This happened about a month ago near Lonavala, its
This guy drives from Mumbai to Pune and decides not to take the new
expressway as he wants to see the scenery. The inevitable happens and when
he reaches the ghats his car breaks down - he's stranded miles from nowhere.
Having no choice he starts walking on the side of the road, hoping to get a
lift to the nearest human habitation.
It's dark and raining. And pretty soon he's wet and shivering. The night
rolls on and no car goes by, the monsoon rains are so strong he can hardly
see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly he sees a car coming towards him. It slows and then stops next to
him - without thinking the guy opens the car's door and jumps in. Seated in
the back, he leans forward to thank the person who had saved him when he
realizes there is nobody behind the wheel!!!
Even though there's no one in the front seat and no sound of any engine, the
car starts moving slowly. The guy looks at the road ahead and sees a curve
coming (remember, this is in the hills and there is a steep, steep drop
beyond the curve). Scared almost to death he starts to pray, begging the
Lord for his life. He hasn't come out of shock, when just before he hits the
curve, a hand appears through the window and moves the wheel! The car makes
the curve safely and continues on the road to the next bend. The guy, now
paralyzed in terror, watches how the hand appears every time they are before
a curve and moves the steering wheel just enough to get the car around each
Finally, the guy sees lights ahead.
Gathering his courage he wrenches open the door of the silent, slowly moving
car, scrambles out and runs as hard as he can towards the lights.
It's a small town. Wet and in shock goes to a roadside dhabba, which is
open, and asks for a drink. They find some hooch and give him a shot. And he
starts telling whoever is in the dhabba about the horrible experience he's
just been through. A silence envelops everybody when they realize the guy
isn't drunk, and is really frightened - he's crying and shaking. So they
give him more hooch and talk about what they should do, whether to call the
police or find a priest, or what.
But just then......................
Two guys (Santa Singh & Banta Singh) walk into the dhabba. One says to the
other "Look, Banta - that's the guy who got in our car when we were pushing