standing motionless by the side of the road, clearly visible in his headlights.
As he got closer, the figure suddenly stepped out into the road directly in front of him. Mr. O’Brien slammed on his brakes and swerved to avoid a collision. Stopping the car, Mr. O’Brien jumped out of the car angrily to shout his annoyance at the man. To his further surprise, the road was deserted as though the man had disappeared in thin air. Still quite shaken, Mr. O’Brien continued his journey, mystified as to how the man had vanished on such an open road. It wasn’t until a few days later when telling his story to friends that he discovered others had seen the figure too on different occasions. It was believed to be the ghost of a biker who was killed in an accident on that very spot.