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Motorcycle Crash

Oxford, Ohio

It is said that many years ago, a serial rapist was running rampant through the town. Late one night a car pulled up to one female�s house and started flashing the lights and honking the horn. Fearing that it was the rapist, the young lady called her beau to come and protect her. Hurriedly trying to reach his love, the man was killed trying to make a sharp turn on his motorcycle. Allegedly, if one goes to the site of the girl�s house and flashes his lights and honks his horn, the light of the motorcycle may be seen coming around the bend.

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Cassie says:

March 28, 2008, 9:43 pm

I went there two years ago with my friends. The road itself is isolated and creepy. By the time we pulled up and began waiting for the light, I chickened out and closed my eyes. Yea, I was scared of a light.
They all claimed to see it. My friend let out a pretty convincing yelp, and she’s an awful actor. Hm. Who knows.

Debbie Davis says:

May 31, 2008, 4:54 pm

Hi. I am an author of “ghost books” and am trying to find a real haunted house on which to base my next book. Would you happen to know of any and if so, would you have a way to contact the owner for permission? This will be a novel and I can change names, places, etc. if the owner wants. I just need something to start with.
Thank you,
Deborah L. Davis

Debbie Davis says:

May 31, 2008, 4:56 pm

Hi. I am an author or “ghost books” and am trying to find a real haunted house on which to base my next book. Do you happen to know of any and can you give me info on contacting the owner?
Thank you

darla cross says:

June 10, 2008, 12:05 pm

Funny…I have heard the same story or a variation of it…about 3 or 4 different places….

erin says:

June 12, 2008, 5:36 pm


amy says:

June 23, 2008, 3:29 pm

I have been there alot of times and every time i go the same thing happends. I see the same thing every time.I dont know the real story behind it i have hurd alot of them.I know the ghost is there and he will follow you!!!!

Cammie says:

September 24, 2008, 5:12 am

The story is wrong. You can look the accident up on the microfilm at the library. But the ghost is real. He came within twenty feet of me. It changed the way I think about everything. You can never go back to the person you were before you saw him.

Stacey says:

October 1, 2008, 9:54 pm

I started going to see the light back in 1995 and still see it when I go…which is seldom now. It is as Real as Real can be. I have seen it a million times and was skeptical about it at first. One nite a bunch of us in high school went out there. We unloaded half of the group near where the light begins and the rest of us went up on the third hill and flashed our lights 3 times. We saw the light and they never did. So I know it is not hoaxed. Every time I think about it I get chills. This is the real deal.

Tina says:

October 21, 2008, 8:07 pm

Does anyone know when or what time this motorcycle accident took place? I am trying to get as much knowledge, precise location and time accuracy as possible. I have been to the bend recently, but not seen anything yet, so I’m not sure info is correct!!! It is a very HOT cop spot I take it?!

Cammie says:

October 21, 2008, 8:37 pm

The urban legend varies a lot. In fact, the story that circulates on the internet is really far off what my impression of the phenomenon is. I don’t know when the accident occurred. The factual sources I have consulted don’t have any record of any accidents. A gentleman who has lived on the road for many years swears that there was no accident that he remembers. That being said, I have seen it. I have seen the tail lights of the car that hit him. Unfortunately, the only way to find any records is to have the name of the deceased, which we don’t have, since all the death records are accessed by name.

As far as the police go, I have to say that the best thing to do is be very respectful of the people that live there. Be quiet and don’t even think of littering or showing up drunk. Oh, and don’t go at Halloween or on a weekend. March is miserable, but no one else will be there.

When I get the opportunity, I am going to visit the records office and other sources of information. I will release the truth when I uncover it. Many people have tried and came up with nothing.

Brigett says:

October 24, 2008, 11:02 pm

3 friends && i have gone to this site 2 times, && have not seen anything. We’ve faced both directions, sat and waited, flashed the lights, got out of the car… .everything. So PLEASe tell me what we’re doing wrong so maybe the next time we’ll see it. thanks.

Falon says:

January 26, 2009, 8:40 pm

Hi my name is Falon, and I am the founder of Cincinnati Ohio Paranormal Investigators. My team and I went to this location. Also knows as the “Oxford light”.”Mike on the Bike”. The legend as I have always heard is of 2 lovers torn apart buy their parents. “Mike” who lived in the (now torn down) home just around the curve, went to pick his girlfriend up so they could run away together. You are supposed to park at the girl’s mailbox…flash your lights..wait…and you will see one headlight coming up the hill, and when you see the red break light-it’s time for you to leave. We have spent many hours looking for the light, and have succeed almost every time. People come from all over to see this. Sometimes you will even have to wait in line…literally. HOWEVER, as a paranormal research team, we went there one night trying to “debunk” this legend. After 4 hours…we did. The light you are seeing is nothing more than the headlight of a car from almost a mile away. (from a distance the 2 headlights blend together as one…giving you the illusion of a motorcycle light) This street is very long, and very straight. When you see the red break light, it is of a car turning…when they turn you are only able to see one side of the car’s break lights. I can go into more detail if needed-you can email me with any questions. =) So although it is quite amusing to hear the legend-and almost immediately see the light-things are not always whet they seem. Don’t waste your gas $ on this one folks. Thanks!
C.O.P.I founder.

Cam says:

January 27, 2009, 3:30 am

Yeah, I was born a paranormal researcher. What people don’t realise is that one doesn’t have to have to have any special training to be one. There is no license, but if you don’t get permission from the proper authorities to formally investigate, not only are you operating in a manner unbefitting of the honesty of the experiment, your investigation is not valid. I have been in contact with the proper authorities, and they don’t take this lightly. That being said, yes, you can see the headlights from other cars, but if that is all you saw, you did not see this ghost.

the smart 1 says:

April 6, 2009, 2:35 am

the glare of peoples headlights shine off the road and since there is hills it goes up and down and then sometimes there is no hill 4 awhile thats what makes it seem to disapeer!I tested it on tv!

Sarah says:

May 8, 2009, 3:03 pm

I have been there myself. we drove 2 hours to see this thing. It was AWESOME!!!! I know others that have went there and one parked his car in the bottom of the hill and had to have someone drive him home because it went straight through his car!!! hoax???…I THINK NOT

Casey says:

May 10, 2009, 7:46 pm

It’s defnatly creepy, I don’t believe in this usually, but I was there once when i was 17 and it freaked me out,anothr scary place is Buffalo Ridge in Cincinnati,Ohio

Kattie Jo says:

May 18, 2009, 9:15 am

sunday May 17,2009 me & my boyfriend & his family all went out to this hill in oxford this acculy happens. you see a motor cycle light comming twords you after u flash ur lights we also have have went back out there && didnt see it but then agin when we have seen it there was dogs barking out && when we didnt see it happen the dogs wernt backing we have also hurd a different story about a girl not being able to see her boyfriend because her parents thought he was to old for her && he was like a bad boy type dill && at night when her parents went to bed she would flash her dads head lights 3 time & he would see it from up the road & one night he was comming down the hill & hit a kid on his bycicle && it killed them both. we also thought it didnt work the second time we went back because we had a baby whos almost 2 withus & he was up & maybe the motorcycle ryder didnt want to scare the baby && since he had already killed one boy he didnt want any thing like that to happen to the baby we had. thats just our little thing but it dose happen no one beleaves up && we got it on camra the first time we went out. so we have prof that it really dose happen.

Tricia says:

October 12, 2009, 8:25 pm

I myself have been out there on a couple of occasions. The first time I was out there I was in high school with a group of friends. We seen the light and was freaked out and took off and then a car followed us and chased us getting really close to the back of the car and coming up beside the car the girl who was driving lost control and we wrecked the car drove off. The next time was myself and a boyfriend months later I had told him what happened to my friends and I and he was skeptical like most people. We did it once seen it. He was in shock so we went and did it again seen it again. We got down to 732 and turned right headed back into town and less than a mile down the road a deer ran out in front of us totalling his car. I have swore I would never go again and haven’t. It could just be a run of bad luck but both times I have went has involved an automobile accident. Something is weird about that place.

cole says:

October 29, 2009, 3:49 pm

it is not really a ghost it is a car headlights their are hills around the trees and whener a car drives up on the hill pepole when thier at ghost road see it

rachael says:

January 12, 2010, 2:45 am

hey it’s rachael, i grew up there and am one of few of oxfords cops kids. wow lol im happily surprised to notice this legend lives. yea 4sure when you go and turn off your car an lights you will certainly experience the thrill i know y it is what it is, but your the one , whom must if your brave enough to follow after it , on foot, to find out what it is, and never tell, you may not be able to once you know!!!tata class of ’91

Jake Bokeno says:

February 7, 2010, 3:52 am

I have personally seen this first hand over 10 times. I used to take people up there to scare them and get good laughs but now one the residents has put a big spot light up because people had to go and be disrespectful and tear stuff up. Its no fun if you know the answer but i can tell you its no ghost. I did an experiment with 2 other buddies and proved the myth to be false. If you really must know the answer, its almost like an optical illusion. Down the road is a stop sign where Somerville road intersects with the road of the “haunted motorcycle light” or around here we just call it “the light”. Well, at the stop sign there is a large hill. Now, at night if you park at the “sweet spot” (like the 3rd mailbox from the turn) it looks like you cant see that hill after the stop sign. It looks like the hill right in front of you blocks the view when in reality it does not. Your eyes play tricks on you in the dark. I dropped my buddies off at the sweet spot and drove off. I came down the hill while talking to them on a cell phone, turned my lights off, turned them on, turned my brights on, they saw everything and verified that it was me. My vehicle was so far away that it looked like one light….hence the motorycle light legend. The light “magically” disappears because the stop sign at the bottom of the hill is out of view and they simply turn onto Sommerville road. The red light is somebody turning off of Sommerville road and going up the hill towards 73. I hate posting the “answer” to this riddle, it is a fun time and a fun local hand-me-down story. But the residents out there are afraid of somebody getting into an accident because they turn their headlights off and sit in the road in order to see “the light”. Plus some things got vandalized and most police will tell you its dangerous and to leave. Definitely used to be something to see, but since that spotlight got put up out there it really ruins the effect. I guess better safe than sorry. I’d much rather a fake ghost story than a sad tragic story of some kids sitting in a car with their headlights off and getting hit head on by somebody who didnt see them.

Laura says:

February 23, 2010, 4:51 pm

I believe in this stuff. Seen it, experienced many things, I am fascinated by these things, and would love to explore so much more. I think it would be a great way to make a living.

Scott Rein says:

September 3, 2010, 4:51 pm

Me and a few of my guy friends have went out there several times to see the light. While we are waiting we usually play hide the weenie, its really fun if you know what I mean. The last time we were there was August 2010, it was just Paul and I this time, we were in his yellow VW bug with the top down and we took turns watching for the light while playing hide the weenie. We never did see the light but it was such a nice night so we stayed there and tried to help each other quench our burning desires. By the time we got dressed and left around 4am we were both drained (literally) and had sore bottoms.

Ardis says:

July 5, 2011, 5:51 pm

Personally I wouldn’t belie ANYTHING Monte says.

Ross says:

December 9, 2012, 2:57 am

I have witnessed this many times and tried to bust it by setting people at points in the road and have no explantion. Also if you go around the corner to turn around on your right will be an old dirt road with a barn. Pull down that road and look in the barn. A large number of people in my group have witnessed things in that barn that keep them from ever going back to that location. I have not personally been into the barn but I do know that when I am around the barn I have a very uncomfortable feeling and also have heard EVPs that people have done that keep me away from the barn.

Pam says:

July 13, 2013, 6:36 am

I witnessed this back in the late 90’s many times. I do not believe in the excuses given because they simply can not be true. We went out there almost every evening for an entire summer. We took binoculars and watched it as well many times. Most nights the light was so bright that it would reflect in the hood of our vehicle! It was most definitely not a mile away or any of the other excuses I have read posted on here!! One evening we were driving to the sweet spot to sit and saw it approaching behind, was following us! We decided to stop in the road to see just how far it would come. In fact, I told the person I was with that I was not going to be able to sit there and he was going to have to get in the drivers seat for us to stay because it was scary!! We switched seats and it came VERY close and then suddenly just vanished off the side of the road not long before it reached us. We also did get a ticket one night eventually. It was a crazy summer, many people were coming. The last time we went it was a lot different and that has been years ago. My recollection was that the barn is gone now. At that time there were many houses that went on the market for sale!! If I had to guess at least 6 were back then!! My reason for writing on here is because I have been surfing and surfing. This was on a Ghost show documentary back then!! Tryin to remember the name of the show.. HELP?

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