State Highway 4

There is an area that is located alongside State Highway 4 in North Island, New Zealand, about 10 miles south of the town of Mapiu that is a mystery. There is a ditch where countless motorists have reported seeing the sight of an old Maori woman, or person of Polynesian-Melanesia decent. This woman is standing on the side of the road in the middle of the night all by herself. In one account, two males were driving across State Highway 4 and passed the spot, seeing the old lady dressed in rugged clothes staring at the two males as they passed by.

Many other people have had a similar encounter. The legend says  that years ago this Maori woman was hit by a truck that was speeding down the highway. She was killed instantly, and exactly one year later the driver of the truck was killed in the same spot.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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