On a more personal experience, my late brother in law who TRAVELED to Kuantan for work had the experience of meeting with a strange car (not sure if it’s the yellow volkswagen or not) . The car will drive next to you and the ‘driver’ will be watching what you do and IMITATING you. it is very freaky and scary.
by the way, Can you imagine.. this highway even has a special mention in wikipedia’s most haunted highways!!
One of the urban legends…:
It was late at night when a young couple and their baby was travelling in a car along the Karak Highway. They were trying to get home, like the rest of the other Malaysians because it was nearing festive season. And like the many other Malaysians, they choose to travel at night to avoid the traffic jam and also the heat of the sun when noon gets in the way.
As they were travelling along the lonely stretch of Karak Highway, suddenly, the car gave a sudden jerk and started making weird noises. The husband was fairly surprised because he remembered to check the car before travelling long distance to ensure the safety of his family. Soon, they had no choice but to stop by the roadside. The husband got out of the car to check the car engine while his wife and baby was waiting in the car. After a few minutes, he came back and reported that he could not see anything wrong and tried starting the car again. However, the car just would not budge. At loss, the husband made a difficult decision to either wait until another car comes along or walk to the nearest phone booth.
Not wanting to leave his family behind, they waited. After some 20 minutes or so, the highway remained quiet. The husband wondered why was there such calmity on the highway when festive celebrations are just around the corner. Perhaps it was due to the late night, he thought to himself. After what seemed like eternity, the husband decided to take the second option. Advising his wife to lock the doors and take care, he left them behind with a heavy heart. His wife, on the other hand, watched her husband walk away with worries on her mind. She prayed hard that someone would eventually notice their stalled car and offer help. She was also worried that accidents might happen.
Hours passed by and soon she started getting even more worried. She was worried something might happen to her husband. Worried, she fought with herself over if she should just keep on waiting or leave the car behind and look for her husband. But where should she start looking? In the end, she decided to get out of the car to stretch her legs. As soon as she came out of the car, she realized that something was staring at her from behind. As she turned, she saw the bodiless head of her husband with his eyes and mouth wide open as if in shock staring back at her. Til this day, no one has found the remains of his body.
The highway was built in the 1970s; originally intended as an alternative route from Gombak to Bentong in Pahang; using the Federal route. The costs of the construction was rather high and tolls were then implemented to help to cover for the costs of the highway. The Karak highway was notoriously known for its many haunting stories, told by the many eyewitnesses who drove on the highway. There were just so many stories which emerged; and so many had been heard. The notorious reputation for which Karak was known seemed to turn it into a fearful area for motorists especially during the night due to the many stories shared by motorists who have experienced some of the hauntings while traveling along the highway.
The highway garnered much attention due to the high number of accidents which took place on the highway, thus giving way to the rumors about the origin of the highway location and also the road being haunted.Neither is this a place in KL, but this just had to be on the list. For the sheer amount of stories, it’s got the record. From pontianaks to djinns, to mysterious VW beetles. There has also been stories of motorcyclists feeling an extra passenger too. There are a lot of rumors why Karak Highway is very haunted. Some people claim that it’s because there’s a lot of accidents and deaths. Others believe that a certain stretch of Karak Highway was built over an old cemetary or an old plot of land that was already haunted to begin with.
THE YELLOW VOLKSWAGEN
There were reported sightings of a yellow volkswagen on the highway. It could be appearing from nowhere, sometimes no driver was spotted in the car!The yellow car could be driving slowly on the right lane, thus making others try to overtake it. When you overtake it, you would realize that there is no driver in it!Other instances could be the car would try to speed up once it had been overtaken by you and then disappear just like that out of your sight.Most motorists have been warned to not overtake the car or it will keep appearing in front of you like the above stories.
THE SIGHTING OF A SMALL BOY
A little boy had been spotted on the highway. He could appear at the side of the road, and seemed like he is looking for something. The next thing you know, he could be appearing next to the car and running along it; even if you are travelling at 110km/h. The boy would be asking the same question over and over again, “Have you seen my mother?”Word has it that the boy and his mother was involved in one of the many accidents that took place on the highway and both were killed. Their bodies could have been thrown into different locations, separating the mother from her son and thus the little boy’s restless spirit is constantly looking for his mother.
Sightings of Pontianak
There have been sightings of a pontianak flying on the highway at night. The pontianak is believed to be a woman who had died of childbirth and harbors immense hatred and anger. She preys on men and is said to tear their organs apart. Pontianak could come in the form of a beautiful young woman in white to seduce the men.Some motorists claimed to have seen a beautiful woman on the highway who could sometimes make heads turn and she could be by the side of the road, asking for a lift.
No one really knows whether it involves a ghost, or an actual murderer.Whatever it is,when you are traveling along Karak highway,don’t stop for any chance.The best don’t travel alone or at night.