As with most of the one night stand submissions we have posted so far, our latest is about far more than a brief sexual encounter. It is actually a failed attempt at a “quickie”, that quickly diverts into a ghost story.
Wednesbury has a more known reputation for its apparent “paranormal activity”, with whole web pages and groups dedicated to it. So it’s quite fitting that this story merges its one night stand legend with its supernatural one.
Just for our non-Wednesbury readers, “Wodo” refers to Wodensborough, which is a secondary school in the town that is located near an old aqueduct.
Me and my girlfriend of the time were under the canal bridge near Wodo school in the middle of the night. It was raining a bit so we went under there for shelter, which was good for me because it was the perfect chance to make a few moves.
I was from Wood green school and she was from Wodo, she always used to tell me a ghost story about phantom on a motorcycle who rides around her school sometimes.
After a minute or two of kissing she said she could hear a motorbike engine. Thinking she was trying to spook me I carried on trying my luck, but after a bit I actually could hear the faint sound of a motorcycle engine. The sound got a little louder every few seconds, as if it was coming closer in our direction. We both looked up both sides of the road but couldn’t see anything.
Obviously we are both cacking ourselves at this point and soon the sound of the engine was so loud it made no sense that we couldn’t see it.
The engine then sounded as if the bike was stationary, but still on. After a couple of blonde moments a bulb went off in my head. We stepped from under the bridge and walked back to get a good look on top and there it was, a figure on a motorbike on top of the bridge, pretty much directly on top of where we were, staring at us.
The Legend of the Biker Ghost
After reading through a few forums on the Wednesbury History page and speaking to my mother (born and raised in Wednesbury from the late 50s up), it turns out that this supposed motorcyclist phantom has had numerous sightings by other people. It is apparently the “ghost” of a young biker who crashed his bike into the aqueduct near Wodensborough school. A few people on the Wednesbury history forum suggested it maybe about a young teacher who worked at the school and was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident near the school. According to the forum, there have been several sightings of this young man’s spirit around the school and bridge area.
I still find it unusual that after the couple ran away from this apparition they ended up in the same ally way that most of these submissions have been set. Of course, Wednesbury is a small town, but it is still a bizarre a coincidence.
Also, it is a 12 minute walk (via Google Maps) from the bridge in the story to the alleyway, so the couple must have been exhausted after.