- Story and Photos sent in by John C
File Under: Strange Places, Urban Legend, Haunted Roads
Location: Cuba Road in Barrington, Illinois (Mapped)
In the early 70's a group of friends decided to go out "cruising". They ended up on Cuba road, a long, twisting, turning, rural stretch of road in Barrington, Illinois. Many people travel this road at night for the allure and mystery that surrounds it. The group ended up finding a hidden street named Flint Creek road. When they turned down it they noticed that the bushes and trees were scraping the sides of the late 60's GTO that they were riding in, because it was only one lane. As they were driving, headlights appeared far ahead and the road showed no signs of widening. The oncoming car flashed its brights and revved up its engine. The teens in the GTO saw this as an invitation for a game of "chicken". As the cars sped closer and closer, the driver of the GTO became the "chicken" and turned off into the bushes. He wished he had known that the hedgerow of bushes was only 3 feet wide, and Flint Creek was right on the other side. The four people were killed and the other driver never came forward. To this day many people, including two that I saw after they drove down it, claim that if you drive down Flint Creek road and look to your left you will see a black GTO driving right alongside you!!
I really did see two of my friends come back to our group after going down there, and the girl that went was as white as a ghost and hysterical claiming to have seen the car. This was about 8 years ago. - John C
Our Google Research & Related Links
- Prairie Ghosts has a story about a Hunted Cemetery on Cuba Road Link
- A short story about Cuba Road inspired by inspired by a ghost hunt the author went on. Link
- The White Cemetery gate Haunting story with cool photo on the Slim Pictures Web Site. Link
- Here is a student documentary that is out on CNG about Cuba Road. Movie Link Press Release Movie Trailers:
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