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Mystery woman sighting: She looked desperate, sad, broken

A FORMER Gladstone resident has told of the night her and a friend saw a ghostly woman along Gladstone Benaraby Rd in 2003.

A similar sighting on Saturday night, in which police closed the road for half an hour to look for the woman, brought back a moment they will never forget.

The incident still sends shivers down the spines of the women, who were travelling along Gladstone Benaraby Rd around 11.30pm.

They were on the last stretch of road home after turning off the highway.

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"We saw a woman standing beside the road and wondered what she was doing," the former resident said.

"We wondered if we should stop, but we were too scared. We called the cops and reported it straight away.

"It was really eerie. That's why we didn't stop.

"She looked real. We thought it was a person, but something about her, we knew wasn't right.

"She was next to that old gum as the road straightened up. She was standing as if she was hanging. Horrible."

One of the women still has a house in Gladstone and saw a post on the Gladstone Classifieds Facebook page about the most recent sighting on Saturday, sharing the news with her friend.

"It was bizarre to read. We weren't crazy!" the former resident said.

"She was very real. And for both of us to see her… Our first instinct was that she wasn't a real person. It wasn't logical.

"Benaraby Rd is a lonely road. The houses are set back. It's an eerie stretch of road.

"I would love to know who she is and what happened."

 

The woman said her and her friend hadn't gone around telling people they'd seen a ghost after the incident, but "she wasn't right".

"It's amazing that groups of people are seeing the same thing. We didn't have any explanation," she said.

"Our worst fear was that she was running away from a partner, or was drunk or stoned and was going to get hit by a car.

"She looked desperate and sad and broken.

"We kept hoping she was all right, while being spooked and scared to go to bed. It was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.

"My recollection was that she was really silvery, blonde, all over pale. Mid-length hair, lots of layers in the hair. Pale. Really pale. A real person, real enough to call the cops.

"It was weird that she disappeared so quickly. We weren't able to put it to rest."

Have you seen something similar along Gladstone Benaraby Rd? Email details of your experiences to kate.webber@apn.com.au or message us on Facebook.

 

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