Real
Ghost Stories

Story of my haunted Plymouth Real Christine

I don't want anybody thinking I have seen the movie "christine" to many times but the car has an interesting story. I however never thought any of the story could be possable. I have a friend who's father was working in the steel plant in late 1956 who had an interesting story. He said that this is where Stephen King got the idea to use these cars but would never admit to it because of legal issues with the real "Christine's Family.
There was a woman that worked there (i'm not sure what her job was) and one of the boss's found out that she practiced witchcraft. This being the 1950's he did not aprove and told her that he would find a way to get her out of his factory. Sometime later he did find a way. On the Friday that was to be her last day at work there she left a note saying she would have her revenge. At the head of the factory there was a huge smelter that would take in the iron ore and super heat it to melt it down. She flung herself into it.

He even had newspaper clippings about it. The steel that was produced from that smellter is the steel that went into all of the chassis and engine blocks produced in the Plymouth passenger cars for 1957 and 1958. So in a sence her body was atomized and there is a little bit of her in the heart of each of those cars. Mine has a build date of 12/56 which makes her a very early run and one would think have a greater concentration of her remains in the steel.
Now her is the story of my "Christine".

I saw the movie Christine and fell in love. I made the vow then and there that I would have a car like that. By the time I was 13 I found a BAD rough 57 4 door for $300 bucks. I worked all summer for that car doing odd jobs and in the fall I bought her. It was a learning experence. The more paint I sanded on the more bondo and rust I found. Needless to say she ended up falling by the wayside and getting sold.

Fast forward to when I'm 22. One day I am looking at a brand new edition of our local "trader" sals paper and I see an ad that reads "57 Plymouth for parts $100" I called that second. The guy told me she was a wrecked 2dht that he didn't think could be fixed. Before two more hours passed I was a his door. He walked me around to a barn where I saw my "real" Christine for the first time. Her front clip was off and taken apart, Her engine and trans was sitting beside her on a tire, Her passenger side rear quarter was bent/rolled under so badly that the car sat crooked (bent frame as well). It didn't matter. All I could see from that point was that 2dht body line and bumper wings at all four corners. I took her home with me. To make a long story short I was young, and stupid. I did very little restoration on her and at the time had no idea how much she was worth. I got sacred off by that crash damage. I kind of fell on hard times and one day My buddy where I had her stored at called me and said that a guy had offerd me 250 bucks for her and I said OK. >>>I know, I know! How stupid could I be? I regretted it from the very first day. I never even got to say goodbye. The guy loaded her up in parts and took her with him. She was lost. My buddy gave him the open title and We never even knew his name.

Years later in 2000 after years of searching and not being able to afford another one of my beloved 2dht's. I found a '58 4d for a $1000. I bought it and put into storage untill I could get finished with Paramedic school and finish the restoration on a '71 Mach 1. Jump forward to Febuary '06. The restoration on the '58 had begun. One day I am looking through parts on ebay when I run accross a good looking front bumper. I notice that the Item is located about 30 miles from me. I emailed the guy and asked him to call me. As our conversation evolved We figured out that he owned the same '57 2dht that I had owned 10 years before. He had bought it from a guy 6 years ago. I ask ed if I could come and see her and he said that would be fine. I was there the next day. It was like I was meeting a long lost love. When I pulled up he had her sitting out and there she was. All put together with all of the crash damage repaired Chrome gleeming in the sun. We talked for about 4 hours. He told me that he had turned down 5K for her not long ago (I saw an oppertunity I knewe that I could get at least 7K out of the Mach in a hurry) I made him an offer and told him to think about it. He said he would. I figured that I would never see her again, He would look on ebay and see what these cars are selling for or just what a rough set of bumper wings were bringing and laugh at my offer. 2 days later he sent me an email saying he would take $7500 for her. We worked out the details and I knew the quickest way I could work this into the budget was to sell the Mach. Before that day was over the Mach was on ebay 6 hours later she sold for the "buy it now" of 8K to a guy in Austrailia. # days later after the wire transfer of funds was complete my Christine came home to me. I know I could have gotten more out of the '71 but I wanted her sold. It was like I had made up for a terrible sin.

I remember a part from Christine where Lebay said, The I made him get rid of it, You know for decencey. 'course it didn't matter. The car came back 3 weeks later.

Well mine waited 10 years but when she came back she came back much better then before. She will be with me until I die.

I have found out that the crash damage she had when I got her the first time was from her first owner. I tracked down a brother of that person and he was sorry to tell me that the reason his brother crashed the car was a severe heart attack that killed him almost instantly. He died driving her. at the age of... Hows that for spooky? This happened in 1986. He was 50 years old

You feel a peace with the car. I feel drawn to her and made safe inside her. My wife feels dread, claims the wrap around windshield makes her car sick simply by getting inside. (i mean VERY sick) Guy's I'm not crazy and I have not seen Christine to much. Something dark is going on with her. I worked with a partner the shift before last that felt very "uncomfortible" when I pulled her into the bay. I never said a word about the car and she ahs never seen the movie. She got very jumpy and I asked her to sit in it and turn on the signal lights so I could make sure they worked she wouldn't. Said old cars "just bothered her" So she checked the lights. When I turned on the headlights with her in front she moved away. I never asked her about her feelings for fear that it would get out in the FD that I think my car is haunted. She never said anything directly toward the car as being her problem.

I wanted to add something that I have not shared with everyone here in public only in pm's. I feel that nobody is going to call me crazy so here goes.

There are times when I am working on the car that it's like I loose time. I don't mean loose track of time. I mean I will start working on one thing then there is a blank half hour and I find myself working on something else. The job I started will be finished. As I sit here telling you this it's like I am scared she will somehow know it. There are time when I go to places to play with my sensitive ability's at feeling spirits and if I get scared,mad, sad, or any other bad emotion I can just touch her or for the best results get inside her and then it's all gone. I feel peacefull. The more I drive her the better she seems to be.
There are other changes in myself I notice but, I only notice them when I am away from her like now. I tend to have dark violent thoughts, I think about sex way more often. (yes more than once every 7 minutes ) I put her on a pedistal and my devotion to her has passed obsession.

[... a few months later...]

I am just going to start typing and you will have to look over my spelling and type O's I want this to be from the heart.

It seems the more I restore her the stronger her hold on me gets... I have a friend that is a maintenance guy at a factory and he has all kinds of toys I borrowed a electro magnetic field detector from him after seeing that show ghost hunters and did a little test. With no battery hooked to the car and it was outside the garrage with no lights on at all I found that inside the car it reads 0.46 to 0.50, close to her but not inside her it reads 0.20 to 0.00 depending on how close you get. I got back inside her and the reading droped off to 0.10 to 0.14 then suddenly shot up to a high of 0.78 and droped back to 0.10 just as fast.

Today I noticed a sweet smell that was just like chanell #5 (some of you are old enough to know what that is) There is no interior in her at all right now.

I am putting in 10 to 12 hour days on my 48 off from work (I work 24 on 48 off) My obsession is unreal...Wierd things are changing about me that I can't explane.... Sometime it's like i'm me and other it's like I don't even have the same interestes. My wife thinks I am just determined to get her finished but then again she is not a beleaver.

Getting rid of her is not an option.......Period. I am not crazy!!!! This is real!!!! just because the car is the same as a famous fictional demon car is Coincidence. and if you don't beleave me then quit reading....
Part of me wants to scream for help and another feels angry all the time....

What is happening to me.....Why am I here typing this for all of you to see? I feel so alone right now... pain.....hate.....birth.....grasp.......Word poping into my head..... am I lost? why? I am just typing now free thoughts hoping maybe someone can put them together and help me understand.......Maybe I am crazy... I have a 12 year old niece that has had nightmares about the car....she has never seen the movie....
She is not blood kin she is the daughter of my brother in-law.... Where will this all end up? I will try to respond to all that reply to this but I may not be in the same frame of mind when I do.
I am very tired right now.....I have worked on her snce 7:30 this morning and I just came in about 30 minutes ago..... I am rambling..... You can see her progress in my signature link but I have not updated it in a week or so. Her engine is finished. I don't know what else to say...

I know this is all real now....I seen something tonight I am going to have to think about what I saw before I discuss it....

While I was outside in my garage working on her a thunder storm came and the lights went out....I was inside her working on a floor panel repair. In the darkness I no choice but stop what I was doing and wonder how I would make it to the door in the dark without killing myself...I managed to get out and head for the door after my eyes adjusted when I rememberd my cig/lighter were still in the car...when I turned there was a black figure sitting on the roof with it's legs over the side...I was so shocked I stumbled and when I looked back it was gone...From my past experence as a sensitive all I can say is that whatever it was, it was bad...I instantly became sick and threw up, broke out into a cold sweat and feelt as if I might pass out....I have went through it in my mind and there is no reason these things should have happend....

I have found myself wanting to drink more often and I smoke like a fright train...Both thing I have done in the past just not as much as now...I also find myself swearing more than ever...I feel like I know what is happening but I can't admit it to myself or anyone else....Her restoration is coming along well and the better she gets, the stronger everything seems to be.

I'm sorry and I think I know what I am asking for but...I just can't get rid of her. The movie Christine is the reason I have wanted one since I was a young boy..Over all of the years "this one" is the only 2 door hard top I have ever touched. They are just so few left...Plus I could not afford the going price of 14K for a basket case car in much worse condition than mine... I lucked up with finding her again and at a price I could come up with fast...It has been my dream car since my childhood and I know if she ever left me I will never own another one....I have gone to a lot of trouble to make her a perfect clone of the movie car when she is finished.. should be around fall this year...Then I think things will get better...All that will be left to do is cruise around I don't have any other projects now. I sold the Mach 1 to buy her then I sold the Drag car for the cash to restore her. I just can't let her go. For lot's of reasons. I am glad that you are concerned but getting rid of her is just not an option. I think I can make friends with whatever it is....

On the other questions, I am sure the car has never been crashed other than the one time. If she has then whoever did the repair is a GOD! because there is positivly no signs of any other repairs ever made. I have touched every square inch of her in the past months and I would have found it. There is nothing anywhere on her that I have not laid eyes on.
When she is finished and I am not so tired all the time I know things will be better.. Maybe it is all in my mind..You know I am sure that a tired brain can play tricks on you.... Reading back through the stuff I have wrote before it all seems so melodramatic on my part. I think there is something going on but How could it really hurt anything? I don't think she is going to start driving and repairing herself.

Maybe it is SKS ....There are a few things that have happend that I have not mentioned here because then I know everybody would think I am crazy.....I guess what I am waiting for is for the right psy/med/sensitive or whatever to see the pictures of my car and see what I see....I know it's there because a few have gotten close to seeing it. I have held back a bit of information about the car to see who get's it right. Then I want to know how to get rid of or make friends with whatever in the he11 is living in there...Getting Rid of the Car is just NOT going to happen..... (to Kate I understand the 'stang thing your boyfriend has..Been there done that check out the pictures). The above picture car belongs to a friend of mine that is in the Christine car club. He lives in CA..It is a move car used in the Mochie chase scene.....I know how ironic it is for me to be having these feelings about a "Christine Car" but none of what is going on has anything to do with the book or movie....I am a Paramedic so I have a very good understanding of mental illness....and in my opinion 99.9% of the time crazy people don't know they are crazy....He11 I have known I was nuts since I was a kid...

I have been away from working on it for a while... I only put in about an hour yesterday and none today...I won't today because I am working half a shift tonight for a buddy the my regular shift starts at 8 in the morning....Yes I can tell a difference in how my thought patterns are and some other stuff....I have tried the whole just telling it to leave me alone thing......Let's just say that was a bad idea.

OK how about this, Electrical surges such as all lights becoming brighter and Im not talking about a little brighter but alot brighter.....There are things that can cause old charging systems to do such a thing but not on this level....Also everything that should be gounded has been double checked, and most of all of the charging system is new with the exception of the armature inside the generator (old cars had generators not alternators) She has done this with and without the engine running and there is no way to predict it other than I can promis you it won't do it if there is anyone around other than me.....
Then there is the smell's....I have experenced Chanell #5 many, many times...even with the interior completly removed so you can't say it was a traped smell....and the time I got firm with her and "just go...leave me alone" I was assualted with a smell kind of like rotten eggs for a few days....Again if you let somebody walk in the shop besides me....Bam it was gone...
Then you have the sounds....I am not talking about a small sound of mice running (I don't have mice that I know of) but the sounds of metal moving aganst metal and big bangs...but no signs of movement...
and last but certainly not least is the aura I have seen twice...just for a second...I raised the hood and it was as if there was a slight green mist or fog surrounding the engine...This is with a cold engine that had not been started in days......(think i'm crazy yet or seen the movie to many times) as quickly as it was there it was gone...

There is also my new feelings of fear I get sometimes when I am alone with her....These come mainly after I have been talking about her on this board....in a way it is almost like guilt....but in another way it is a feeling of dread....
There is also my 12 yo niece.....She has nightmares about the car and she has never seen the movie or read the book....

I think that is about it...