Truth or Legend? A Mother’s Ghost Saves Her Son

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In the wee hours of June 10, 1994, Deborah Hoyt awoke with a start. She was staying with her husband at a relative’s home in Sacramento, CA, but felt she must leave immediately. The winding mountain road between Sacramento and the Hoyts’ own home in Lake Tahoe made Deborah uneasy, especially at night, but the urge to leave was overwhelming.

“I just felt like there was something pulling me up the mountain,” Hoyt said in an appearance on Paranormal Witness.

At a section of Highway 50 known as Bullion Bend, near Placerville, Deborah spotted a nude woman lying near the shoulder of the road. The woman was positioned on her side, bent legs together with an arm over her head. She was ghastly pale and looked dead.

Horrified, Deborah and her husband drove to the nearest phone and called the police. Sheriff’s deputy Rich Strasser arrived at the scene, but found no trace of a woman, nude or otherwise.

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“Paranormal Witness” Offers Chills, Thrills

Paranormal WitnessLove a good ghost story? Syfy’s new show, Paranormal Witness, offers viewers chills and thrills with creepy tales of hauntings, poltergeists, possessions, and more.

Similar to Discovery Channel’s A Haunting or Animal Planet’s The Haunted, Paranormal Witness features eyewitness testimony as well as dramatic re-enactments of creepy events. The debut episode, “Emily the Imaginary Friend/The Girl With No Face” is the tale of two families, one whose daughter allegedly befriended a malevolent spirit named Emily and another who saw a faceless specter on the side of the highway. Airing September 14, this week’s episode features a UFO and a mysterious disappearance on a California road.

Though the show is far from scientific and unlikely to appeal to skeptics, Paranormal Witness is good for those who can suspend their disbelief and enjoy a good creepy story.

Paranormal Witness airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. Don’t have a cable (like me?) Watch full episodes on Syfy.com.